Artikel tagged “News”

  • Phuket Pit Viper confirmed

    Phuket Pit Viper confirmed

    PHUKET: In an unexpected Christmas Day development, Thai and Belgian researchers have confirmed the discovery in Phuket of a previously unknown species of Pope’s pit viper, and will unveil the serpent next week at the Korat Zoo. Commonly known as the ‘Phuket pit viper’, the new species Trimeresurus (Popeia) phuketensis was discovered in the Khao Phra Thaew Wildlife Sanctuary on October 5, 2009, according to Kirati Kunya, a member of the research team. The snake was given the Thai name ngoo khiew hang mai Phuket, which translates, somewhat colorfully, as the “Phuket white-tailed green snake”.

  • Phuket Tsunami Memorial Wall caretakers sign up for long haul

    Phuket Tsunami Memorial Wall caretakers sign up for long haul

    PHUKET: Members of the US Navy League in Phuket have made a preemptive strike against the deterioration of the Tsunami Memorial Wall in Mai Khao, pledging to maintain the respected site for years to come. It appeared that the wall had never been maintained at all. Armed with weed wackers, painting supplies and new flags, volunteers from the USS Pinckney, the US Navy League, local business Environmental Solutions Phuket (ESP), Phuket’s Tourist Police Volunteers and the MSC Company have restored the wall to respectable condition just in time for the annual memorial ceremony on Monday (December 26).

  • Phuket Media Watch: Student survives 10-day blizzard in car

    Phuket Media Watch: Student survives 10-day blizzard in car

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Stranded Arizona college student survives 10-day blizzard in car Phuket Gazette / News Wires A college student from Arizona who went missing earlier this month has been found alive after being stranded in her car in the middle of a blizzard for ten days, local media reported yesterday. Arizona State University student Lauren Elizabeth Weinberg, 23, was spotted in her vehicle on Wednesday morning by U.S.

  • Future of FC Phuket foreign players in question

    Future of FC Phuket foreign players in question

    PHUKET: FC Phuket fans will be granted at least one more performance by local football stars Kone Adama and Johnathan Matijas on Christmas Day, in the team’s last match of 2011 against Air Force United. The news follows rumors circulating on Phuket FC’s fan club website that none of the current five foreign players will continue with FC Phuket next season, due to recent financial

  • A christmas story – girl reunited with family from Tsunami 2004

    A christmas story – girl reunited with family from Tsunami 2004

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Indonesian girl swept away by 2004 tsunami found alive Phuket GazetteAn Indonesian girl who was thought to have died when a huge tsunami devastated the island of Sumatra in December 2004, has been found alive and reunited with her parents, local media reported on Thursday.

  • Pornthip Phuket packaging takes to world stage

    Pornthip Phuket packaging takes to world stage

    PHUKET: Pornthip (Phuket) Co Ltd, the island’s most recognized food-gift brand, submitted two of its award-winning products to contest in the AsiaStar Awards 2011, also known as the “Packaging Oscars of Asia”. Having recently achieved national recognition at the ThaiStar Packaging Awards 2011, Pornthip’s Andaman and Sino-Portuguese gift sets will now join the regional ranks along with 54 other submissions in the Consumer Package category.

  • Phuket Gov to give ‘key to City’ away for Red Cross Fair

    Phuket Gov to give ‘key to City’ away for Red Cross Fair

    PHUKET: This year’s Red Cross Fair will be held from December 29 to January 8, 2012 at Saphan Hin central stage in Phuket Town. The opening ceremony, starting at 6pm on December 29, will feature a fireworks show, and performances by nationally-renowned acts will be staged every night.

  • Phuket hotel ponies up B200k to robbed Aussie tourists

    Phuket hotel ponies up B200k to robbed Aussie tourists

    PHUKET: The management of a Phuket hotel agreed to pay more than 200,000 baht in compensation to an Australian couple who claimed their room safe was robbed of 387,000 baht. Australian tourist Jim Nagi, 44, said he first noticed cash missing from the safe in his hotel room at the Andaman Beach Suites Hotel in Patong on December 8

  • ‘Washi’ goes wishy-washy: no effect in Phuket

    ‘Washi’ goes wishy-washy: no effect in Phuket

    PHUKET: Tropical storm “Washi”, which killed nearly 1,000 people in the Philippines, will have virtually no effect on the weather here in Phuket, the Phuket Gazette has been told. However, residents of Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, Trang and Satun provinces could experience unseasonable rainfall over the next two days.

  • Don’t judge Thorpe… yet.

    Don’t judge Thorpe… yet.

    PHUKET: “It’s not a concern now. Maybe later, but now it’s too premature.