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  • Tourism finds Phuket swiftlet aviaries difficult to swallow

    Tourism finds Phuket swiftlet aviaries difficult to swallow

    SPECIAL REPORT Having caused problems in other regions of Thailand, the growing number of swiftlet barns in Phuket came under scrutiny at Phuket Provincial Hall last week. Officials have decided to set up ‘zones’ for the business – despite the fact that it is illegal.

  • Chlorine gas guests return safely to Phuket resort

    Chlorine gas guests return safely to Phuket resort

    PHUKET: All the guests affected by the chlorine gas cloud at the Phuket Orchid Resort in Karon

  • Phuket kickboxer murder fugitive Lee Aldhouse wins right to appeal extradition

    Phuket kickboxer murder fugitive Lee Aldhouse wins right to appeal extradition

    PHUKET: The return to Phuket of fugitive British murder suspect Lee Aldhouse remains on hold, as the kickboxer has won the right to appeal an extradition order, the UK media has reported. Lee Aldhouse, 27, successfully

  • Qantas, Jetstar offer way home for stranded Air Australia tourists

    Qantas, Jetstar offer way home for stranded Air Australia tourists

    PHUKET: National Australian airline Qantas and low-cost carrier Jetstar have announced special fares for tourists left stranded by the financial collapse Air Australia yesterday. Air Australia management declared going into voluntary administration late last night Phuket time, which resulted in the immediate grounding of their entire fleet. Qantas this morning announced the airline was drawing up a plan to assist Australian tourists left stranded.

  • Phuket on high alert in wake of Bangkok terror bombs

    Phuket on high alert in wake of Bangkok terror bombs

    PHUKET: Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha has ordered all police units on the island to be on high alert following the arrests of three Iranians for the bomb blasts in Bangkok on Tuesday.

  • Phuket Live Wire: Yet another PayPal scam

    Phuket Live Wire: Yet another PayPal scam

    PHUKET: A reader wrote to me, asking if she’s been scammed.

  • Tough love for street beggars in Phuket

    Tough love for street beggars in Phuket

    PHUKET: Government departments are coordinating a crack down on street beggars in Phuket this Valentine’s Day.

  • Phuket druggists to restrict sale of ‘Meth Blue’

    Phuket druggists to restrict sale of ‘Meth Blue’

    PHUKET: Phuket pharmacists will restrict the sale of products containing ‘methylene blue’ to minors, following reports of youths taking the compound to avoid testing positive for methamphetamine use during drug tests. The announcement came during a special meeting on Saturday led by Kiattisak Parnrungsri, secretary of the Phuket Pharmacists Club; Duangjai Pasarphan, pharmacist with the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO); and Jindee Satikayavakul, president of the Phuket Drugstore Club. The special meeting followed a

  • Phuket murder suspect prepared to surrender: police

    Phuket murder suspect prepared to surrender: police

    PHUKET: Police are in telephone negotiations with murder suspect Atsadakorn “Pod” Seedokbuab, a Phuket businessman they believe was the mastermind behind the shocking

  • English teacher reported missing in Phuket

    English teacher reported missing in Phuket

    PHUKET: The mother Mark Robson, a 27-year-old with British and South African nationality, is seeking help to find her son who went missing in Phuket last month. Mr Robson arrived in Thailand from Durban on December 5. After short stays in Bangkok, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui in mid-December, he stayed in Phuket.