Artikel tagged “Phuket News”

  • 2017 Phuket Vegetarian Festival Calendar

    2017 Phuket Vegetarian Festival Calendar

    October 20 Official start of the Vegetarian Festival Every day from October 23 – 28 There’s a ritual paying respects to Chinese guardian angels (Ko Gun) at Bangniew Shrine and from October 22, the ceremonies can be seen at Jui Tui Tao Bo Keng Shrine and Ta Rua Shrine as well.

  • Phuket’s OrBorJor arranging training courses for lifeguards while tourists drown on beaches

    Phuket’s OrBorJor arranging training courses for lifeguards while tourists drown on beaches

    Following two drownings and up to ten ‘near misses’ on Phuket’s beaches over the past week, the first class of 30 volunteer lifeguards joined the training course organised by the OrBorJor at the Cherngtalay sports centre yesterday (October 18). Phuket’s Vice Governor, Saint Srivihok, paid a visit to the training session. During the training, there was also an officer from Royal Thai Navy Area 3 giving a lecture about marine rescues

  • More Phuket – Bangkok flights on offer during Royal Funeral week

    More Phuket – Bangkok flights on offer during Royal Funeral week

    Thai Airways and Thai Smile Airways will increase their roundtrip daily flights during the Royal Cremation of His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The additional domestic flights will be operated from October 23 to 31 to meet the transport needs of passengers attending the ceremony

  • Fake immigration officer bribing foreigners in Phuket

    Fake immigration officer bribing foreigners in Phuket

    Phuket Immigration are warning of a fake officer who is asking for bribes around the island. After gathering information, Phuket Immigration say that a person has been impersonating an officer from the local Immigration Officer and been asking for bribes from foreigners.

  • Top Ten Hangover Cures

    Top Ten Hangover Cures

    as researched, often, by Donna Toon There are so many wonderful benefits of living in Thailand, good, cheap, delicious food, fabulous beaches and the ability to have a massage weekly without blowing the budget to name just a few. However one negative is the extremely over inflated price of alcoholic beverages in Thailand which forces us to drink cheaper choices more often than we would like, tipping us over the edge

  • Economic forecasts being revised upwards

    Economic forecasts being revised upwards

    Kasikorn Research Centre has revised upwards its forecast for the nation’s GDP growth this year to 3.7 per cent from the previous projection of 3.4 per cent. Exports and a strong recovery in the tourism sector are the main drivers of the increased growth, said the centre’s managing director, Charl Kengchon on Thursday at a press conference on “Thai Economic Outlook”

  • More than 10,000 fire jellyfish found near Gai Island, Krabi

    More than 10,000 fire jellyfish found near Gai Island, Krabi

    During a survey by officers of Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park today (October 4), the team found a massive group of pink fire jellyfish floating on the water surface. “We found a lot of fire jellyfish near Gai Island and we have warned all tour boats to be careful of them and avoid diving in the area as they are poisonous and can leaving painful stings if you swim into them,” said Chief of Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park, Worapot Lomlim

  • Where’s Yingluck? CNN report contradicts Thai PM

    Where’s Yingluck? CNN report contradicts Thai PM

    Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is in London and seeking political asylum in the United Kingdom, a source in her Pheu Thai Party told CNN on Thursday. The Supreme Court convicted Yingluck on Wednesday of dereliction of duty over a controversial rice subsidy program and sentenced her to five years in prison. The scheme cost Thailand billions of dollars.

  • Unanimous verdict against Yingluck Shinawatra

    Unanimous verdict against Yingluck Shinawatra

    Update from The Nation The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled unanimously to sentence fugitive former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra to five years in prison. The fugitive politician was convicted of negligence in preventing corruption and irregularities in her government’s rice-pledging scheme prior to the 2014 coup. The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders ruled that Yingluck had acknowledged the illegality of government-to-government rice deals but refused to cancel a contract with a Chinese state enterprise.

  • Thai PM promises to shorten his weekly Friday night address

    Thai PM promises to shorten his weekly Friday night address

    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha says he’s going to continue with his weekly “Returning Happiness to the People” address on Friday nights, but is promising to cut the speech down by 50%, to around 20 minutes.