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  • Injured turtle found at Nai Harn Beach

    Injured turtle found at Nai Harn Beach

    Yesterday at 4pm, swimmers at Nai Harn Beach found an Olive Ridley sea turtle near the shore. Its front left leg was severely injured from a trawler or motorboat propeller and its right front leg was mildly cut as well.

  • PM Prayut clarifies election date

    PM Prayut clarifies election date

    PM General Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday announced firmly that the election would be held in November next year, following a previous indication that it would be in June 2019. “For this [election] part, it was said that it would be around June 2018 that there will be the announcement of the election date, and then in November, there will be the election,” Prayut said after meetings of the Cabinet and the National Council for Peace and Order at Government House.

  • UPDATE: Beach butt ban

    UPDATE: Beach butt ban

    After finding a large amount of cigarettes on Patong Beach following the results of several volunteer beach cleans, the Director General of Marine and Coastal Department announced that from November onward, the department will enforce the law –  Section 17 of Marine and Coastal Management Promotion Act  – to prohibit smoking on the beach. “After collecting trash from Patong Beach, we found that there is an average of 0.76 cigarette per square metre, with a total 101,058 collected so far. This is a serious problem,” said the Director General.

  • Banning the butt – cigarette ban on Phuket’s beaches

    Banning the butt – cigarette ban on Phuket’s beaches

    What is the most numerous item found at the many beach cleans organised by groups around the island?

  • Blood Donations in Honour of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

    Blood Donations in Honour of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

    More than 200 Phuketians joined a blood donation drive in honour of the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, or King Rama IX. The blood donation booth was set up at the Metropol Hotel in Phuket Town from 9am – 3pm yesterday with an exhibition of the past King working on blood donation projects. The exhibition also provided knowledge about donating and accepting blood and even offered a lucky draw for the donors

  • Phuket International Airport domestic terminal ready for high season

    Phuket International Airport domestic terminal ready for high season

    The first phase of the renovated domestic terminal of Phuket International Airport will be ready on November 28, just in time for the tourism high season. During the press conference celebrating the 29th anniversary of the airport, Phuket International Airport General Manager, Petch Chancharoen, revealed that the first phase of the domestic terminal renovations will open its door to welcome passengers for the high season as the construction has been mostly completed and the building is being tested for all systems

  • 3,200 runners turn up for the annual Mai Khao Marine Turtle Fun Run

    3,200 runners turn up for the annual Mai Khao Marine Turtle Fun Run

    There was a huge turnout for the 13th Mai Khao Marine Turtle Fun Run and Mini Marathon 2017, with 3,200 people taking part in the annual event. The opening ceremony was presided by Phuket’s Governor Noraphat Plodthong alongside Vice Governor Snith Sriwihok, Vice Governor Thawornwat Kongkaew, Uthit Limsakul, Deputy Director of The Tourism Authority of Thailand and Oriol Montal, GM of JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

  • Taking the bang out of this year’s Vegetarian Festival

    Taking the bang out of this year’s Vegetarian Festival

    This year’s Vegetarian Festival will still be taking place between October 20 – 28.

  • Fake immigration officer trying to extort foreigners around Phuket

    Fake immigration officer trying to extort foreigners around Phuket

    Phuket Immigration are warning of a fake officer who is trying to extort money from foreigners around the island. After gathering information, Phuket Immigration say that a person has been impersonating an officer from the local Immigration Officer and been asking for money from foreigners saying they have problems with their visas

  • 6 share-bikes found dumped in Bangyai canal

    6 share-bikes found dumped in Bangyai canal

    6 Ofo bicycles from the share-bike project launched in Phuket Town in September, have been found dumped in a canal.