Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine News”

  • Illegal wedding photographers busted in Phuket

    Illegal wedding photographers busted in Phuket

    PHUKET: Two photographers, a makeup artist and an owner of a Phuket photography studio were caught working without work permits yesterday after their rude behavior was flagged by local residents. Phuket Old Town residents filed a complaint to police against Love Island Wedding Studio Co Ltd, which had been using their homes as backdrops for pre-wedding photos without asking permission. “Locals said that people in the company shouted a lot and were impolite,” said Phuket Immigration Superintendent Sanchai Chokhayaikij.

  • Patong Tunnel compensation for evicted Phuket villagers jumps to B2.56bn

    Patong Tunnel compensation for evicted Phuket villagers jumps to B2.56bn

    PHUKET: The funds for compensating Phuket landowners who would be displaced by the construction of the Patong Tunnel has more than doubled, jumping from 1 billion baht to 2.56bn baht. The Chief Inspector-General of the Ministry of Transport Somchai Chanrod made the announcement in Phuket earlier this week.

  • Wind at yachties’ backs in Phuket as boom swings against boat-stay law

    Wind at yachties’ backs in Phuket as boom swings against boat-stay law

    PHUKET: The law reducing the time limit of boat stays in Thailand to two months is on hold starting today, and the old law will be applied in the interim, Phuket Customs Chief Nanthita Sririkub confirmed to the Phuket Gazette. As of today, yachts entering Thailand will be permitted to stay for up to six months.

  • Phuket canal reeking again, noodle factory blamed

    Phuket canal reeking again, noodle factory blamed

    PHUKET: For the second time in a year, Samkong residents have filed a formal complaint over a sickening stench emanating from the Bang Yai Canal. In April last year, the source was allegedly raw sewage dumped into the canal further upstream, in Rassada. This time, residents blamed an upstream noodle factory.

  • Chalong steals Phuket’s booze ban spotlight this weekend

    Chalong steals Phuket’s booze ban spotlight this weekend

    PHUKET: Parts of Chalong will be effected by a booze ban this weekend for local elections. “Alcohol sales will be banned in District 2 of Chalong from 6pm on February 21 until midnight on Saturday due to local elections,” Phuket Election Commission Director Kittipong Thiengkunakrit told the Phuket Gazette. The ban will cover five Chao Fa West villages, Chalong Municipality Election Commission Director Waritthaya Boonyarat said.

  • Swedish tourist falls to death from slippery Phuket bar

    Swedish tourist falls to death from slippery Phuket bar

    PHUKET: A Swedish tourist fell to his death early this morning while dancing on top of a bar counter in Patong. “Witnesses in the bar said that the man had been drinking before he decided to climb onto the countertop and dance,” said a Kusoldharm Patong rescue foundation worker. “The bar was wet and slippery.

  • Phuket Vice Governor champions Australian’s metered taxi complaint

    Phuket Vice Governor champions Australian’s metered taxi complaint

    PHUKET: Phuket Vice Governor Chamroen Tipayapongtada stepped forward to champion a complaint about an airport taxi driver who refused to use his meter to take an Australian expat home to Kamala.

  • Phuket Police arrest scissor-wielding French thief

    Phuket Police arrest scissor-wielding French thief

    PHUKET: Police arrested a Frenchman for threatening a Phuket convenience store clerk with a pair of scissors in an attempt to get a refund on Saturday. Riad Lahkim, 37, bought a mobile phone at a 7-eleven on Thursday. Dissatisfied, he took it back to the store two days later – at 4:30am.

  • Phuket Opinion: Taking the higher path to reporting

    Phuket Opinion: Taking the higher path to reporting

    Boonrat Apiwanthanakorn, 56, from Haad Yai, is the new president of the Phuket Press Club. He has a BA from the Teacher College in Songkhla and over 20 years experience in journalism, working for Kietibhumi and Chaotai newspapers and Thai TV Channels 3 and 5. He now works for Khaosod newspaper and the Phuket Andaman, which he owns.

  • Phuket Opinion: Just give it time

    Phuket Opinion: Just give it time

    PHUKET: Enough was enough. After nearly being run down by a mechanical dinosaur, I made my way through glass doors to the car park. The overbearing cacophony that apparently is a necessary companion to the modern shopping experience – or at least of the Games Zone on the basement level of the Big C shopping complex on the bypass road – faded behind me.