Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine”

  • Phuket Media Watch: North Korea defiant; Fires rage in Los Angeles; Sailor rescued 5 days after ship sinks off Vietnam

    Phuket Media Watch: North Korea defiant; Fires rage in Los Angeles; Sailor rescued 5 days after ship sinks off Vietnam

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community North Korea warns South Korea on ‘hideous crimes’ Phuket Gazette / News Wires PHUKET: The North Korean military on yesterday said the South “will pay for its hideous crimes” during the mourning period for Supreme Leader Kim Jong-il, and warned it may launch a retaliatory strike to “smash the stronghold of the puppet forces.” A statement from the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK/North Korea) condemned the South Korean government for immediately putting its forces on alert and convening an emergency meeting following the announcement of Kim Jong-il’s death. “When the whole nation is overcome with grief over the great loss, only the South Korean puppet group committed thrice-cursed crimes,” the Commission said in a long statement.

  • Floods won’t harm Phuket construction sector: P-REA

    Floods won’t harm Phuket construction sector: P-REA

    PHUKET: Following a seminar held recently, Phuket real estate developers are less worried about the impacts of the flooding in central Thailand on the construction industry supply chain. Tanan Tanphaibul, President of the Phuket Real Estate Association, said members had worried that massive government-funded reconstruction of parts of Bangkok and the Central Plains region might have a negative impact on the building industry on Phuket by siphoning away material and labor supplies. To learn more, they invited several speakers to their “Phuket Real Estate Trends Following the 2011 Disaster” seminar, held at the Royal Phuket City Hotel.

  • Snakes in a sack seized on Koh Lanta

    Snakes in a sack seized on Koh Lanta

    PHUKET: A fruit seller has been caught smuggling protected snakes onto Koh Lanta in Krabi province, across Phang Nga Bay from Phuket. Pin Sangduk, 43, was found with eight live snakes stuffed into fertilizer sacks in the back of his pickup truck, which was otherwise loaded with fruit.

  • Brazilian found dead in Phuket guesthouse

    Brazilian found dead in Phuket guesthouse

    PHUKET: A Brazilian tourist was found dead in his Phuket hotel room on Tuesday after he and a male friend brought two Patong bar hostesses back to their room.

  • Weeding out hype in Phuket’s health-conscious market

    Weeding out hype in Phuket’s health-conscious market

    PHUKET: Health and environment are two buzzwords that are being heard a lot nowadays across the globe and Phuket is no exception. Health-conscious segments of local markets continue to grow and an increasing number of producers are looking to exploit this consumer base. What was once a niche market has turned into an ‘eco green everything’ fad.

  • Phuket tsunami memorial service honored by few

    Phuket tsunami memorial service honored by few

    PHUKET: A somber air hung over the tsunami memorial service at the Tsunami Memorial Wall in Mai Khao this morning as about 50 people turned up to remember those lost to the killer waves that struck Phuket in 2004. Thai official figures state that the tsunami killed 5,398 people and more than 3,700 disappeared in the waves that day. Hundreds of them died or disappeared in Phuket.

  • Villagers in southern provinces panicked by high waves; Phuket not affected

    Villagers in southern provinces panicked by high waves; Phuket not affected

    PHUKET: Christmas brought panic to many villagers in southern Thailand yesterday when high waves hit several coastal provinces, just one day short of today’s seventh anniversary of the December 26 tsunami, which killed thousands and shocked the whole country. But there were no reports of panic in Phuket yesterday, although high winds prevailed throughout much of it, accelerating toward dusk.

  • FC Phuket 1 – 1 Air Force Utd

    FC Phuket 1 – 1 Air Force Utd

    PHUKET: FC Phuket conceded a last-minute goal to hand a 1-1 draw to Air Force United in an entertaining yet inconsequential match at Surakul Stadium this evening. The modest crowd that turned up at Surakul Stadium enjoyed a scoreless first half under relatively cool and blustery conditions in Phuket. The Southern Sea Kirin drew first blood at 56 minutes after a beautiful challenging run down the left wing by Nirun Phanthong, who set up Sarach Yooyen in the penalty area.

  • Have a very Phuket Christmas!

    Have a very Phuket Christmas!

    PHUKET: With scattered thundershowers forecast across Phuket today, the tens of thousands of people who have come to spend Christmas here will be doing their best to enjoy our beaches. Without a doubt, Santa, like so many others, will be making a stop on Phuket during his annual circumnavigation, so make sure you’re not too naughty this weekend.

  • Girl, 16, struck dead by pickup truck on main Phuket road

    Girl, 16, struck dead by pickup truck on main Phuket road

    PHUKET: A 16-year-old Burmese girl was struck dead by a pickup truck while crossing Thepkrasattri Road, the main road to Phuket Airport, in Thalang last night. The girl, named only as “Dao”, was crossing the busy road with her father in front of Baan Porn Furniture store just before 10pm when the pair were hit by a black Toyota Vigo pickup truck.