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  • UPDATE: Cause of plane crash believed to be engine problems

    UPDATE: Cause of plane crash believed to be engine problems

    The plane, HS-PMS series JABIRU 450 named Butterfly 05, crashed yesterday morning (Saturday) killing the captain, Wattana Tinphang-Nga, and Flying Officer Narin Taweewat, while critically injuring two 18 and 19 year old students from Thalang Technical College.

  • Nearly 1300 houses damaged after week of ‘freak storms’

    Nearly 1300 houses damaged after week of ‘freak storms’

    The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation says that summer storms have damaged 1,293 houses in 24 Thai provinces. And one person has been killed as a result of the storms, primarily in the north-east and central provinces. The storms have hit the 24 provinces between March 5-8.

  • Rama X banknotes go into circulation from April 6

    Rama X banknotes go into circulation from April 6

    The first banknotes bearing a portrait of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn will be issued on April 6, Chakri Day. The Bank of Thailand announced on Thursday that, in accordance with permission granted by the palace, it would release banknotes bearing an image of King Rama X that day in the denominations of 20, 50 and 100 baht 500 baht and 1,000 baht notes with his portrait will enter circulation on July 28, His Majesty’s birthday. Older banknotes will remain legal tender

  • THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, March 7

    THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, March 7

    Outgoing tourism will rise to 10 million this year | Rabies precautions in BKK | Thai Cabinet waters down the fines for illegal foreign workers | Premchai’s wife will be charged for owning elephant tusks | Bank of Thailand has laid down the foundations for banking agents | Aussie firefighter helping out in Lampang | Krabi residents support closing down Maya Bay for low-season. The post THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, March 7 appeared first on Phuket Gazette

  • Drugs, weapon and preserved animal carcasses found in Rawai

    Drugs, weapon and preserved animal carcasses found in Rawai

    Phuket police and a team of local authorities have arrested 27 year old Anchalee Pantumat, from Nakhon Sawan province, with a list of illegal items including 113 grams of marijuana, a carbine (rifle) with eleven .30 bullets along with jungle cat fur and a sambar deer skull. At her house in Rawai, Police also found marijuana and methamphetamine paraphernalia, 2 BB guns, digital scales, plastic bags for packing and 103,500 Baht in cash

  • Thailand’s outbound travel industry booms

    Thailand’s outbound travel industry booms

    We all know there’s plenty of tourists heading TO Thailand this year.

  • UPDATE: Police in Phuket say the man was shot over money owed on a motorbike

    UPDATE: Police in Phuket say the man was shot over money owed on a motorbike

    PHOTO: Sanook A black Pajero with several people inside had arrived at a rented property in the Rangsiri estate in Muang district, Phuket. A man got out and asked for “Sin”.

  • East-Meets-West at the Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival 2018

    East-Meets-West at the Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival 2018

    A three-day “East Meets West” Food & Music Extravaganza is headed back to Laguna Phuket on April 27-29, following on from last year’s inaugural edition. Laguna Phuket has announced the 2nd annual Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival , saying the three-day food and music extravaganza would attract food and music lovers from around the world to the resort complex at Bangtao Beach. Entry to the evening festival is free except for main stage performances at 8pm.

  • Over 40 new parties registered in one day

    Over 40 new parties registered in one day

    By Kas Chanwanpen As many as 42 groups of people requested to establish new political parties on the first day of pre-registration organised by the Election Commission (EC) yesterday.

  • How much would you pay for a plastic amulet?

    How much would you pay for a plastic amulet?

    The shenanigans at the Kathu Temple, where Chinese tour buses are arriving daily in their droves to purchase ‘lucky’ and ‘magic’ amulets, continues. This time two Dutch tourists, interested to visit a temple and check out the alleged lucky amulets, were horrified by what they discovered. The two, who have asked us not to publish their names, visited the temple yesterday (February 26) as independent travellers although most of the visitors are Chinese tour groups – sometimes up to 15 buses at a time – who are taken to the holy place.