Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine”

  • Miracle at Tham Luang – The Thailand cave drama unfolds, a year on

    Miracle at Tham Luang – The Thailand cave drama unfolds, a year on

    On June 23, a year ago, only a few northern Thai locals and serious cave enthusiasts knew much about the Tham Luang Caves in Mae Sai district, about an hour’s drive from Chiang Rai. But on that sunny afternoon, following their regular football practice, a group of 12 players and their coach, decided to have a quick excursion to the local caves.

  • Australian goes off the rails after being arrested by Pattaya Police – VIDEO

    Australian goes off the rails after being arrested by Pattaya Police – VIDEO

    PHOTO: 77JOWO An abusive Australian has been filmed resisting arrest after being stopped by police in Pattaya. Police intervened and arrested Constantine Anagnostou for his ‘chaotic behaviour’ at an intersection on Pratumnak Hill.

  • Myth: Strong baht deterring western tourists to Thailand

    Myth: Strong baht deterring western tourists to Thailand

    The rise and rise of the Thai Baht, and it’s pushing through the 31.05 to the US Dollar barrier on Wednesday, tops off a turbulent decade of current movement against some of the western currencies. The decade’s currency rise has also been matched by a meteoric explosion in tourism pushing Thailand into the top ten list of popular tourist locations in the world. In 2009 Thailand attracted 14,149,841 tourists.

  • Thailand’s Ayutthaya Elephant Palace says they will fight eviction orders

    Thailand’s Ayutthaya Elephant Palace says they will fight eviction orders

    The Ayutthaya Elephant Palace and Royal Kraal, an elephant ride business at the Ayutthaya Historic Park north of Bangkok, says it will fight an order to leave the park. The business manager for the company, Ittiphan Khaolamai says the attraction is ‘nationally recognised’. “We will petition the Central Administrative Court next week.

  • Thai woman’s body found in home six months after her death

    Thai woman’s body found in home six months after her death

    The body of a woman has been found in her house in Pathum Thani just north of Bangkok. Police estimate she has been dead for at least six months. Khukot police were alerted last evening (Wednesday) that the body of 46 year old Thiphaphat Phaksuk, who lived alone in the Lam Luk Ka district, had been found at the door of the toilet on the ground floor of the two-storey house

  • Chon Buri government aims to protect Pattaya’s Near Islands

    Chon Buri government aims to protect Pattaya’s Near Islands

    Scuba divers, sea walkers and restaurant boats are poised to face new restrictions as the government aims to protect Pattaya’s islands, Koh Larn, Koh Sak and Koh Krok. The Chonburi Deputy Governor met with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to draft an announcement that would designate the three islands as protected environmental areas. The latest draft will be the third in the past nine years but none of the others have ever been implemented. The deputy governor explained the contents of the draft announcement and promised that meetings and public hearings will be scheduled.

  • Earthquake rattles northwest Japan, triggers small tsunami

    Earthquake rattles northwest Japan, triggers small tsunami

    An earthquake has struck Japan’s northwest coast triggering a small tsunami, shaking buildings and cutting power to around 9,000 buildings in the area. The quake struck at 10.22pm. local time at a depth of 12 kilometres.

  • Investigation launched into tiger chained at Phuket Zoo – VIDEO

    Investigation launched into tiger chained at Phuket Zoo – VIDEO

    PHOTOS: DNP VIDEO – I Am A Tiger Advocate Officials are conducting a full investigation after a video clip of a tiger chained at Phuket Zoo on social media claimed that the tiger had been drugged for photos with the public. Phuket officials today have inspected the Phuket Zoo after several social media complaints that the tiger was chained and drugged for tourists to take photos

  • Unidentified body found floating in Ranong lake

    Unidentified body found floating in Ranong lake

    The body of an unidentified Thai man has been found floating in a small Ranong lake this morning. The body, without any obvious signs of identification, was found on the lake in Moo 2 village in Tambon Bang Bon in Muang district at 8.50am. Police say the man appeared to be around 40 to 50 years old without any identification documents on him when he was found

  • Body found off Saphan Hin on Koh Tapao Noi, Phuket

    Body found off Saphan Hin on Koh Tapao Noi, Phuket

    An unidentified body has been found on Koh Tapao Noi off Saphan Hin along Phuket’s east coast yesterday afternoon. Wichit Police were notified that the body was found on Tapao Noi beach at 5 pm.