Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine News”

  • Phuket divided over best approach to surf safety: Poll

    Phuket divided over best approach to surf safety: Poll

    PHUKET: While there is a broad consensus that more needs to be done to warn visiting tourists of the dangers of monsoon-season surf, Phuket Gazette readers are divided over what method would be the most effective at getting the message out. In the online poll, the Gazette asked readers: “The monsoon season is here and once again hardly a week goes by without a tourist drowning in the surf off Phuket’s west coast beaches.

  • Phuket Opinion:  Sloganeering down a silly slope

    Phuket Opinion: Sloganeering down a silly slope

    PHUKET: Days after the brutal stabbing of an Australian travel agent on a “familiarization tour” of Phuket, and the mysterious poisoning deaths of two young Québécoises on Koh Phi Phi, comes an announcement by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) trumpeting the success of its latest promotional campaign slogan: “Discover the Other You”. It’s all part of the TAT’s larger “Creative Tourism” campaign, which it claims “generated 24 million visitors” to a recent online competition. This is “Amazing” stuff, but just the latest in a long string of slogans generated by the TAT during its “Miracle Year Of Amazing Thailand” campaign that will span all of 2012 – if we survive it.

  • Drug suspect caught in Phuket after year on the run

    Drug suspect caught in Phuket after year on the run

    PHUKET: A man wanted in connection with a

  • Singapore buyer shells out B1.4bn in Evason Phuket buyout

    Singapore buyer shells out B1.4bn in Evason Phuket buyout

    PHUKET: A subsidiary of Singapore firm LC Development has acquired the former Evason Phuket and Bon Island Resort for a total consideration of 1.4 billion baht, reports Phuket Gazette Property columnist Bill Barnett. The deal was struck on April 21, with Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels acting as broker to the transaction, Mr Barnett said on his Property Insider

  • Phuket villagers plea for new road

    Phuket villagers plea for new road

    PHUKET: Tired of plowing through mud, every time it rains, in order to reach their homes, residents at Baan Nai Thon, on Phuket’s west coast, today filed a complaint at Phuket Provincial Hall to finally get the ball rolling on a road project that has stalled. About 20 villagers arrived the Damrongtham Center (provincial Ombudsman’s Office) at about 10am to file a complaint against their local authority, the Sakoo Tambon Administration Organization (OrBorTor). The complaint, addressed to Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha, requested that provincial officials investigate why the road has not been built, especially since a sign erected by Sakoo OrBorTor said that a road 420 meters long, costing 1.

  • Phuket villagers plead for new road

    Phuket villagers plead for new road

    PHUKET: Tired of plowing through the mud every time it rains in order to reach their homes, residents at Baan Nai Thon on Phuket’s west coast today filed a complaint at Phuket Provincial Hall to finally get the ball rolling on a road project that has stalled. About 20 villagers arrived at the Damrongtham Center (provincial Ombudsman’s Office) at about 10am to file a complaint against their local authority, the Sakoo Tambon Administration Organization (OrBorTor)

  • Bangkok squad called in to catch Phuket ‘bag snatch killer’

    Bangkok squad called in to catch Phuket ‘bag snatch killer’

    PHUKET: More than 50 police officers, including a team from the Crime Suppression Division in Bangkok, have been dedicated to catching the two men who attacked Australian tourist Michelle Smith, 60, who was

  • Burmese fisherman, electrocuted at sea, returned to Phuket

    Burmese fisherman, electrocuted at sea, returned to Phuket

    PHUKET: Two Burmese fishermen working on a local fishing boat were brought to Phuket’s Rassada Pier yesterday, after apparently being electrocuted at sea. Once notified, police and Kusoldharm Rescue Foundation workers rushed to the scene to find grieving relatives surrounding the two bodies. “Mr Kham, 25, and Mr Wan, 27, were pulling a fishing net from the sea, when Mr Kham touched the [stainless-steel] handrail.

  • Phuket City top cop transferred

    Phuket City top cop transferred

    PHUKET: Phuket City Police Superintendent Chote Chitchai has been transferred to Takua Thung Police Station in Phang Nga province, just north of Phuket. The transfer comes after Col Chote was temporarily suspended from duty on May 5 following allegations of underage staff working in Phuket Town clubs and entertainment venues. Acting Superintendent of Phuket City Police Sakchai Limcharoen also confirmed to the Phuket Gazette yesterday that Col Sermphan Sirikong, who took up the post of Superintendent at Patong Police Station on April 10, will be Col Chote’s replacement.

  • Aussie woman jailed for false rape report in Phuket

    Aussie woman jailed for false rape report in Phuket

    PHUKET: Phuket Provincial Court today sentenced a 21-year-old Australian woman to 15 days in jail for falsely reporting that she was