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  • Four-year absence of leatherback turtles at Phuket nesting beaches

    Four-year absence of leatherback turtles at Phuket nesting beaches

    With the leatherback turtle already listed internationally as a critically endangered species, the National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department yesterday expressed serious concern that none of the animals had returned to beaches in Phuket and Phang-nga to lay eggs since 2013. Director-general Thanya Netithammakun raised the alarm over the survival of the leatherbacks, as there have no reports of females of the species returning to lay their eggs at the beaches in Khao Lampi–Hat Thai Mueang National Park in Phang-nga province and Sirinat National Park in Phuket for four years. Thanya said he suspected that increased development on the beaches was the main reason for the disappearance of the giant turtles, as the greater presence of human activities on the beaches disrupted their nesting grounds.

  • JetStar flight makes an emergency landing at Chiang Mai

    JetStar flight makes an emergency landing at Chiang Mai

    A Jetstar Airways plane flying from Vietnam made an emergency landing at Chiang Mai International Airport at 11.46am on Monday, officials said. The flight had taken off from Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi heading to India, they said

  • PHUKET GOLF: Pattaya pips Phuket for major award

    PHUKET GOLF: Pattaya pips Phuket for major award

    PHUKET: The Mayor of the City of Pattaya, along with representatives from several of that region’s golf clubs, accepted a big award in Turkey on Thursday, the final night of the International Golf Travel Market. The nominees for 2012 included Malaysia, New Zealand, Vietnam and Thailand’s Hua Hin, Pattaya and Phuket regions. This prestigious award was voted for by over 400 global tour operator members of the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO).

  • Call for Phuket beauties to join AirAsia pageant

    Call for Phuket beauties to join AirAsia pageant

    PHUKET: AirAsia is calling for all Phuket maidens to join its Miss Noppamas traditional Thai beauty pageant as part of the International Horticultural Exposition Ratchaphruek 2011 that starts in Chiang Mai next month. The Miss AirAsia Noppamas International Beauty Competition 2011 will be held in conjunction with the annual flower show, also called the … Full story

  • Thai volleyball will challenge the world

    Thai volleyball will challenge the world

    PHUKET: Last stop on the 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour is the Phuket Thailand Open powered by PTT, from November 1 to 6, and this popular event is now being used as a springboard for the Thai teams to make a challenge on the 2012 World Tour. Thai teams have rarely made an appearance on the international circuit over the past 10 years, despite favorable results on the home sands of Phuket.

  • Worldwide Photo Walk: Phuket event to focus on Vegetarian Festival

    Worldwide Photo Walk: Phuket event to focus on Vegetarian Festival

    PHUKET: Shutterbugs should move quickly to sign up for the Phuket installment of the Fourth Annual Worldwide Photo Walk on October 2, when local and visiting photographers will capture images of the colorful spectacle that is the annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival. Part of what is described as the largest global social event for photographers, the Photo Walk will take place over two days next month, giving photographers from around the world a chance to participate. It is the first time the annual event has coincided with the Phuket Vegetarian Festival, which should give local photographers taking part in the international competition a big advantage over other photo walkers with less dramatic subject matter.

  • Phuket Live Wire: Unofficial study nets surprising rates of speed

    Phuket Live Wire: Unofficial study nets surprising rates of speed

    PHUKET: The amount you pay for an Internet line has almost no correlation with how fast the line runs internationally. Before you spend a fortune on a new Internet connection, make sure you understand what you are and arent getting.