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  • Phuket’s gay scene gets another chance with Chinese GLBTI

    Phuket’s gay scene gets another chance with Chinese GLBTI

    PHOTO: ZAG Nightclub performers, TheGayPassport.com This article first appeared in The Nation courtesy of AFP. It’s an insight into the rebirth of one of the more ‘tatty’ ends of Patong – Soi Paradise, the ‘gay zone’ – where gay bars have opened and closed over the years struggling to attract a consistent flow of customers. For one of south east Asia’s most infamous party towns, Patong had a curiously down-beat gay scene.

  • Suspicious item found near the Phuket International Airport

    Suspicious item found near the Phuket International Airport

    A suspicious item, that looked like a M67 grenade, was found at a taxi queue next to the Phuket International Airport last night (November 9). The object was in a perfect shape with the bolt wrapped in blue tape. The team covered the item using old tyres and cordoned off the scene from the public

  • UPDATE: Four Japanese and a Thai guide killed as passenger van rams truck

    UPDATE: Four Japanese and a Thai guide killed as passenger van rams truck

    Five people were killed and one injured when a minivan rammed into the rear of a running truck in Ayutthaya’s Bang Pa-in district on Wednesday. Earlier we reported on The Thaiger and Phuket Gazette that six had been killed. The van was reportedly carrying four Japanese and a Thai guide in addition to the driver.

  • Phuket Gateway 2.0 to be ready next month

    Phuket Gateway 2.0 to be ready next month

    Phuket Gateway will be ready to kick off on December 12 this year and is expected to be the welcoming landmark of Phuket at the top of the island providing useful information to travelers. This morning (November 9) Phuket’s Governor, Norapat Plodthong, chaired a meeting to follow up on the project – the Phuket Gateway at Thachatchai – which was attended by all the local authorities involved with updating the Gateway project.

  • Billion baht sports & conference complex to be built at Mai Khao Beach

    Billion baht sports & conference complex to be built at Mai Khao Beach

    Phuket’s Governor led a team to visit 150 rai of land on Mai Khao Beach today (November 8) to review the plans to build a sports complex with a 900 – 1,000 million Baht budget from the budget year 2019. The sports complex is expected to attract more sports tourism to the island featuring a sports centre, exhibition hall and conference centre using initial studies and designs that have been prepared several years ago.

  • 3 day old baby left at Phang Nga hospital

    3 day old baby left at Phang Nga hospital

    PHOTO: Takuapa Hospital in Phang Nga – THMaps.com A healthy 3 day old baby has been dumped in a Takuapa hospital’s ER section along with 2,000 Baht in cash. At about 9pm on November 6, at Takuapa Hospital in Phang Nga, a baby was found next to a medicine room. He is 2.6 kilograms and estimated to be only 3 days old.

  • THAIGER TODAY Tuesday, November 7

    THAIGER TODAY Tuesday, November 7

    Veterans urge NCPO not to start political party | Khon Kaen hotel owner sues water authorities | Mystery over 50 year old Brit ‘bashed in Phuket’ | Mystery over Phuket’s ongoing bad weather…will it come? Today at the Melbourne Cup Charity function raising money for Phuket Has Been Good To Us and Good Shepherd Foundation.

  • Sports tourism flourishing in Phuket

    Sports tourism flourishing in Phuket

    By Paul Poole , Thailand’s sponsorship guru Few places in Thailand host more sporting events than Phuket, and every year thousands of tourists – both local and foreign – head to the island to participate in or witness a sporting event. Hardly a month goes by without a sporting event taking place on Phuket.

  • 15 year old allegedly raped by stepfather for 5 years

    15 year old allegedly raped by stepfather for 5 years

    Muslims for Peace Foundation rescued a 15 year old girl who alleges she was a rape victim of her 67 year old stepfather for 5 years.

  • Gulf of Thailand battered – heading towards the Andaman Sea, north of Phuket

    Gulf of Thailand battered – heading towards the Andaman Sea, north of Phuket

    (There is an update from the TMD at the bottom of this article – the tropical depression is weakening as it moves across the landmass from Gulf of Thailand towards the Andman Sea, north of Phuket) A severe weather warning was issued for the South Eastern Region on Monday, as the Meteorological Department forecast heavy rain for the entire region, while banana farmers in Songkhla were already suffering gale-force winds caused by Typhoon Damrey. The South Eastern Meteorological Centre warned of a strong low depression over the Southern Region that had caused heavy rain in the entire Eastern coast of the Southern Region and were likely to continue until at least Tuesday. People in the whole of the South Eastern Region were also warned to prepare for possible flash floods