Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine”

  • Tourist, 25, survives six-storey fall from Phuket hotel balcony

    Tourist, 25, survives six-storey fall from Phuket hotel balcony

    PHUKET: A 25-year-old woman from the Philippines has escaped serious injury after falling from the balcony of her sixth-floor Phuket hotel room late last night. Rescue workers from the Kusoldharm Foundation in Patong told the Phuket Gazette that they received a call notifying them of the incident at about half past midnight. The rescue workers arrived to find Jardeliza Samireh lying in the dirt in the vacant plot behind the Patong Pearl Resortel in Soi Sawatdirak Road.

  • Paiboon launches new Phuket CCTV control center

    Paiboon launches new Phuket CCTV control center

    PHUKET: With the Thailand National Youth Games in Phuket just around the corner, local authorities yesterday checked the readiness of the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) closed-circuit television (CCTV) control room.

  • Phuket tourists, jet-ski operator scramble to stave off dolphin beaching

    Phuket tourists, jet-ski operator scramble to stave off dolphin beaching

    PHUKET: A pair of dolphins came dangerously close to beaching themselves on Patong Beach, on Phuket’s west coast, yesterday morning, but were successfully herded back out to deeper water. However, biologists from the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) still fear for their safety.

  • Phuket guard in coma after snake show shop arson attack

    Phuket guard in coma after snake show shop arson attack

    PHUKET: A security guard at Phuket Healthy Nutriment and snake show remains unconscious in hospital after being knocked out by attackers and his workplace being set afire early Monday morning. Anuchit Chaithongngarm, 25, is currently in a coma at Vachira Hospital Phuket after being hit on the back of the head with a heavy object, said Kongpol Phanuek, chief engineer at Phuket Healthy Nutriment

  • Phuket Customs seize B21mn of illegal diesel

    Phuket Customs seize B21mn of illegal diesel

    PHUKET: Phuket Customsofficials have seized 47,000 liters of smuggled diesel hidden on board twoTaiwanese boats off the east coast of Phuket Sunday. Officials estimated thetotal value of the smuggled diesel seized at 21 million baht. The two boats, the ChingChunFa 168 and the Chi Tsai 16, were seized one to two nauticalmiles north of Taphao Yai Island, on Sunday, said Rakop Srisupa-at, director ofthe Royal Thai Customs Investigations and Suppression Bureau, who was in Phuketto announce the haul yesterday.

  • Phuket to be ‘Atlantis of the East’? Not on Gov Tri’s watch

    Phuket to be ‘Atlantis of the East’? Not on Gov Tri’s watch

    PHUKET: In the face of widespread rumors of Phuket becoming the “Atlantis of the East”, Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha has jokingly declared that he would be happy to resign his position if the island sinks into the Andaman Sea. “Rumors are rumors,” Gov Tri said. “I don’t think Phuket will sink.

  • Brother claims sister’s body from Phuket hospital

    Brother claims sister’s body from Phuket hospital

    PHUKET: A relative of the young Burmese construction worker whose body was left

  • Tesco Lotus launches ‘green bag’ campaign in Phuket

    Tesco Lotus launches ‘green bag’ campaign in Phuket

    PHUKET: Tesco Lotus is gearing up for Earth Day 2012 on Saturday with a special event at its Tesco Thalang mall this afternoon to launch a new campaign to reduce the use of plastic bags at all Tesco stores in Phuket. Phuket Vice Governor Somkiet Sangkaosutthirak will officially open the event at 2pm.

  • Phuket struck twice by earthquakes

    Phuket struck twice by earthquakes

    PHUKET: Phuket was struck by a 4.3-magnitude earthquake with an epicenter believed to be in the center of the island just minutes before another quake struck off Sumatra this afternoon. San Jantharawong, chief of the Phuket office of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM-Phuket) said his officers were now working on locating the exact center of the first quake, which he believes was the short audible “boom” that residents experienced throughout Phuket.

  • Phuket Earthquake: USGS reports Sumatra quake at depth of 14km

    Phuket Earthquake: USGS reports Sumatra quake at depth of 14km

    PHUKET: The USGS has reported that the earthquake struck at a depth of 14.7 kilometers, not two kilometers as originally reported. Click here to see the USGS report: