Artikel tagged “phuket gazette”

  • Phuket Gazette: Tourists go ape for Krabi bus stops

    Phuket Gazette: Tourists go ape for Krabi bus stops

    PHUKET: Tourists to Phuket’s neighboring Krabi Province are impressed by a new two million baht network of bus stops that feature a striking monkey design, the province’s transport chief says.

  • Phuket Blues Festival and Blue Sky Air Show set to play to large crowds this weekend

    Phuket Blues Festival and Blue Sky Air Show set to play to large crowds this weekend

    PHUKET: Only hours away, this year’s Phuket International Blues Rock Festival is set to bring the canvas roof down at its new venue in the Festival Marquee at the Laguna Beach Resort’s Y-Junction. It is the place to be today and tomorrow for a sublime celebration of blues rock music with some of the finest musicians ever to appear on Phuket. Chris Thomas King from the US is simply a blues legend with a literally record-breaking music background.

  • Phuket Court launches night, weekend hearings

    Phuket Court launches night, weekend hearings

    PHUKET: Faced with thousands of unresolved cases, Phuket Provincial Court on Tuesday launched a “night court” service in an effort to reduce the backlog. Phuket Court Acting Chief Justice Audthakarn Foojaroen and fellow justices yesterday held a press conference at the courthouse to announce the night court hours, which run Monday to Friday from 4:30pm to 8:30pm.

  • Phuket forecast: good chance of rain this weekend

    Phuket forecast: good chance of rain this weekend

    PHUKET: The weekend forecast for Phuket calls for “widely scattered to scattered” thundershowers through Monday, with variable winds and temperatures at night reaching as low as 22°C. For the 24-hour period starting at noon today, the forecast by the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) center at Phuket Airport calls for partly cloudy conditions with scattered thundershowers covering 60% of the province.

  • Qantas, Jetstar offer way home for stranded Air Australia tourists

    Qantas, Jetstar offer way home for stranded Air Australia tourists

    PHUKET: National Australian airline Qantas and low-cost carrier Jetstar have announced special fares for tourists left stranded by the financial collapse Air Australia yesterday. Air Australia management declared going into voluntary administration late last night Phuket time, which resulted in the immediate grounding of their entire fleet. Qantas this morning announced the airline was drawing up a plan to assist Australian tourists left stranded.

  • Phuket struggles to airlift stranded Air Australia tourists

    Phuket struggles to airlift stranded Air Australia tourists

    PHUKET: Scores of Australian tourists have been left stranded at Phuket International Airport after low-budget carrier Air Australia grounded all flights yesterday due to insolvency. The state-run Australian Broadcasting Commission news

  • Phuket druggists to restrict sale of ‘Meth Blue’

    Phuket druggists to restrict sale of ‘Meth Blue’

    PHUKET: Phuket pharmacists will restrict the sale of products containing ‘methylene blue’ to minors, following reports of youths taking the compound to avoid testing positive for methamphetamine use during drug tests. The announcement came during a special meeting on Saturday led by Kiattisak Parnrungsri, secretary of the Phuket Pharmacists Club; Duangjai Pasarphan, pharmacist with the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO); and Jindee Satikayavakul, president of the Phuket Drugstore Club. The special meeting followed a

  • Phuket Opinion: Why the muddle with maps?

    Phuket Opinion: Why the muddle with maps?

    PHUKET: Over the past century, mankind has made astonishing progress in understanding the nature of the universe, but it seems technological advances have now outstripped the ability of many of us to put them to the best possible use. One good example is in the field of cartography. Maps produced with painstaking effort and considerable risk a century ago, pale in comparison to the wealth of geographic information available to us today.

  • Phuket Police nab alleged pickup thief in Thalang

    Phuket Police nab alleged pickup thief in Thalang

    PHUKET: It took Phuket Police just half an hour to arrest a suspect for the theft of a pickup in Thalang District this morning. They think the man may have been deranged or under the influence of drugs. Cherng Talay Police were notified of the theft of the pickup truck at 10:30am by vehicle owner Sakhon Chalermwanphenyo.

  • Crime and Phuket Tourism: Getting it into context

    Crime and Phuket Tourism: Getting it into context

    PHUKET: In an editorial in August last year, the Phuket Gazette asked readers to consider whether or not our island’s tourism industry would die from all the deaths. The deaths referred not only to violent crime but also to more ‘natural’ events such as drowning and road fatalities. But crime was of course the focus amid a wave of murders and the burgeoning notion that Phuket tourism was in the grips of terminal illness.