Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine”

  • ‘Wrong place, wrong time’: Phuket axe victim’s parents say

    ‘Wrong place, wrong time’: Phuket axe victim’s parents say

    PHUKET: The parents of stabbing victim Vorasit “Pla-wan” Issara held a press conference yesterday to explain that their son was simply “in the wrong place at the wrong time” and lucky to survive multiple wounds inflicted by staff in a vicious attack at the Rachada Pub early Wednesday morning.

  • Phuket Computer Clinics head for midweek

    Phuket Computer Clinics head for midweek

    PHUKET: With Phuket Gazette Live Wire columnist Woody Leonhard hunkered down writing Windows 8 All-In-One For Dummies, the long-standing free Phuket Computer Clinics are taking a new turn. Until Woody emerges with a new 860-page book under his arm, around May or June, compatriot IT guru Seth Bareiss will hold free computer sessions on alternating Wednesday afternoons, from 1pm to 3pm.

  • Alien landing in Phuket tonight, and other events

    Alien landing in Phuket tonight, and other events

    PHUKET: Today will be packed with fun events across the island, as the Phuket high season for tourism hits full stride. Over in Patong, people who think they have seen just about everything Bangla Road has to throw at them might want to stop by Seduction disco at about 10pm, when a half-alien, half robotic being is widely rumored to be making a spectacular appearance.

  • New Phuket City Police chief to tackle drugs, traffic woes

    New Phuket City Police chief to tackle drugs, traffic woes

    PHUKET: Phuket City Police Superintendent Chonasit Wattanavrangku today met Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha to formally introduce himself and to deliver a New Year’s gift basket. At the 11:30am meeting at Provincial Hall, Maj Gen Chonasit said his priority since he started work as the Phuket City police chief on December 29 has been to ensure the safety of the public during the New Year’s festivities at Saphan Hin, Patong Beach and Karon Beach. “The safety precautions taken during the holiday period were successful,” he said.

  • Assault on Phuket’s ‘Pla-wan’ draws royal sympathies

    Assault on Phuket’s ‘Pla-wan’ draws royal sympathies

    PHUKET: The attack on the 31-year-old Sri Panwa Resort General Manager Vorasit “Pla-wan” Issara

  • Phuket expat, 74, faces deportation over loan sharking

    Phuket expat, 74, faces deportation over loan sharking

    PHUKET: A 74-year-old American man and a woman from the Philippines are facing being deported to their home countries after being arrested and charged in Phuket with working without a work permit and overcharging interest on private loans. Lt Col Somkid Khaosang, Duty Officer at Thalang Police Station, said that Anthony Thomas Granata, 74, and Ressel Alostor Alpay, 39, were arrested at Mr Granata’s Phuket home in Baan Bang Jo, Thalang, on December 28. Both deny the charges against them and have been released by the Phuket Provincial Court on bail of 100,000 baht each.

  • Phuket Governor predicts investment boom in 2012

    Phuket Governor predicts investment boom in 2012

    PHUKET: The new year is shaping up to be a golden one for investment and tourism in Phuket, says Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha. In an exclusive interview with the Phuket Gazette, Gov Tri said the island’s continued attractiveness to foreign investors could see growth figures for 2012 surpass those of 2011. “Thai and foreign investors are continuously coming to invest in Phuket, especially foreign investors who want to put their money into hotels, resorts and the tourism industry in general,” he said.

  • Foreigner saves drowning toddler at Phuket beach

    Foreigner saves drowning toddler at Phuket beach

    PHUKET: Just a day after 7-year-old drowning victim Methee Khunsuinhu

  • Sunday Opinion: Nesting sustainable development

    Sunday Opinion: Nesting sustainable development

    PHUKET: The Phuket Gazette would like to join the Phuket Governor in wishing all of our readers a happy, healthy and prosperous 2012. [Click

  • Wishing all a very happy New Year

    Wishing all a very happy New Year

    PHUKET: One would guess that quite a few of Phuket’s residents were up well past their usual bed times last night as 2011 slipped into history and 2012 dawned. It’s probably likely that for an equal number it was business as usual, with 3am considered a respectable time for turning in. Regardless, what to do now that those long made resolutions have finally come into effect?