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  • 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.

  • Fair Play to Brazilian Soccer Schools

    Fair Play to Brazilian Soccer Schools

    PHUKET: Organized by Brazilian Soccer Schools (BSS) Phuket, The Fair Play League for boys and girls will resume on January 14, 2012 at the British International School (BIS). Tawan Sea Adventures and The Yorkshire Inn have stepped in as title sponsors which has enabled the registration fee to be set at 500 baht per player for the full eight week duration of the FPL. Players will receive a full playing kit and the opportunity to play at the best football facilities Phuket has to offer including those at BIS, Youth Football Home , Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club, Quality Schools International and HeadStart International school.

  • Laguna take top spot after demolition of the Phuket Leopards

    Laguna take top spot after demolition of the Phuket Leopards

    PHUKET: Last year’s Island Furniture T20 champions Laguna Phuket faced the dynamic youth team of the Leopards in the season’s sixth match and the final league encounter of 2011 at the Alan Cooke Ground (ACG) on Sunday. A convincing victory was needed by Laguna if they were to move to top of the table going into the new year.

  • Phuket blitz on booze-free New Year gift baskets

    Phuket blitz on booze-free New Year gift baskets

    PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) yesterday launched a series of raids on major retailers selling New Year gift baskets to ensure that they do not contain alcoholic beverages. “I have informed all major retailers that New Year gift baskets may not contain alcohol,” said PPHO chief Dr Sak Tanchaikul.

  • FC Phuket call for massive support tonight against Suphanburi FC

    FC Phuket call for massive support tonight against Suphanburi FC

    PHUKET: FC Phuket players and coaching staff are appealing for a flood of fan support for tonight’s league match against Suphanburi FC, also known as the “Elephant-back Warriors”. Assistant Coach Apichart “Mo” Mosika asked the Phuket Gazette to encourage FC Phuket fans to be at Surakul Stadium tonight for the team’s 31st game of the 2011 Division One schedule. “It is near the season’s end now and we need as many fans as possible to support us.

  • Phuket Media Watch – Russian oil rig sank; Helicopter crashes in Siberia

    Phuket Media Watch – Russian oil rig sank; Helicopter crashes in Siberia

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community More bodies found after oil rig sinks in southeastern Russia Phuket GazetteNearly a dozen more bodies were found on Monday after an oil rig sank in southeastern Russia on Sunday, local media reported on Tuesday. Dozens more remain missing and are feared to have been killed. The Kolskaya drilling rig sank in the Sea of Okhotsk, some 3,800 miles northeast of Phuket, Thailand while it was being towed by the ‘Neftegaz 55′ tugboat, which was being led by the Magadan icebreaker from the Kamchatka Peninsula to Sakhalin Island.