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  • Phuket tourists left to save themselves from dangerous surf

    Phuket tourists left to save themselves from dangerous surf

    PHUKET: Beach vendors have expressed their fears that it is only a matter of time before someone drowns at Phuket’s popular Nai Harn Beach, as distressed tourists are seen daily in the strong surf. “Since April, Thais and foreigners who regularly hang out at Nai Harn Beach, such as surfers, have often had to go out and save people who are in trouble and waving their arms for help,” beach vendor Song “Dui” Sa-ingtong told the Phuket Gazette. “It’s lucky that no one has drowned yet.

  • Phuket lifeguards likely back on duty ‘by Monday’

    Phuket lifeguards likely back on duty ‘by Monday’

    PHUKET: The Phuket Lifeguard Club has submitted an offer to restore lifeguard services at Phuket’s key tourist beaches, an offer that is likely to be agreed to by Monday, the Phuket Gazette has learned. The news comes after two rounds of offers by the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) to receive applications to provide the services.

  • Mexican, Malaysian suspects named in Phuket gem heist

    Mexican, Malaysian suspects named in Phuket gem heist

    PHUKET: Phuket City Police have released the names of two suspects arrested in connection with the

  • Protestors rally against red-shirt villages in Phuket

    Protestors rally against red-shirt villages in Phuket

    PHUKET: Hundreds of members of the “We Love Phuket Club” arrived at Provincial Hall this morning to submit a letter of complaint against a planned rally by red-shirt activists at Nai Yang Beach on Sunday.

  • Grounded dive boat back in Phuket

    Grounded dive boat back in Phuket

    PHUKET: The dive boat forced to ground on Koh Gai island after its hull cracked in stormy weather last weekend was re-floated and towed back to Phuket yesterday. Though frightened, none of the 16 people on board the Parapis 7 during the grounding were reported as suffering any injuries, according to eye-witnesses who carried out the rescue. Narong Chaimo, general manager of Kamala Dive Center, who organized the dive tour, said in a public statement that at about 4:30pm on May 4 the captain of the Parapis 7 sent a distress call to the Royal Thai Navy, Marine Police, speedboat operators and nearby dive boats.

  • Pile-driving tower crushes three homes in Krabi

    Pile-driving tower crushes three homes in Krabi

    PHUKET: Residents of a small community in Khlong Hin subdistrict, Krabi, got a rude awakening yesterday morning when a 15-meter-high pile-driving tower came crashing down onto their homes.

  • Bangkok Police arrest Phuket gold heist bandit

    Bangkok Police arrest Phuket gold heist bandit

    PHUKET: The brazen thief who made off with an estimated

  • Phuket ‘lucky license plate’ auction raises over B30mn

    Phuket ‘lucky license plate’ auction raises over B30mn

    PHUKET: The “Lucky License Plate Action” held by the Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO) at The Metropole Hotel in Phuket Town on April 28 to 29 raised more than 30 million baht.

  • PHUKET OPINION: Where property speculation meets superstition

    PHUKET OPINION: Where property speculation meets superstition

    PHUKET: There never seems to be a dull moment covering the news in Phuket, and the rumor-mongering that followed the recent seismic activity has been particularly captivating. A basic review of facts: an 8.6-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Sumatra on April 11 prompted the National Disaster Warning Center (NDWC) to issue an evacuation of tsunami-risk areas.

  • Phuket gets the ‘Doomsday Saturday’ party started

    Phuket gets the ‘Doomsday Saturday’ party started

    PHUKET: A high-power delegation of officials this morning met villagers in Srisoonthorn to reinforce the message that Phuket was not about to sink – and to get the day’s scheduled