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  • Are the 10% beach zones becoming 20% zones?

    Are the 10% beach zones becoming 20% zones?

    Despite appearances that the 10% beach zones seem to be magically growing into the remaining 90% of Patong Beach, Patong Mayor, Chalermluck Kebsup has assured the Phuket Gazette that the rule remains the same and the operators are still following the rules for the placement of sun lounges and umbrellas. “The 10% zoning remains the same and there are signs that clearly specify the area of 10%

  • Phuket Brand, Phuket Best Festival 2017 – Starts December 29

    Phuket Brand, Phuket Best Festival 2017 – Starts December 29

    FILE PHOTO ‘Phuket Brand, Phuket Best Festival’ starts on December 29 for 11 days until January 8, 2018. It will feature famous food brands and entertainment at Saphan Hin Park.

  • New Phuket bus schedule App

    New Phuket bus schedule App

    The Phuket Land Transport Office is launching a new application called “Bus Beam” connecting people with public transportations, gathering all the schedules for bus services around Phuket. There are 6 bus operators who have joined the application so far.

  • Tourist disappears after swimming off Patong Beach

    Tourist disappears after swimming off Patong Beach

    A 27 year old Ukrainian tourist disappeared after swimming off Patong Beach last evening (December 10). A team of Patong lifeguards along with the Kulsoldham Phuket Foundation volunteers combed the beach area following a report that a tourist had gone missing at about 6.30pm (sunset last night was at 6.09pm). A boat driver, who is a witness, says that he saw the tourist swimming but the man was swimming away from the boat which was about 300-400 metres offshore, with a water depth of 7-8 metres.

  • Blade Runner. Cool tech gives Cola new legs.

    Blade Runner. Cool tech gives Cola new legs.

    After a first set of prosthetics, Cola now has new ‘bouncy’ blades to run on. Cola the two-legged dog has scored an Asian first – he’s the first dog in the world to be fitted with blades of the kind used by Paralympic sprinters. And he took to his new legs like a champion, racing up and down the beach on his blades within minutes of having them installed.

  • Better training. Better lifeguards. Two day training course completed at Patong.

    Better training. Better lifeguards. Two day training course completed at Patong.

    Two days training for hotel staff, tour operators and budding beach lifeguards has been completed at Patong Beach.

  • THAIGER TODAY Friday, December 8

    THAIGER TODAY Friday, December 8

    Prawit’s been given 30 days to ‘please explain’ | Flood crisis in Nakhon Si Thammarat | Last night’s island downpour | Australian couple in hospital with mounting bills following bike accident | 50,000 SIM cards seized on the Cambodian border. The post THAIGER TODAY Friday, December 8 appeared first on Phuket Gazette .

  • Phuket Governor visits dog shelter to check on renovations

    Phuket Governor visits dog shelter to check on renovations

    Phuket’s Governor, Norapat Plodthong, visited the Suan Pa Bang Kanun Dog Shelter yesterday (December 5) to check on the progress of its renovation.

  • 7 year old girl chained up by her mother

    7 year old girl chained up by her mother

    After pictures of a 7 year old Myanmar girl chained went viral in social media, Phuket Social Development and Human Security officers visited the scene today (December 5), which is a room in an apartment in Phuket Town. The girl and her 9 year old brother are safe at Phuket Children and Family Shelter.

  • Official opening of Wang Kee On Waterfall in Patong

    Official opening of Wang Kee On Waterfall in Patong

    At 9 am today (December 5), Patong Mayor, Chalermluck Kebsup, hosted the official opening of Wang Kee On Waterfall as the new attraction in Patong, even though it’s been there all the time.