Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine”

  • Phuket Police dragnet fails to recover B30mn in stolen jewelry

    Phuket Police dragnet fails to recover B30mn in stolen jewelry

    PHUKET: Police are searching vehicles leaving the island and passengers departing via Phuket International Airport are being subjected to more rigorous bag searches following the theft of 30 million baht of jewelry from a parked van near Phuket Town

  • Grounded dive boat back in Phuket

    Grounded dive boat back in Phuket

    PHUKET: The dive boat forced to ground on Koh Gai island after its hull cracked in stormy weather last weekend was re-floated and towed back to Phuket yesterday. Though frightened, none of the 16 people on board the Parapis 7 during the grounding were reported as suffering any injuries, according to eye-witnesses who carried out the rescue. Narong Chaimo, general manager of Kamala Dive Center, who organized the dive tour, said in a public statement that at about 4:30pm on May 4 the captain of the Parapis 7 sent a distress call to the Royal Thai Navy, Marine Police, speedboat operators and nearby dive boats.

  • Phuket City Police chief transferred amid underage nightlife staff probe

    Phuket City Police chief transferred amid underage nightlife staff probe

    PHUKET: Phuket City Police Superintendent Chote Chitchai has been removed from active duty pending an investigation into underage staff working at Phuket Town nightclubs. Col Chote told the Phuket Gazette today that he received the instant transfer order on Saturday

  • Expert in earthquake-proof building design helps ease Phuket fears

    Expert in earthquake-proof building design helps ease Phuket fears

    PHUKET: One of Thailand’s leading experts in earthquake-proof building design has offered to conduct computer simulation tests to ensure that major buildings in Phuket do not succumb to the recurring tremors the island has been experiencing since April 16. The news was delivered directly to Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha by Assoc Prof Dr Paiboon Panyakapo, who heads the Engineering Institute of Thailand’s earthquake and wind load impact study unit based at the Sripatum University Faculty of Engineering in Bangkok. Dr Paiboon invited Governor Tri to provide the architectural plans of important buildings in Phuket so his team could input the data into a specially created computer program that simulates the stress on structures brought on by earthquakes and strong winds.

  • Austria-Phuket Community Center burns again

    Austria-Phuket Community Center burns again

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  • Tourist, 25, survives six-storey fall from Phuket hotel balcony

    Tourist, 25, survives six-storey fall from Phuket hotel balcony

    PHUKET: A 25-year-old woman from the Philippines has escaped serious injury after falling from the balcony of her sixth-floor Phuket hotel room late last night. Rescue workers from the Kusoldharm Foundation in Patong told the Phuket Gazette that they received a call notifying them of the incident at about half past midnight. The rescue workers arrived to find Jardeliza Samireh lying in the dirt in the vacant plot behind the Patong Pearl Resortel in Soi Sawatdirak Road.

  • Paiboon launches new Phuket CCTV control center

    Paiboon launches new Phuket CCTV control center

    PHUKET: With the Thailand National Youth Games in Phuket just around the corner, local authorities yesterday checked the readiness of the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) closed-circuit television (CCTV) control room.

  • Phuket tourists, jet-ski operator scramble to stave off dolphin beaching

    Phuket tourists, jet-ski operator scramble to stave off dolphin beaching

    PHUKET: A pair of dolphins came dangerously close to beaching themselves on Patong Beach, on Phuket’s west coast, yesterday morning, but were successfully herded back out to deeper water. However, biologists from the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) still fear for their safety.

  • Phuket guard in coma after snake show shop arson attack

    Phuket guard in coma after snake show shop arson attack

    PHUKET: A security guard at Phuket Healthy Nutriment and snake show remains unconscious in hospital after being knocked out by attackers and his workplace being set afire early Monday morning. Anuchit Chaithongngarm, 25, is currently in a coma at Vachira Hospital Phuket after being hit on the back of the head with a heavy object, said Kongpol Phanuek, chief engineer at Phuket Healthy Nutriment

  • Phuket Customs seize B21mn of illegal diesel

    Phuket Customs seize B21mn of illegal diesel

    PHUKET: Phuket Customsofficials have seized 47,000 liters of smuggled diesel hidden on board twoTaiwanese boats off the east coast of Phuket Sunday. Officials estimated thetotal value of the smuggled diesel seized at 21 million baht. The two boats, the ChingChunFa 168 and the Chi Tsai 16, were seized one to two nauticalmiles north of Taphao Yai Island, on Sunday, said Rakop Srisupa-at, director ofthe Royal Thai Customs Investigations and Suppression Bureau, who was in Phuketto announce the haul yesterday.