Artikel tagged “governor”

  • 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.

  • Phew, that’s the first day done – new lifeguard regime

    Phew, that’s the first day done – new lifeguard regime

    Today (October 1), Phuket’s Governor visited the Marine Safety Centres in Patong and Karon to cheer up the temporary beach lifeguard teams whilst two tourists were saved from the waters off Nai Harn Beach thanks to volunteers this afternoon. Following the end of the Phuket Lifeguard Company contract yesterday, Phuket Governor Norapat Plodthong visited the two locations which had gathered the support of volunteer lifeguards, defence volunteers, local administration staff, police and officers from Royal Thai Navy Area 3

  • Business as usual – Phuket’s beaches under lifeguard patrol

    Business as usual – Phuket’s beaches under lifeguard patrol

    The Phuket Governor held a meeting yesterday (Saturday) bringing together all the beach lifeguard resources to prepare for the end of the lifeguard company contract which finished at 6.30 pm last night. Several local officials from the areas across Phuket joined the meeting to finalise preparations to send beach guards to each beach on the island today. There are 4 beaches in Muang Phuket district, Nai Harn Beach and Yanui Beach fall under the responsibility of Rawai Municipality and Kata Beach and Karon Beach which are under Karon Municipality.

  • Another parasail accident at Patong Beach injures Chilean tourist

    Another parasail accident at Patong Beach injures Chilean tourist

    A Chilean man in his late 20s was lucky to escape more serious injuries after his parasail finished up in trees after dragging the man along the ground and into several parked motorbikes. The incident happened at 3.30 this afternoon (September 26) at Patong Beach

  • US Ambassador Glyn Davies gives his support for this weekend’s beach clean

    US Ambassador Glyn Davies gives his support for this weekend’s beach clean

    US Ambassador to Thailand, Glyn Davies Phuket’s biggest beach clean up is on this weekend with hotels around the island hosting many of the beach cleaning efforts along with locals and expats. You’re invited. Keep Phuket Clean “ภูเก็ตสวยด้วยมือและใจเรา” has been initiated by the Phuket Hotels Association’s Environmental & Sustainability Working Group members and supported by Phuket’s Governor and TAT Phuket: Tourism Authority of Thailand, Phuket Office

  • Share-bike comes to Phuket Town

    Share-bike comes to Phuket Town

    Phuket’s Governor chaired a meeting with Phuket City Development (PKCD), the Phuket Municipality and two bicycle companies who are sponsoring the initiative, aiming to launch the bicycle sharing project on September 20. The project hopes to help reduce the crowded traffic and parking space issues around Phuket Town.

  • Captured Croc isn’t eating. BKK specialist on the way.

    Captured Croc isn’t eating. BKK specialist on the way.

    Fisheries officers are investigating whether the captured crocodile comes from nature or was owned by an individual. After catching the crocodile spotted at Bangtao Beach on August 25 and which came from a tin mine lake near Laypang Beach, Phuket’s Governor visited the crocodile at the rehabilitation pond in Thalang. The 200-kilogram reptile still hasn’t eaten any food provided by fisheries officers

  • Immediate attention to Phuket’s worst flood areas

    Immediate attention to Phuket’s worst flood areas

    Patong’s Mayor has announced, what she hopes are, solutions to the recurrent floods and set a budget to solve the problems in the long term. As Patong is one of the areas that always suffers from the flood on the island, the Mayor, Chalermluck Kebsup, said that she has surveyed several spots in Patong and can now specify the actual problems around the tourist town

  • Donations for 1,500 unprivileged locals during Por Tor festival

    Donations for 1,500 unprivileged locals during Por Tor festival

    Kusoldharm Phuket Foundation has donated food to 1,500 underprivileged people for the Por Tor Festival. Yesterday (August 26), the foundation, with the help of Phuket’s Governor arranged a donation in front of the foundation building.

  • Would you pay One Million Baht for a number plate?

    Would you pay One Million Baht for a number plate?

    Phuket’s Land Transport Office released 301 new car license plate numbers for auction expecting 22 million Baht revenue. The Director-General of the LTO, Sanit Promwong, chaired an event alongside the Phuket Governor and local authorities