Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine News”

  • Phuket faces critical water shortages if the monsoon doesn’t arrive soon

    Phuket faces critical water shortages if the monsoon doesn’t arrive soon

    Phuket is now, officially, experiencing water shortages , with water in the province’s three catchments just enough for the supply of tap water until May and the condition is expected to get worse if the annual monsoon doesn’t kick in soon. The annual south-west monsoon usually starts dragging in moist air and the ‘wet season’ sometime around Songkran each year. Mr   Kraison   Mahamad , manager of the Phuket-based provincial waterworks  authority (PWA), admits that tap water production would be affected if there is no heavy rain as water in Bang  Naeo  Dam, Klong Katha and Bang Wad would be enough for use until May at the latest, adding that his office had been told by irrigation officials to limit supply to prolong the supply of tap water to consumers on the tourist island.

  • Phuket’s ‘seastead’ is now a sad ‘homestead’ back on shore – VIDEO

    Phuket’s ‘seastead’ is now a sad ‘homestead’ back on shore – VIDEO

    The Phuket seastead removal operation was a success yesterday, according to the Royal Thai Navy. The controversial seastead structure is now under guard at the Port of Thailand. The Royal Thai Navy says they are confident with the evidence they have for any litigation that may follow the removal of the structure from its offshore home, some 22 kilometres off the coast of Phuket

  • Beware exploding phones – warning about leaving phones in hot cars

    Beware exploding phones – warning about leaving phones in hot cars

    PHOTOS: Facebook/Ying Yupa Anan Don’t leave your mobile phone in your car if it’s going to be parked outside in the hot Thai sun. That’s the take-away message after an exploding mobile phone punched a hole  in this woman’s pick-up truck windscreen after leaving the phone sitting on the dash

  • Mae Hong Son continues to be plagued with fires

    Mae Hong Son continues to be plagued with fires

    Mae Hong Son province continues to be plagued by forest fires despite the ban and the raging haze and smoke problems. In recent months, Mae Hong Son has been struggling with haze most of the time with flights to its airport limited at the height of the crisis. Exposure to the serious air pollution has become a threat to the health of locals. Authorities continue to blame outdoor fires as the key cause of smog.

  • Prawit instructs the Royal Thai Navy to take action against the Seastead

    Prawit instructs the Royal Thai Navy to take action against the Seastead

    PHOTO: Chad Elwartowski and Nadia ‘Summergirl’ – in the centre of a Seastead storm Deputy PM, and Defence Minister, Prawit Wongsuwan has ordered the Royal Thai Navy and security agencies to take action against the planned seasteading settlement on the Andaman Sea off Phuket “in accordance with international standards of practice and to ensure the protection of Thai natural resources.” American Chad Andrew Elwartowski and his Thai wife, Nadia ‘Summergirl’, had, along with ‘Ocean Builders’ erected a ‘seastead’ as part of his ambitious plan to build a sovereign seasteading settlement on the high seas about 22.2 km south- east from Phuket’s Racha Island.

  • “The Thai military wants us dead” – Phuket Seastead owner

    “The Thai military wants us dead” – Phuket Seastead owner

    by Kimberly Craig (WXYZ Detroit), Tim Newton, ocean.builders American Chad Elwartowski and his Thai partner, Nadia Supranee Thepdet, say they are on the run from police in Thailand after the government has accused the couple of trying to lay claim to Thai maritime territory with their ‘seastead’, a maritime house considered to be a permanent dwelling at sea off Phuket. The ‘seated’ is located to the south east of Koh Racha Yai, approx.

  • Boeing investigation continues as attention turns to the engines

    Boeing investigation continues as attention turns to the engines

    Within the past six months, two Boeing 737 Max 8 have fallen out of the sky, both during the early climbing phase of the flight. In October, Lion Air Flight 610 crashed just off Jakarta, killing 189 people

  • Stateless Thais can now apply for birth certificates and Thai ID

    Stateless Thais can now apply for birth certificates and Thai ID

    PHOTOS: The Nation “Rootless” people, born in Thailand but abandoned at birth – so without any Thai identification number or household documents – are now permitted to file for a birth certificates and apply for Thai nationality. The new laws have been published in the Royal Gazette, effective this week. The new edition of Civil Registration Act also allows these people to change the names and information to appear on the household documents, although those staying in a house or on land over which they had no ownership will only get receive temporary household documents.

  • UPDATE: 25 year old Canadian dies after falling from Chiang Mai zipline ride

    UPDATE: 25 year old Canadian dies after falling from Chiang Mai zipline ride

    PHOTO: chiangmainews.co.th A 25 year old Canadian tourist fell to his death yesterday after a zipline ride failed in Chiang Mai. Police say the tourist fell to his death while riding a zipline in the forests at the Flight of the Gibbon in Mae Kam Pong.

  • Sacred water drawing ceremony led by Bangkok Governor

    Sacred water drawing ceremony led by Bangkok Governor

    PHOTO: The grand parade was just part of the lead up ceremonies for the forthcoming Coronation of His Majesty – Thai PBS Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang has led city officials in a ceremony to draw water from a pond at the Haw Sastrakhom, a small building inside the Grand Palace.