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    7,000 pirated items seized in Samui sting

    Thailand’s favourite neighbourhood crime buster, Big Joke and his tourist police taskforce, have been working the markets of Koh Samui – the distribution network selling pirated goods on the island. Pol Maj Gen Surachet Hakpal says he was following orders from PM Prayut Chan-ocha to stamp out piracy. The deputy head of the tourist police was pictured on the Tourist Police website surrounded by fake goods that were on sale at Chaweng Beach. Some 7,000 items worth 2 million baht were seized at seven locations.

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    Are huge LED screens coming to your cinemas?

    First there was celluloid film, then digital projection. Now cinemas are toying with using giant LED screen technology

  • Chinese outbound tourism contributed US$ 115 billion in 2017

    Chinese outbound tourism contributed US$ 115 billion in 2017

    PHOTO: EPA-EFE “I prefer customised trips to group tours because I’ll have a more flexible schedule and can change it as I like. I’d also have more time to go shopping and find good local restaurants.” – 29 year old Chinese traveller Du Ni China Daily reports on the rise and rise of Chinese outbound tourism, a growing regional phenomenon that is contributing to tourism booms, especially in nearby Asian countries. A vibrant economy boosts tourism, strengthens soft power – that zip file-like aphorism, when uncompressed, would unfold a fascinating story of a delicately interlinked travel ecosystem involving China and the rest of the world

  • Chinese teenager rescued from Nai Harn surf

    Chinese teenager rescued from Nai Harn surf

    A Chinese boy and two other Chinese tourists were dragged out of the surf off Nai Harn beach after getting into difficulty in waves yesterday (July 25). The head of the Nai Harn Lifeguards, Jula Nontree, says, “The incident happened yesterday at about 4.30pm.

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    Phuket: Areas hit by water shut off

    Parts of the Wichit area have their water shut off today (July 25) since 9am this morning. The Phuket Water Authority (PWA) says that water supply in some areas of Wichit are shut off while work is being carried out repairing mains water pipes on Thep Anusorn Road.

  • Is Phuket’s current beach lifeguard situation sustainable?

    Is Phuket’s current beach lifeguard situation sustainable?

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  • Should Phuket’s beaches be closed until this crocodile captured.

    Should Phuket’s beaches be closed until this crocodile captured.

    The post Should Phuket’s beaches be closed until this crocodile captured.

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    Man arrested with 19,800 methamphetamine pills at checkpoint

    Tha Chatchai Police have been conducting a crackdown on drugs at the Phuket Checkpoint and scored a major haul, arresting a man with 19,800 methamphetamine pills. The police arrested 37 year old Peerawat ‘Joke’ Bualoy from Pattalung.  Police seized 10 packages of methamphetamine pills, a total of 19,800 pills at the Phuket Checkpoint while he coming through the road entry point to the island. Peerawat was taken to Tha Chachai Police Station where he has been charged with illegal possession of Category 1 drugs with intent to sell.

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    The one hour expedition that lasted three weeks

    The 12 Mu Pa teenage footballers and their coach planned visit the Tham Luang caves on June 23. They arrived around 4pm and ventured inside with a plan to spend about an hour exploring. They were meant to be out by 5 pm

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    30 tourists stuck at Koh Racha Yai call for help to get back to Phuket

    The Phuket Marine Police were called today (July 19) to fetch about 30 tourists back to Chalong Pier from Koh Rach Yai, following another day of strong winds and high seas. At 6am today the Phuket Marine Police were notified that there were 6 Thais, 15 Chinese, 2 Russians and 7 New Zealanders that were stuck at Koh Racha Yai and unable to depart the island yesterday due to the strong winds and high waves. They’d been staying on the island