Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • Koh Tao finds a way to get rid of its trash

    Koh Tao finds a way to get rid of its trash

    PHOTO: Thai PBS – Koh Tao rubbish Koh Toa has some good news today, for a change, after it’s been revealed that the Surat Thani dostrict of Poonpin has agreed to accept the island’s pile of 45,000 tonnes of rubbish for disposal. About 30 tonnes of trash is added to the garbage disposal plant of the island. The island has an incinerator to help with the disposal of the stinking mess but, you guessed it, it hasn’t been working for a while

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    Phuket Tourist Police stop to help at a road accident

    PHOTOS:  The Phuket Tourist Police / Newshawk Phuket Lt Col Milin Peanchang and Capt Eakkachai Siri of the Phuket Tourist Police were on the way to meet the Phuket Governor, Norraphat Plodthog. But it wasn’t going to be a normal drive to meet the Governor today. Lt Col Milin Peanchang ordered his team to stop and help a man injured in a road accident on Chao Fa East Road in Chalong this afternoon.

  • Kata Rocks ends the use of plastic straws

    Kata Rocks ends the use of plastic straws

    Kata Rocks has launched its new sustainability and social impact initiative as it moves to eliminate single-use plastics in the luxury resort which has already started and will reach its broader goal within one year. Guests staying at Kata Rocks are increasingly eco-conscious and are a driving force behind the shift in demand for sustainable travel options

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    More sea snakes sighted along Patong Beach

    PHOTOS:  ได้หมด ถ้าสดชื่น / Newshawk Phuket Many sea snakes have been found along the shores of Patong Beach this morning (September 21).

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    Phuket woman arrested with over 20,000 methamphetamine pills

    A Phuket woman has been arrested with 20,772 of methamphetamine pills and 73.43 grams of crystal methamphetamine in Chalong. A team of patrol police arrested 39 year old Jiraphon ‘Sao’ Chauykerd.

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    MP numbers being shuffled around in lead up to Thai election

    Some of Thailand’s key political parties are set to see a significant reduction in MPs after new regulations were issued reducing the number of constituency candidates. For instance, Pheu Thai Party’s strongholds – the North and the Northeast – will lose 13 seats in Parliament, while the Democrat Party could lose six MPs, as the number of seats in the South and Bangkok has been reduced by three each. Political analyst Stithorn Thananithichot said no parties were gaining an upper hand at this stage, adding that the impact of gerrymandering would only surface once the exact electoral boundaries are drawn

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    Chinese tourists injured in Phuket minivan accident

    PHOTOS: Sayan Thammaphan Three Chinese tourists have been injured after a minivan they were travelling in rear-ended an 18 wheeler truck in Chalong today (September 19). Rescue workers rushed to the scene of the accident on Chao Fa West Road near Nakok Intersection about noon.

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    Electric cars in Thailand move into the fast lane

    by Jintana Panyaarvudh The Thai Government has a goal of getting 1.2 million electric vehicles on the road by 2036.

  • Major ‘ice’ haul intercepted in the South

    Major ‘ice’ haul intercepted in the South

    FILE PHOTO An enormous haul of 280 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, commonly known as “ice”, was found hidden in a pickup truck that was spotted abandoned in an oil palm plantation in Satun’s Manang district. Supoj Sirisaeng, an assistant chief of Tambon Nikhom Pattana, alerted police to check the vehicle after it was found in the plantation. The pickup was taken to be checked at the Manang police station.

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    DNA tests reveal Phuket’s Yanui is a….

    PHOTOS: The Phuket PR Office The DNA tests are in and it reveals that Yanui is a saltwater crocodile. The Phuket Fisheries Office Chief Kowot Kaoeian says, “Yanui is a saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus).” “The crocodile has been reacting well to treatment