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  • Phuket’s most famous beachfront road to get 200-million-baht face lift

    Phuket’s most famous beachfront road to get 200-million-baht face lift

    PHUKET: A plan to beautify over 3.5 kilometers of the Patong beachfront road by hiding unsightly power lines underground was presented at a public hearing yesterday in Patong. If the 203-million-baht project passes the public hearing process, as it is expected to, construction could start this year, covering the stretch of Taweewong Road from the three-junction in Kalim to Klong Pak Bang bridge, a total of 3.

  • SPECIAL REPORT: Fears of Phuket abductions

    SPECIAL REPORT: Fears of Phuket abductions

    Special Report: It is a typical story in Phuket: a taxi or van picks up passengers and on the way to their destination gets them to stop at a jewelry store, souvenir shop or travel agency. A familiar experience, considered no more than an irritation or a waste of time by some.

  • Phuket KBank customers warned of trojan, spyware

    Phuket KBank customers warned of trojan, spyware

    PHUKET: Kasikornbank (KBank) today issued a warning for all online banking customers to beware a trojan spyware message asking customers to download a program to their computer or mobile phone. Doing so may allow the spyware to steal your “one time password” SMS text messages sent from the bank’s online banking system, called “K-Cyber Banking”, to the mobile phone and allow criminals to make fraudulent transactions.

  • Phuket Prison used to lure meth dealer

    Phuket Prison used to lure meth dealer

    PHUKET: Thalang District officers yesterday used Phuket Provincial Prison as a venue to lure a suspected drug dealer into making a ya bah (methamphetamine) delivery during which he was arrested.

  • Five fugitives in Phuket to face Kedah royal guard probe

    Five fugitives in Phuket to face Kedah royal guard probe

    PHUKET: All five suspects accused of carrying out an attack on a Kedah royal family bodyguard at a high-end resort in Patong just after midnight on Tuesday (story

  • Chinese Ambassador wins promise of translators for Phuket Police stations

    Chinese Ambassador wins promise of translators for Phuket Police stations

    PHUKET: The Deputy General Director of Tourism has vowed to hire Chinese translators for Phuket police stations in reaction to concerns raised by Chinese Ambassador to Thailand His Excellency Guan Mu on Wednesday. “We will hire police translators to work with the police,” Deputy General Director of Tourism Kajorn Weerajai said

  • Phuket motorbike taxi driver found dead in canal

    Phuket motorbike taxi driver found dead in canal

    PHUKET: Police are investigating the death of man whose body was found in a canal in central Phuket late yesterday afternoon with a deep cut under his chin. Thalang Police led by Duty Officer Kitthiphum Thinthalang arrived at the scene, a canal behind the Thalang Victory Memorial Field (map

  • Swedish Muay Thai fighter found dead on Koh Lanta

    Swedish Muay Thai fighter found dead on Koh Lanta

    PHUKET: The body of a Swedish Muay Thai fighter was found yesterday at the popular tourist island Koh Lanta, across the bay from Phuket. Police and rescue workers arrived at a rental room at the Otto Bar after receiving a report of a dead foreigner

  • Longtail boats resume island tours after Krabi storm

    Longtail boats resume island tours after Krabi storm

    PHUKET: Krabi longtail boat operators have resumed tourist services to outlying islands following storm seas capsizing much of the local fleet on Saturday. The move to resume tours to the islands in Thailand’s iconic boats comes despite warnings by the Thai Meteorological Department for small boats to stay on shore.

  • Phuket lifeguards linger on beaches another month, contract pending

    Phuket lifeguards linger on beaches another month, contract pending

    PHUKET: Lifeguards are staying on Phuket’s key tourist beaches for another month, as the Phuket Provincial Administrative Organization (PPAO) wades through the Phuket Lifeguard Club’s contract again this year, beginning yet another saga (story