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  • Colour returns to Thai TV screens

    Colour returns to Thai TV screens

    On October 1 all TV stations ‘toned down’ their programming under orders from the National Broadcasting Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). Programming was toned down both in content and the actual colours. The same was applied to most websites as the colour and saturation were ’toned down’ out of respect for the anniversary of the passing of King Bhumibol and the Royal Funeral and Cremation at the end of this month.

  • ‘Tara’ given a 50-50 chance of surviving

    ‘Tara’ given a 50-50 chance of surviving

    A 15 year old male elephant rescued from a muddy canal in Phitsanulok province yesterday was lifted using two big backhoes, placed in a truck and taken to an elephant hospital in Lampang province where it is now receiving treatment. A veterinarian said the elephant had a 50-50 chance of survival due to its broken legs. Teams of rescuers, villagers and civilians spent almost six hours moving the animal 300-metres from the bank of the Chompu canal into the truck.

  • THAIGER TODAY Monday, October 16

    THAIGER TODAY Monday, October 16

    A drowning and near-misses at Phuket beaches | Royal rehearsals in Bangkok | Crocodiles escape in Petchabun floods | Myanmar Army about to release a report about alleged atrocities. The post THAIGER TODAY Monday, October 16 appeared first on Phuket Gazette .

  • Taiwan seeking visa-free entry for tourists into Thailand

    Taiwan seeking visa-free entry for tourists into Thailand

    PHOTO: The Nation Taiwan is seeking visa-fee entry into Thailand. A representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Thailand, Chen-Yuan Tung, says visa free entry will attract more Taiwanese tourists and investors to the Kingdom

  • Injured turtle found at Nai Harn Beach

    Injured turtle found at Nai Harn Beach

    Yesterday at 4pm, swimmers at Nai Harn Beach found an Olive Ridley sea turtle near the shore. Its front left leg was severely injured from a trawler or motorboat propeller and its right front leg was mildly cut as well.

  • Political activities may be allowed after October

    Political activities may be allowed after October

    The junta would discuss loosening its grip on political activities after this month, once the Royal Cremation had passed, said secretary-general of the National Council for Peace and Order General Chalermchai Sitthisart. Chalermchai, also the Army Chief, said the junta would discuss to what extent politicians would be allowed to carry out political activities, given that the political party law has already been passed.

  • Orca Whale spotted in the seas off Phuket

    Orca Whale spotted in the seas off Phuket

    The Orca aka “Killer Whale” has been spotted in the sea on the west coast of Phuket.

  • Record turnout expected on final day to pay respects before Royal Urn

    Record turnout expected on final day to pay respects before Royal Urn

    Tens of thousands of mourners are forming long queues today (Thursday) to pay their last respects to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in the Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall of the Grand Palace in Bangkok on the final day for public viewing of the Royal Urn. The Royal Household Bureau on Thursday reported that 12,628,642 mourners had viewed the Royal Urn in the past 336 days.

  • Torpedo found in Phuket believed to be pre-WW2

    Torpedo found in Phuket believed to be pre-WW2

    The EOD team from the Royal Thai Army Area 3, Phang Nga base, have confirmed that the item found off Naiyang Beach is an old bomb which they assume has been dumped there before World War II. The team is preparing to move it away before destroying it. Yesterday afternoon (October 4), the team led by Vice Admiral Thanakrit Jamjit investigated the item that looks like a torpedo about 30 metres off the beach.

  • Phuket struggles to find new lifeguards

    Phuket struggles to find new lifeguards

    There are still no lifeguards applying for the job, according to the OrBorJor. Following a meeting at the provincial hall today (October 3) OrBorJor Phuket representative, Satien Kaewpraprab, says that no one has applied for the lifeguard positions after an announcement of hiring for individual contracts