Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine News”

  • Phuket Poll: Underpass project will worsen traffic

    Phuket Poll: Underpass project will worsen traffic

    PHUKET: Results of the latest online poll reveal that a majority of Phuket Gazette readers are pessimistic about the 450mn baht underpass to be built at the Bang Khu Intersection in Koh Kaew. By a wide majority, readers in all three demographic groups thought the project would worsen traffic flow in the area rather than improve it.

  • Dolphin blood-test results reveal serious infection

    Dolphin blood-test results reveal serious infection

    PHUKET: Blood tests have revealed that the stranded striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba)

  • Phuket lifeguards likely back on duty ‘by Monday’

    Phuket lifeguards likely back on duty ‘by Monday’

    PHUKET: The Phuket Lifeguard Club has submitted an offer to restore lifeguard services at Phuket’s key tourist beaches, an offer that is likely to be agreed to by Monday, the Phuket Gazette has learned. The news comes after two rounds of offers by the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) to receive applications to provide the services.

  • Mexican, Malaysian suspects named in Phuket gem heist

    Mexican, Malaysian suspects named in Phuket gem heist

    PHUKET: Phuket City Police have released the names of two suspects arrested in connection with the

  • PHUKET OPINION: Few winners in war against the sea

    PHUKET OPINION: Few winners in war against the sea

    PHUKET: Funding for projects to “combat” erosion along the Andaman coast through construction of seawalls, jetties and similar structures would be better deployed on environmentally-sound projects like sand-dune stabilization, mangrove reforestation and enforcement of laws that regulate shoreline construction. Trying to conquer the forces of time and tide is the quintessential exercise in futility.

  • PHUKET OPINION: Few winners in war against the sea

    PHUKET OPINION: Few winners in war against the sea

    PHUKET: Funding for projects to “combat” erosion along the Andaman coast through construction of seawalls, jetties and similar structures would be better deployed on environmentally-sound projects like sand-dune stabilization, mangrove reforestation and enforcement of laws that regulate shoreline construction. Trying to conquer the forces of time and tide is the quintessential exercise in futility.

  • Speed bumps: more harm than good

    Speed bumps: more harm than good

    PHUKET: Among the many factors conspiring to make Phuket roads some of the most dangerous in Thailand is the proliferation of poorly-designed, poorly-marked and poorly-maintained speed bumps that needlessly cause untold millions of baht in car damages and wasted fossil fuels every year. The Phuket Gazette does not refute the effectiveness of speed bumps at slowing down traffic

  • Taxi, tuk-tuk co-ops blame ‘unfair rules’ for problems

    Taxi, tuk-tuk co-ops blame ‘unfair rules’ for problems

    PHUKET: Groups of tuk-tuk and taxi operators in Phuket blame “unfair regulations” as the underlying cause of most problems faced by tourists who use Phuket’s public transport services. The accusations were made during a meeting of senior government officials, including Government Spokesperson Prompong Nopparit, at Phuket Provincial Hall on April 27

  • Phuket teenage drug addicts blamed for community center fire

    Phuket teenage drug addicts blamed for community center fire

    PHUKET: Phuket City Police believe that a fire at the Austria-Phuket Community Center in Rassada in the early hours of this morning was started by a group of teenage drug addicts known to frequent the area. It was the second time the center had been set on fire within a month. Phuket City Police received a report at 1:10am from residents who live near the center.

  • PHUKET OPINION: Where real estate speculation meets disaster superstition

    PHUKET OPINION: Where real estate speculation meets disaster superstition

    THERE never seems to be a dull moment covering the news in Phuket, and the rumor-mongering that followed the recent seismic activity has been particularly captivating. A basic review of facts: an 8.6-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Sumatra on April 11 prompted the National Disaster Warning Center (NDWC) to issue an evacuation of tsunami-risk areas.