Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine”

  • Search for missing jet-ski operator/crew resumes in poor weather

    Search for missing jet-ski operator/crew resumes in poor weather

    A search for a missing jet-ski staffer resumed at 7am today with jet-skis and speed boats combing the area the man was last seen. A staff member from a jet-ski business disappeared after he was hit by a wave near Koh Naka in Paklok, off the Ao Po coast, at 3pm yesterday (July 17) while a search resumed agin this morning today

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    “Phoenix might have reduced safety standards to save costs” – Surachate Hakparn

    In the ongoing investigation into the sinking of ‘Phoenix’, it’s emerged that the boat may have cut back on safety equipment in efforts to save costs. We now know that the ‘Phoenix’ is owned by TC Blue Dream, with 26 year old Thai Woralak Rerkchaikan as its biggest shareholder. She is now in detention after Phuket Provincial Court denied her bail request during a Monday bail hearing.

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    Ranong: Nine Pakistanis arrested for overstay on their way to Ranong

    Ranong remains a popular visa run location for expats and tourists, a five hour drive north of Phuket. A 30 minute trip across the water to Myanmar and, bingo, new visa stamp. But Daily News is reporting that nine Pakistani nationals have been arrested in Ranong when trying a visa run last week

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    Every Phuket tour boat is being checked

    Deputy Commander of the Tourist Police Bureau, Maj Gen Surachet Hakparn, with the help of the Marine Department, are checking about 400 tour boats in Phuket. Any boat found not fully compliant to leave port with all its safety equipment in working order, will remain at port

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    “Tourists will come flooding back to the world class resort”

    PHOTOS: ข่าวพัทยา Pattayanews An enthusiastic Pattaya News is reporting that, in relation to the restoration of the beach in Pattaya, it was only a matter of time before the tourists came flooding back to the sands. The report is from a meeting where it was declared that 400 metres of the restoration work was done meaning that 100 metres was back in the hands of beach operators. “A further 300 metres will definitely be done by year’s end giving operators a further 100 metre stretch to earn a living.” The sand is coming from Koh Rangwian in a 430 million baht project to widen the beach by 3.5 metres.

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    Chiang Mai: Governor visits 74 year old rape victim

    PHOTO: Chiang Mai City Life Chiang Mai’s Governor, Supachai Iamsuwan, visited the elderly sexual assault victim from earlier this week. Read the story HERE . The new governor, along with officials from the Office in Social Development and Human Security, visited 74 year old Sudjai Sukhamton at her home.

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    Chinese netizens top into Phuket authorities’ handling of boat disaster

    With the Tham Luang cave story evolving into health updates of the team members, some international media are now focussing on Thailand’s worst maritime disaster (since the 2004 tsunami) last Thursday. CNN have published an article sharing Chinese media and netizens ripping into Thai officials, including the deputy PM, Prawit Wongsuwan. Users on the Twitter-like service Weibo, citing witnesses who were at the scene, said there was no official warning in Phuket against sailing when the ship left port, before it encountered inclement weather at sea

  • Chiang Mai: Stray dog problem around dams overwhelming volunteers

    Chiang Mai: Stray dog problem around dams overwhelming volunteers

    PHOTO: Suphatrawee Yoophaet Sanook are reporting from Chiang Mai that more than 100 dogs have been abandoned by heartless owners. The dogs have been living around two reservoirs in Chiang Mai.

  • Prawit apologises after insensitive comments about Chinese boat disaster

    Prawit apologises after insensitive comments about Chinese boat disaster

    “They build their own ships, don’t follow our rules.” Thailand’s #2, deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwan is again in hot water, this time for making comments about the Chinese that died in last Thursday’s boat disaster in Phuket, the second worst maritime disaster in Thailand (after the 2004 tsunami). He suggested that Chinese people are to be blamed for the tourist ferry incident that killed at least 46 people when they drowned following the sinking of ‘Phoenix’. In his Monday remarks, sparking anger on Chinese social media, Prawit made claims that ‘Phoenix’ was operated by an illegal Chinese business.

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    Army sergeant shot dead in Narathiwat

    More trouble in Thailand’s deep south today after an Army sergeant was shot dead while riding to work on his motorbike in Narathiwat this morning (Tuesday). Pol Colonel Krissana Pattanacharoen, deputy spokesman of the Royal Thai Police, reports that 26 year old Sergeant Patanachai Suree was shot twice in the back while riding his motorcycle on a road in Moo 11 in Tambon Marue Bo-ok of Joh I Rong district at 9am today. The attacker collected the spent shells in an apparent attempt to remove the evidence, said Krissana