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  • 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.

  • Live Wire: All I want for Xmas is a 3G tab

    Live Wire: All I want for Xmas is a 3G tab

    PHUKET: Welcome to the fourth and final installment of my series about where the computer industry is headed (click here to see related articles).

  • No memorial service for victims of One-Two-Go flight crash

    No memorial service for victims of One-Two-Go flight crash

    PHUKET: There will be no official memorial service this Sunday, September 16, to remember the 89 people who died in the crash landing of One-Two-Go Flight OG269 five years ago. “It is not a day to remember. It was a tragedy and we do not want to perpetuate horrible memories of the incident,” Phuket Airport Director Prathuang Sornkham told the Phuket Gazette.

  • Phuket beach club manager killed, three Thais injured in head-on crash

    Phuket beach club manager killed, three Thais injured in head-on crash

    UPDATE: Since this story was posted online, the Gazette has learned that car accident victim Christian Roth was the Operations Manager at the Xana Beach Club, operated by Angsana Laguna Phuket and Attica. Kampanat Mataramanee, Associate Relations Manager of Angsana Laguna Phuket, confirmed that the Mexican Embassy in Bangkok has been notified of the incident and that Mr Roth’s family will arrive in Phuket on Sunday to make arrangements for Mr Roth’s funeral in his native Mexico.

  • Bogus Phuket tour guides, gem rip-offs in firing line

    Bogus Phuket tour guides, gem rip-offs in firing line

    PHUKET: Phuket jewelry shops that overcharge tourists and tour companies that hire illegal guides are to be targeted by the latest campaign by provincial authorities to preserve a “billion baht” business, officials were told this week. “I want tour companies to follow the law. Their main tour guides must be Thai.

  • Comatose French tourist dies from motorbike crash injuries

    Comatose French tourist dies from motorbike crash injuries

    PHUKET: French tourist Jerome Sebastien Heras, 35, who was left comatose by a

  • Phuket ocean trash inflicting mayhem on turtles

    Phuket ocean trash inflicting mayhem on turtles

    PHUKET: A turtle with one flipper severed and another suffering a deep cut inflicted by discarded fishing nets was recovered from Karon Beach yesterday. The discovery brought to 24 the total number of turtles rescued from Phuket and Phang Nga beaches in the past two months alone. Lifeguards patrolling Karon Beach found the turtle stranded in the sand near Karon Circle yesterday morning.