Artikel tagged “News”

  • Phuket Opinion: Through the revolving door

    Phuket Opinion: Through the revolving door

    PHUKET: After eight months serving as Phuket’s top-ranking police officer, Chonasit Wattanvrangkul

  • Phuket News: Inaction over Tiger inferno sparks fire-safety blitz

    Phuket News: Inaction over Tiger inferno sparks fire-safety blitz

    PHUKET: The lack of follow-up on fire safety standards more than a month after the deadly

  • Phuket to host first Southern Thailand Museum Festival

    Phuket to host first Southern Thailand Museum Festival

    PHUKET: For the first time, more than 30 museums from across Southern Thailand will be collaborating to create a single event: the Southern Thai Museum Festival 2012, to be held in Phuket next week. “Visitors will be able to experience the exhibition which will include precious antique objects.

  • Phuket taxis agree to standard fares

    Phuket taxis agree to standard fares

    PHUKET: More than 50 representatives from taxi organizations across Phuket have agreed to a schedule of standard fares to be charged island-wide. The benchmark agreement, which is expected to resolve many of the issues – and violent conflicts – related to fares charged, was forged at a meeting at Phuket Provincial Hall on Wednesday.

  • Sea turtle with fish net wounds saved on Phuket beach

    Sea turtle with fish net wounds saved on Phuket beach

    PHUKET: Yet another female

  • New B153mn indoor sports center opens in Phuket Town

    New B153mn indoor sports center opens in Phuket Town

    PHUKET: Sports fans and spectators packed the 4,000-seat Indoor Sports Complex at Saphan Hin to the rafters on Saturday for the new venue’s official opening ceremony. Built on 207 rai at a cost of about 153 million baht, the center was first used for the 28th National Youth Games, dubbed the “Phuket Games”, held on the island earlier this year. Among the guests at the event on Saturday were Phuket MPs Anchalee Vanich Thepabutr and Raywat Areerob, along with Phuket City Mayor Somjai Suwansupana.

  • Phuket gets ready for tourism boom with ‘Big Cleaning Day’

    Phuket gets ready for tourism boom with ‘Big Cleaning Day’

    PHUKET: The three district offices covering the entire island staged cleanups at public areas across Phuket yesterday as part of the “Big Cleaning Day” initiative. More than 500 people, including government officers, staff from private businesses as well as local students and residents, gathered at Saphan Hin Park in Phuket Town, where the Muang District Office held its activity under the banner “Giving back the clean nature to the Andaman”.

  • Asean in Phuket: Immigration to launch fast-track entry for tourists

    Asean in Phuket: Immigration to launch fast-track entry for tourists

    PHUKET: The Commissioner of the Thai Immigration Bureau has announced that a new automated entry system will be installed at all airports in the country, including Phuket.

  • DNA tests confirm French tourist as Tiger Disco fire victim

    DNA tests confirm French tourist as Tiger Disco fire victim

    PHUKET: The Royal Thai Police Institute of Forensic Medicine in Bangkok has confirmed that the fourth – and last – victim to be identified from the Tiger Discotheque fire in Phuket

  • Flood takes steam out of Tiger Discotheque extension inquiry

    Flood takes steam out of Tiger Discotheque extension inquiry

    PHUKET: The investigation into whether or not the alleged “extension” to the ill-fated Tiger Discotheque in Patong was legal fell flat last week after Patong Municipality admitted that it had lost the original plan to the building in a flood nearly a decade ago. The investigation was launched after