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  • THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, February 21

    THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, February 21

    Four die in a Krabi road smash | More of the Bangkok driveway-blocking drama | A BIG find on a Gulf beach | Suthep announces new political party | New engine-size tax for motorbikes | Government caves into power plant protesters. The post THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, February 21 appeared first on Phuket Gazette

  • Senior DSI official faces probe over alleged rape, extortion

    Senior DSI official faces probe over alleged rape, extortion

    A disciplinary investigation is to begin next week into claims that a Department of Special Investigations official took a video of him raping a 38 year old Pattaya businesswoman at gunpoint in May 2015 and then used the tape to blackmail and extort 2 million baht from the woman. Justice Ministry deputy permanent secretary Thawatchai Thaikhiew said yesterday that the alleged victim, whose name is being withheld, filed a petition for justice on Thursday with the Police Crime Suppression Division

  • Thailand Kite Festival returns to Hua Hin in March

    Thailand Kite Festival returns to Hua Hin in March

    PHOTO: Peter Lynn Kites The ever-popular Thailand International Kite Festival is set to take to the skies on March 23-25, 2018 at the Army Non Commissioned Officer School, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan. Fancy Kite Show:  This year, the event will see 20 kite-flying teams from around the world, including Switzerland, Germany and France. The displays of beautiful kites from all over the world will include giant kites in the shapes of super heroes and cartoon characters as well as in geometric forms

  • Phi Phi’s Maya Bay to be closed this June. Or maybe not…

    Phi Phi’s Maya Bay to be closed this June. Or maybe not…

    According to AFP, Maya Bay is going to be closed in June this year. “The once-pristine Thai bay which became a tourist magnet after the 2000 movie “The Beach” will be closed to boats for several months to prevent further damage to its coral, an official said Wednesday

  • THAIGER TODAY Thursday, February 15

    THAIGER TODAY Thursday, February 15

    ‘Heavy traffic is causing pollution in BKK’ – Genius! | Thaksin and Yingluck now in HK | Witness of Australian ‘manslaughter’ in Pattaya speaks up | Changes to the collection of immigration data | UK Foreign Secretary jokes about Thailand’s sex tourism | Thailand mums are wanting smaller families | Encoached buildings on Koh Phi Phi being demolished. The post THAIGER TODAY Thursday, February 15 appeared first on Phuket Gazette .

  • Chillva Market bans smoking

    Chillva Market bans smoking

    ‘Action on Smoking and Health Foundation’ plus Phuket authorities have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a smoking-free zone at Chillva Market on February 10, aiming to expand the non-smoking areas in public spaces.

  • Thung Yai sanctuary chief files bribery complaint against Premchai

    Thung Yai sanctuary chief files bribery complaint against Premchai

    Chief Forest Ranger Wichian Chinwong has filed a bribery complaint against the president of Italian-Thai Development Plc (ITD), Premchai Karnasuta, who is accused along with three companions of poaching and possessing wildlife at the Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi province. The four entered the sanctuary last Saturday before being captured by wildlife rangers on Sunday after they were seen possessing firearms, ammunition, as well as carcasses of wild animals, including the rare black leopard.

  • Four houses destroyed, one badly damaged, in Phuket Town fire

    Four houses destroyed, one badly damaged, in Phuket Town fire

    A fire consumed four Phuket houses and partially damaged another on Monday morning, police said. The Muang Phuket police station was alerted of the fire in Tambon Talad Mai at 6.45am. The crew from four fire engines took about an hour to put out the blaze, which burned down four connected houses and damaged a fifth.

  • Chinese couple photo shoot no-no at temple crematorium

    Chinese couple photo shoot no-no at temple crematorium

    Pictures of Chinese couple taking their pre wedding photos at the crematorium at Chalong temple have gone viral among Thais social media users.

  • The best events and activities for expat families in Thailand

    The best events and activities for expat families in Thailand

    by Tabby Farrar Thailand has become one of the world’s favourite destinations for travellers and expats. As well as culture and natural beauty, the nation offers a huge range of family-friendly activities. Below is a calendar of some key family and child-orientated events, followed by some all-year-round activities