Artikel tagged “phuket gazette”

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    Clean The Beach Bootcamp heads to Surin Beach for World Clean Up Day

    On Saturday, September 15, the Clean The Beach Boot Camp crew (CBBC) will be heading to Surin Beach to take part in another of their regular clean-ups.

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    Thai families in mourning over mystery killing of two Thai students in the US

    “The room was locked from the inside when the building manager tried to gain entry, apparently adding substance to the theory there was nobody else involved.” Kornkamol Leenawarat left from Thailand back to Seattle, Washington on August 21. Just two weeks later she has been found dead in her apartment along with the body of her roommate Thiti-orn Chotchuangsap. The only daughter and youngest child in her family, Kornkamol returned home early last month to celebrate Mother’s Day on August 12 with her father and older brothers; her mother had already passed away.

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    Despite the heavy rain and floods in some regions, rainfall is up to 50% less than usual

    For the man sound of body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every day has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously.  – George Gissing Tell that to the people of northern Thailand who have had rain pummeling localised areas for two months and now being warned of an impending early dry season. As some northern provinces continue to be battered with torrential rain, which is expected to taper off by the end of this month, the northern meteorological centre has issued a warning to northern farmers to conserve water, saying that cold season will come soon to be followed by dry season starting early next year

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    Malaysia’s President-elect condemns caning of two women

    from Asia News Network The Malaysian president-elect, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, has criticised the caning of the two women convicted of lesbian sex, saying that it lacked due process and understanding.

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    Ao Por Pier introduces the use of Flowlow wristbands – Video

    PHOTOS & VIDEO: Chaiwut NBT.KRABI / Newshawk Phuket Flowlow wristbands have been introduced in Phuket and are currently being used for trips departing Ao Por Pier in Palkok since Saturday (September 1). Ao Por Pier has introduced  Flowlow wristband that includes travel insurance from the Southeast Insurance Company Limited for every visitor who passes the Ao Por Pier from September 1.

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    Phuket Governor warns of rain and traffic jams

    PHOTO: The Phuket PR Office Following the rain that continued overnight, Phuket Governor, Norrapat Plodthong, is expressing his concerns about more rain and traffic jams across the island today. Governor Norraphat says, “According to the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) reporting on the South West Coast, until Wednesday (September 5), there is a moderate monsoon affecting the Andaman Sea as well as the whole west coast of southern Thailand” “The torrential rains with isolated heavy downpours are expected in Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi, Ranong, Trang and Satun and people in the area should beware of the accumulated rainfall that could possibly cause flash floods.” “The Andaman Sea could have waves up to 2 meters high together with high winds and rain storms.

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    Police on the hunt for two ‘Malay-speaking’ assailants in Songkhla

    Following up from the shooting story in Songkhla yesterday… Police in the South have released a sketch of what witnesses described as a “Malay-speaking gunman” after an elderly Buddhist couple were gunned down at their house and furniture shop in Songkhla’s Thepha district yesterday. Read the story from yesterday HERE . The shop house belonging to 68 year old Uthit Chanrat and wife Boontim Chanrat had been among 10 locations at which insurgents carried out simultaneous arson attacks back in August, 2013

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    Where do you live? Planet Earth or Planet Sloth?

    “Houston … we have a problem” “What’s going on up there?” “Well Sir… we’re just floating around… we want to sit down sir” “Enjoy it up there, we’ve got enough to deal with down here, gravity is pulling everyone down” Let’s face facts. Planet earth is suffering from The Sloth. Remember in the movie SEVEN (SE7EN) – starring Brad Pitt & Morgan Freeman and the seven deadly sins

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    Autopsy results reveal German tourist died from drowning on Koh Phi Phi

    The result of an autopsy reveals that the German tourist who died on Koh Phi Phi in Krabi died of drowning after falling from rocks last week. The body of 50 year old Markus Steibach was found lying near a rock formation on the beach next to a sea gypsy graveyard in the Ban Laem Dong village. Read the original report  HERE .

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    Chinese setting up shop in Chiang Mai

    by Jintana Panyaarvudh The charm and beauty of Chiang Mai, the capital of northern Thailand, has made the province not only a must-see destination but also a golden nest for foreign investors – especially Chinese seeking business opportunities.