Artikel tagged “phuket gazette”

  • Farewell to Phuket Governor Tri

    Farewell to Phuket Governor Tri

    SPECIAL REPORT: Letter from the Governor PHUKET: Over the years, my top concerns for Phuket have been flooding, traffic and wastewater. Flooding and traffic are no longer grave concerns for me because many projects have already received funding and many are already underway.

  • Phuket officials tackle water shortages, floods

    Phuket officials tackle water shortages, floods

    PHUKET: Despite heavy rain

  • Brand Phuket: AMCHAM/PR Network to focus on culture, heritage at tomorrow’s event

    Brand Phuket: AMCHAM/PR Network to focus on culture, heritage at tomorrow’s event

    PHUKET: The Phuket chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Phuket PR Network, continues its ‘Brand Phuket’ series of public meetings tomorrow at the Blue Elephant. The event is designed to heighten awareness of Phuket’s diverse history, particularly its Paranakan roots and early ‘shophouse’ communities. With well over 100 bookings for the meeting, the organizers told the Phuket Gazette this afternoon that interest in the topic is running high.

  • New Phuket police chief targets tourist safety, drugs

    New Phuket police chief targets tourist safety, drugs

    PHUKET: Phuket’s new Provincial Police Commander, Maj Gen Chote Chawanwiwat, has vowed to make drugs and tourist safety his top priorities. Gen Chote was installed as Phuket’s top cop yesterday after arriving from Narathiwat in Thailand’s troubled Deep South, where he served as provincial police commander

  • Phuket Poll uncovers ‘isle of infidelity’

    Phuket Poll uncovers ‘isle of infidelity’

    PHUKET: More than half the respondents to a Phuket Gazette survey have admitted they have cheated on their partners, with more than 40% saying they are willing to do it again. The Gazette launched the month-long survey after the results of the annual international sex survey by condom-manufacturing firm

  • Three more injured turtles wash up on Phuket’s beaches

    Three more injured turtles wash up on Phuket’s beaches

    PHUKET: Another three young Olive Ridley sea turtles were discovered washed up on Phuket beaches yesterday. All were missing limbs, presumed to have been severed by discarded fishing nets. Dr Kongkiat Kittiwattanawong, who heads the Endangered Species Unit at the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC), told the Phuket Gazette that the turtles were discovered by local residents and lifeguards at

  • Carnage to Phuket’s marine life continues

    Carnage to Phuket’s marine life continues

    PHUKET: In just one day, half a dozen Olive Ridley sea turtles were rescued in Phuket, all suffering lacerations caused by fishing nets, and a young dolphin was stranded on Mai Khao Beach. Kongkiat Kittiwattanawong, head of the Endangered Species Unit (ESU) at the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC), revealed yesterday that ESU officers received a report from lifeguards at Karon Beach that three adult turtles had washed ashore. Later, the center received another report telling them that three more turtles had washed ashore in separate locations along the coastline from Mai Khao to Phang Nga.

  • Rain causes Patong Hill road landslide – again

    Rain causes Patong Hill road landslide – again

    PHUKET: The section of road on Patong Hill that was washed away by heavy rain last year has suffered another landslide, in the same place, after days of heavy rain soaking Phuket this week. The section of road, just west of the Chinese shrine at the top of the hill, first collapsed during heavy rains last October, then again in early May with the advent of this year’s monsoon season. Last night, the same site suffered another landslide, with the dislodged earth tumbling into a rubber plantation below.

  • Waves continue to sweep injured turtles onto Phuket

    Waves continue to sweep injured turtles onto Phuket

    PHUKET: Officers at the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) recovered a juvenile Olive Ridley sea turtle suffering from lacerations, and its front left flipper amputated entirely, from

  • Go-Eco Phuket dives for biggest reef cleanup in world

    Go-Eco Phuket dives for biggest reef cleanup in world

    PHUKET: Qualifiers