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  • China, USA to face off in Phuket FIVB beach volleyball final

    China, USA to face off in Phuket FIVB beach volleyball final

    PHUKET: Chinas top-seeded duo Chen Xue and Xi Zhang will take on the second-seeded team of Jennifer Kessy and April Ross from the United States in the gold medal final of the FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour Phuket Thailand Open at Karon Beach on Sunday. Both teams ground out semifinal match victories today to advance to the internationally-televised final, scheduled to start on center court at 4pm tomorrow

  • Phuket butterflies to take wings in the wild

    Phuket butterflies to take wings in the wild

    PHUKET: Two-thousand butterflies will be released into the wild on November 26 as part of the fifth annual Butterfly Release Charity event put on by Phuket Butterfly Garden and Insect World. The free-admission event will be held from 9am to 2pm at Bang Pae Waterfall in the Khao Phra Thaew Wildlife Reserve in Thalang.

  • American Fanelli sentenced to 10 years for Phuket bar girl murder

    American Fanelli sentenced to 10 years for Phuket bar girl murder

    PHUKET: American Ronald Mad Yank Fanelli has been sentenced to 10 years and three months imprisonment for the stabbing murder of bar hostess Wanphen Pienjai last year. Phuket Provincial Prison Director Rapin Nichanon today confirmed that the courts decision was handed down on Tuesday. The sentence will be reduced by the 471 days Fanelli has already been detained, he added

  • Phuket pedestrian killed on merit-making journey

    Phuket pedestrian killed on merit-making journey

    PHUKET: A Phuket woman was struck by a car and killed yesterday, moments before embarking on a merit-making tour to a temple in Ranong Province. Police received a report at 5:30am that a woman had been hit by a car in the southbound lane of Thepkrasattri Road in front of Thepkrasattri Municipality

  • Thai Floods: Phuket becomes safe haven in Bangkok exodus

    Thai Floods: Phuket becomes safe haven in Bangkok exodus

    PHUKET: Roads and bus, train and airport terminals in Bangkok yesterday were jammed with people exiting flood-struck Bangkok, heading to safe areas including, quite noticeably today, Phuket. The exodus gathered pace yesterday, with long tailbacks on outbound highways with cars and adding to packed accommodations in Pattaya, Hua Hin and Chon Buri, among other destinations. For days, Bangkokians have been locking up their homes and migrating to resorts or relatives homes outside the capital, but after the government on Wednesday announced October 27, 28 and 31 to be public holidays in 21 flood-hit provinces, the intermittent streams yesterday became a flood of stressed-out safety seekers.

  • Thanyapura serves up ITF tennis for Phuket on Saturday

    Thanyapura serves up ITF tennis for Phuket on Saturday

    PHUKET: Following their success at the recent Thanyapura Tennis Challenge, Tachakorn Tonnon and Pavaporn Limsakul are now preparing for another opportunity to showcase their talents at the Chang International Tennis Federation (ITF) Thailand Pro Circuit 2011 tournament. Enthusiasts of the sport in Phuket are also anticipating an exciting exhibition of tennis from a number of the finest players in the region, to be held at Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Clubs (TSLC’s) new world-class courts from October 29 to November 12. This event is not to be missed, being the first ITF tournament to be held in Phuket and featuring a number of pros from international circuits.

  • Phuket tourists finger American snatch thief

    Phuket tourists finger American snatch thief

    PHUKET: An American man was arrested last night after allegedly committing a string of snatch thefts in popular tourist beach areas on Phukets west coast. Jake Bordes, 27, was stopped by police and charged with robbery after two tourists reported being robbed in separate incidents while walking in Karon. A Chalong Police report states that Ritua Walli was robbed at about 9pm in front of the At Phone Shop on ..

  • Phuket Breaking News: Bus crash on Patong Hill; many injured

    Phuket Breaking News: Bus crash on Patong Hill; many injured

    PHUKET: A bus carrying 37 Russian tourists from Phuket International Airport has crashed on Patong Hill, injuring many passengers in the second such incident in four days in Phuket. A Russian passenger told the Phuket Gazette that the bus emblazoned with the company name “J-Siam Holiday Phuket Co” was carrying 37 Russians, and four Thais: two tour guides, one driver and one assistant. The group had just arrived in Phuket and were en route to the Duangjit Resort in Patong

  • Ex-cop caught smuggling 4.5kg of marijuana into Phuket

    Ex-cop caught smuggling 4.5kg of marijuana into Phuket

    PHUKET: Police at Tah Chat Chai checkpoint the northern tip of the island yesterday arrested a retired policeman trying to smuggle 4.5 kilograms of marijuana into Phuket.

  • Thai property: Food for thought for Phuket expats

    Thai property: Food for thought for Phuket expats

    Phuket NEWS Hound World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket readers PHUKET: An item on the BBC website last week caught the attention of Phuket News Hound. Grand in its simplicity and purpose, and unassailable as a means to improve a troubled nation’s economy, a proposal by two United States senators to woo foreign property buyers yes, woo; not eschew stands in glaring contrast to the folklore railing against foreign ownership of land in Thailand