Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine News”

  • Phuket lifeguard dies off Karon Beach

    Phuket lifeguard dies off Karon Beach

    PHUKET: A Phuket lifeguard died yesterday morning in the waters off Karon Beach Phuket after assisting a kite surfer in distress. After helping the surfer back to safety in front of the Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, lifeguard Pongsatorn Sea-Lim, 43, passed away from apparent exhaustion trying to return to shore himself, according to resort General Manager Denis Thouvard

  • Phuket Marine Office to set up holiday safety center

    Phuket Marine Office to set up holiday safety center

    PHUKET: To ensure tourist safety during the upcoming New Year holiday period, the Phuket Marine Department office will step up inspections and open a safety center at its office in Wichit, the agency has announced. Phuripat Theerakulpisut, chief of the Marine Department Region 5 office, said his agency is gearing up for an expected large influx of tourists over the upcoming holiday period.

  • Phuket Property: Corrupt land ownership cannot be ‘revoked’

    Phuket Property: Corrupt land ownership cannot be ‘revoked’

    PHUKET: While the Andaman Travel Trade 2011 expo was winding to a close at Phuket Rajabhat University last Saturday, a sinister irony pervaded the venue and brought conflict to ‘Brand Phuket’. Tucked away in a small conference room in the same building as the jovial expo was Pheu Thai Party Spokesman and MP Prompong Nopparit, who was holding a public hearing to receive complaints about the apparent inaction of government officials in dealing with the illegal issuance of land title deeds and encroachment by developers on government land in Phuket. [See page 3 story, current issue of the Phuket Gazette.

  • Ironman 70.3 champions ready for Phuket challenge

    Ironman 70.3 champions ready for Phuket challenge

    PHUKET: Organizers of the 2011 Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship welcomed athletes and officials for the start of the second annual triathlon being held at Laguna Phuket on December 4. President of the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) Paiboon Upatising led the guest speakers and said he was particularly pleased with the organization of the event.

  • Taksin to get Thai passport as ‘New Year’s gift’

    Taksin to get Thai passport as ‘New Year’s gift’

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Thailand to ‘soon’ issue passport for fugitive former premier ThaksinPhuket GazettePHUKET: Thailand will issue a passport for fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra “very soon”, Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said yesterday. Phuket Gazette partner newspaper The Nation quotes Surapong as saying that the passport will be issued as a “New Year’s gift”. Thaksin’s Thai passport was revoked after he fled the country to avoid jail following the military coup that ousted him in 2006.

  • Phuket misses out on Dance Festival as it moves to Chiang Mai

    Phuket misses out on Dance Festival as it moves to Chiang Mai

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Dance Festival moves to Chiang Mai due to floodingThe NationThanks to the flooding, the Dance Center has not only postponed its International Dance Festival but relocated it from Bangkok and shortened it. It’s set for tomorrow

  • Officials confirm safety plan for Phuket ‘death bend’

    Officials confirm safety plan for Phuket ‘death bend’

    PHUKET: Phuket Vice Governor Somkiet Sangkaosutthirak today confirmed the slew of safety features to be rolled out at the notorious “100 bodies curve” at Kho En in Thalang, in hopes of reducing the number of fatal accidents at the deadly bend. The move comes after a four-year-old boy and his aunt were killed when a pickup slid out of control on the curve and

  • Phuket Media Watch – Amnesty urges U.S. to ban life sentences

    Phuket Media Watch – Amnesty urges U.S. to ban life sentences

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Amnesty urges U.S.

  • Phuket Media Watch – Bounty offered in Sophoth theft case

    Phuket Media Watch – Bounty offered in Sophoth theft case

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Bounty for fugitive in Sophoth caseThe NationA 200,000-baht bounty has been offered for the capture of the alleged ringleader, reportedly on the run in Laos, who took millions of baht during the burglary at Transport Ministry permanent secretary Suphoth Sublom’s house. A senior commander, Police-Col Yanyong Wej-osoth, said “wanted” posters for Weerasak Chuelee, featuring the 200,000-baht bounty, had been distributed in the Tha Khaew area along the Mekong River

  • Phuket Special Report: Slavery on the high seas

    Phuket Special Report: Slavery on the high seas

    PHUKET: Workers in Thailand’s fishing industry often find themselves living a violent nightmare with no escape in sight and no help.