Artikel tagged “phuket gazette”

  • Thief steals rescuer’s wallet on Hua Hin beach

    Thief steals rescuer’s wallet on Hua Hin beach

    A tourist has drowned whilst swimming at Hua His Beach near Soi 69. Tragic indeed. But a foreigner Good Samaritan who went in to help the man has had his wallet stolen from the beach whilst trying to save the man.

  • Weather for February 20

    Weather for February 20

    Bangkok Generally clear.

  • Air quality for Thailand – February 20

    Air quality for Thailand – February 20

    Central Thailand It is a great day to be active outside. Northern Thailand Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is not likely to be affected

  • Italian tourists injured in goring attack by bull elephant in Phang Nga park

    Italian tourists injured in goring attack by bull elephant in Phang Nga park

    A 29 year old Italian tourist, and his travel companion, are in a Phang Nga hospital this morning following an elephant attack. The man was seriously injured yesterday when a 12 year old male elephant, that he and a friend were riding as part of a tourist activity in Phang Nga’s Mueang district, suddenly shook them to the ground and gored him in the stomach. The incident took place at 10.30am yesterday morning at an old oil-palm plantation in Tambon Song Praek that is now a private park for elephant riding.

  • Motorbike driver dies after slamming into the back of a parked bus, Phuket

    Motorbike driver dies after slamming into the back of a parked bus, Phuket

    A motorbike driver has died after colliding with the rear of a parked bus on the side of the road in Thalang this morning.

  • Makha Bucha Day – Why does Thailand have a public holiday?

    Makha Bucha Day – Why does Thailand have a public holiday?

    Buddhist days make up a number of the public holidays on the Thai calendar, among them is Makha Bucha Day. The Buddhist calendar traditionally uses dates based on the movement of the moon, and the third lunar month is known in Thai as ‘makha’. The term ‘makha’ comes from the word ‘Magha’ in Pali, the sacred language of the religious texts of the Theravada strand of Buddhism most widely practised in Thailand.

  • Pattaya vendor arrested for intimidating tourists in Pattaya whilst selling fake luxury watches

    Pattaya vendor arrested for intimidating tourists in Pattaya whilst selling fake luxury watches

    PHOTOS: Tourist Police Bureau Pattaya Tourtist Police have arrested a Thai man selling fake luxury watches and allegedly intimidating tourists as he was doing so. The Tourist Police Bureau report that 26 year old Natthapong “Top’’ Phetsanan, a watch vendor in Pattaya, was arrested on Friday near a beach in Chon Buri.

  • Up up and away – getting married aloft in Chiang Rai

    Up up and away – getting married aloft in Chiang Rai

    PHOTOS: The Nation Twenty couples, Thais and foreign, have taken their vows and married aloft hot-air balloons over Chiang Rai today. Among the lovebirds were actor Danai Jarujinda and his fiance Phraewwanich Kijthawornsawat, who decided to tie the knot after 11 years together. “Balloon Love” is held at Singha Park Chiang Rai Balloon Fiesta, which runs from February 13-17.

  • Australian PM writes a second letter to Thai PM over al-Araibi case

    Australian PM writes a second letter to Thai PM over al-Araibi case

    The Australian Government is pouring on the pressure with Bangkok to immediately release Hakeem al-Araibi, with the Australian PM writing a second letter to his Thai counterpart saying he was disturbed to see Hakeem al-Araibi in shackles at the Criminal Court on Monday.

  • Water restrictions announced as water levels in Phuket reservoirs drop

    Water restrictions announced as water levels in Phuket reservoirs drop

    The Phuket Waterworks Authority (PWA) has announced a date for water restrictions to start in some Phuket areas. They say the reason is water levels at reservoirs in Phuket are getting low in the dry seasons and they predict it will continue for the next three months.