Artikel tagged “Bangkok”

  • Phuket Opinion: The fine art of garnering government support

    Phuket Opinion: The fine art of garnering government support

    Anucha Deeviset, 35, is a freelance photographer and member of B&W Photo Phuket Club. A Chaiyaphum native, Mr Anucha has a photography degree from Rangsit University and spent 13 years working in production companies in Bangkok and Phuket before becoming a freelancer. Here, he talks about why more people don’t know about Phuket’s art scene and how the government can help.

  • Phuket’s secret souvenir: The perfect pair

    Phuket’s secret souvenir: The perfect pair

    Breasts are big in Phuket.

  • Celebrity Thai designer dies after Phuket beach rescue

    Celebrity Thai designer dies after Phuket beach rescue

    PHUKET: One of Thailand’s best-known graphic designers, Pharuephon “Tum” Mukdasanit, was pronounced dead at Bangkok Hospital Phuket this morning after being pulled from the surf by lifeguards at Kata Beach on Saturday. Mr Pharuephon, known to his many youthful fans by the moniker “Mamafaka”, was pronounced dead at 2:50am, a hospital medic told the Phuket Gazette. He was set to turn 35 this Saturday.

  • Phuket vote fraud allegations can’t stop Pian

    Phuket vote fraud allegations can’t stop Pian

    PATONG Mayor Pian Keesin has the right to run for re-election even if he is found guilty of vote fraud and the order to remove him from office is upheld, election officials have confirmed. Action to unseat Mayor Pian began last year when the Office of the Election Commission of Thailand (EC) headquarters in Bangkok, responding to a complaint after the September 2012 election, issued an order to remove him and five other Patong officials from office for electoral fraud. The next step took place in Phuket, when Phuket Election Commission (PEC) Director Kittipong Thiengkunakrit signed that order on July 29 this year (story

  • Whitewater raft trip widows newlywed wife

    Whitewater raft trip widows newlywed wife

    PHUKET: Egyptian couple Hossam and Sarah boarded a plane on June 2 bound for their dream honeymoon in Phuket. However, their love story, which began in their mid-teens, came to an unfathomable and abrupt end in Phang Nga, when their tour company decided to brave rough waters and lead a whitewater rafting trip that ended in disaster.

  • Switzerland appoints Honorary Consul for Phuket

    Switzerland appoints Honorary Consul for Phuket

    PHUKET: The Swiss Embassy in Bangkok has appointed long-time Swiss resident Andrea Kotas Tammathin as its first honorary consul for Phuket. Mrs Tammathin was formally presented to Phuket officialdom on Friday afternoon, when Swiss Ambassador Christine Schraner Burgener and Head of Chancery Bernhard Bienz met Phuket Vice Governor Sommai Prijasilpa at Provincial Hall

  • Phuket Red Cross calls for blood donations to help Bangkok flood victims

    Phuket Red Cross calls for blood donations to help Bangkok flood victims

    PHUKET: The Phuket Regional Blood Center (PRBC) is asking for increased donations for November as parts of Thailand experience the worst flooding in half a century. Due to the floods in Bangkok, the National Blood Center had a shortage of blood at the beginning of the month. …

  • Phuket Airport ready for flood-redirected flights

    Phuket Airport ready for flood-redirected flights

    PHUKET: Phuket International Airport (PIA) is ready to take on the role as the Airport Authority of Thailand (AoT) Emergency Operations Center if Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok succumbs to floods. We held a meeting to discuss the possibility of PIA becoming the alternate [main] airport in case Suvarnabhumi Airport is unable to operate, said an AoT Phuket spokesperson yesterday

  • Phuket gets cooking for Bangkok flood victims

    Phuket gets cooking for Bangkok flood victims

    PHUKET: The cafeteria at Phuket Vocational College in Phuket Town has been dedicated to cooking at least 12,000 meals a day to be delivered to flood victims in Bangkok. The Ministry of Interior has asked all provinces with the potential to help to provide assistance to flood victims in Bangkok, said Phuket Vice Governor Somkiet Sangkhaosutthirak.

  • Bangkok floods hit Phuket bars with ‘beer crisis’

    Bangkok floods hit Phuket bars with ‘beer crisis’

    PHUKET: Phukets critical tourism and entertainment industries are struggling to cope with the disrupted supply of consumer products and price rises brought on by the floods in Bangkok and central Thailand.