Artikel tagged “Asien”

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    To the war room!

    Two predictable things happen every four years – the running of the World Cup and a synchronous crackdown on gambling in the Kingdom. And here we go again.

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    Upgraded measures discussed over Chinese tourists safety

    At a meeting was held today (June 11), hosted by the Phuket Provincial Police Commander Maj Gen Teeraphol Thipjaroen along with his guest, the Chinese Consulate-General in Phuket, Ma Cui Hong. Maj Gen Teeraphol says, “The meeting today is aimed at finding additional measures to assure the safety of Chinese tourists, especially warning and direction signs in the Chinese language, placed in popular and potential dangerous tourism locations.” “We have also discussed beach safety measurements along with vehicle safety, including the rental of motorbikes by Chinese citizens

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    Dead sperm whale found off Phuket under investigation

    Officials at the Phuket Marine Endangered Species Unit are investigating yet another mammal washed up on our beaches, this time aa dead sperm whale which was washed up on a beach at Coconut Island on Saturday (June 9). Officials at the Phuket Marine Endangered Species Unit were notified on Saturday afternoon that the dead whale has been washed onto the beach. Officials say the sperm whale was 8-10 years of age, weighed 80 kilograms and 2.35 metres long.

  • Rare dugong carcass washes up on Phang Nga beach

    Rare dugong carcass washes up on Phang Nga beach

    By Anothai Ngandee The carcass of a large dugong, estimated to have been 15-20 years old at the time of its death, has been swept onto Koh Khor Khao Beach in Phang Nga’s Takua Pa today (Sunday). Phang Nga province last year reported 10 live dugongs in its seas. A fertile zone of the dugong’s favourite food, seagrass, is located three kilometres west of the beach from where the rare sea mammal was found.

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    Government unveils 600 billion baht EEC projects

    By Wichit Chaitrong As the Thai PM readies for the Europe trip from June 25, ministers are assuring diplomats of project and political continuity after next February’s proposed poll. In what is seen as a economic showcase, before the PM’s high-profile trip to Europe later this month, the government says it is accelerating six key investment projects worth 600 billion baht in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).

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    Would you fly in an aeroplane without windows? Or a pilot?

    A new aircraft design from Dubai-based airline Emirates plans to remove windows from aircraft. Yep, windows

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    Help on the way for Lampang woman who cares for 400 stray dogs

    There’s been a lot of interest in the story from yesterday about the woman in Lampang, Pongrueduee Rasi, who had been caring for 400 stray dogs but was in despair because she’d run out of money. We’ve tracked down the account number of her Foundation that cares for the dogs. Pongrueduee Rasi told several TV channels yesterday that she had only two sacks of dog food left and now she has begged for leftovers and scavenged bread from several shops in Lampang to mix with pellets to feed the animals.

  • Ban on political activity to stay, for now

    Ban on political activity to stay, for now

    Despite the roadway being cleared by the Constitutional Court on Monday, putting the February 2019 election back on track, the Thai PM is still being cagey about forthcoming meetings between the NCPO and political parties and scrapping of the ban on political gatherings. The PM said yesterday that bans on political activities will remain in place despite all the legislation crucial for the election having already been approved by the Constitutional Court

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    Billion baht expansion of the Phuket deep sea port

    The one billion baht First Phase expansion at Phuket’s deep sea port will be done within 18 months. Yesterday (June 5) a meeting was held at the Cape Panwa Hotel led by the manager of Phuket Deep Sea Port Company Limited, Wanlop Pongluengtham. Mr Wanlop says, “The company has received a 30 years concession starting from May 1 this year from the Thai Treasury Department to manage the Phuket Deep Sea Port.

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    Pineapple farmers to sell crops in PTT stations nationwide

    PTT, the Government-owned petro-chemical giant that commands the largest share of Thai petrol sales, is getting behind the country’s pineapple farmers. Pineapples are one of Phuket’s main agricultural crops but has been hit with low prices for the past year