Artikel tagged “phuket gazette”

  • DAY ONE – Seven days of danger. Road toll down.

    DAY ONE – Seven days of danger. Road toll down.

    As Thai holidaymakers journeyed to their hometowns for the annual New Year Festival with accompanying high traffic volumes on highways and crowded transport hubs, the Road Safety Operation Centre on Friday reported a slight decrease in accidents, deaths and injuries on the first of the seven-day road safety promotion period ending January 3. Thursday saw 41 deaths and 500 injuries in 477 road accidents – down in comparison to the same day last year when 524 road accidents claimed 42 lives and wounded 526 people, said Minister of Transport Arkhom Termpittayapaisith.

  • Who’s coming and what are they spending? Tourist numbers for 2017.

    Who’s coming and what are they spending? Tourist numbers for 2017.

    The figures for foreign tourists arrivals in the Kingdom during 2017 are going to reach 35 million visitors, according to statistics from the TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand). There are a few surprises in the top ten list, including Laotian visitors at #4

  • THAIGER TODAY Friday, December 29

    THAIGER TODAY Friday, December 29

    Another roadside bomb in Narathiwat | Smart Visa arrives mid January | Top overseas tourist arrivals for 2017 | Krabi Airport install new explosives detectors | Super Moon next Tuesday | Toon heading back to BKK, in a passenger van.

  • THAIGER TODAY Thursday, December 28

    THAIGER TODAY Thursday, December 28

    New short cut from Kathu to Saphan Hin | Two arrested over suspicion of bomb preparation | Provincial Hall launches road & marine safety campaign | Krabi residents calling for action over pam oil plant waste water | Lowest death toll in 13 years – southern insurgency | Driver almost squashed by unsecured container. The post THAIGER TODAY Thursday, December 28 appeared first on Phuket Gazette

  • THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, December 27

    THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, December 27

    ‘Silly Season’ starts tomorrow | Government has new year ‘gifts’ | German detained over Krabi vandalism | Four hour waits for visa-on-arrival at BKK airport | Seven Dangerous Days ‘rules’ | Militants attack twice in Narathiwat. The post THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, December 27 appeared first on Phuket Gazette .

  • WEDNESDAY MORNING NEWS BRIEFING – All your local news in 3 minutes

    WEDNESDAY MORNING NEWS BRIEFING – All your local news in 3 minutes

    There are two seven-days-of-danger on Thailand’s roads, as designated by the police – one starting tomorrow and the other during Songkran.

  • Tsunami memorial ceremony in Phang Nga

    Tsunami memorial ceremony in Phang Nga

    Baan Namkem villagers from Phang Nga, plus relatives of the the 2004 tsunami victims, gathered this morning at the Tsunami Memorial Park for the 13th anniversary of Phuket’s biggest disaster. The crowd brought flowers to mourn the victims and their loved ones. There was also religious ceremony from the 3 main religions –  Buddhism, Islam and Christianity – to bless the victims.

  • Toon to cross the finish line tonight

    Toon to cross the finish line tonight

    Rock star runner, turned national hero, Artiwara “Toon” Kongmalai will reach his destination at the northernmost tip of Thailand night in Mae Sai district near Chiang Rai (December 25). Toon and his support team are expected to arrive at around 9pm at the border crossing at the end of Phahon Yothin Road in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district, more than 2,100 kilometres distant from their starting point in Yala on the Malaysian border. Toon has raised more than 1 billion baht for 11 public hospitals, well beyond his goal of 700 million baht.

  • THAIGER TODAY Monday, December 25

    THAIGER TODAY Monday, December 25

    Car overturns in Kathu | Tragic accident killing two on Saturday night | Thailand’s 13 best beaches announced | 37 dead in Davao City blaze | Toon heads for the finish line today | Another illegal tour guide arrested at Ao Po | Drink driving still the #1 cause of our road deaths. The post THAIGER TODAY Monday, December 25 appeared first on Phuket Gazette .

  • 40 year old kiteboarder dies off Hua Hun beach

    40 year old kiteboarder dies off Hua Hun beach

    An Irish tourist has drowned in the sea at Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Hua Hin District after a kiteboarding accident during rough seas. Pol Captain Jaruak Khongkarien, Hua Hin Police Station investigative officer, said on Wednesday that police received a report of a drowning in the sea near the beach at Soi Hua Hin 77