Artikel tagged “News”

  • Phuket’s ‘labor shortage’ more imagined than real

    Phuket’s ‘labor shortage’ more imagined than real

    PHUKET: Government assistance to help solve the chronic “labor shortage” in the island’s tourism industry is unlikely to have much impact this high season, given Phuket’s reputation as an expensive place to live.

  • Peacock delivers ‘pheasant surprise’ in Krabi

    Peacock delivers ‘pheasant surprise’ in Krabi

    PHUKET: A rubber tapper in Krabi, Phuket’s sister province across Phang Nga Bay, got an unexpected surprise this week when he discovered a live peacock of a species thought to be extinct in the region. Jamrad Kuannakorn and his wife arrived at a rubber plantation in Khao Kram sub-district before dawn on Tuesday, starting work as usual, when they heard an unusual sound from above. “We heard an animal noise so loud that we decided to take a look.

  • Tesco launches ‘green bag’ project in Phuket

    Tesco launches ‘green bag’ project in Phuket

    PHUKET: Leading retail chain Tesco Lotus launched a pilot project at its new Thalang branch in Phuket yesterday with the aim of reducing plastic bag use nationwide. The project is intended to encourage customers at all its stores in Phuket to use fewer plastic bags in order to help preserve the island’s natural beauty for future generations.

  • Tsunami blamed for Phuket beach encroachment confusion

    Tsunami blamed for Phuket beach encroachment confusion

    PHUKET: A Phuket hotel representative yesterday claimed that the 2004 tsunami washed away property boundary markers between his resort and public beach land, thus causing confusion over alleged beach encroachment. The Surin Phuket, formerly known as The Chedi, situated on Pansea Beach on Phuket’s northwest coast, is in the final stages of renovation in preparation of reopening under the new name.

  • Tourist’s keen eye saves green sea turtle

    Tourist’s keen eye saves green sea turtle

    PHUKET: An observant tourist yesterday spotted a young green sea turtle floating in the water off the Yacht Haven Marina in Mai Khao, in the north of Phuket, and by doing so may have saved its life. The Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) was immediately contacted, who in turn asked the Phuket Kusoldharm Rescue Foundation for assistance in recovering the turtle. With the rescue operation a success, the turtle was quickly transferred to the care of Dr Patcharaporn Gaewmong, veterinarian for the PMBC’s Endangered Marine Species Unit.

  • Phuket, Krabi road show ‘refloats’ tourism from Middle East

    Phuket, Krabi road show ‘refloats’ tourism from Middle East

    PHUKET: A consortium of Phuket and Krabi tourism representatives have just returned from the Middle East where they spearheaded a road show to boost tourists’ confidence in visiting Thailand. “The floods scared so many tourists who planned to visit Thailand

  • Phuket news: 26,000 prisoners get Royal Pardon

    Phuket news: 26,000 prisoners get Royal Pardon

    PHUKET: In a show of compassion, HM The King today issued a royal command pardoning some 26,000 prisoners nationwide.

  • Kings Cup Regatta to generate B600mn for Phuket

    Kings Cup Regatta to generate B600mn for Phuket

    PHUKET: This year’s Kings Cup Regatta is expected to rake in 600 million baht for Phuket.

  • Dewa Phuket wins 7 awards

    Dewa Phuket wins 7 awards

    PHUKET: Dewa Phuket, the boutique resort at Nai Yang beach, bagged seven awards at the ‘2011–2013 Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards’, or HAPA. The HAPA Southeast Asian regional ceremony, which took place on November 17 and 18 in Singapore, welcomed hospitality sector representatives from Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines

  • Delhi Viceroys get their revenge over Phuket

    Delhi Viceroys get their revenge over Phuket

    PHUKET: The Delhi Viceroys, on the final day of their hastily rearranged cricket tour due to the flooding in Bangkok, gained vengeance over revised hosts the Phuket Cricket Group today. After a comprehensive defeat on day one, by all ten wickets in a Twenty20 match at the Alan Cooke Ground, the Viceroys got revenge in very similar fashion, though in a match set for 40 overs per inning