Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine”

  • Phuket to get new police chief in latest reshuffle

    Phuket to get new police chief in latest reshuffle

    PHUKET: Phuket will get a new provincial police commander as part of a nationwide reshuffle of top provincial-level officers. Phuket Provincial Police Deputy Commander Chalit Kaewyarat today confirmed to the Phuket Gazette the results of the reshuffle announced at a meeting of the National Police Committee at Royal Police Headquarters in Bangkok yesterday. Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yoobamrung, who as Interior Minister oversees the Royal Thai Police, chaired the meeting to consider and approve the transfer of provincial police commanders and deputy commanders, Col Chalit said.

  • All safe after Phuket speedboat capsizes in rough seas

    All safe after Phuket speedboat capsizes in rough seas

    PHUKET: The Phuket Marine Police have confirmed that none of the tourists or crew on board a speedboat that capsized in the heavy seas off the coast of Phi Phi Island are missing.

  • Thailand News: Police kill drug suspect in shoot-out

    Thailand News: Police kill drug suspect in shoot-out

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Drug pusher shot dead by Bangkok police Phuket Gazette / The Nation PHUKET: Police shot dead a drug suspect during an operation to stop the distribution of 1.5 million methamphetamine tablets onto Bangkok’s streets yesterday.

  • Weird World News: New York City abuzz over obsessed beekeeper

    Weird World News: New York City abuzz over obsessed beekeeper

    PHUKET: This week’s Weird World News Roundup is full of colonizing fears: from busy bee activity in New York City to South Africa taking on the elephantine issue of birth control.

  • Thailand News: Sex trade – playing with the devil

    Thailand News: Sex trade – playing with the devil

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Transvestites, women warned against sex trade in Mideast Phuket Gazette / The Nation PHUKET: Many Thai male cross-dressers get legitimate jobs in Oman as masseuses but choose to also offer sexual services on the side, a Thai embassy official in Muscat said Panida Somao said the laws in Oman were very strict and only men were allowed to work at massage parlors for male customers. “But some Thai transvestites have exploited these laws and also offer sexual services,” she said, adding that many came to Oman before undergoing the sex-change operation. “Many of them work in Oman to earn enough money to finance this operation,” Panida said.

  • Full-scale tsunami rescue drill ‘freaks out’ Phuket tourists

    Full-scale tsunami rescue drill ‘freaks out’ Phuket tourists

    PHUKET: Two tourists on holiday from Vietnam panicked after witnessing the full-scale tsunami rescue drill being conducted off the east coast of Phuket this afternoon. “Oh my God! My friend and I thought it was some kind of terrorist attack or that a really big accident had happened.

  • Top police brass calls for public help in making Phuket safer

    Top police brass calls for public help in making Phuket safer

    ROYAL Thai Police Assistant Commissioner-General Chalermkiat Srivorakan has appealed to the people of Phuket to help police in maintaining public safety. The Assistant Commissioner’s plea came at the launch of a publicity campaign in Patong on August 17 to promote the

  • Motorists across Phuket urged to exercise caution

    Motorists across Phuket urged to exercise caution

    PHUKET: Motorists throughout Phuket are urged to exercise caution today as flooding from last night’s storm has affected areas across the central and northern parts of the island.

  • Tesco Lotus counters protests against Phuket Town project

    Tesco Lotus counters protests against Phuket Town project

    PHUKET: Thailand’s leading retailer Tesco Lotus has issued a corporate statement in response to the more than 500 local traders, business owners and residents in Phuket Town who

  • Traffic tailbacks in Phuket as tour bus flips

    Traffic tailbacks in Phuket as tour bus flips

    PHUKET: A large tour bus flipped on to its side before dawn today, blocking three lanes of traffic and causing long tailbacks of up to 30 minutes on Phuket’s busy Thepkrasattri Road. The bus, which reportedly overturned at about 3am, came to rest on the long uphill stretch of Thepkrasattri Road northbound between Supercheap and the new Kasikorn Bank branch further to the north.