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  • Phuket Poll: Should parking lots be mandatory?

    Phuket Poll: Should parking lots be mandatory?

    PHUKET: Queuing is an unpleasant but unavoidable aspect of modern life – we queue to check in at the airport, to buy a movie ticket and to purchase things in a store. And more and more in Phuket, we queue to park our cars. Poor oversight of parking lots, lack of public transportation and a growing number of cars on the road are just some of the reasons that parking spots on the island are increasingly scarce.

  • Two dead in Phuket on first day of new year road-safety blitz

    Two dead in Phuket on first day of new year road-safety blitz

    PHUKET: Two people have died on Phuket’s roads within the first 24 hours of the annual Seven Days of Danger new year road-safety campaign, according to the official Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Phuket branch (DDPM-Phuket) statistics issued today. Yuthapong Taempetch, 37, died after the motorbike he was riding and a pickup truck collided on Kwang Road (see map) in Wichit at 4pm yesterday.

  • Phuket votes for tough action against illegal taxis

    Phuket votes for tough action against illegal taxis

    PHUKET: In our most recent Phuket Gazette poll, readers have overwhelmingly voted for local authorities to take a tough approach in tackling illegal taxi drivers on the island. The poll, launched

  • Phuket tourists run for their lives as Patong hotel fire breaks out

    Phuket tourists run for their lives as Patong hotel fire breaks out

    PHUKET: Tourists staying at a luxury hotel in Phuket ran for their lives after waking up to smoke and fire in the pre-dawn dark today. Seven fire trucks arrived at the well-known Royal Phawadee Village hotel in Sawatdirak Road, near the Patong beachfront, at about 5:30am.

  • Phuket Governor calls for public transport to resolve traffic jams

    Phuket Governor calls for public transport to resolve traffic jams

    PHUKET: Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut has called for officials to ramp up efforts to develop Phuket’s pitiful public transport options as the top way of beating the island’s ever-increasing traffic congestion. Speaking at a public seminar at the Pearl Hotel in Phuket Town last Saturday, held by the Phuket Real Estate Association specifically to discuss Phuket’s growing traffic jams, Governor Maitri pointed out that the number of cars on Phuket’s roads was spiralling critically upwards

  • Irish tourist ‘bottled’ within 24 hours on Phuket

    Irish tourist ‘bottled’ within 24 hours on Phuket

    PHUKET: Patong Police are trying to identify the culprit who split open an Irishman’s head with a bottle within 24 hours of the tourist landing in Phuket. Lt Col Jongserm Preecha told the Phuket Gazette that the incident occurred at about 1:30am yesterday. “By the time we arrived at the scene, in front of The Pizza Company restaurant on Soi Bangla, a large crowd had already gathered.

  • Fresh ATM action prompts hope for finding missing Phuket expat

    Fresh ATM action prompts hope for finding missing Phuket expat

    PHUKET: Police investigating the disappearance of American Brett Bean, last seen on Phuket on November 25, are now searching for a man who used Mr Bean’s debit card to withdraw cash from a Phuket ATM on Monday. “We were informed by Mrs Bean [Brett’s mother] that on December 17 someone used Mr Bean’s debit card to take the money out from his bank account in America,” Karon Police Deputy Superintendent Sophon Borirak told the Phuket Gazette today

  • Tsunami Memorial Wall ready for remembrance

    Tsunami Memorial Wall ready for remembrance

    PHUKET: The Phuket chapter of the US Navy League has announced that the Tsunami Memorial Wall, which in years past has fallen into a deplorable state, has been readied for this year’s tsunami remembrance service on December 26. The Navy League volunteered for the role of caretaker for the remembrance site last year, and the volunteers organized a community project with assistance from sailors from the visiting USS Pinckney to

  • Ladyboy survivor sole link to lethal Phuket motorbike crash mystery

    Ladyboy survivor sole link to lethal Phuket motorbike crash mystery

    PHUKET: Police have released the name of the man who died in a motorbike accident near Chalong Circle just after midnight on Wednesday as 51-year-old American tourist Theodore Paul Roe.

  • Sydictive Party: One night without Paris

    Sydictive Party: One night without Paris

    PHUKET: Global celebrity Paris Hilton will not be attending the three-day New Year beach party originally slated to be held on Surin Beach from December 30 to sunrise on January 1. The news of Ms Hilton’s imminent no-show at the event came in an email from her lawyer sent to the Phuket Gazette clarifying that Ms Hilton’s name was not to be used in any promotion of the event other than the event’s launch in Bangkok on October 22. The