Artikel tagged “development”

  • Buying off plan? A few things to consider.

    Buying off plan? A few things to consider.

    Many developers offer units and condo “off-plan” for sale at an early stage of the project development, even before the first brick has been laid.

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    Gotcha! Phuket’s crocodile caught at Layan Beach

    Phuket’s elusive crocodile has finally been caught at Layan Beach. The ‘Yanui’ crocodile (named by local Phuket reporters after the original beach it was sighted) has been caught at Layan Beach early today after more than ten days of search operations, sightings, drone photos and lots of people pointing out to sea.

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    Local rains in Nan and Trat cause devastation – seven killed two missing

    Heavy rains in northern Thailand and on the Cambodian border in Trat are causing local emergencies. At least seven villagers have been killed and two others missing after heavy rains triggered a mudslide from a mountain into their valley village in the Bo Klua district of Nan province this morning Saturday).

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    Malaysia: Biggest seizure in history – New Straits Times

    PHOTO: New Straits Times “Items included 423 watches worth 78 million Malaysian Ringit, including the most expensive one, a Rolex Paul Newman Daytona worth about 3.5 million Ringit. (1 Malaysian Ringit = ~8 Thai Baht) PBS English is reporting that up to 1.1 billion Malaysian Ringit (about 9 billion baht) worth of cash, jewellery, luxury handbags and watches, as well as sunglasses have been seized from residences and offices linked to former Malaysian prime minister  Najib Tun Razak in the ongoing investigation into 1Malay­sia Development Berhad (1MDB), making it the biggest seizure in Malaysian history, according to The Star newspaper. But speaking to on-line news website Malaysiakini  the former premier insisted that the items are mainly gifts and some others were purchased

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    Phuket celebrates ‘World Ocean Day’

    Phuket celebrated World Ocean Day today. A ceremony was held this morning (June 8) at Loma Park in Patong host by Phuket’s Vice Governor Snith Sriwihok, the director of the Phuket Marine and Coastal Management Division of the Phuket Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) Watcharin Thinthalang and Patong’s Mayor Chalermluck Kebsub.

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    Coral bleaching found off Phuket

    The marine ecology division of the Marine Biological Centre has reported on research about coral bleaching in the areas around Phuket. The first stage of coral bleaching has been found in some areas around Koh Payu (Ao Kung area), Koh Maithon, Koh Aew and Koh Hey

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    Spotted stingray found near Phi Phi

    Scuba divers have spotted a stingray hunting for food in the deep sea off Koh Phi Phi while specialists warn that the rare animal is deadly dangerous and better left alone.

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    Childless couples in Thailand increase 300% in 30 years

    Between 1987 and 2015 the number of childless couples in Thailand has risen 300 percent. Nattaya Boonpakdee, an official at the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), has attributed the increase in the number of childless couples to the cost of raising children, a perception that children are a burden, and the fact that many Thais are getting married at a later age and hence encountering infertility problems. “Back in 1987, childless couples accounted for just 6 per cent of total Thai families,” Nattaya said earlier this week.

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    Five things you need to know about the Phuket Smart Bus

    It’s here, it’s the start of Phuket’s public transport revolution. It’s backed by people that have the resources and the ‘smarts’ to make the initiative a success. The initial route of Phuket Smart Bus will be followed up with new routes in the future

  • 8 million baht budget approved for Government Stray Dog Shelter

    8 million baht budget approved for Government Stray Dog Shelter

    An 8 million baht budget has been approved for a ‘dog condo’ and landscaping at the Phuket Government Stray Dog Shelter in Suan Pa Bang Kanun, Thalang. Phuket Lifestock Office Chief, Surajit Witchuwan, spoke about the improvements to the government dog shelter, a shelter located on 4 rai with about 500 dogs that has been opened since 2003 and was identified with low hygiene standard.