Artikel tagged “phuket gazette”

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    Bus driver charged with reckless driving in Patong bus incident

    PHOTOS: Kusoldharm Foundation A tour bus driver has been charged with reckless driving after steering his tour bus, carrying 23 Vietnamese tourists, through the roadside barriers on the side of the road yesterday (September 16). You’ll never guess what the excuse was… (roll the drums)… Brake failure. Kathu Police were notified of the incident just after the hairpin turn, heading down the infamous Patong Hill road towards Kathu, near the Patong shooting range at 9am.

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    Focus still on Nigerians from Tourist Police – Romance scams

    Tourist police are set to wrap up their focus on all 1,400 Nigerians living in Thailand. This has come from the deputy tourist police chief Pol Maj-General Surachete Hakparn.

  • Koh Tao businessman announces his suicide, then kills himself

    Koh Tao businessman announces his suicide, then kills himself

    PHOTO: Facebook/Diver Nino A Koh Tao dive shop and bar owner has broadcast a clip of himself announcing his suicide and then apparently killing himself just minutes before rescuers got to him. Police and rescuers rushed to a two-storey house at a housing estate in Surat Thani’s Muang district after learning that a man living there might commit suicide.

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    February 24 election date official – probably

    PHOTO: A pro-election protest earlier this year.

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    Drivers survive a Krabi road incident

    A female driver and a motorbike driver have survived a Krabi road accident. The accident happened on Maharat Road in Krabi City at about midday yesterday (September 11). The pickup truck collided with a power pole.

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    Chiang Mai bids for listing as a World Heritage Site

    PHOTOS: Photo courtesy of the Chiang Mai World Heritage Project Chiang Mai may soon be Thailand’s sixth World Heritage Site. Thailand’s current five world heritage sites include the Ban Chiang Archaeological Site in Udon Thani; the Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex; the Historic City of Ayutthaya; the Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns; and the Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries. The Chiang Mai World Heritage Working Group is now ready to make its submission to UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) to make Chiang Mai a world heritage city, Woralun Boonyasurat, head of the Thai Art Department at Chiang Mai University’s Faculty of Fine Arts, said yesterday.

  • Bangkok’s MRT given the green light to run Phuket and Chiang Mai light rails

    Bangkok’s MRT given the green light to run Phuket and Chiang Mai light rails

    Bangkok’s subway operator. the MRTA (Mass Rapid Transit Authority) has been given the green light to invest in the proposed Phuket/Phang Nga and Chiang Mai light rail services

  • Persistence pays off for Pattaya rental shop owner

    Persistence pays off for Pattaya rental shop owner

    A Pattaya woman’s persistence has paid off after recovering her motorbike. The 35 year old has got back the motorcycle stolen from her rental shop after tracking its GPS position for several months and eventually locating it in Cambodia

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    Mekong water level drops but surrounding areas remain submerged

    Even though the levels of the Mekong River in Nong Khai’s Phon Pisai district continue to drop, farmlands,20 homes and a school remain submerged, as the river continues to block the drainage of floodwater from a swollen creek.

  • Faculty conducts research on the Doi Suthep land

    Faculty conducts research on the Doi Suthep land

    PHOTO: Chiang Mai City Life The Faculty of Law at Chiang Mai University (CMU) has joined the anti ‘Scar of Doi Suthep’ campaigners in the survey of the controversial plot of land. The survey group set out on August 6, led by Teerasak Rupsuwan, the coordinator of the anti-judicial residences on Doi Suthep campaign, accompanied with Dr