Artikel tagged “News”

  • Phuket Media Watch: Body found on British Queen’s estate; Missing journalist believed dead

    Phuket Media Watch: Body found on British Queen’s estate; Missing journalist believed dead

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Body at Queen’s estate identified as missing teenager Phuket GazettePHUKET: Human remains which were found on the Queen’s Sandringham estate in eastern England on New Year’s Day have been identified as a missing 17-year-old girl, police said yesterday. The remains were found by a member of the public at around 11pm Phuket time on New Year’s Day in an area of woodland at Anmer, a tiny village which is part of Sandringham estate in Norfolk county. The investigation later turned into a murder investigation.

  • Alien landing in Phuket tonight, and other events

    Alien landing in Phuket tonight, and other events

    PHUKET: Today will be packed with fun events across the island, as the Phuket high season for tourism hits full stride. Over in Patong, people who think they have seen just about everything Bangla Road has to throw at them might want to stop by Seduction disco at about 10pm, when a half-alien, half robotic being is widely rumored to be making a spectacular appearance.

  • Assault on Phuket’s ‘Pla-wan’ draws royal sympathies

    Assault on Phuket’s ‘Pla-wan’ draws royal sympathies

    PHUKET: The attack on the 31-year-old Sri Panwa Resort General Manager Vorasit “Pla-wan” Issara

  • Phuket prepared for Indian weddings in 2012

    Phuket prepared for Indian weddings in 2012

    PHUKET: The island is prepared to host a number of lavish wedding ceremonies for Indian couples tying the knot in 2012, with top Phuket officials offering their help to smooth the way for wedding parties. Among those planning to hold ceremonies were the parents of one couple who met with Phuket Governor and head of the local Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) office on Wednesday to discuss their requirements and to ask for assistance.

  • FC Phuket coaches step down

    FC Phuket coaches step down

    PHUKET: FC Phuket’s worries continue with the announcement from club director Soranan Sanae that Sompong “Rock Rhino” Wattana resigned as head coach yesterday. Director Soranan said “Coach Sompong still has responsibilities with the Port Authority of Thailand and hasn’t had much time to train the players

  • Phuket Media Watch: Bishop quits; Hybrid sharks; Volcano activity; Face failures

    Phuket Media Watch: Bishop quits; Hybrid sharks; Volcano activity; Face failures

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Catholic bishop in California quits after admitting he fathered two kids Phuket Gazette / News WiresThe Archdiocese of Los Angeles on Wednesday announced that one of its Catholic bishops has resigned after acknowledging he fathered two children in the past. Gabino Zavala, 60, resigned under the code of canon law which allows bishops to retire earlier than the standard age of 75 if they are sick or unfit for office. He served as the auxiliary bishop for the San Gabriel Pastoral Region, which covers East Los Angeles through the San Gabriel and Pomona valleys.

  • Phuket Property Watch: Rocking or rolling this season?

    Phuket Property Watch: Rocking or rolling this season?

    PHUKET: Whenever anyone mentions ‘The Rock’ I am always inclined to think of that other island just off the dock by the bay – Alcatraz. Certainly there is little resemblance between that former maximum security prison island and our own destination resort of Phuket.

  • Phuket Poll: Most-needed tourism development project for 2012

    Phuket Poll: Most-needed tourism development project for 2012

    PHUKET: The year that was 2011 saw rapid development of the tourism sector in Phuket that was largely led by private-sector development in new hotels and new attractions, as highlighted in our Annual Review in the current issue of the Phuket Gazette on news stands now. [Digital subscribers click

  • Phuket Media Watch: Disaster status declared amid floods in South; Phuket not severely affected

    Phuket Media Watch: Disaster status declared amid floods in South; Phuket not severely affected

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Hospital patients evacuated, military on standby in Hat YaiPhuket Gazette / The NationPHUKET: Songkhla, Yala and Nakhon Si Thammarat provinces in the South have been inundated by flash flooding after days of heavy rain.

  • Russian tourist dies in fall at Phuket home

    Russian tourist dies in fall at Phuket home

    PHUKET: A Russian tourist died in a fall from an interior balcony at a holiday rental home in Kathu, central Phuket, early yesterday morning.