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  • Krabi farm owners pleads for return of fossils

    Krabi farm owners pleads for return of fossils

    PHUKET: The owner of a plot of land in Krabi, believed to be the site of a massive shell fossil discovery, has asked for people to return the fossils stolen from his land and not to steal any more of them . Chob Pankaew, 55, announced news of the

  • Rare ‘hairy leg mountain crab’ spotted in Phuket

    Rare ‘hairy leg mountain crab’ spotted in Phuket

    PHUKET: A rare type of crab, thought to be extinct on Phuket, was recently found on the island, years after any previous confirmed sightings were reported. An officer at the Phuket Marine National Park Research Center caught a “hairy leg mountain crab” in a mangrove forest at Tah Chat Chai, at the northern tip of Phuket, last Wednesday

  • Destination marketing: Heritage experts shed light on Phuket’s cultural identity

    Destination marketing: Heritage experts shed light on Phuket’s cultural identity

    PHUKET: The American Chamber of Commerce teamed up with the Phuket PR Network last night to present a fascinating and most entertaining culture-preservation lesson at the Blue Elephant in the heart of Old Phuket Town. The event was headlined by two heritage preservation experts, who gave captivating lectures about the importance of Phuket’s cultural past, present and future. Dr Yongtanit Pimonsathean, a distinguished architecture and planning lecturer from Thammasat University, shared his knowledge and insights into the origins and evolution of Phuket’s Chinese-European architectural identity.

  • Phuket village headmen rally against new election law

    Phuket village headmen rally against new election law

    PHUKET: More than 200 subdistrict chiefs and village headmen gathered at Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday morning to protest the amendment of a law dictating the amount of time between their elections. Previously, the law allowed subdistrict chiefs and village headmen to maintain their position until they reached the age of 60

  • Outfall of tropical cyclone expected to hit Phuket

    Outfall of tropical cyclone expected to hit Phuket

    PHUKET: A “tropical cyclone”

  • Man with gibbon escapes Bangla loris raids

    Man with gibbon escapes Bangla loris raids

    PHUKET: Environmental crime police and Phuket wildlife conservation officers are on the lookout for a man who escaped arrest with a gibbon last night after a raid on Patong’s Soi Bangla netted five touts charging tourists for taking photos with protected animals. A team of officers led by Awat Nitikul, chief of the Environmental Conservation Unit based at Phuket’s Khao Phra Thaew wildlife sanctuary in Thalang, raided Soi Bangla at about 8:30pm. Among his team were officers from the Phuket branch of the Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Suppression Division (NREC).

  • Phuket gas stations not swayed by news that petrol tax ‘not new’

    Phuket gas stations not swayed by news that petrol tax ‘not new’

    PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Administrative Organization (PPAO) today refuted claims that they had introduced a “new” tax to be collected on the sale of all fuels in Phuket, including diesel, marine diesel, benzine and gasohol. The “maintenance tax”, levied as a 10 per cent surcharge on the sale of all engine fuels, is the same tax previously collected by the Excise Department, explained Yongyut Luxsaviboonkul, PPAO Internal Audit Department Chief. “In the past, the Phuket Excise Department collected this tax for us, but at the end of September we received a letter from the Excise Department in Bangkok saying that from October 1 onwards they will not be responsible for collecting the local maintenance tax on fuel for us anymore,” Mr Yongyut said.

  • Police re-confirm no further investigation into Belanger sisters’ deaths

    Police re-confirm no further investigation into Belanger sisters’ deaths

    PHUKET: Krabi Police re-confirmed to the Phuket Gazette today that they have ceased any further investigation into the deaths of Canadian sisters Audrey and Noemi Belanger. No further investigation into the death of the sisters will be conducted, unless the Public Prosecutor or the Canadian Embassy orders that the police resume their work on the case, explained Lt Col Jongrak Pimthong of the Krabi City Police.

  • Life of Liberty, after the crash

    Life of Liberty, after the crash

    PHUKET: On an island where almost any crash that isn’t fatal is missed in the news, countless personal struggles and victories of the victims of Phuket road accidents are overlooked. Liberty Jefferson had been an English-language teacher at Kanjonkietsuksa School for three and half years, before her was leg shattered in a motorbike crash. Heading north on Thepkrasattri Road from Phuket Town, Ms Jefferson realized that she was going the opposite direction of her home, so she stopped at a break in the road to make a u-turn.

  • CCTV short circuit sparks Phuket antiques shop fire

    CCTV short circuit sparks Phuket antiques shop fire

    PHUKET: An in-store CCTV system monitor is believed to have started a fire at an antiques and souvenir shop in the Phuket tourist area of Kata, destroying goods valued at more than half a million baht. Chalong Police duty officer Chianchai Duangsuwan was informed that a fire had broken out at the Sawasdee shop on Taina Road at 10:45am on Tuesday.