Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine News”

  • Live Wire – Putting the pieces together

    Live Wire – Putting the pieces together

    PHUKET: In the past three editions of Live Wire, I’ve taken you through a detailed list of the internet packages currently available in Phuket and a description of what kinds of packages – “3G,” ADSL, Fiber, etc – most people will want. Last week I warned you about the truly awful experience one reader had with the new TOT 3G (they call it a “3.9G”) package.

  • Rawai Municipality takes charge of one of  many environment issues plaguing Racha

    Rawai Municipality takes charge of one of many environment issues plaguing Racha

    PHUKET: The Rawai municipality was assigned to take charge of the mounting trash-disposal issues on Koh Racha Yai despite progressive local government talks yesterday with hotel and resort representatives about a conglomerate of environmental issues facing the once pristine island. “Though hotel and resort representatives agreed to take care of the trash-disposal problem themselves, I have assigned the Rawai Municipality to step in,” said Phuket Vice Governor Sommai Prijasilpa who visited the island as a follow-up to her promises in May 2012 to tackle the environmental issues plaguing the island (story

  • Breaking News: Phuket fugitive Dane ‘Denny’ Knudsen arrested

    Breaking News: Phuket fugitive Dane ‘Denny’ Knudsen arrested

    PHUKET: Patong Police Superintendent Chiraphat Pochanaphan has confirmed to the Phuket Gazette that wanted Danish national Dennis Mark Knudsen, 24, has been arrested by Phuket Police.

  • Phuket Red Cross calls for A, B, Rh- blood donations

    Phuket Red Cross calls for A, B, Rh- blood donations

    PHUKET: The Phuket Red Cross is calling for people across the island to join its Valentine’s Day blood drive to help replenish dwindling stocks at the blood bank in Phuket Town. The Phuket Regional Blood Center (PRBC), often called upon to save the lives of Thais and foreigners in urgent need of medical help, is low on stocks of blood types A and B, and has zero stock of Rhesus-negative blood.

  • Phuket News: Rohingya risk births at sea to flee Myanmar

    Phuket News: Rohingya risk births at sea to flee Myanmar

    PHUKET: A newborn baby just eight days old was among the boatload of Rohingya refugees who made landfall yesterday in the Surin Islands archipelago, in Phang Nga province, to the north of Phuket. As the boat landed, local people brought food and drinks to the refugees, Khura Buri District Chief Manit Pianthong said.

  • Phuket police net dealers in fire hydrant meth bust

    Phuket police net dealers in fire hydrant meth bust

    PHUKET: Phuket City police yesterday made two arrests and seized more than 2,000 pills of ya bah (methamphetamine) and 102.29 grams of ya ice (crystal methamphetamine) after staking out a Phuket Town fire hydrant. Acting on a tip-off from an informant, officers took up positions surrounding a fire hydrant in Soi Kamnan in Phuket Town, and waited for suspicious activity.

  • Scottish tourist drowns at Phuket beach

    Scottish tourist drowns at Phuket beach

    PHUKET: A Scottish tourist on holiday in Phuket drowned early yesterday morning at the secluded beach at Ao Sane (map

  • Phuket Opinion: Stateless visitors need more than hospitality

    Phuket Opinion: Stateless visitors need more than hospitality

    PHUKET: The plight of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar’s Rakhine State during the current sailing season clearly shows the need for Asean and other international bodies to come together to help solve, or at least alleviate, the root causes of the problem inside Myanmar as soon as possible. This will of course be no easy task. Few international humanitarian issues on the planet have a more confounding range of underlying problems, dating back to colonial times, than those of the Rohingya.

  • More Rohingya refugees found adrift off Thailand’s coast

    More Rohingya refugees found adrift off Thailand’s coast

    PHUKET: Another group of desperate Rohingya refugees found shelter along the Khura Buri coast north of Phuket yesterday after 25 days at sea, making them the third group to land along Thailand’s Andaman coast this month. The 96 refugees shared the same harrowing story as the 179 who came ashore on January 23: days at sea surviving on scant rations of water and uncooked rice (story

  • Missing Swiss student tourist alive and well, in Thai prison

    Missing Swiss student tourist alive and well, in Thai prison

    PHUKET: A 22-year-old Swiss student tourist reported missing while on holiday in Thailand has been found alive and well. She’s being detained in Ranong Prison for allegedly stealing a camera belonging to an immigration officer. The search for Tscherina Nora Janisch, a foreign-exchange student studying at the National University of Singapore, began on January 15 when her mother, Elizabeth, posted a concerned note on the popular travel website