Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine News”

  • Phuket police nab ‘serial thieves’

    Phuket police nab ‘serial thieves’

    PHUKET: An investigation into a spate of robberies in northern Phuket has led to three arrests, but police believe the break-and-enter gang’s ringleader is still at large.

  • Phuket Governor confirmed to stay another year

    Phuket Governor confirmed to stay another year

    PHUKET: Governor Tri Augkaradacha will remain the Governor of Phuket until October 2012, Manas Nurak, personal secretary to Governor Tri, confirmed today.

  • Swedish snorkeler ‘likely died of heart attack’

    Swedish snorkeler ‘likely died of heart attack’

    PHUKET: The Swedish man who died off

  • Phuket’s ‘Grumpy Old Men’ on mercy mission for flood victims

    Phuket’s ‘Grumpy Old Men’ on mercy mission for flood victims

    PHUKET: What started off as a conversation between Phuket businessman Paul Newson and his wife and business partner Skulna “Bird” Varayu has quickly developed into a relief effort to assist flood victims in the Central Thailand province of Nakhon Sawan. The original idea focused on helping immediate family in Nakhon Sawan, but the concept quickly snowballed into a larger effort to take aid from Phuket to the most affected area in the region. The project now involves four vehicles that the group – all members of Phuket’s Grumpy Old Men (GOM) society –plan to load to bursting point with essential items needed to reunite flood-affected families with their homes, many of which have been submerged by severe flooding.

  • Official offers homemade fix for Phuket’s water sources

    Official offers homemade fix for Phuket’s water sources

    PHUKET: As Phuket enters its tourism high season, the annual period when local water sources are depleted at great rates to cope with the huge influx of people onto the island, one local official has spoken out on Phukets water issues and the critical factors in resolving them.

  • Phuket CCTV: take two

    Phuket CCTV: take two

    PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) is about to install 189 CCTV cameras throughout Koh Kaew and Rassada at a cost of 29 million baht. The roll-out is phase two of the OrBorJors citizen safety campaign, which will coordinate with police in providing CCTV footage of traffic accidents and other incidents, explained OrBorJor President Paiboon Upatising.

  • 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.