Artikel tagged “phuket gazette”

  • Phuket Beach Safety: Man missing after swimming in dangerous surf

    Phuket Beach Safety: Man missing after swimming in dangerous surf

    PHUKET: A Thai man who entered the pounding surf at Patong Beach over the weekend is still missing and presumed dead, the latest in the

  • Phuket Games motorbike crash survivor ‘will play sports again’

    Phuket Games motorbike crash survivor ‘will play sports again’

    PHUKET: Atthapong Noikhamsin, the 13-year-old boy who survived the motorbike accident in Rawai

  • Two injured in Phuket pickup crash

    Two injured in Phuket pickup crash

    PHUKET: Two men out enjoying Phuket nightlife were injured, one seriously, when their pickup slammed into a power pole before dawn today.

  • Russian drowns in notorious Phuket rip

    Russian drowns in notorious Phuket rip

    PHUKET: A Russian man who ignored red warning flags at Karon Beach is Phuket’s latest drowning victim. Uten Singsom, head lifeguard at Kata-Karon, told the Phuket Gazette that the 33-year-old entered the surf near the Thavorn Palm Beach Resort at about 1pm yesterday.

  • Phuket’s Burmese community ‘delighted’ with Suu Kyi visit

    Phuket’s Burmese community ‘delighted’ with Suu Kyi visit

    PHUKET: Aung San Suu Kyi, the famed Burmese pro-democracy leader, arrived in Bangkok on Tuesday night on her first international trip in 24 years.

  • Phuket worker hurt as tree crashes onto moving vehicle

    Phuket worker hurt as tree crashes onto moving vehicle

    PHUKET: A Phuket construction worker was injured late yesterday morning when a tree crashed down onto the cab of the pickup truck he was riding in on the coastal road from Patong to Kamala.

  • Phuket Games 2012 prepared to open as monsoon winds blow

    Phuket Games 2012 prepared to open as monsoon winds blow

    PHUKET: It’s all systems go for the Thailand National Youth Games 2012, which will officially open with an extravaganza today at Surakul Stadium in Phuket Town. The Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) held its final rehearsal for the opening ceremony at the stadium, which underwent a major renovation including new spotlights for the event.

  • Phuket Island Union takes Evason dispute to Governor

    Phuket Island Union takes Evason dispute to Governor

    PHUKET: Phuket Island Union members filed a petition with the Phuket Governor’s Office yesterday, requesting that Governor Tri Augkaradacha endorse their plea for a better severance package. The petition was the latest move by the union following an impromptu strike and subsequent sacking of more than 400 staff at the Evason Phuket & Bon Island resort

  • Phuket stages earthquake drill to calm fears

    Phuket stages earthquake drill to calm fears

    PHUKET: Emergency personnel from across Phuket joined local officials in Thalang District yesterday to conduct an earthquake rescue exercise. The drill was based on possible damages from a hypothetical 5.0 magnitude earthquake centered in the area of Srisoonthorn subdistrict, which sustained the greatest damage on April 16, when a 4.

  • Drinking water system heads to northern Phuket

    Drinking water system heads to northern Phuket

    PHUKET: The Phuket Waterworks Authority has revealed a plan to provide public water fountains throughout Mai Khao as a pilot project in rolling out potable water supply to the northern parts of the island. Pichai Wetchrungsri, Deputy Director of the Phuket Waterworks Authority, announced the news earlier this month at a meeting at Provincial Hall, where he explained that the plan was inspired by the drinking fountain at Loma Park in Patong. “This year we plan to provide clean drinking water to the central and northern parts of the island,” Mr Pichai said.