Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • “Nothing but rude Indians, Chinese and Arabs” – Pattaya locals go feral online

    “Nothing but rude Indians, Chinese and Arabs” – Pattaya locals go feral online

    “ Where are all the nice ones – like Americans – who spend cash and behave well!?” PHOTO: Sophon Cable Sophon Cable TV on Facebook has quoted the head of the Eastern Seaboard Hotel Association, Sanpetch Supphabowonsathian, saying advance bookings for this high season in Pattaya showed a 5-10% increase on last year. But as the local hotel association were upbeat over an increase in hotel bookings, the news was followed by an avalanche of racist invective that the tourists were not the tourists they wanted. Comments on the Facebook post were bemoaning that all the tourists in the resort were either Indians, Chinese or Arabs.

  • French man arrested stealing mobile phone in Pattaya – VIDEO

    French man arrested stealing mobile phone in Pattaya – VIDEO

    VIDEO: Pattaya Message A French man has been charged after snatching a smartphone in a department store in Pattaya. The Pattaya Message reports that Mueang Pattaya Police were notified of the incident yesterday evening. Police arrived and took the suspect into custody after other shop-holders helped to catch the suspect

  • 14 smuggled Burmese migrants rescued and alleged trafficker arrested

    14 smuggled Burmese migrants rescued and alleged trafficker arrested

    PHOTO: Bang Klam, Songkhla Immigration police in Songkhla have arrested an alleged Burmese human trafficker and rescued 14 smuggled Burmese from a rented house in Bang Klam district. Police arrested the alleged ring leader, 29 year old Aung Chanai, not far from the rented house on the Asia highway in Moo 4 village in Tambon Tha Chang where he allegedly kept the 14 undocumented Burmese migrants – five women and nine men. The 14 had been detained inside the house, which was locked from the outside, before being smuggled across the border to Malaysia.

  • Thai businesses locked out of potential $237.2 million medical cannabis market 

    Thai businesses locked out of potential $237.2 million medical cannabis market 

    by Daragh Anglim Thailand is emerging as a frontrunner in the nascent Asian cannabis market. With 175 clinicians now qualified to prescribe cannabis-based medicines in the country, Thailand is at the cusp of a major breakthrough in realising the commercial and societal benefits of medical cannabis.

  • Chinese, Taiwanese and Singaporeans dominate Asia’s cruise market

    Chinese, Taiwanese and Singaporeans dominate Asia’s cruise market

    Chinese travellers continue to dominate Asia’s passenger cruise market, but Taiwanese and Singaporeans aren’t far behind. This according to the 2018 Asia Cruise Industry Ocean Source Market Report. Commissioned by the Cruise Lines International Association, the report looks at the growth, demographics and trends of the top source markets in Asia

  • Beam me up Phuket – new space theme hotel for the island

    Beam me up Phuket – new space theme hotel for the island

    A 150 key space themed hotel is under development in Kathu, Phuket, by a Singaporean group . Located close to the Central Festival and Makro complexes, the project is expected to open next year according to a report in TTG Asia. The One Pioneer – Beyond Space Travel hotel say it’s “highly focused on an outer space storyline and will have an indoor observatory”.

  • An ‘ancient cannon’ found underwater off Koh Racha Noi

    An ‘ancient cannon’ found underwater off Koh Racha Noi

    An investigation has been launched after an object, similar to an ancient cannon, was found near Koh Racha Noi off Phuket’s southern coast. Rawai Mayor Aroon Solos says he was informed that the object looked similar to an old cannon and was found underwater off the island. Mayor Aroon dived under water to check out the object for himself.

  • US temporarily ease restrictions on Huawei

    US temporarily ease restrictions on Huawei

    PHOTO: Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei and Chinese President Xi Jinping – SCMP The US has temporarily eased some of the restrictions on China’s Huawei, the world’s largest phone and telecom equipment maker, to minimise disruption to its customers.

  • Phoenix goes up for auction, starting price 900,000 baht

    Phoenix goes up for auction, starting price 900,000 baht

    The notorious and ill-fated tour boat Phoenix , which sank off Phuket last July killing 47 Chinese tourists, is among 48 items that the Anti-Money Laundering Office will auction off this Wednesday at its head office. At the time, many of the dead were retrieved from the boat, though its crew and captain escaped unharmed via life rafts, leaving many passengers on board as the boat sank during a sudden storm. The incident was followed by a sharp drop in Chinese visitors to Thailand, particularly Phuket

  • Six survive after fish delivery pick-up overturns in Krabi

    Six survive after fish delivery pick-up overturns in Krabi

    Six people, who were delivering fresh fish in a pickup truck in Krabi, have survived an accident in Krabi. Mueang Krabi Police were notified of the incident in Krabi City yesterday.