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  • No vegetables are safe – Phuket Vegetarian Festival

    No vegetables are safe – Phuket Vegetarian Festival

    The most colourful and vibrant celebration of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, the Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2018, is held from October 9-17. It also coincides with the Nine Emperor Gods Festival. In accordance with tradition, many religious devotees will strictly adhere to a vegetarian diet to ensure purification of the mind and body

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    ‘Romantic conflicts’ suspected in murder of Chinese woman

    A 28 year old Chinese woman, found dead at the Ton Nga Chang waterfall in Songkhla’s Hat Yai district on September 20, is suspected to have been murdered by a male compatriot and two accomplices. This revelation from the Deputy Tourist Police Bureau Commissioner Pol Maj-General Surachate Hakparn today.

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    Chinese woman’s death at a Hat Yai waterfall is now a murder investigation

    An investigation into the mysterious death of a Chinese woman at a waterfall in near Hat Yai has now become an official murder investigation.

  • Suspect questioned in alleged waterfall murder in Hat Yai

    Suspect questioned in alleged waterfall murder in Hat Yai

    PHOTO: Sanook An investigation into the death of 28 year old Chinese tourist Lei Jiang at the Tone Nga Chang falls in Hat Yai in Thailand’s south has turned up some fresh evidence. A rock that may have been used as a murder weapon, as well as possible bloodstains, have been found in the area. While an accident or suicide has not been ruled out, the police believe the evidence points to a possible murder. They say they’ve already spoken to a possible suspect in the case but the person is denying any involvement in the murder. Yesterday reported that a taskforce, set up by Tourist Police Bureau deputy commander Maj-Gen Surachate Hakpan, in conjunction with local tourist and Thung Tam Sao police, had gone back to the falls to gather more evidence

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    Bangkok and Phuket on the list of the World’s ‘Top City For Visitor Spending’

    According to Mastercard’s annual Destination Cities Index, Bangkok has earned the position as the world’s most visited tourist destination once again in 2017. Phuket also got into the Top 10 list of tourist money magnets. The Thai capital attracted over 20 million visitors over the past year, more than both London (19.83 million) and Paris (17.44 million).

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    Five Chinese ‘fraudsters’ arrested in scams valued around 17 billion baht

    Special report by Khanathit Srihirundaj Five Chinese suspects in three separate fraud and loan shark cases, who obtained around 3.43 billion yuan (about 17.15 billion baht) from fellow Chinese victims and had fled to Thailand, have been arrested. Police say they will check ifthe suspects laundered money in Thailand before contacting the Chinese authorities about repatriation. In the first case, police on August 28 arrested 48 year old Wang Yijun and a 50 year old woman Li Guixia at the Sa Kaew border

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    Four religions join in prayer ceremony for Phoenix boat victims

    A prayer ceremony has been held at Saphan Hin for the 47 victims of the Phoenix boat disaster. The ceremony represented the four different religions of people who drowned on the evening of July 5. The ceremony was led by the the Minister of Tourism and Sports Weerasak Kowsurat and the Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong.

  • “Phuket, a little piece of paradise” – US News & World Report

    “Phuket, a little piece of paradise” – US News & World Report

    PHOTO: Whilst the annual south-west monsoon continues to kick up dangerous surf along its west coast, the southern island of Thailand has picked up another award. The island has been named the ‘Second Best Beach in the World’ by business publication  US News & World Report

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    Chinese media invited to Phuket to check on marine safety updates

    Deputy Commander of the Tourist Police Bureau based in Bangkok, Maj Gen Surachete Hakparn, was in Phuket over the weekend (twice) and yesterday (Sunday) led Chinese media to follow up on marine safety measures on the island. A team of officers led 24 Chinese journalists from 12 Chinese media outlets were invited to Phuket to follow up on marine safety measures implemented since the July 6 boating disaster. The Tourism and Sports Ministry, and the TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand) are in a frenzy to renew Chinese tourist confidence after years of avoidable deaths, especially in bus and marine accidents.

  • Chinese tourist’s bag returned, but without the cash

    Chinese tourist’s bag returned, but without the cash

    “In another case, two other Chinese tourists had 60,000 baht stolen from a bag.” A 35 year old Chinese tourist in Pattaya had his bag returned after leaving it in a Pratamuk restaurant at a resort.