Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine News”

  • Phuket captain, meth user sunk

    Phuket captain, meth user sunk

    PHUKET: Two men who had just returned tourists by speedboat to the pier at Phuket Boat Lagoon were arrested yesterday afternoon for using ya ice (crystal methamphetamine); one was also charged for possession of over eight grams of the drug. The men were apprehended as part of a holiday drug-sweep in the area, Marine Police Inspector Chatchai Sakdee told the Phuket Gazette. “When they arrived at the pier with the tourists, we boarded their boat, Apivarin 2, and asked to see their work documents,” Lt Col Chatchai said.

  • Phuket Blood Bank’s vaults low on Rh- blood ahead of New Year demand

    Phuket Blood Bank’s vaults low on Rh- blood ahead of New Year demand

    PHUKET: As Phuket enters the 10 Days of Danger (story

  • Cement truck juggernaut demolishes small car, driver safe [Video]

    Cement truck juggernaut demolishes small car, driver safe [Video]

    PHUKET: A cement truck jumped a median strip at an intersection near Phuket Town last night and rammed a small car coming towards it. The truck was headed south on Chao Fa East Road and had reached the intersection at the Dowroong Wittaya School (map

  • Merry Christmas Phuket! Governor to announce bypass road speed limit

    Merry Christmas Phuket! Governor to announce bypass road speed limit

    PHUKET: Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut on December 25 will announce the speed limit for motorists travelling along the bypass road, officially called Chalermprakiat Ror IX Road and unofficially one of Phuket’s deadliest motorways. The move will be the first of many measures taken in the hope of achieving zero fatalities over the new year holidays

  • Be forewarned about 4G in Phuket

    Be forewarned about 4G in Phuket

    PHUKET: Lest you think it’s 3G déjà vu all over again, the current state of 4G in Phuket has a few interesting new wrinkles. In many ways, the impending 4G roll out – which is already under way, at least in theory – isn’t nearly as confusing as the 3G roll out two years ago.

  • Jetstar begins direct Phuket-Melbourne flights

    Jetstar begins direct Phuket-Melbourne flights

    PHUKET: Jetstar Airways has launched its non-stop service between Phuket and Melbourne, connecting Phuket to one of its most important source markets just in time for the tourism high season to kick off. “The first flight of the service directly to Phuket left the ground on December 14, making it the first direct low-cost carrier service for travellers between the two destinations,” said a Jetstar spokesman. The direct flights between Phuket and Melbourne will operate every Saturday and Sunday with a third day to be introduced in April 2014.

  • Missing Chinese tourist suffering from Alzheimers found in Phuket Town

    Missing Chinese tourist suffering from Alzheimers found in Phuket Town

    PHUKET: A 59-year-old Chinese tourist who was reported missing two days ago and suffers from Alzhiemer’s disease was found last night. The last sighting of Deshen Zhaun, before he was found, was at at 3pm when he entered Madam Massage in the Phuket Merlin Hotel in Phuket Town, said the man’s son-in-law, Wichit Sae-Ju.

  • Phuket visa-run van crashes in Malaysia

    Phuket visa-run van crashes in Malaysia

    PHUKET: A KBV Visa Run van that left Phuket for Penang last night collided with a motorbike in Malaysia at about 9:30 this morning. Ukrainian Dmytro Kolot, 30, was in the van and called a Russian friend in Phuket, Oleg Spitsin, to report the accident. “Dmytro was sitting next to the driver.

  • Phuket Opinion: Burning desire to keep island’s flames at bay

    Phuket Opinion: Burning desire to keep island’s flames at bay

    Puchong Manavakrit is a volunteer firefighter with the Phuket City Municipality Fire Department.

  • Phuket Opinion: Quest to conquer island transport

    Phuket Opinion: Quest to conquer island transport

    PHUKET: Mount Everest, K2, Cape Horn; the Sahara Desert – conquering these places represents the pinnacle of human potential and achievement. To this list, I would like to to add the streets of Phuket! For most, just a mere mention of the above places will conjure up images of sweat, tears, pain, joy, patience and adrenaline: all ingredients of “willpower”. It is this power of will that enables us to accomplish what has mistakenly been tagged “impossible”.