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  • 40,000 liters of smuggled fuel seized in Phuket

    40,000 liters of smuggled fuel seized in Phuket

    PHUKET: Police on Friday seized 40,000 liters of smuggled fuel aboard a modified fishing boat at the Phuket Deep Sea Port. The arrests were made just before dusk by a regional police special task force set up to prevent smuggling of fuel, together with the Marine Police in Phuket and officers from the Phuket Provincial Excise Office. Acting on a tip-off, the officers did an inspection of a 20-meter trawler named Premika tied to the wharf at the port, located at Panwa Cape in Wichit subdistrict.

  • Toyota Motorsport heralds Phuket pulling power

    Toyota Motorsport heralds Phuket pulling power

    PHUKET: Engines will be revving at Saphan Hin next weekend, when Phuket hosts the fifth leg of the Toyota Motorsport Sprint to Win series.

  • Phuket Town gets the musical squirts

    Phuket Town gets the musical squirts

    PHUKET: The light and music fountain under construction at Saphan Hin in Phuket Town will stage its premiere performance next Wednesday. Paiboon Upatising, president of the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) announced the news at a meeting with Kathu Municipality on Tuesday. ..

  • Phuket Poll: Enforcement of 80-meter ban ‘a failure’

    Phuket Poll: Enforcement of 80-meter ban ‘a failure’

    PHUKET: Local authorities in Phuket have done a woeful job enforcing the ban on construction at sites above 80 meters, an overwhelming majority of Phuket Gazette readers think. In the last online poll, readers were asked: In an effort to reduce landslides, flooding and deforestation, the government in 1996 imposed a ban on the construction of all permanent structures above 80 meters in Phuket

  • Health checks reveal Phuket police getting heavy

    Health checks reveal Phuket police getting heavy

    PHUKET: Police officers stationed in Phuket are increasingly becoming overweight and suffering high cholesterol, the Phuket Gazette was told today.

  • Phuket Live Wire: Getting connected

    Phuket Live Wire: Getting connected

    PHUKET: WHEN it comes to Internet connections in Phuket, there are three major considerations: reliability, speed and price. In that order. Its almost impossible to measure reliability.

  • AFL Phuket dishes out another night of thrills

    AFL Phuket dishes out another night of thrills

    PHUKET: Round three of Phuket’s Adult Futsal League (AFL) season eight presented by Thanachart Bank Premier Division kicked off with much anticipation for an action packed night on Thursday at Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club.

  • Korean tourist rescued from Phuket drainage ditch

    Korean tourist rescued from Phuket drainage ditch

    PHUKET: Phuket rescue workers and local residents came to the aid of a Korean tourist whose leg became wedged between two cement drainage ditch covers on Tuesday night. Phuket Kusoldham Foundation rescue workers were alerted to the man’s plight at about 8:30pm on Tuesday

  • Phuket Big Buddha image nears completion, huge ceremony planned

    Phuket Big Buddha image nears completion, huge ceremony planned

    PHUKET: The Big Buddha image in the Nakkerd Hills is scheduled for completion next month, with a nationally-televised prayer ceremony in honor of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej and HM Queen Sirikit to take place in November, its builders say. The Mingmongkol Faith 45 Foundation, set up to construct the Big Buddha, made the announcement at a press conference on September 8 at foundation headquarters in Phuket

  • Phuket passenger van crashes in Trang: 1 dead, 4 injured

    Phuket passenger van crashes in Trang: 1 dead, 4 injured

    PHUKET: One person was killed and four badly injured when a Phuket passenger van bound for Haad Yai lost its brakes and crashed into a car in Trang yesterday afternoon. Muang District Police in Trang were notified of the accident at 2pm yesterday