Artikel tagged “chinese”

  • Phuket reports its first fatality for the Songkran break

    Phuket reports its first fatality for the Songkran break

    After three clear days, during the seven day reporting period over the Songkran break, Phuket has had its first fatality, a motorbike accident just after 2pm yesterday (Saturday). The fatality involved a 29 year old Chinese tourist Li Jing. He was riding a rented motorbike along the coast road from Kamala to Patong when his bike crashed into a pickup

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    Chinese tourist died after parasailing

    A 47 year old Chinese, Gu Weidong, has died after taking a parasailing ride at Naka Yai Island from a heart attack. Yesterday (Saturday), the man took a parasailing ride for 3 minutes then stayed on the boat for another 10 minutes when he fell unconscious. He was taken to Thalang Hospital but died on the way.

  • “US-China trade war will hurt Thai exports” – Economist

    “US-China trade war will hurt Thai exports” – Economist

    By Wichit Chaitrong, The Nation The Government has been urged to brace for the impact from a possible trade war between the United States and China with US President Donald Trump planning to impose tariffs on many Chinese goods and China vowing to retaliate. Sompop Manarungsan, veteran economist and president of the Panyapiwat Institute of Management, yesterday said he was concerned about the risk of a full-blown trade war between the world’s two largest economies. Trump announced on Thursday a plan to impose tariffs on Chinese goods, accusing it of intellectual property infringement.

  • Phuket Airport Runway 09 closed for repairs

    Phuket Airport Runway 09 closed for repairs

    Runway 09 at the Phuket International Airport was closed today, February 26, and will be closed again tomorrow from 2 am – 7am for fixing cracks in the runway surface. There are small cracks in an are covering 9 square metres while there is another 84 square metres area between the runway and the taxiway that requires repair attention

  • Two Chinese tourists drowned. Another missing in Phang Nga.

    Two Chinese tourists drowned. Another missing in Phang Nga.

    Two Chinese tourists have drowned and another is missing after swimming at a beach in Phang Nga’s Thai Muang district last night. Two other Chinese tourists were injured in the incident in high surf in front of the Dusit Hotspring Beach and Spa Hotel around 6pm. Police were alerted to the incident at 8pm

  • Another Chinese tour bus crash on notorious Patong Hill

    Another Chinese tour bus crash on notorious Patong Hill

    A Chinese tour bus has collided with a car and a motorcycle then ended up slamming into the barrier walls at the bottom of the hill, on the final turn before reaching the temple at the bottom. Just before midnight last night (February 13), Patong Police received an accident report, the cause allegedly to brake failure, resulting in 5 injured.

  • Two Shinawatra former PMs spotted shopping in China

    Two Shinawatra former PMs spotted shopping in China

    Photo from Instagram @ingshin Fugitive ex-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was seen in a photo with her brother Thaksin, also a fugitive ex-PM, buying chestnuts in Beijing, China. The photo was published on Matichon Online website on Saturday afternoon. The two siblings were buying chestnuts in a mall in Beijing as part of Chinese New Year celebrations on February 16, Matichon reported

  • Is the Kathu Temple involved in a zero dollar Chinese tour scam?

    Is the Kathu Temple involved in a zero dollar Chinese tour scam?

    Hundreds of Chinese tour buses are clogging the tiny streets around ‘old Kathu’ on the northern side of Phra Phuket Kaew Road every day to drop the tourists off at the Kathu Temple.

  • Three more illegal tour guides arrested in Phuket blitz

    Three more illegal tour guides arrested in Phuket blitz

    Three more Chinese-speaking illegal tour guides have been arrested yesterday (December 27) and the day before following the illegal tour guide crackdown initiated by Phuket’s Governor. Yesterday in Soi Sakdidech, in Phuket Town, a team of Phuket provincial authorities along with representatives of Royal Thai Navy Area 3, Provincial Internal Security Operations Command and Volunteer Defense Corps checked a Chinese tour bus in front of a Thai buffet restaurant and found 42 year old Chinese, Qiu Qiang, working illegally as a tour guide and 21 year old Jenjira Sealoh, who is a Thai national tour guide

  • Miss Pinky Promise debuts to help reconcile the nation, or scare children.

    Miss Pinky Promise debuts to help reconcile the nation, or scare children.

    With the Government keen to find a winning strategy to help heal deep political wounds, you’d wonder why they’ve unveiled this creepy costume character to come to their aid. “Nong Kiew Koy”, or “Miss Pinky Promise”, has become an overnight social media sensation after being introduced at the Defence Ministry as a “mascot for reconciliation”