Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine”

  • Phuket officials tackle water shortages, floods

    Phuket officials tackle water shortages, floods

    PHUKET: Despite heavy rain

  • Weather warning for Phuket ahead of cyclone landfall in Vietnam

    Weather warning for Phuket ahead of cyclone landfall in Vietnam

    PHUKET: The Thai Meteorological Department today issued a “torrential rain” warning for much of Thailand as

  • Gov Tri names infrastructure, environment Phuket’s greatest challenges

    Gov Tri names infrastructure, environment Phuket’s greatest challenges

    PHUKET: Speaking at a farewell function at Provincial Hall yesterday, outgoing Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha told the Phuket Gazette that the greatest challenges facing Phuket were preserving the island’s natural environment and meeting growing infrastructure needs. “Phuket is considered a world-famous tourist destination.

  • Rain causes Patong Hill road landslide – again

    Rain causes Patong Hill road landslide – again

    PHUKET: The section of road on Patong Hill that was washed away by heavy rain last year has suffered another landslide, in the same place, after days of heavy rain soaking Phuket this week. The section of road, just west of the Chinese shrine at the top of the hill, first collapsed during heavy rains last October, then again in early May with the advent of this year’s monsoon season. Last night, the same site suffered another landslide, with the dislodged earth tumbling into a rubber plantation below.

  • Roads reopen as floods recede, but residents still on high alert

    Roads reopen as floods recede, but residents still on high alert

    PHUKET: Police today reopened roads in Phuket’s busiest tourist town of Patong after heavy rain there yesterday delivered floodwaters reaching depths of up to a meter deep, cutting off roads and access throughout the resort town.

  • Weather warning issued as rain soaks Phuket traffic

    Weather warning issued as rain soaks Phuket traffic

    PHUKET: Heavy rain across Phuket this morning has caused minor flooding in some areas and severely hampered traffic flow during the morning rush hour. The Phuket Gazette has received reports of minor flooding in Phuket Town, as well as some parts of Chalong and Patong

  • Radar, GPS tracking to net foreign charter yacht tax dodgers

    Radar, GPS tracking to net foreign charter yacht tax dodgers

    PHUKET: The chief of the Phuket office of the Marine Department says he is drawing up plans to launch a campaign targeting “hundreds” of visiting foreign yachts that avoid paying tax to Thai officials despite conducting “business” in Thai territorial waters. Named among the visiting yachts to be targeted were charter tour boats for tourist activities, such as snorkeling, diving and sea tours. “Foreign charter yachts entering Thai waters has been a problem for more than 10 years,” said Phuket Marine office chief Phuripat Theerakulpisut.

  • Phuket Burmese decry gold shop bandits

    Phuket Burmese decry gold shop bandits

    PHUKET: A crowd of onlookers at the re-enactment of the robbery of Yong Chuan gold shop in Rassada shouted disparaging remarks and denounced the prime suspect as he retraced his getaway from the Karn Keha Housing estate yesterday. “You have shamed our community” and “We’re glad you finally surrendered,” were shouted at the suspect, named by police only as “Koson”. Phuket Police guarded Mr Koson from the angry crowd at the housing estate, just north of

  • Phuket gold thief surrenders to see ‘dying wife’

    Phuket gold thief surrenders to see ‘dying wife’

    PHUKET: One of the two men wanted for making off with millions of baht in jewelry from a

  • Phuket City to spend more than B100mn on flood defense

    Phuket City to spend more than B100mn on flood defense

    PHUKET: In the wake of floodwaters inundating