Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine”

  • Three slow lorises rescued in Phuket bust

    Three slow lorises rescued in Phuket bust

    PHUKET: Law enforcement officers on Saturday night arrested two men for illegal possession of three slow lorises, which they were using as props to entice Phuket tourists to pay to have photographs taken with them. The officers, led by Sub Lt Jedsada Lugieng of the Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Suppression Division (NED), moved in to make the arrest after spotting the men on Bangla Road at about 8:30pm. “We received a report about baby slow lorises being used in Patong.

  • Phuket Live Wire: Scratch that, CAT is back

    Phuket Live Wire: Scratch that, CAT is back

    PHUKET: Three weeks ago, I lamented the imminent passing of CAT’s EV-DO service – the original high speed wireless “AirCard” that ushered in a new, faster way of surfing the web without getting plugged in. At the time, I was told that EV-DO would continue to work through the end of the year. Today, I found out differently.

  • 7th Phuket OTOP Fair starts Tuesday

    7th Phuket OTOP Fair starts Tuesday

    PHUKET: PHUKET: The 7th annual ‘One Tambon One Product’ (OTOP) Fair starts at Saphan Hin public park in Phuket Town on Tuesday. Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha said yesterday that the event is just one of many nationwide to improve OTOP product standards and have producers reach more consumers. Total provincial revenue from OTOP sales, including those from SMEs and various souvenir shops, was 997 million baht last year.

  • Phuket schoolboy, 15, dies in Thalang motorbike crash

    Phuket schoolboy, 15, dies in Thalang motorbike crash

    PHUKET: A fifteen-year old Kajonkietsuksa School student died of severe head trauma when he lost control of his motorbike near the Phuket Heroines’ Monument last night.

  • Graft-busters probe plunder of Phuket forests

    Graft-busters probe plunder of Phuket forests

    PHUKET: A team of National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) officers stopped in Phuket this week as part of a nationwide inspection tour aimed at putting an end to widespread encroachment on state forest reserves. Kajadpai Burutpat, president of an NACC subcommittee investigating forest encroachment nationwide, said after a meeting at Provincial Hall with Phuket Land Office and Forest Department officers that official corruption leading to encroachment on state forest preserves was a nationwide problem.

  • Aussie claims beating by Thai youth gang in Phuket

    Aussie claims beating by Thai youth gang in Phuket

    PHUKET: Phuket Police are investigating the case of an Australian tourist who claims to have been beaten by a gang of twelve Thai youths today. Thalang Police were notified at 12:30pm that a foreign tourist was receiving treatment at the Srisoonthorn Public Health Station for a variety of minor lacerations and abrasions to the abdomen, back, right inner forearm and little finger

  • Man found dead in Phuket Town sala

    Man found dead in Phuket Town sala

    PHUKET: A man was found dead in a sala [a Thai-style open pavillion] in Phuket Town yesterday afternoon, just 50 meters from where hundreds of people gathered for the first day of the Department of Internal Trade’s ‘Blue Flag Fair. Local residents at 4pm notified Phuket City Police duty officer Sakon Krainara that a man was found dead in the large concrete sala that extends out over Saphan Hin pond, where the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization holds its musical fountain display.

  • Navy to conduct rescue training in Phuket

    Navy to conduct rescue training in Phuket

    PHUKET: The Royal Thai Navy will conduct training drills next week to improve coordination among different emergency response units in Phuket. The announcement came at a press conference by the Navy Third Area Command at their base at Cape Panwa yesterday. The meeting was attended by Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha, along with representatives from the Marine Police, local government bodies, medical staff and rescue organizations.

  • Patong named ‘Safety Zone’ in Phuket model for public safety

    Patong named ‘Safety Zone’ in Phuket model for public safety

    PHUKET: Patong has been nominated a “Safety Zone” by Deputy Police Chief Pansiri Prapawat as part of the “Phuket model” for public safety. Speaking at a meeting yesterday that focused on establishing tourism safety measures for the island, Gen Pansiri said, “Phuket is one of the most attractive vacation places in Thailand.

  • Koh Lanta community ‘powerless’ for two decades

    Koh Lanta community ‘powerless’ for two decades

    PHUKET: More than 20 families of Baan Klong Jak on Koh Lanta Noi, in Krabi have repeated their plea for their village to be provided mains supply electricity. Although a new road to the village was cut through the jungle two years ago, the community still lacks electricity, and continues to be dependent on oil lamps for lighting, as it has for over 20 years.