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  • Krabi Airport’s runway cracked

    Krabi Airport’s runway cracked

    A passenger using Facebook account, Atipoj Srisukhon, posted a picture of a cracked runway at Krabi International Airport, expressing the concern about the safety today (March 2).

  • Phuket Smart Bus kicks off

    Phuket Smart Bus kicks off

    The first route of the Phuket Smart Bus has been launched today (February 28) connecting Phuket International Airport all the way to the south of the island – Rawai Beach.

  • A Volunteer from the Defense Corps shot dead in Krabi

    A Volunteer from the Defense Corps shot dead in Krabi

    A 42 year old Volunteer Defense Corps officer, Thongchai Poonkerd, was shot early this morning (February 28) while going to work at a rubber plantation with his wife. Police suspect that the motive for the homicide is most likely drug suppression operations.

  • How much would you pay for a plastic amulet?

    How much would you pay for a plastic amulet?

    The shenanigans at the Kathu Temple, where Chinese tour buses are arriving daily in their droves to purchase ‘lucky’ and ‘magic’ amulets, continues. This time two Dutch tourists, interested to visit a temple and check out the alleged lucky amulets, were horrified by what they discovered. The two, who have asked us not to publish their names, visited the temple yesterday (February 26) as independent travellers although most of the visitors are Chinese tour groups – sometimes up to 15 buses at a time – who are taken to the holy place.

  • Foreigner’s body found in Kathu

    Foreigner’s body found in Kathu

    The body of a foreigner has been found in a jungle near an old tin mine in Kathu. The police received a report at 9:30am this morning, leading to the discovery of a foreigner who was hung on a tree. No trace of a fight or violence was found on his body

  • ATM theft gone wrong in Krabi

    ATM theft gone wrong in Krabi

    Two thieves tried to steal an ATM by dragging it with a pickup truck last night (February 25) in Krabi.

  • Better driving license procedures for foreigners on the way

    Better driving license procedures for foreigners on the way

    The Department of Land Transport has partnered with British Embassy Bangkok to improve driving licence procedures for foreign nationals across Thailand. The improvements will focus on guidelines for obtaining a licence, how to prepare for the driving test, raising awareness of specific risks on the road unique to Thailand, and recaps on internationally recognised driving standards. Deputy director general of Department of Land Transport Kamol Buranapong said this collaboration would help enhance the understanding of foreigners and protect their rights as road users under Thai laws

  • THAIGER TODAY Friday, February 23

    THAIGER TODAY Friday, February 23

    Greenpeace demands something is done about BKK air quality | Premchai doesn’t turn up to yesterday’s interview with police | A lift falls at Maxx Hotel in capital | Woman lied about Taxi driver attack | Driveway dispute forces closure of nearby markets | Pick-up hits elephant | Chinese tourist falls off Kamala villa rooftop. The post THAIGER TODAY Friday, February 23 appeared first on Phuket Gazette .

  • THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, February 21

    THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, February 21

    Four die in a Krabi road smash | More of the Bangkok driveway-blocking drama | A BIG find on a Gulf beach | Suthep announces new political party | New engine-size tax for motorbikes | Government caves into power plant protesters. The post THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, February 21 appeared first on Phuket Gazette

  • Truck crash-reverses into ditch in Karon

    Truck crash-reverses into ditch in Karon

    Traffic is closed between Patong and Karon as police and emergency responders try and clear a nearly-overturned container truck at the bottom of the hill between the Novotel Karon and Centara Beach resort. Police are expecting it to take at least a couple of hours to clear for traffic. PhuketKARON TRUCK REVERSE-CRASHES INTO ROADSIDE DITCHDetails to come… Posted by Phuket Gazette on Monday, February 19, 2018 The post Truck crash-reverses into ditch in Karon appeared first on Phuket Gazette .