Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine News”

  • Phuket Red Cross calls for blood donations to help Bangkok flood victims

    Phuket Red Cross calls for blood donations to help Bangkok flood victims

    PHUKET: The Phuket Regional Blood Center (PRBC) is asking for increased donations for November as parts of Thailand experience the worst flooding in half a century. Due to the floods in Bangkok, the National Blood Center had a shortage of blood at the beginning of the month. …

  • New Phuket bus terminal hits breaking point

    New Phuket bus terminal hits breaking point

    PHUKET: Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha has been roped into resolving the ongoing dispute between local residents and the Phuket Highways Office over work that may see the bus terminal north of Phuket Town finally open. The 128-million-baht facility was completed nearly two years ago, but has yet to be used. The delay in opening stems from complaint after complaint being filed over traffic safety due to buses entering and leaving the terminal, and problems in having a government authority managing the site once the terminal opens

  • Singaporean recovers in Phuket after crash kills friend

    Singaporean recovers in Phuket after crash kills friend

    PHUKET: Singaporean Anthony Chaw Tat Soon, 39, is recovering at Phuket International Hospital with three broken limbs a lucky escape from a head-on crash in Phang Nga last Thursday that killed fellow rider and friend Charlene Jade Tay, 31. A hospital staffer today told the Phuket Gazette that Mr Chaw was rushed from Phang Nga Hospital to Phuket on Friday. …

  • Thai Floods: Phuket becomes safe haven in Bangkok exodus

    Thai Floods: Phuket becomes safe haven in Bangkok exodus

    PHUKET: Roads and bus, train and airport terminals in Bangkok yesterday were jammed with people exiting flood-struck Bangkok, heading to safe areas including, quite noticeably today, Phuket. The exodus gathered pace yesterday, with long tailbacks on outbound highways with cars and adding to packed accommodations in Pattaya, Hua Hin and Chon Buri, among other destinations. For days, Bangkokians have been locking up their homes and migrating to resorts or relatives homes outside the capital, but after the government on Wednesday announced October 27, 28 and 31 to be public holidays in 21 flood-hit provinces, the intermittent streams yesterday became a flood of stressed-out safety seekers.

  • Phuket rises to send more flood-relief

    Phuket rises to send more flood-relief

    PHUKET: On behalf of the Rotary Club of Patong Bach (RCPB) the Phuket Gazette office in Koh Kaew is serving as a drop-off point for flood-relief donations. The reception desk is accepting cash as well as bottled water, clothing (particularly warm items), blankets, baby products, canned or dried food, life vests, flashlights, small boats, and anything else that donors feel might be of help to the millions in distress. The Gazette will ensure that all donations are turned directly over to the RCPB

  • Phuket Opinion: Patong Police volunteers need careful scrutiny to protect tourists

    Phuket Opinion: Patong Police volunteers need careful scrutiny to protect tourists

    PHUKET: The safety of tourists visiting Phuket is always a key concern among local officials, and nowhere on the island is the issue more important than in Patong, which has the islands highest density of visitors and hotels. Several agencies play roles in tourist safety there, but none assume greater responsibility than the Patong Police, who currently have 180 officers on ‘active’ duty.

  • Worlds largest solar-powered boat to arrive in Phuket

    Worlds largest solar-powered boat to arrive in Phuket

    PHUKET: The Turanor, the first solar-powered boat to attempt a circumnavigation of the globe, is scheduled to moor at Phukets Ao Po Marina, on Phukets east coast, at about 7:30am tomorrow. The stunning piece of technology and craftmanship, will remain in Phuket until Wednesday and will be visited by a delegation from the Swiss embassy in Thailand on Tuesday. …

  • Tonight: Phuket gets its comedy fix

    Tonight: Phuket gets its comedy fix

    PHUKET: Tonight, tonight, an Englishman, an Irishman and a Kiwi walk into a bar and the punchline? The Punchline Comedy Club at the Holiday Inn Resort in Patong is hosting the geographically disparate trio this evening, with doors opening at 8pm the laughs are scheduled to start at 8:30pm.

  • Aussie expat recovers from Phuket balcony fall

    Aussie expat recovers from Phuket balcony fall

    PHUKET: Australian national and long-term Phuket resident Rod Palmer has been released from the intensive care unit (ICU) and is now in a general recovery room at Bangkok Hospital Phuket. Mr Palmer fell off a balcony at his home in Rawai last week. He sustained three fractured vertebrae, five fractured ribs, a head injury and other cuts and abrasions in the fall.

  • Phuket Opinion: Landslides expose greed, incompetence

    Phuket Opinion: Landslides expose greed, incompetence

    PHUKET: There is a Thai idiom, gam dai khrai gaw gam nan yawm sanawng, that has as its English-language equivalent, You reap what you sow. Similar maxims no doubt exist in every language because of the universal truths they contain.