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  • Buakaw wows Phuket’s Muay Thai fans

    Buakaw wows Phuket’s Muay Thai fans

    PHUKET: Muay Thai fans gathered at Patong Boxing Stadium for a special performance of the ancient martial art by Thailand’s number one fighter, Buakaw Por Pramuk. Buakaw exhibited a range of techniques with his sparring partners, Kaolanlek Kaovichit and Paosee Kaovichit. They performed ritual dancing to pay respects to the Muay Thai guardian (Wai Kru) which was followed by an exhibition of 11 major fighting techniques (Mae Mai Muay Thai).

  • Phuket Cricket: The South will have to rise again

    Phuket Cricket: The South will have to rise again

    PHUKET: Cricket’s stronghold of Southern Hemisphere (SH) representatives on Phuket had their Christmas celebrations cut short after a sound thrashing from their Northern Hemisphere (NH) counterparts at the ACG on Boxing day. In a 40 over seasonal special, the batting of Seemant Raju and Rishi Sadarangani proved too strong for the southeners with both players scoring 50 to help secure the inaugural title by 5 wickets. Generally, post-Christmas amateur sports matches are an excuse for parents to get out of the house and away from the infernal whirring, beeping and buzzing of new toys – with the added advantage of shedding a few pounds and then immediately reclaiming the losses from aprés-match socializing.

  • Phuket boosts water-safety as New Year countdown nears

    Phuket boosts water-safety as New Year countdown nears

    PHUKET: As the Seven Days of Danger road-safety campaign continues across Phuket, the Marine Police are joining the effort on the water by stepping up safety checks and deploying vessels to conduct 24-hour operations.

  • Phuket New Year road toll battered as three die

    Phuket New Year road toll battered as three die

    PHUKET: The Phuket authorities’ goal to keep the road toll this year

  • Phuket events slated to inject B370mn into local economy

    Phuket events slated to inject B370mn into local economy

    PHUKET: A number of large events being held in Phuket this month are expected to generate as much as 370 million baht in revenue, government officials were told yesterday.

  • Soi Bangla Phuket’s number one attraction: Poll

    Soi Bangla Phuket’s number one attraction: Poll

    PHUKET: Soi Bangla is the number one “must see” tourist attraction in Phuket, according to the results of a recent Phuket Gazette online survey. On December 6, the Gazette asked readers: Phuket has so many tourist attractions that most visitors to the island do not have enough time to see them all during their stays.

  • Phuket raids land 15mn baht in pirated goods

    Phuket raids land 15mn baht in pirated goods

    PHUKET: Two separate raids in Phuket over the past week have netted pirated copyrighted goods with a combined street value of more than 15 million baht. Prayut Maneechote, director of the Customs Bureau regional head office in Haad Yai, on Monday announced that a team of his officers had traced an illegal importing network of pirated goods to a warehouse in Phuket.

  • Phuket’s annual ‘Best of Phuket’ Awards to be unveiled tomorrow

    Phuket’s annual ‘Best of Phuket’ Awards to be unveiled tomorrow

    PHUKET: The winners of the Phuket Gazette’s ‘Best of Phuket’ awards for 2011 are announced in a special four-page supplement tucked into the newspaper’s December 31 issue, due out on the streets at noon tomorrow. The awards comprise 34 winners in five major categories: Person of the Year (4); Business (4); Service (6); Environment (2); and Restaurants (17).

  • Finance Ministry to press for Phuket ICEC

    Finance Ministry to press for Phuket ICEC

    PHUKET: Finance Minister Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala has pledged to accelerate long-delayed property projects run by the Treasury Department, including the Phuket International Convention and Exhibition Center (Phuket ICEC). The Phuket ICEC, slated to be built on 1.5 rai of Treasury Department land in Mai Khao, has 2.

  • Phuket tsunami memorial service honored by few

    Phuket tsunami memorial service honored by few

    PHUKET: A somber air hung over the tsunami memorial service at the Tsunami Memorial Wall in Mai Khao this morning as about 50 people turned up to remember those lost to the killer waves that struck Phuket in 2004. Thai official figures state that the tsunami killed 5,398 people and more than 3,700 disappeared in the waves that day. Hundreds of them died or disappeared in Phuket.