Artikel tagged “phuket gazette”

  • Phuket Media: Gazette iPad App goes ‘top of chart’ for Phuket

    Phuket Media: Gazette iPad App goes ‘top of chart’ for Phuket

    PHUKET: With close to 4,000 downloads since it’s launch, the Phuket Gazette’s latest iPad App has soared to the top of the App store’s search results for “Phuket”. The new version (1.1), launched just ten days ago, on November 28, is rated 4.

  • Phuket Yacht Haven staff praised for averting marina fireball

    Phuket Yacht Haven staff praised for averting marina fireball

    PHUKET: A power boat berthed at Yacht Haven Marina in Phuket went up in flames last night, but heroic action by staff at the facility minimized the damage to surrounding vessels as they were able to tow it safely out to deeper water. No injuries were reported

  • Phuket King’s Cup Regatta: Pong rebounds with win, Premier leads the way

    Phuket King’s Cup Regatta: Pong rebounds with win, Premier leads the way

    PHUKET: Hannes Weimer’s Team Premier surged to the top of the IRC Zero standings to lead the class with five points after the second day of yacht racing today in the 25th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta. Frank Pong’s Jelik II fought back from two fourth-place finishes yesterday to win today’s Race Three in good winds at the start line, easing off towards the end of the Round-The-Island course. Rounding out the big guns in the top-flight IRC Zero class are Hong Kong’s Sam Chan and Neil Pryde, both on eight points in the series.

  • Wage hikes postponed for Phuket and others

    Wage hikes postponed for Phuket and others

    PHUKET: The Cabinet has approved the postponement until April 1 of the controversial 300 baht daily minimum wage hike in Phuket, Bangkok, and five other provinces. The decision to postpone from the initial target of January 1 was made in light of the recent flooding, which has dealt a body blow to the manufacturing sector in much of the country. With an expected recovery period of three to six months, the delay will help minimize the burden on flood-affected businesses, the cabinet was told.

  • Phuket World Musiq Fest launches HM The King’s birthday celebrations

    Phuket World Musiq Fest launches HM The King’s birthday celebrations

    PHUKET: Celebrations for HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 84th birthday on Monday, December 5, got underway across Phuket last night with the opening of the inaugural Phuket World Musiq Festival. Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha officiated the opening ceremony, marking the beginning of the four-day festival, which will culminate on December 5 with Thai National Artist Naowarat Pongpaiboon leading the “Father of Love” celebration in honor of His Majesty. The concerts, being held at

  • Thai Navy re-floats stranded Phuket King’s Cup boats

    Thai Navy re-floats stranded Phuket King’s Cup boats

    PHUKET: More than 20 officers from Kata-Karon Municipality along with volunteers and lifeguards stationed at the Royal Thai Navy Sea Rescue unit heaved together this afternoon to refloat two King’s Cup Regatta boats into the water at Kata Beach. The two boats were left

  • Texas gunman shoots woman and 4 children

    Texas gunman shoots woman and 4 children

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Texas gunman shoots woman, 4 children before killing self Phuket GazettePHUKET: A Texas man opened fire on five people, including four children, on Wednesday afternoon before reportedly killing himself with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, local authorities said on Thursday. The shooting happened at around 3.20p.

  • Yingluck falls ill; Police denies rumors about key burglary suspect

    Yingluck falls ill; Police denies rumors about key burglary suspect

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Yingluck cancels events after falling sickThe Nation According to a source close to the prime minister, Yingluck appeared faint, complained of a headache and vomited during a lunch break at Muang Thong Thani in Nonthaburi.

  • Phuket Business – Looking forward to 2012

    Phuket Business – Looking forward to 2012

    PHUKET: Walking into my local shopping center yesterday I was amazed to see Christmas decorations adorning the shops and general surroundings. A quick check of the date on my watch and I realized that although the trees, baubles and tinsel were a trifle early, it certainly was closer to the holidays than I had imagined! This gave me food for thought and with 2011 racing by at a rate of knots I have located my crystal ball and had a look ahead to 2012. Firstly to say that 2011 has been a difficult year for the world economy and financial markets would be quite an understatement.

  • Phuket’s Eden Oasis is now complete

    Phuket’s Eden Oasis is now complete

    PHUKET: Developers of the Eden Thailand property development near Karon Beach recently announced that the 11 newly completed units of Phase Two of their Eden Oasis project are now for sale. Eden Oasis includes seven one-bedroom condominiums and four two-bedroom, two-level duplexes ranging in price from 4.9 million baht to 8.