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  • Fire rips through car parts warehouse in Patong

    Fire rips through car parts warehouse in Patong

    PHUKET: A fire believed to have been started by an electrical fault destroyed a car parts warehouse in Patong this afternoon. No one was reported injured in the blaze, but the damage caused has been estimated at around 100,000 baht.

  • Phuket Architect & Engineering Exhibition 2012 underway

    Phuket Architect & Engineering Exhibition 2012 underway

    PHUKET: Good news for the island’s builders, designers and property owners: the Architect & Engineering Exhibition 2012 is now underway on the second floor of the Royal Phuket City Hotel. The event runs daily from 11am to 8pm though Sunday, featuring a number of exhibitions and booths showcasing products from more than 100 manufactures and importers.

  • Project to reverse Patong traffic flow hits a speed bump

    Project to reverse Patong traffic flow hits a speed bump

    PHUKET: A long-awaited plan to reverse the direction of one-way traffic flow in Patong was expected to

  • Outrigger to buy Phuket’s Laguna Beach Resort

    Outrigger to buy Phuket’s Laguna Beach Resort

    PHUKET: Outrigger Hotels and Resorts announced today in a press release that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the 254-room Laguna Beach Resort, located on Bang Tao Bay on the northwest coast of Phuket. The transaction is scheduled to close in the first quarter of 2013. The press release did not stipulate how much the resort was being sold for.

  • Rak Phuket group files lese majeste  petition against Thai-born Kiwi

    Rak Phuket group files lese majeste petition against Thai-born Kiwi

    PHUKET: The Rak Phuket Club rallied against improper gestures made by a Thai expat in Bangkok last week by filing a letter of complaint to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung Thursday morning.

  • New crab trap regulations not causing a snag in Phuket

    New crab trap regulations not causing a snag in Phuket

    PHUKET: Compliance with a new crab trap regulation established in late June was highlighted as one of the hot topics for the Traditional Fishing Preservation Group meeting held yesterday in response to their letter of complaint filed with the Phuket Provincial Office.

  • Bangkok again top destination city in Asia

    Bangkok again top destination city in Asia

    PHUKET: Good news for the Phuket tourism industry comes from a recently-released report by MasterCard that has Bangkok nestled into third place on the credit card giant’s list of major cities with the most tourist arrivals. The MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index report by economist Yuwa Hedrick-Wong projected 2012 tourist arrivals in the Thai capital at 12.2 million, behind only global leader London (16.

  • Phuket Live Wire: Why the Internet died

    Phuket Live Wire: Why the Internet died

    PHUKET: It is my sad duty to report to you how and why the Internet died last Monday (July 9). The DNSChanger virus took down the internet, and I for one will lament its passing.

  • Abhisit Vejjajiva collects data for Phuket ‘blueprint’ at Simon Cabaret

    Abhisit Vejjajiva collects data for Phuket ‘blueprint’ at Simon Cabaret

    PHUKET: Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva called on the people of Phuket recently to help develop a “blueprint” to solve the problems facing the tourism industry on the island. About a thousand local people who joined the seminar at the Simon Star Theater in Rassada were asked to help construct a clear picture of the issues to be faced

  • Two elephants join Phuket migrant labor force

    Two elephants join Phuket migrant labor force

    PHUKET: Two young elephants were approved to work in Phuket this week, bringing the total number of registered pachyderms on the island to 190, which is 14 more than the existing limit set by the Provincial Office in 2003. The increase in the number of elephants beyond the set limit was noted during the meeting by Phuket Provincial Livestock Chief Weerasit Phutthipairote.