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  • Phuket Prison marks 113th anniversary with deity statue

    Phuket Prison marks 113th anniversary with deity statue

    PHUKET: A modest ceremony took place at Phuket Provincial Prison today to honor the installation of the Hindu God Chitragupta, who is deemed special by the Department of Corrections in Thailand.

  • VIDEO REPORT: HM the King’s historic visit may bolster Phuket sea gypsy land rights

    VIDEO REPORT: HM the King’s historic visit may bolster Phuket sea gypsy land rights

    PHUKET: As part of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) probe to establish how long Phuket sea gypsies have been living at Rawai Beach, officers have discovered movie footage of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej visiting the community in 1959. The footage may prove critical to the sea gypsies’ fight against court-ordered evictions based on land claims by private investors, the Chief of the DSI’s Consumer and Environment Protection Office, Prawuth Wongsinil, told the Phuket Gazette today.

  • Patongs middle road to get facelift before Christmas

    Patongs middle road to get facelift before Christmas

    PHUKET: Work on surfacing Phang Muang Sai Kor Road in Patong, which runs behind the Jungceylon shopping complex, will begin before the end of the year, the Phuket Gazette was told today.