Artikel tagged “News”

  • Phuket Live Wire: What to expect from your ISP

    Phuket Live Wire: What to expect from your ISP

    PHUKET: LAST week, with Khun Rogers help, I published an updated bang for the baht chart that shows you what kinds of international download speeds various Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are actually providing, and at what price.

  • Phuket Police anti-drugs campaign targets kids

    Phuket Police anti-drugs campaign targets kids

    PHUKET: About 300 students yesterday began their first day of an anti-drugs camp as part of a new campaign by Phuket City police targeting youngsters. The children, from schools throughout Phuket Town, gathered at Srinagarindra The Princess Mother School Phuket (or Chalermprakiat School) in Saphan Hin for the four-day camp, which ends on Thursday

  • Labor chief: Phuket not consulted on minimum wage hike

    Labor chief: Phuket not consulted on minimum wage hike

    PHUKET: Authorities in Phuket have yet to be consulted on whether or not the minimum wage hike to 300 baht a day should be implemented here.

  • Phuket Square plans Bangkok mall

    Phuket Square plans Bangkok mall

    PHUKET: Phuket Square, managers of Jungceylon in Phuket, will launch a 300-million-baht “lifestyle community mall” on Sukhumvit Soi 20 in Bangkok during the first quarter of next year. The venture follows the company’s success with the Patong-based Jungceylon, it’s first and only other mall project. But the tail is not wagging the dog.

  • Phuket Campaign for standard tuk-tuk fares sparks colorful comments

    Phuket Campaign for standard tuk-tuk fares sparks colorful comments

    PHUKET: TUK-tuk drivers in Kata and Karon are stepping up their campaign to have members operating in their areas certified as “safe” and in compliance with a schedule of standard fares. Certificates, to be issued annually, are meant to assure tourists that they will be treated politely and not overcharged for their ride, said Vice Governor Nivit Aroonrat at a meeting last week.

  • Tuk-tuks, jet-skis top complaints by Aussie tourists in Phuket

    Tuk-tuks, jet-skis top complaints by Aussie tourists in Phuket

    PHUKET: Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha yesterday received more bad news about the state of Phukets tourism industry as the Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy in Bangkok told him that complaints about tuk-tuk drivers and jet-ski scams topped the embassys list of complaints filed by Aussie tourists in Phuket. I personally havent heard any complaints, but I do read people commenting on websites There are a lot of different comments about tricky jet-skis and tuk-tuk fares, said Deputy Head of Mission Simon Farbenbloom

  • Phuket anti-drug volunteer arrested in meth bust

    Phuket anti-drug volunteer arrested in meth bust

    PHUKET: A former volunteer member of the Phuket provincial drug suppression unit was among seven members of a gang of alleged drug dealers arrested in Chalong on Tuesday. Chalong Police rounded up the gang at a variety of locations in Chalong and Karon after a successful sting operation.

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    Phuket News: Phuket’s Tuk Tuk Fahrer schlagen wieder zu

    Phuket’s Tuk Tuk Fahrer prügeln Deutschen fast zu Tode Wieder haben die Tuk-Tuk-Fahrer zugeschlagen. Diesmal traf es einen deutschen Touristen, der seit der Auseinandersetzung mit einem Taxi Fahrer am 25. August 2011 auf der Intensivstation des Phuket Krankenhauses liegt. Streitwert: 100 Baht (ca. 2,50 Euro). Seit dem 25. August liegt ein 53jähriger deutscher Tourist auf [...]

  • HRH Chulabhorn grants free medical care to three Phuket afflicted

    HRH Chulabhorn grants free medical care to three Phuket afflicted

    PHUKET: HRH Princess Chulabhorn Valayalaksana today granted much-needed specialist medical care to three Phuket residents who would otherwise not receive the treatment they need. Princess Chulabhorn arrived at Baan Sapam Mongkol Wittaya School in Koh Kaew, just north of Phuket Town, at 2:30pm in support of a free mobile medical clinic being held there under the Princess Mothers Medical Volunteer Foundation. The foundation is renowned for providing free general healthcare and critically needed medical services to people who otherwise could not afford it.

  • Football: FC Phuket to fight for first Division 1 road win today

    Football: FC Phuket to fight for first Division 1 road win today

    PHUKET: FC Phuket are in Bangkok today to try to record their first road win in Division 1 against last-place RBAC, who have yet to win a home match after 10 attempts. Phuket’s Southern Sea Kirin will go into the match without defensive stalwart Nene Bi Tra Sylvestre, who must sit out the game due to a one-game penalty suspension.