Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine News”

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    Bangkok #2, Phuket #11 – World’s most popular destinations

    “Phuket rank 11th with about 11.9 million tourist arrivals this year, higher than last year’s 11.6 million arrivals making it Thailand’s most important economy outside Bangkok.” Bangkok has come in second place in the list of the world’s top cities for tourism. The list has been compiled by Euromonitor International

  • Government poised to cast tax net over online transactions

    Government poised to cast tax net over online transactions

    As the world continues its relentless move online, and away from traditional retail, governments are having to find new ways to track and tax online transactions. The Thai Revenue Department is poised to cast a wider net over online vendors and other businesses that have been evading taxes. The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) is soon to approve amendments to the Revenue Code

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    Russian model becomes Queen of Malaysia after marrying Muslim king

    Oksana Voevodina, is now the ‘first lady’ of Malaysia following the wedding to Malaysia’s monarch Muhammad V of Kelantan. She married the king in a royal wedding ceremony in Moscow after reportedly converting to Islam earlier this year. The beauty queen rose to fame when she was crowned Miss Moscow back in 2015 at the age of 22. Oksana – who has worked as a model in China and Thailand, and has posed in revealing pictures – is 24 years younger than the king. The Malaysian monarch is known as Yang di-Pertuan Agong and is referred to as ‘Your Majesty’ – his full name is Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra ibni Tengku Ismail Petra.

  • Internet freebies rolled out for Christmas

    Internet freebies rolled out for Christmas

    The government is finalising plans to give more than 11 million low-income Thai citizens free internet SIM cards and other subsidies that will together cost taxpayers billions of baht. The roll out is part of a charm offensive from the ruling NCPO in the lead up to next year’s poll, scheduled for February 24

  • Thais need to have more babies to reverse declining population

    Thais need to have more babies to reverse declining population

    PHOTO: SteemKR A government advisory body is urging the Government to come up with measures to encourage Thais to have more babies. The National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) has urged the government to implement additional measures to improve the birth rate in Thailand, following a recent study detailing the impact of a shrinking population. Thailand, with the fertility rate of 1.6 births per woman aged 15 to 49 in 2010, which is already among the lowest fertility rates in ASEAN, is expect to see that rate drop to 1.3 births by 2040.

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    Two female foreigners die in high speed road accident in Phuket

    Two female foreigners, riding a powerful motorbike, have died at the scene of the crashafter colliding with a car in Chalong. Chalong Police were notified of the incident at 11.30pm on Chao Fa West Road near a local seafood restaurant.

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    Phuket joined the Life Saving World Championship 2018 in Australia

    Athletes who were heading to the Life Saving World Championship , in Australia over the past week, met with the Phuket Governor Pakkapong Tawipat before heading to the event. The President of the Phuket Association, Anupohn Arunrat, led athletes, who have been competing in the Life Saving World Championship 2018 at Glenelg, Adelaide from November 19 to 26, to meet with the Phuket Governor Pakkapong Tawipat for encouragement before jumping on the plane and taking the flight south to Adelaide. Khun Anuphon has also been a great supporter for Phuket life saving participating in the competition and helped to raise support for the team to make the trip

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    Kata Rocks celebrates its fourth anniversary in grand style

    Kata Rocks’ fourth anniversary was yet another celebration of the finer things in life, with guests enjoying a lavish Champagne Brunch Pool Party. Kata Rocks GM Somjai Tungkoo, said the fully-booked champagne brunch pool party on Saturday, November 24 was the resort’s best anniversary celebration to date.

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    Burmese baby killed in Phuket Town road accident

    A four month old Burmese baby girl died after a motorbike collided with a tour bus yesterday. Phuket City Police were notified of the accident on the main Phuket Road in Phuket Town at 5pm

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    Shooting begins on “The Cave, Nang Non” film

    Tom Waller, a Thai filmmaker with Irish heritage, begun filming a movie which showcases the international operation to rescue the “Mu Pa” football team from the flooded Tham Luang cave in July. The film, called “The Cave, Nang Non”, captures the tense efforts to rescue the 13 members of the team, that gripped the world’s attention for weeks. The youngsters were praised at the time for their bravery throughout their ordeal and rescuers were lauded for their successful life-threatening efforts to reach them