PHUKET: The unveiling of plans for a new lifeguard education center at Phuket’s Nai Harn Beach yesterday also saw the announcement of new surf warning signs for tourists and a training program to educate more locals about the dangers of swimming in the sea. New signs will be posted on Phuket beaches this year in five languages Thai, English, Japanese, German and Russian said Phuket Lifeguard Center President … Full story
PHUKET: A clear majority of Phuket Gazette online pollsters believe former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra will return to Thailand by the end of 2012. In the Phuket Gazette Poll that went online August 10, readers were asked: Given current political events, how long do you think it will be before fugitive former PM Thaksin Shinawatra sets foot on Thai soil?
PHUKET: The … Full story
PHUKET: Emergency response crews across Phuket continued their clean-up operations as the flood waters subsided and breaks in the rain came late this afternoon. Today, there are no major flood waters left standing in the Patong area
PHUKET: The four tuk-tuk drivers wanted for setting up a blockade on Patongs beach road on August 1 have surrendered to police, Patong Police duty officer Lt Col Kittipong Klaikaew told the Phuket Gazette today.
PHUKET: Heavy rain on Phuket this week has provided a handy boost to the inaugural Andaman Hotelier hospitality expo, which attracted nearly 3,000 visitors on the events opening day on Thursday. The event, which cost 3 million baht to stage, is open from 11am to 9pm at HomeWorks on the bypass road until Sunday.
PHUKET: A young British tourist died in Patong early this morning after he accidentally placed his hand on an outdoor, floor-mounted power socket covered with water. The 20-year-old man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was sitting in the undercover forecourt of the Ocean Plaza Patong [shopping mall] on Soi Bangla at about 6am when the incident happened.
PHUKET: THE current economic climate will have no effect on the Phuket Vegetarian Festival this year, says the director of the southern regional office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
PHUKET: A young woman employed by the Phuket Land Office died when her motorbike was struck from behind by a pickup on Thepkrasattri road in Thalang this morning. Witnesses told police the victim, 24-year-old Wattana Jamchat, was riding her motorbike along Thepkrasattri Road northbound near the new PTT service station in Srisoonthorn subdistrict when she was struck from behind by a black Toyota Vigo pickup
PHUKET: THERES important breaking news on the internet scene in Phuket: TOT is now offering something they call “WiFi”.