Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine”

  • Training tips for the Phuket Triathlon

    Training tips for the Phuket Triathlon

    PHUKET: For most triathletes swimming seems to be the most demanding technical aspect of the three disciplines. I remember my first triathlon. I was very nervous about the swim start, about being in the open water and I was not sure how to manage swimming in a straight line.

  • Swedish expat dies on notorious Phuket coastal road

    Swedish expat dies on notorious Phuket coastal road

    PHUKET: A Swedish expat who ran a Phuket guesthouse died on Saturday in a motorbike accident on a notoriously dangerous stretch of coastal road in Karon. Patong Police received a report at 10:20am that a tourist crashed his motorcycle and died on Wiset Road, which runs between Patong and Karon. Peter Nyman, 48, died when he overshot a curve on his motorcycle in heavy rain and struck an power pole, said Chalong Police Duty Officer Nittikorn Rawang

  • Frenchman arrested for fraud in Phuket

    Frenchman arrested for fraud in Phuket

    PHUKET: Phuket Tourist Police on Wednesday arrested a Frenchman for ATM card fraud in Patong, but his alleged accomplice managed to flee on foot. The suspect, 31-year-old Rodi Yagir, was presented to the media by Tourist Police at their office in Phuket Town. Also displayed were a variety of electronic devices including a laptop computer, a credit card “skimmer”, two USB storage drives, 130,000 baht in cash and 12 forged credit cards with account numbers and password information handwritten in pen on the backs.

  • Phuket task force named to push Convention Center

    Phuket task force named to push Convention Center

    PHUKET: The Phuket Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) is set to argue against its counterpart in Bangkok, which …

  • Phuket News Hound: Steve Jobs is dead; Phuket tennis tourney shaping up; Listeria alarm in US

    Phuket News Hound: Steve Jobs is dead; Phuket tennis tourney shaping up; Listeria alarm in US

    Phuket NEWS Hound World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has died Phuket GazetteApple co-founder Steve Jobs died last night in California. In a statement, Apple’s Board of Directors confirmed the passing of Jobs

  • Phuket News Hound: Helicopter crash kills one

    Phuket News Hound: Helicopter crash kills one

    Phuket NEWS Hound world NEWS compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Helicopter crash in New York City kills British womanPhuket GazetteA helicopter carrying five people crashed in New York City this morning, killing a British woman, officials said.   The accident occurred at around 3:20pm local time yesterday afternoon (3:20am today in Phuket) when a privately-owned helicopter crashed into the East River after taking off from the 34th Street Heliport on Manhattan’s East Side, New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg confirmed.

  • Police believe Fake DSI agent is on the run in Phuket

    Police believe Fake DSI agent is on the run in Phuket

    PHUKET: A career conman who claimed to be a high-ranking Department of Special Investigations (DSI) officer is on the run again after two decades of crime, arrests, womanizing and escaping justice. Witchayut Pansampao, the alleged conman who masqueraded as a DSI officer to defraud people throughout the South, was arrested last month in Haad Yai but has gone missing after his release on bail. Police believe he may be in Phuket, where he has a house with his wife, registered in his name

  • BREAKING NEWS: FC Phuket 1 – 1 Chiang Mai FC

    BREAKING NEWS: FC Phuket 1 – 1 Chiang Mai FC

    PHUKET: FC Phuket ended their four game winning streak with a 1-1 draw against Chiang Mai FC this evening. Phukets Niran Phantong gave Phuket an early lead with a goal in the opening minutes of the first half, but Chiang Mai FC equalized at the start of the second. The star of the match was the Chiang Mai FC keeper, who denied Phuket star defender Nene Bi a penalty shot and had several other supersaves, according to a member of The Hulks fan club at the match

  • Three injured in Patong truck crash

    Three injured in Patong truck crash

    PHUKET: Three people were injured when a six-wheeled truck hauling sand ran out of control, crushing vehicles and smashing into shops on Phuket’s west coast this morning.

  • Phuket Opinion: Making news a social obligation, and a two-way street

    Phuket Opinion: Making news a social obligation, and a two-way street

    PHUKET: The Phuket Gazette would like to thank its readers for their support in our continued growth, not only with the newspaper, which is now on board 10 of the worlds leading airlines, but also on the Web; in the whole new world of handheld devices; and in broadcasting, where next PGTV goes on UBC/True Visions with two prime time shows. The centerpiece of everything we do is Phuket.