Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • Kamala lifeguard dies in motorbike accident in Cherng Talay

    Kamala lifeguard dies in motorbike accident in Cherng Talay

    PHOTO: Kusoldharm Foundation A man, a Kamala lifeguard, has died in a motorbike accident in Cherng Talay this afternoon.

  • Thailand advance to knockout stage of Asian Cup *Thaiger Bites

    Thailand advance to knockout stage of Asian Cup *Thaiger Bites

    Last night saw Thailand finish with a 1-1 draw with the UAE (United Arab Emirates) to ensure their place in the knockout stages of the Asian Cup, managing to finish second in the group after a rocky start.

  • Three reasons Thailand is winning on same-sex rights *Thaiger Bites

    Three reasons Thailand is winning on same-sex rights *Thaiger Bites

    Success for the gay rights cause in Thailand lies in, as the old Chinese formula goes, the “right time, the right place, the right people” Last month, the Thai government supported a bill that would make Thailand the first Asian jurisdiction to allow same-sex civil partnerships. It is significant progress in the battle for sexual equality in Asia, in contrast to the failed referendum on gay marriage in Taiwan

  • Fire destroys six houses in Wichit, Phuket

    Fire destroys six houses in Wichit, Phuket

    Fire has destroyed six houses at the Klong Koh Phee Community in Wichit last night. No injuries or deaths was reported. Officers from the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) stationed at Wichit Municipality were notified of a fire in Soi 6 in Klong Koh Phee Community in Wichit at 11:50pm last night

  • Thai Tourism chases the pink dollar as one of its “new shades”

    Thai Tourism chases the pink dollar as one of its “new shades”

    by Phatarawadee Phataranawik and The Thaiger While Thailand is waiting for a Life Partnership Bill to become law, and maybe a move towards full same-sex marriage down the track, advocates say they are encouraged by the country’s efforts in attracting LGBT tourists. The recent approval of the Life Partnership Bill by the Thai cabinet was a significant step – the first such move for an Asian country – but it still must be passed by the NLA with elections and coronations likely to impede any progress in coming months.

  • The 35 billion baht white elephant – Phuket’s light rail

    The 35 billion baht white elephant – Phuket’s light rail

    “About the only thing feasible in this rendering is the blue sky.” Spending 35 billion baht on infrastructure that few will use, is planned on the least useful route and will cause mayhem for a 3-5 year build time is a waste of money. The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) is currently chatting to the private sector and local administrative bodies to support Phuket’s planned light-rail/tram project. Firstly, where will it travel

  • Saudi refugee: Friday milestones and developments

    Saudi refugee: Friday milestones and developments

    Confusion reigned today over where the 18 year old Saudi woman, who fled from Kuwait to Thailand to escape her allegedly abusive family, would be resettled.

  • Beer truck overturns in Rassada, Phuket – VIDEO

    Beer truck overturns in Rassada, Phuket – VIDEO

    PHOTOS / VIDEO: Mana Sombat / Kanlaya Singkangrang  A beer truck overturned in Rassada this morning where beer cans were scattered on the road outside a 7-11. Police were notified about the incident early today at Soi King Kaew in front of a 7-eleven in Rassada

  • Waiting game for Saudi refugee in Thailand

    Waiting game for Saudi refugee in Thailand

    The ordeal of Saudi Arabian refugee Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun continues, with Australia’s foreign minister Marise Payne telling reporters no asylum deal had been reached.

  • Saudi teen seeks asylum as Australian foreign minister visits Thailand – Thaiger Bites

    Saudi teen seeks asylum as Australian foreign minister visits Thailand – Thaiger Bites

    Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne is in Bangkok today after the Australian Government says it would consider giving asylum to the 18 year old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand from Kuwait, saying she feared her family, which she accused of abuse. Reuters reports that Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun refused to meet her father and brother, who arrived in Bangkok yesterday to try and encourage her to return to Saudi Arabia while denying accusations that her family was abusing her physically and emotionally. Al-Qunun was initially denied entry to Thailand when she arrived at the Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport on Saturday, intending to fly from there to Australia to seek asylum