Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine News”

  • Jet-skis, rip-offs and noise pollution: Phuket’s honorary consuls go through the motions

    Jet-skis, rip-offs and noise pollution: Phuket’s honorary consuls go through the motions

    PHUKET: Jet-ski scams, noise pollution in Patong and real estate rip-offs were among the issues raised by honorary consuls during their quarterly meeting with Phuket government officers today. The meeting, held in the main meeting room of Phuket Provincial Hall, was chaired by Phuket Vice Governor Sommai Prijasilpa. Dr Sommai, the first-ever person to chair the meeting in English, was filling in for Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha, who could not attend due to unspecified urgent business.

  • Prompong pushes for 10bn baht rail link

    Prompong pushes for 10bn baht rail link

    PHUKET: Government spokesman Prompong Nopparit has voiced his support for a 10-billion-baht extension of train lines from Surat Thani to just north of Phuket. Currently, rail passengers and freight bound for Phuket can travel only as far south as Surat Thani

  • Phuket Boat Lagoon to launch weekend market

    Phuket Boat Lagoon to launch weekend market

    PHUKET: Phuket Boat Lagoon will launch a new weekend market catering to boat owners on the weekend starting Saturday, March 10. The Weekend Boat Market is the brainchild of Boon Yongsakul, a member of the

  • DAM! Taxi driver forgets handbrake, plunges car into Phuket reservoir

    DAM! Taxi driver forgets handbrake, plunges car into Phuket reservoir

    PHUKET: A taxi driver from Khao Lak, the coastal tourist town in Phang Nga to the north of Phuket, this morning found his chicken and sticky rice too tasty to remember to put his handbrake on. The result being his Honda Civic plunging into the reservoir behind Phuket Rajabhat University.

  • Phuket Police net 16 ‘shrimp-fish’ losers

    Phuket Police net 16 ‘shrimp-fish’ losers

    PHUKET: Phuket City Police last night raided an apartment building in Chalong, arresting 16 people for gambling on the popular “shrimp-fish” board game and seizing over 400,000 baht in cash. The raid, led by Phuket City Police Deputy Superintendent Serm Kwannimit, caught gamblers off-guard at a makeshift gambling den set up in an eighth-floor room at the Santiphap apartment complex in Chalong Village 1. Raids on gambling dens in Phuket often end with many of the punters scrambling to freedom through pre-planned escape routes, many of them remarkable for their complexity and creativity of design.

  • Royal Thai Navy intercepts 27 Phuket-bound Burmese

    Royal Thai Navy intercepts 27 Phuket-bound Burmese

    PHUKET: The Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command arrested 27 Burmese en route to Phuket aboard a fishing boat off the coast of Ranong on February 10. The group were charged with entering the country illegally and were taken ashore to be prepared for deportation. The arrest was made by the staff of HTMS Chonburi under the supervision of Lt Commander Warawut Seejarak.

  • Phuket update: Volunteers continue sea search for missing Aussie

    Phuket update: Volunteers continue sea search for missing Aussie

    PHUKET: Friends of an Australian woman who fell overboard from a yacht sailing to Phuket late last week are not giving up hope that she may still be alive and are calling on volunteers to continue the search off the coast of Trang.

  • Phuket tour buses: Two hurt in yet another crash

    Phuket tour buses: Two hurt in yet another crash

    PHUKET: Another Phuket tour bus, this time carrying a group of Chinese tourists, crashed at the base of Patong Hill last night, injuring two people and causing extensive property damage.

  • Civil servant seeks missing mom in Phuket

    Civil servant seeks missing mom in Phuket

    PHUKET: A civil servant in Nakhon Ratchasima is appealing to the public for help in finding his mother, last seen in Phuket in early June last year. Kriengsak Muangkod, the Director of Bureau of Rural Roads Region 5 Office in Nakhon Ratchasima, said his 65-year-old mother Boonna Muangkod was last seen at his niece’s home in Karon on June 3 last year.

  • American news round-up

    American news round-up

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Former LA teacher charged with molesting 23 childrenPhuket Gazette / News Wires PHUKET: U.S. prosecutors have arrested and charged a former Los Angeles teacher with allegedly molesting at least 23 young children over a two-year period, officials said on Tuesday.