Artikel tagged “phuket gazette”

  • Chinese tourists found dead in a Chiang Mai five-star hotel

    Chinese tourists found dead in a Chiang Mai five-star hotel

    Chiang Mai police are investigating the deaths of two Chinese tourists found in the same room at a five-star hotel on Chiang Mai’s Chang Khlan Road.

  • 1,495 kilograms of ice seized in Pathum Thani, Thailand

    1,495 kilograms of ice seized in Pathum Thani, Thailand

    Police and officials from the Office of the Narcotics Control Board have arrested 26 year old Suwit Promon from Bangkok’s Ratburana district and seized 1,495 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and 91 kilograms of ketamine at a warehouse in Pathum Thani, just north of Bangkok. Police say the arrest was made after the ONCB received tip-offs that a gang had smuggled the drug from neighbouring countries to store at a rented warehouse in Pathum Thani for smuggling to other countries.

  • British man loses 20K baht to an alleged ladyboy pickpocket in Pattaya – VIDEO

    British man loses 20K baht to an alleged ladyboy pickpocket in Pattaya – VIDEO

    PHOTOS/VIDEO: Pattaya Message Pattaya police are hunting for a ladyboy who allegedly stole money from the pockets of a British man in Pattaya City this week. Pattaya Message reports that 49 year old Anthony O’Malley, a British national, yesterday presented a video clip from a CCTV camera to the Pattaya Police

  • Patong businessman blames “State sponsored extortion” for town’s latest tourism woes

    Patong businessman blames “State sponsored extortion” for town’s latest tourism woes

    Patong’s best known businessmen and local identity Peechawut ‘Prab’ Keesin, son of long-serving Patong Mayor Pian Keesin, has posted claims saying that “state sponsored extortion”, in the form of taxes, is forcing prices up for tourists. His post, along with photos of empty Patong streets, says the charges are forcing businesses out and tourists to leave. “Patong is now facing economic problems as it is now the low season, as well as the country’s economic situation

  • 30 new cameras ready to catch traffic running red lights in Bangkok

    30 new cameras ready to catch traffic running red lights in Bangkok

    PHOTO: Daily News 30 major intersections will be fitted with red-light cameras to fine people going through intersections and ignoring red traffic lights. Testing will take place during June and the cameras likely to be operational in July. The cameras will detect the registration plate number and send you an automatic fine through the post. Police say that despite rumours of Bangkok being a sea of CCTV cameras, they confirmed that there are only 15 cameras in operation since May, 2018 to detect illegal lane changing. It was reported last year that these have resulted in more than 100,000 fines being sent out netting millions

  • Suvarnabhumi’s third runway closer to reality

    Suvarnabhumi’s third runway closer to reality

    The contracts for the construction of Suvarnabhumi Airport’s third runway are ready to be signed. But it isn’t likely to happen until later this year according to Airports of Thailand (AoT).

  • Pattaya officials looking to limit pet ownership

    Pattaya officials looking to limit pet ownership

    Pattaya Mail are reporting that there’s been a renewed push to limit the number of pets residents can keep and make registration compulsory in Pattaya. Pattaya’s deputy mayor Manote Nongyai chaired a May 21 meeting on new regulations governing the keeping and registration of dogs and cats.

  • Travel’s dynamic changes – A personal perspective

    Travel’s dynamic changes – A personal perspective

    by Andrew J Wood – President SKÅL International Bangkok With the dramatic announcement of the sale of retail travel giant Thomas Cook following the loss of £1.5 billion brings the blight of the travel agent community into the news once more. Last week Wall Street bank Citigroup advised investors to sell shares in the travel company. Confidence that travel agents can survive in the age of DIY bookings online is paper thin.

  • Ministry looks at tourist levy to fund infrastructure

    Ministry looks at tourist levy to fund infrastructure

    A tourist levy is being considered amongst a raft of changes to improve the amenity of local tourist attractions. The Tourism and Sports Ministry is floating the initiative after the National Tourism Policy Act was enacted and published in the Royal Gazette this week, according to the Bangkok Post. The Ministry is now in talks with universities and insurance companies to research solutions that would provide additional funds but have minimal impact on the flow of tourists into Thailand. This year the Ministry is predicting that 41 million travellers will visit Thailand.

  • Thanathorn forced to sit out Parliament opening today amid media share controversy

    Thanathorn forced to sit out Parliament opening today amid media share controversy

    “This is not the time to lose hope. It’s the time to stand against injustice.” – Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit The Constitutional Court has agreed to hear the Election Commission’s plea to disqualify Future Forward leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit from the House of Representatives over his alleged shareholding in media company V-Luck.