Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine News”

  • PHUKET OPINION: Few winners in war against the sea

    PHUKET OPINION: Few winners in war against the sea

    PHUKET: Funding for projects to “combat” erosion along the Andaman coast through construction of seawalls, jetties and similar structures would be better deployed on environmentally-sound projects like sand-dune stabilization, mangrove reforestation and enforcement of laws that regulate shoreline construction. Trying to conquer the forces of time and tide is the quintessential exercise in futility.

  • PHUKET OPINION: Few winners in war against the sea

    PHUKET OPINION: Few winners in war against the sea

    PHUKET: Funding for projects to “combat” erosion along the Andaman coast through construction of seawalls, jetties and similar structures would be better deployed on environmentally-sound projects like sand-dune stabilization, mangrove reforestation and enforcement of laws that regulate shoreline construction. Trying to conquer the forces of time and tide is the quintessential exercise in futility.

  • Speed bumps: more harm than good

    Speed bumps: more harm than good

    PHUKET: Among the many factors conspiring to make Phuket roads some of the most dangerous in Thailand is the proliferation of poorly-designed, poorly-marked and poorly-maintained speed bumps that needlessly cause untold millions of baht in car damages and wasted fossil fuels every year. The Phuket Gazette does not refute the effectiveness of speed bumps at slowing down traffic

  • Taxi, tuk-tuk co-ops blame ‘unfair rules’ for problems

    Taxi, tuk-tuk co-ops blame ‘unfair rules’ for problems

    PHUKET: Groups of tuk-tuk and taxi operators in Phuket blame “unfair regulations” as the underlying cause of most problems faced by tourists who use Phuket’s public transport services. The accusations were made during a meeting of senior government officials, including Government Spokesperson Prompong Nopparit, at Phuket Provincial Hall on April 27

  • Phuket teenage drug addicts blamed for community center fire

    Phuket teenage drug addicts blamed for community center fire

    PHUKET: Phuket City Police believe that a fire at the Austria-Phuket Community Center in Rassada in the early hours of this morning was started by a group of teenage drug addicts known to frequent the area. It was the second time the center had been set on fire within a month. Phuket City Police received a report at 1:10am from residents who live near the center.

  • PHUKET OPINION: Where real estate speculation meets disaster superstition

    PHUKET OPINION: Where real estate speculation meets disaster superstition

    THERE never seems to be a dull moment covering the news in Phuket, and the rumor-mongering that followed the recent seismic activity has been particularly captivating. A basic review of facts: an 8.6-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Sumatra on April 11 prompted the National Disaster Warning Center (NDWC) to issue an evacuation of tsunami-risk areas.

  • Police crack Phang Nga drug network linked to ‘kingpin prisoner’

    Police crack Phang Nga drug network linked to ‘kingpin prisoner’

    PHUKET: Acting on a tip-off police raided two separate addresses in Phang Nga yesterday resulting in the arrest of six men and the recovery of drugs, weapons, cash and other valuables. The gang was reportedly controlled by an inmate at Nakhon Sri Thammar at Provincial Prison who ordered drugs to be delivered to one of the suspects netted in the raid.

  • Amway to deliver B2.5bn boost to Phuket

    Amway to deliver B2.5bn boost to Phuket

    PHUKET: The Phuket office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) expects the 18,000 Amway sales representatives arriving from China to spend up to 2.5 billion baht during their month-long stay on Phuket.

  • Phuket Earthquake: NDWC gives all-clear, removes alert watch

    Phuket Earthquake: NDWC gives all-clear, removes alert watch

    PHUKET: The National Disaster Warning Center (NDWC) has removed its “alert watch” order for tsunamis and further earthquakes, the Phuket Gazette has been told. “The NDWC removed the alert watch just before 6pm,” said San Jantharawong, chief of the Phuket office of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM-Phuket). “The alert was removed because this was a much smaller earthquake than the one last Wednesday [April 11],” he told the Phuket Gazette.

  • Firebomb blasts rock Phuket housing estate

    Firebomb blasts rock Phuket housing estate

    PHUKET: Two explosions left one man injured, a dog dead and caused extensive property damage in a late-night firebomb attack in a Phuket housing estate early this morning. Thalang Police were at 12:20am notified of two explosions in the Bo Din housing estate, located near the TOT office on Ban Don Road in Thepkrasattri Village 1.