Artikel tagged “Asien”

  • Thailand Yacht Show 2018 – starts tomorrow (Thursday)

    Thailand Yacht Show 2018 – starts tomorrow (Thursday)

    Some of the world’s most prestigious marine brands are assembling at the Ao Po Grand Marina for the third edition of the Thailand Yacht Show. It starts tomorrow (Thursday) and runs until Sunday.

  • 23 tourists stung by ‘Bluebottles’ in Songkhla

    23 tourists stung by ‘Bluebottles’ in Songkhla

    PHOTO: National Geographic Twenty-three tourists have been stung by bluebottle jellyfish, properly referred to as the Portuguese man o’ war (Physalis physalis), at two popular beaches in Songkhla during the past three days, a senior public health official reported today. Doctor Uthitsak Hariratanakul, chief Songkhla public health officer, said the 23 swimmers were injured by the jellyfish at the Chalathat and Samila beaches between Saturday and Monday.

  • Tougher screening for public transport drivers

    Tougher screening for public transport drivers

    Beginning on March 1, applicants for licences to drive public transport will have to submit a medical certificate in a form approved by the Medical Council of Thailand. The Department of Land Transport announced this week that the aim is to standardise its processing and increase efficiency in screening out people with health conditions that prohibit them from driving. Department director-general Sanit Phromwong said the application would contain one section for listing illnesses and prior driving accidents and another for a physician to provide diagnostic details and certify the absence of disability and mental or physical illness that might affect driving ability

  • 1,000 baht for 841 Km. 400 baht for 6 Km. Let’s do the maths.

    1,000 baht for 841 Km. 400 baht for 6 Km. Let’s do the maths.

    Posting from ‘Bewildered’ in a Facebook post this morning… (Edited) “I arrived in Phuket 7am this morning after taking the overnight bus from Bangkok. It’s been a loooong time since I’ve done that, and I was impressed. I travelled on the VIP bus for just under 1,000 baht

  • Six buildings demolished for encroaching national park land on Phi Phi

    Six buildings demolished for encroaching national park land on Phi Phi

    A hundred officers from Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park, police, military and Office of Forestry demolished houses and shops located next to the national park booth. The team expect the full demolition to take 3 days. “It started in 2014 when the officers discovered the land encroachment.

  • Fourth drug courier arrested at Phuket Gateway

    Fourth drug courier arrested at Phuket Gateway

    A 24 year old from Nakhon Si Thammarat, Jakrit Paipong, was arrested yesterday (February 13) at the Phuket Gateway Thachatchai checkpoint while carrying drugs to be distributed in Phuket. The van driving from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Phuket was stopped for a search and a military officer found Jakrit acting ‘suspiciously’.

  • Drugs and weapon nabbed at Thachatchai checkpoint

    Drugs and weapon nabbed at Thachatchai checkpoint

    Thachatchai police have arrested a Nakhon Si Thammarat man, 21 year old Chakrit Petcharat, with 1,564 amphetamine pills worth about 300,000 Baht. Last night (February 8), Thachatchai police at the Phuket Gateway checkpoint stopped a bus traveling from Nakhon Si Thammarat

  • Krabi granny still going strong at 111 years old

    Krabi granny still going strong at 111 years old

    Krabi Governor, Pol Lt Col ML Kitibodhi Prawit, along with Krabi authorities and Krabi Red Cross, visited a local resident, Pliew Petchpuang who is 111 years old, to greet and grant her with New Year gifts today (February 6). The Chief of Krabi Office of Social Development and Human Security, Kitti Intarakul, who also went to visit the old lady, said that his office made a search for citizens who are over than 100 years old and found that she is the oldest. She was born in 1907, which was during the era of King Rama 5

  • Taxi OK project in Krabi

    Taxi OK project in Krabi

    Following its implementation in Bangkok last month, ‘Taxi’ OK’ is now coming closer to Phuket. The latest taxi ‘Taxi OK’ campaign has been launched in Krabi, aiming to ensure that no passenger would be rejected no matter where they request to travel to, amongst other new improvements to taxi services. Krabi Land Transport Office Chief, Laddawan Chinnasatian, said today (January 6) that there were many problems about Krabi taxis.

  • Four houses destroyed, one badly damaged, in Phuket Town fire

    Four houses destroyed, one badly damaged, in Phuket Town fire

    A fire consumed four Phuket houses and partially damaged another on Monday morning, police said. The Muang Phuket police station was alerted of the fire in Tambon Talad Mai at 6.45am. The crew from four fire engines took about an hour to put out the blaze, which burned down four connected houses and damaged a fifth.