Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine”

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    Sony’s new Xperia XZ2 Premium with ultra-high sensitivity dual camera

    ADVERTISEMENT Sony Thailand steps up its game with new smartphones introduced to compete offerings from some of the Chinese companies as well as Samsung and Apple. Sony have announced the new XZ2 Premium, which has one of the most remarkable cameras ever integrated into a smartphone.

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    ‘Phoenix’ to be recovered by August 12

    The law suit relating to the Phoenix boat sinking is expected to be filed at the end of this month while authorities are waiting for the boat to be salvaged, hopefully by the end of this week.

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    Special welcomes for Chinese tourists at Krabi Airport

    The Krabi Immigration Office at Krabi Airport has provided special warm welcomes for Krabi Chinese tourists including more exclusive Visa checkpoint lanes. Krabi Immigration Office Chief Col Suparueak Pankomon led the warm welcome for 138 Chinese tourists who were arriving with a charter flight on Uron Airlines from China

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    Kata Rocks welcomes its new General Manager

    Ms Somjai Tungkoo, new General Manager of Kata Rocks Infinite Luxury is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms Somjai Tungkoo as General Manager of Kata Rocks, its award-winning resort in Phuket, Thailand. Somjai has more than 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry.

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    ‘If in doubt, don’t go out” – ISLA warnings

    The International Surf Lifesaving Association (ISLA) is recommending that Phuket’s exposed west coast beaches be closed to swimmers, until current conditions subside. The following warnings are in effect: • High surf • Dangerous shorebreak • Severe pip currents in some locations • High winds • Sudden squalls • Rapid beach erosion in some areas A warning means these conditions are imminent or are already occurring. “Short-period waves of 2-3 metres are battering Phuket’s west coast beaches.

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    PM says mandatory conscription still required in Thailand

    PHOTOS: The Nation Thailand’s PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has reaffirmed the importance of retaining mandatory conscription for Thai men “as soldiers form an indispensable force in time of crisis or emergency”. Thai PBS is reporting that the PM  was speaking at a press conference after the weekly Cabinet meeting in response to criticism that mandatory conscription should be scrapped as there is no need of conscripts.

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    Man arrested with drugs (not very well) hidden in his underwear

    Police have arrested a man with 4,000 methamphetamine pills hidden inside his underwear at Phuket checkpoint this week.

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    TECNO hit the smartphone sweet spot

    PRESS RELEASE Leading Chinese smartphone brand, TECNO Mobile, is experiencing exponential growth in Thailand on the back of success with its Camon CM and SPARK CM models which have proven a big hit with Millennials due in large part to their mid-market price point and use of the latest state-of-the-art technologies.

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    Could ‘Wolbachia’ mosquitoes be the best fight against Dengue

    In a big breakthrough in the battle against dengue fever, an Australian research team says an entire city has been protected from viral disease dengue for four years. The BBC is reporting that captive-bred mosquitoes with a naturally occurring bacteria were released in the city of Townsville, northern coastal Queensland, where they mated with local mosquitoes. Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus

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    Phuket hotels group aims to step up environmental education

    By Sirivish Toomgum All members of the Phuket Hotels Association have jointly committed to eliminate plastic water bottles and drinking straws from rooms by 2019 as part of an effort to ensure a sustainable future for Phuket, said association president Anthony Lark. The association has also provided information to its hotel members about companies that provide alternatives to plastics for food storage, waste bags and guest amenities.