Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine”

  • US Embassy to stage ‘outreach visit’ to Phuket

    US Embassy to stage ‘outreach visit’ to Phuket

    PHUKET: The Consular Section of the American Embassy in Bangkok will hold an “Outreach Visit” at Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort in Karon (map here) on March 15. Consular staff will be available from 8am to midday to provide services on: • Passport renewal applications (US$110 or 3,520 baht for adult passports, US$105 or 3,360 baht for a child’s passport). • Notarial Services and Certified Copies (US$50 or 1,600 baht), includes income affidavits for retirees in Thailand.

  • Keep your Phuket junk clean and green, traders told

    Keep your Phuket junk clean and green, traders told

    PHUKET: Traders dealing in secondhand goods and discarded items are under scrutiny in the latest campaign to keep the island green. Officers from the Pollution Control Department are working with the regional Environment Office to ensure recyclables and heavy materials dumped at the stores are disposed of appropriately. Surachai Kulthong, from the regional Environment Office headquarters, explained to the Gazette that 39 secondhand goods stores in Phuket were being inspected in a series of raids currently ongoing across the island.

  • Myanmar Navy makes historic visit to Phuket

    Myanmar Navy makes historic visit to Phuket

    PHUKET: Under a tight program, Capt Aung Zaw Hlaing, Commander of Myanmar Number 1 Fleet, still made time for an exclusive interview with the Phuket Gazette during the navy’s historic first diplomatic visit to a foreign country (click here for

  • Phuket Police raid cockfight

    Phuket Police raid cockfight

    PHUKET: Police broke up a cockfighting match near a rubber plantation in central Phuket yesterday, arresting 16 men and confiscating two roosters and 220 baht found at the scene. The number of men attending the matches had grown steadily over the past few weeks, causing local residents to complain to police, who sent an undercover agent to discover the time and place of future matches. At 4:30pm yesterday, the officers raided the match in a forest in Pa Khlok, on Phuket’s central east coast.

  • Phuket Opinion: Playing by all the rules

    Phuket Opinion: Playing by all the rules

    PHUKET: Saphan Hin’s 4,000-seat Indoor Sports Complex is where Phuket United play their Thai Futsal Premier league home games in front of a vocal crowd of around 1,000 supporters. In addition to being the home of the Andaman Pearl, the stadium was also used for several different sporting events over the past few months, including Thailand’s most significant international basketball tournament, the TOA Thailand Open 2012, as well as the 2012 National Youth Games and the first-ever Phuket International Choi Yong Seok Taekwondo Championship. But as Phuket United head coach Suphol Senapeng told the Phuket Gazette in January, certain local authorities are making life difficult for those wanting to use Saphan Hin’s stadium (story

  • Miss Universe smashes pirated products in Phuket

    Miss Universe smashes pirated products in Phuket

    PHUKET: Miss Universe 2005 Natalie Glebova joined officials as they destroyed pirated goods worth about 216 million baht in a ceremony in Phuket today, which was held to demonstrate Thailand’s dedication to protecting intellectual property rights. “We are here to increase the awareness of consumers about counterfeit designer goods and to encourage them to say ‘no’ to pirated products

  • All safe after Phuket tour boat hits mooring, sinks in Chalong Bay

    All safe after Phuket tour boat hits mooring, sinks in Chalong Bay

    PHUKET: A tour boat carrying 15 tourists collided with a concrete mooring and sank during its approach to Chalong Pier during low tide yesterday afternoon. All 15 tourists on board, and the skipper, were safely rescued. The accident occurred when the tourist boat Darunee, skippered by Suthip Kasathit, 50, was returning with about 15 passengers from a snorkeling trip to Koh Hei (“Coral Island”), Phuket Marine Office chief Phuripat Theerakulpisut explained.

  • Phuket’s top cop pushes for Valentine’s Day violence investigation

    Phuket’s top cop pushes for Valentine’s Day violence investigation

    PHUKET: Phuket’s top cop took the reigns in a Valentine’s Day violence case after an allegedly attacked teen couple expressed their concern that the perpetrators would be protected from the law by their father, a Thalang police officer. Police Commander Choti Chavalviwat summoned Thalang Police Acting Superintendent Sirisak Wasairi to report to him immediately about the case, which revolves around the allegations by a 17-year-old teenager, given the pseudonym “Koy” because of her age, that she and her boyfriend had been attacked by two teenage boys and their father, Sen Sgt Maj Wichit Dada of the Thalang Police (story

  • VIDEO: This Week Today from the Phuket Gazette

    VIDEO: This Week Today from the Phuket Gazette

    PHUKET: This Week Today from the Phuket Gazette features top news, sports and events from around the Pearl of the Andaman. Anchorman Isaac Stone Simonelli, the Gazette’s managing news editor, introduces the top stories from the island, brought to you by PGTV.

  • Toilets run dry in Rassada despite well endowed reservoirs

    Toilets run dry in Rassada despite well endowed reservoirs

    PHUKET: Despite the assurance that water supplies were going to keep taps in Phuket wet, the Phuket Gazette received a report on February 14 that a resident of Baan Rockgarden 5 in Rassada had been without water for three days. The Gazette relayed the information to Mr Pisak and learned that a water pipe had broken, preventing water from reaching the area. “On February 11, the water pipe that carries water from the filtration plant in Bang Jo in Thalang broke, so it caused a water shortages in Kamala, Cherng Talay, Srisoonthorn and Rassada,” Mr Pisak said.