Artikel tagged “governor”

  • International Anti-Corruption Day. Zero tolerance with corruption in Phuket.

    International Anti-Corruption Day. Zero tolerance with corruption in Phuket.

    Phuket Governor Norapat Plodthong chaired the opening of the International Anti-Corruption Day event at Phuket Rajabhat University today (December 9) under the concept ‘Zero Tolerance with Corruption’. The Governor said during the opening that the United Nation has set December 9 of every year to be the International Anti-Corruption Day to raise world’s awareness about the major impact from corruption

  • Phuket locals protest over community land claim

    Phuket locals protest over community land claim

    About 100 villagers from the Prachasamakkee community gathered at the Phuket provincial hall at 9 am today (December 6) to call for their rights to live on the land of the community, after 70 villagers have been sued by a person claiming to be the landlord. The protest was led by the community leader, Surasak Tainapriew, alongside the secretary of the community, Weerayut Jaesoh, who handed their complaint letter to Phuket’s Governor through the Vice Governor, Prakob Wongmaneerung. “The reason for the protest today is that the villagers who have lived on the land of the community for more than 10 years understand that the land was unoccupied.

  • SATURDAY MORNING BRIEFING – All your news in 3 minutes

    SATURDAY MORNING BRIEFING – All your news in 3 minutes

    Welcome to the weekend. As usual you can start your day with all the main local news stories from Phuket and Thailand.

  • Phuket setting up tourist service centres along the west coast beaches

    Phuket setting up tourist service centres along the west coast beaches

    Phuket’s Vice Governor, Sanit Srivihok, held a meeting yesterday (November 29) to discuss locations for the tourist service centres on each of Phuket’s main beaches. The implementation of tourist service centres is a policy from Phuket’s Governor aiming to give information to travellers as well as providing support for any issues such as first aid in an accident or a contact location when people are lost. The beaches that the meeting decided to build tourist service centres include Patong Beach, Kata Beach, Karon Beach, Kamala Beach and Surin Beach.

  • Marcus Rolli & Imogen Simmonds win the Foremost IRONMAN 70.3 Thailand 2017

    Marcus Rolli & Imogen Simmonds win the Foremost IRONMAN 70.3 Thailand 2017

    A bumper edition of the second Foremost IRONMAN 70.3 Thailand saw almost 1,500 triathletes turnout for the iconic half ironman distance race and the newly introduced Sunrise Sprint today (26th November) on Phuket island, a mecca for triathlon in Asia with a history of triathlon events dating back almost 30 years. With 31 Pros from around the world on the startline, it was all set to be a highly competitive race and the athletes didn’t disappoint with two first-time IRONMAN 70.3 winners claiming their respective crowns: Marcus Rolli (GER) took the men’s Foremost IRONMAN 70.3 Thailand 2017 title while rookie Pro, Imogen Simmonds (CHE), took the female title. “It’s been a fantastic race

  • Phuket stray dog pound make-over takes shape

    Phuket stray dog pound make-over takes shape

    During a morning meeting at the Provincial Hall (November 14), Phuket’s Governor, Noraphat Plodthong revealed the development plans for the Suan Pa Bang Kanun dog pound. He has ordered the Phuket Livestock Office to push forward the paperwork relating to the land of Suan Pa Bang Kanun so the renovation and development can progress as soon as possible

  • Happy Loy Krathong. Here are your krathong launching locations in Phuket.

    Happy Loy Krathong. Here are your krathong launching locations in Phuket.

    Happy Loy Krathong.

  • Governor visits flooded areas and discovers clogged drains

    Governor visits flooded areas and discovers clogged drains

    After a flash flood occurred on October 31 following just an hour of rain, Phuket Governor with his team visited the concerned areas and found that the drains were clogged by trash (again!). A budget of 220 million Baht is being set aside as part of the solution. A team consisting several departments at the Provincial office visited Thepkasattri Road in front of the Super Cheap Mall and Soi Surin 2 – areas that are often flooded.

  • Kicking off Phuket Vegetarian Festival

    Kicking off Phuket Vegetarian Festival

    Phuket’s annual vegetarian festival kicked off last night with religious rituals happening at the main Chinese shrines of the island with a large number of attendees including Phuket’s Governor, authorities, locals and tourists.

  • Laypang won’t be released back to the wild

    Laypang won’t be released back to the wild

    The DNA results for Laypang, Phuket’s celebrity crocodile, has been revealed it is a mix between saltwater and freshwater crocodile which was possibly born through a human breeder, not naturally. Phuket’s Governor says that the Fisheries Department will be responsible for the next step in the Laypang saga.