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  • Phuket motorcyclist survives slide under chicken truck

    Phuket motorcyclist survives slide under chicken truck

    PHUKET: A motorcyclist riding the wrong way on Thepkrasattri Road ended up under a pickup loaded with fresh chicken meat last night, bruised and scratched but without major injuries. Wang Promma, 38, was riding his motorcycle north in the southbound section of Thepkrasattri Road, about 500 meters north of the Heroines Monument (map here), said Capt Narong Muangdoung of the Thalang Police

  • Phuket Police stage riot control drills

    Phuket Police stage riot control drills

    PHUKET: More than 300 officers from every police station in Phuket have been rehearsing their riot control skills at the field behind Phuket City Police Station yesterday and today in preparation for a contest that will pit them against fellow police from throughout Upper Southern Thailand. “The objective is to maintain our preparedness for situations of civil unrest and to prepare for a competition at Provincial Police Region 8 headquarters in Surat Thani,” Phuket Provincial Police Commander Choti Chavalviwat said.

  • Phuket Tech: How to change your address – Live Wire

    Phuket Tech: How to change your address – Live Wire

    PHUKET: Many of my friends here in Phuket are in the process of changing their email addresses from blahblah@phuket.ksc.co.

  • Phuket helps turtles break for the waves

    Phuket helps turtles break for the waves

    PHUKET: The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa hosted the 4th Mai Khao Turtle Release yesterday afternoon. The important annual event is organized to raise funds for, and awareness of, the plight of Phuket’s critically endangered sea turtles. Supported by the Phuket Marine Biological Center and the Royal Thai Navy, the event released rehabilitated green turtles back into the Andaman Sea.

  • Phuket marine chief floats Airport-Patong sea taxi idea

    Phuket marine chief floats Airport-Patong sea taxi idea

    PHUKET: To offer tourists another option in getting from Phuket Airport to Patong Beach, the chief of the Phuket Marine Office yesterday proposed launching a “sea taxi” to ferry passengers down the island’s west coast. The project is called “From the boat to the plane”, Chief Phuriphat Teerakulpisut told a meeting at the Phuket Treasury Office yesterday. “Many tourists visit Phuket each year and last year we had around 9.

  • New 20-baht banknote to launch in Phuket on April 1

    New 20-baht banknote to launch in Phuket on April 1

    PHUKET: The new 20-baht banknote will be available for exchange at commercial banks in Phuket and nationwide from April 1, staff at the Bank of Thailand told the Phuket Gazette this morning. Bank of Thailand Deputy Governor Tongurai Limpiti publicly announced the April 1 launch date yesterday

  • Phuket security guard denies B500k ATM theft

    Phuket security guard denies B500k ATM theft

    PHUKET: A guard working for a Phuket security firm was arrested today for allegedly topping up his own pockets with 500,000 baht instead of topping up an ATM at a gas station near Wat Chalong.

  • Phuket Tech: Lock down your mobile devices

    Phuket Tech: Lock down your mobile devices

    PHUKET: In New York City, the crime rate has been slowly, steadily decreasing every year for the past 15 years. Until last year

  • Lucky escape from injury as Phuket tuk-tuk flips

    Lucky escape from injury as Phuket tuk-tuk flips

    PHUKET: A pickup driver, a tuk-tuk driver and a motorbike rider all escaped serious injury yesterday when they piled into one another after the pickup driver slammed on the brakes to avoid a huge pothole on Kata Hill. “The accident occurred near the sharp Sator Curve at about 12:20pm,” said Ruamjai Rescue Foundation emergency responder Sayan Thammaphan, who was among the first to arrive at the scene.

  • Body of Russian tourist washes ashore on Phuket beach

    Body of Russian tourist washes ashore on Phuket beach

    PHUKET: The body of a Russian man last seen spearfishing a few hundred meters offshore from Kata Beach on Friday was found washed ashore at the same beach (map