Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine News”

  • Krabi teens claim stabbing of British tourist was a ‘misunderstanding’

    Krabi teens claim stabbing of British tourist was a ‘misunderstanding’

    PHUKET: Two teenagers who confessed to attacking a British tourist in Krabi on Monday have claimed that they “misunderstood” the foreigner’s actions and thought he was insulting them. The victim, Daniel Cole, 21, has already undergone surgery for the cut wounds to his temple, chest, right shoulder and right arm and is recovering at Bangkok Hospital Phuket. Anusorn Kullak, 18, and his accomplice, 17, who cannot be named for legal reasons, are being held at Krabi Prison.

  • Quebec coroner refutes Thai autopsy results for Belanger sisters

    Quebec coroner refutes Thai autopsy results for Belanger sisters

    PHUKET: A Quebec coroner has refuted claims by Thai officials that the Belanger sisters died in their Phi Phi hotel room in June after consuming the insecticide DEET. Audrey Belanger, 20, and Noemi Belanger, 25, were found dead in their hotel room on Phi Phi Island on June 15. Both had suffered a

  • Phuket scrubs up ahead of Vegetarian Festival

    Phuket scrubs up ahead of Vegetarian Festival

    PHUKET: Residents in Phuket’s Srisoonthorn area today staged their “Big Cleaning Day” to prepare for the upcoming Vegetarian Festival, which will get underway on Sunday night.

  • Phuket official attacked over alleged affair with man’s niece

    Phuket official attacked over alleged affair with man’s niece

    PHUKET: An enraged man attacked Chalong Municipality’s Chief Administrative Officer (Palad) Wuthiphong Promtawee in Phuket yesterday over an alleged affair Mr Wuthiphong was having with the man’s niece.

  • CCTV short circuit sparks Phuket antiques shop fire

    CCTV short circuit sparks Phuket antiques shop fire

    PHUKET: An in-store CCTV system monitor is believed to have started a fire at an antiques and souvenir shop in the Phuket tourist area of Kata, destroying goods valued at more than half a million baht. Chalong Police duty officer Chianchai Duangsuwan was informed that a fire had broken out at the Sawasdee shop on Taina Road at 10:45am on Tuesday.

  • Fossil shell cemetery discovered in Krabi

    Fossil shell cemetery discovered in Krabi

    PHUKET: A villager clearing land to plant oil palm trees in Krabi last month unearthed what he believes is fossil graveyard.

  • Work begins on repairing Patong Hill road landslide site

    Work begins on repairing Patong Hill road landslide site

    PHUKET: Phuket Highways Office Director Samak Luadwonghat kept his promise made yesterday that as soon as the rains stopped today, his workers were out in force making temporary repairs to the Patong Hill road. The section of road, just west of the Chinese shrine at the top of the hill, first collapsed during heavy rains last October, then again in early May with the advent of this year’s monsoon season.

  • Three more injured turtles wash up on Phuket’s beaches

    Three more injured turtles wash up on Phuket’s beaches

    PHUKET: Another three young Olive Ridley sea turtles were discovered washed up on Phuket beaches yesterday. All were missing limbs, presumed to have been severed by discarded fishing nets. Dr Kongkiat Kittiwattanawong, who heads the Endangered Species Unit at the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC), told the Phuket Gazette that the turtles were discovered by local residents and lifeguards at

  • Phuket Vegetarian Festival to generate B600mn

    Phuket Vegetarian Festival to generate B600mn

    PHUKET: Director Chanchai Doungjit of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phuket office expects this year’s Vegetarian Festival to generate about 600 million baht in revenue for the local economy. “Many Thais, including those of Chinese origin, will visit the festival and many are likely to travel as family groups as the festival falls within the school holidays,” Director Chanchai told a meeting at the Lor Rong Shrine, in Phuket Town, yesterday.

  • Phuket ‘jellyfish attack’ report eludes hospitals, confounds experts

    Phuket ‘jellyfish attack’ report eludes hospitals, confounds experts

    PHUKET: Local hospital staff and experts at the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) are confounded by the story of a British woman, reported in sensational fashion yesterday, as suffering extreme injuries in a jellyfish attack “somewhere near Phuket”. Although the story, published by the Daily Mail in the UK, showed that British mum Sam Webster, 37, clearly suffered serious injuries, the report did not specify where the jellyfish “attack” occurred. However, it says that the family’s tour operator “arranged a transfer to a bigger private hospital in Phuket” that required a six-hour ambulance journey.