Artikel tagged “governor”

  • 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.

  • 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