Artikel tagged “Phuket News”

  • Overnight stays cancelled for Similan Islands

    Overnight stays cancelled for Similan Islands

    Environmentalists and marine biologists have scored another win for the local eco-system with the closure of the Similan Islands to overnight stays. Concern over degradation of coral reefs and the marine ecology of the Similan Islands, caused by polluted water discharged into the sea, is prompting the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plants Conservation to prohibit overnight accommodation on the islands as of today

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    Faulty warning systems worries locals – Phuket

    Since the deadly tsunami struck Phuket in 2004, local people have trained their ears to listen to any alerts from the local warning towers only to learn that the system does not work properly. “I don’t have much confidence in the warning towers system,” Kantima Datthuyawat, a masseuse on the Kamala Beach in Phuket province, lamented.

  • Top 10 news sources in Thailand

    Top 10 news sources in Thailand

    …in English, in no particular order. This post is mainly for newbies, tourists and people-interested-in-Thailand. Locals already have their home favorite news sources.

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    Baby elephant rescued from muddy pit in Chumpon

    by Prasit Leehakhunakorn A two year old male elephant, ‘Chao Duan’, has been rescued after it fell into a 70 centimetre deep and four metre wide muddy pit where it was stuck for two days in Chumphon province.

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    40,000 meth pills hidden in model cars

    Phuket police have seized 40,000 methamphetamine pills, crystal methamphetamine and heroin from  model cars sent via parcels in the post. The three suspects arrested are 29 year old Thai national John Marako Viccos, 29 year old Tipparat Prompramoon and 44 year old Udom Rattanamanee. Police seized 39,820 methamphetamine pills, 18.80 grams of crystal methamphetamine and 0.18 grams of heroin.

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    Pattaya gambling raid finds dice, money. And sex drugs.

    PHOTOS: Sanook Police raiding yet another suspected gambling den. Expect to find gamblers and gambling paraphernalia. Right?

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    Foreigner sets fire to his house then tries to jump off cliff

    A foreign man, who set fire to a house he was living in with his Thai wife, tried to jump off a cliff in Rawai this morning. Firefighters were notified about the incident at a house in Rawai earlier today. When firefighters arrived at the scene, the house was already well ablaze.

  • Airbnb partners with Thailand Boutique Accommodation Trade Association

    Airbnb partners with Thailand Boutique Accommodation Trade Association

    PHOTO: Mike Orgill, Airbnb Country Manager for Southeast Asia (left) and Suparerk Soorangura, President of TBAA and Advisor to the Thai Travel Agents Association (right) signing the MoU.

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    Greed unravelled the trio’s grisly plot – Phrae double murder

    PHOTO: Alan and Nod receive the keys to their new pick-up truck. The bodies of 64 year old Alan Hogg and his 61 year old wife, Nod Suddaen, wee unearthed yesterday morning following a short investigation where greed brought the plot unstuck for the killers. After a few hours of interrogation three men admitted to collusion in the plot to murder the married couple

  • Seven Phuket police transferred off the island after man shot dead

    Seven Phuket police transferred off the island after man shot dead

    Seven police officers have already been transferred out of Phuket while investigations continues after a man was shot dead by police following the man breaking through a checkpoint in Phuket Town last week. The Phuket man, who broke a Phuket City Police checkpoint, died after ‘attempting’ to open fire on police in Cherng Talay early on September 18. Read more about the shooting  HERE