Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine News”

  • Phuket Update: Krabi massacre mastermind caught in Phang Nga

    Phuket Update: Krabi massacre mastermind caught in Phang Nga

    PHUKET: Police in Phang Nga have arrested the mastermind behind the

  • Finnish tourist death in Phuket possibly a suicide

    Finnish tourist death in Phuket possibly a suicide

    PHUKET: Police do not suspect foul play in the death of a Finnish tourist Veijo Armas Vallius, found dead in his Phuket hotel room last week. The body of 52-year-old Mr Vallius was discovered in a hotel room in Kamala on December 8. Somnerk Damkeaw of the Kamala Police told the Gazette today that the body of Mr Vallius remains at the Patong Hospital morgue, as relatives have yet to claim it.

  • Wilkinson drops out

    Wilkinson drops out

    PHUKET: “To say I have played through four World Cups, two Lions tours, 91 international games and a ridiculous number of injuries and other setbacks gives me an incredibly special feeling of fulfillment.” Jonny Wilkinson, England’s enigmatic out-half has announced his retirement from test rugby. His international record includes six tries, 162 conversions, 239 penalties and a record of 36 drop-goals.

  • Traffic warning: Phuket Provincial Youth Games today

    Traffic warning: Phuket Provincial Youth Games today

    PHUKET: Motorists be warned: today is the busiest day of the year at Surakul Stadium in Phuket Town, where hundreds of primary and secondary school students from all over the province will amass to take part in the annual provincial youth games. The fun got underway yesterday, with kindergarten-age athletes as young as four taking part in running races, long jump and tennis ball distance throwing competitions.

  • Patong cricket clinic open for Phuket league

    Patong cricket clinic open for Phuket league

    PHUKET: The fourth match of the Island Furniture League season saw last year’s champions, Patong, take on Island Cricket Club (ICC) on Sunday at the Alan Cooke Ground (ACG). Following an upset against Laguna in the first match of the season, Patong were determined to get their league campaign back on track. However, a number of key players were not on the team sheet due to inclusion of Anthony Van Blerk and Dean Noble.

  • Phuket lifeguard dies off Karon Beach

    Phuket lifeguard dies off Karon Beach

    PHUKET: A Phuket lifeguard died yesterday morning in the waters off Karon Beach Phuket after assisting a kite surfer in distress. After helping the surfer back to safety in front of the Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, lifeguard Pongsatorn Sea-Lim, 43, passed away from apparent exhaustion trying to return to shore himself, according to resort General Manager Denis Thouvard

  • Phuket Marine Office to set up holiday safety center

    Phuket Marine Office to set up holiday safety center

    PHUKET: To ensure tourist safety during the upcoming New Year holiday period, the Phuket Marine Department office will step up inspections and open a safety center at its office in Wichit, the agency has announced. Phuripat Theerakulpisut, chief of the Marine Department Region 5 office, said his agency is gearing up for an expected large influx of tourists over the upcoming holiday period.

  • Phuket Property: Corrupt land ownership cannot be ‘revoked’

    Phuket Property: Corrupt land ownership cannot be ‘revoked’

    PHUKET: While the Andaman Travel Trade 2011 expo was winding to a close at Phuket Rajabhat University last Saturday, a sinister irony pervaded the venue and brought conflict to ‘Brand Phuket’. Tucked away in a small conference room in the same building as the jovial expo was Pheu Thai Party Spokesman and MP Prompong Nopparit, who was holding a public hearing to receive complaints about the apparent inaction of government officials in dealing with the illegal issuance of land title deeds and encroachment by developers on government land in Phuket. [See page 3 story, current issue of the Phuket Gazette.

  • Ironman 70.3 champions ready for Phuket challenge

    Ironman 70.3 champions ready for Phuket challenge

    PHUKET: Organizers of the 2011 Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship welcomed athletes and officials for the start of the second annual triathlon being held at Laguna Phuket on December 4. President of the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) Paiboon Upatising led the guest speakers and said he was particularly pleased with the organization of the event.

  • Taksin to get Thai passport as ‘New Year’s gift’

    Taksin to get Thai passport as ‘New Year’s gift’

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Thailand to ‘soon’ issue passport for fugitive former premier ThaksinPhuket GazettePHUKET: Thailand will issue a passport for fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra “very soon”, Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said yesterday. Phuket Gazette partner newspaper The Nation quotes Surapong as saying that the passport will be issued as a “New Year’s gift”. Thaksin’s Thai passport was revoked after he fled the country to avoid jail following the military coup that ousted him in 2006.