Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine News”

  • The Great Krathong Clean-up

    The Great Krathong Clean-up

    PHOTO: The Nation A total of 841,327 krathong floats, most made with degradable materials, were collected in Bangkok after last night’s celebrations Bangkok Metropolitan Administration governor Aswin Kwanmuang said on Friday.

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    Three paper factory warehouses catch fire in Samut Prakan

    Firefighters continued to tackle a huge fire at a recycled paper factory in Samut Prakan, just south of Bangkok, into the early hours of this morning after flames destroyed three warehouses. Initially, some 100 fire engines were dispatched to the Thai Development Industrial Paper Company in Tambon Thay Ban in Muang district at 8pm last night (Wednesday)

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    Phuket’s world champion flow-boarder is back in town

    Annissa Flynn, Phuket’s young surf star, has done it again by retaining her world title in the arena of flow-boarding. ‘Anni’ won through in the final using her well-honed skillset of wake-boarding, surfing and skateboarding to put together three winning runs at the FlowRider FLOW Tour World Flowboarding Championships , hosted by Surf House Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

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    Midday Loy Krathong in Krabi

    Locals in Plai Praya, Krabi couldn’t wait until tonight. They’ve floated their ‘Krathongs’ at midday today inside a cave – the only place in Thailand that floats Krathongs inside a cave

  • Chiang Mai tourism operators paint gloomy outlook

    Chiang Mai tourism operators paint gloomy outlook

    Tourism in Chiang Mai has been decimated by the downturn in Chinese arrivals. Tour operators and officials are hoping that more Western tourists would fill their place, especially during the next few months.

  • STOP PRESS: Thai woman rips off Thai man

    STOP PRESS: Thai woman rips off Thai man

    PHOTO MONTAGE: Thai Rath Thai Rath is reporting that a Thai man has learned the hard way; that not every Thai woman on dating apps is a beautiful girl who wants to get to know you. The man says that the woman he met was very pretty and spoke so well. Within two days the couple were chatting on LINE chat, one of Thailand’s most popular chat forums

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    Fast-lane online visa system launched at Thai airports

    The Immigration Bureau acting commissioner Pol Maj-General Surachate Hakparn has officially launched the e-Visa on Arrival system today that is expected to cut visa processing times to as little as one minute and reverse the downward trend of Chinese tourist visitation. Surachate launched the new system which been trialled at Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang airports since November 15. The launch ceremony was held today at Suvarnabhumi International Airport

  • 542 foreigners bailed up for deportation in latest crackdown

    542 foreigners bailed up for deportation in latest crackdown

    PHOTO: The Nation Another 542 foreigners have been rounded-up for deportation after raids, mostly in and around Bangkok.

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    Tourist Police arrest Thais collecting beach entrance fees in Phuket

    The acting Immigration Bureau Chief Maj-Gen Surachate Hakparn has arrested two Thais who were collecting Phuket beach entrance fees yesterday. Maj-Gen Surachate says, “We have arrested the pair who were collecting entrance fees for people to visit Freedom Beach

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    Blacklisted Swede arrested in Phuket  

    PHOTOS: Immigration Bureau A Swedish man, who had been blacklisted, has now been arrested in Phuket yesterday over a previous drug case and illegal entry into the country. The Immigration Bureau has reported that officers received a tip-off that the illegal foreigner was staying at a condo in Kathu.