Artikel tagged “phuket gazette”

  • Phuket’s Soi Dog Foundation expands into Bangkok

    Phuket’s Soi Dog Foundation expands into Bangkok

    PHUKET: Phuket’s renowned animal welfare charity Soi Dog Foundation (SDF) has joined forces with the Bangkok-based Soi Cats and Dogs organization (SCAD) to launch operations in the Thai capital. SCAD, a well established and highly regarded Thai foundation, will be integrated into SDF and Phimpakarn Petpichetchien appointed General Manager of the new operation, SDF’s founder John Dalley announced in press release today

  • Phuket road victim identified as Aussie model

    Phuket road victim identified as Aussie model

    PHUKET: The young woman who died in a motorbike accident in Phuket early on Saturday morning has been identified as Lana O’Connell, a successful young model from the Gold Coast, Australia. Miss O’Connell was riding a motorbike along Patak Road toward Chalong Circle with her long-term partner Kenneth Trivett at about 3:30am when they

  • Underpass plans start driving forward

    Underpass plans start driving forward

    Phuket: Highways Department officials last week presented to local residents their preferred option for a two-lane underpass at the Bang Khu Intersection, north of Phuket Town. The news received mixed reviews, as the initial proposal was to build a flyover at the busy junction, which handles nearly all traffic to and from the airport. Krabi Office of Highways Deputy Director Lerd Padchawee chaired the public hearing at the Boat Lagoon Hotel conference room.

  • 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