Artikel tagged “Phuket News”

  • Thai Khon now listed with UNESCO as ‘intangible heritage of humanity’

    Thai Khon now listed with UNESCO as ‘intangible heritage of humanity’

    Thai khon drama, or the ‘masked dance’ drama, is now listed as an ‘intangible heritage of humanity’ by UNESSCO. On the ceremony yesterday, UNESCO also listed Cambodia’s khon drama as an intangible heritage of humanity. Reacting to UNESCO’s decision, Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha posted in his Facebook page that he was pleased with the decision and he credited this achievement to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit for her contributions to preserve and promote this traditional art form.

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    Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort and Laguna Phuket win at 2018 Asia Sports Industry Awards

    More than 400 attended the Oscars for Asia’s sports industry. Sports industry professionals from around the world walked the 2018 SPIA Asia – Asia’s Sports Industry Awards & Conference red carpet yesterday (November 20) and at a lavish Awards Gala attended by more than 400 VIPs, federations, rights holders, agencies and brands, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in 20 award categories were announced. Organised by MMC Sportz, 47 countries are eligible to enter the awards and this fourth edition of SPIA Asia has proven to be the most competitive yet

  • Seafood street restaurant holders go on the offensive

    Seafood street restaurant holders go on the offensive

    WARNING: Strong language ahead A street restaurant owner has given authorities in Hua Hin a spray complaining they are being singled out for overpriced seafood in their stores. Talk News Online says the controversy kicked off by an award-winning writer was an ongoing drama

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    Phoenix under high security at Rassada Pier

    The Phoenix is now under 24 hour security guard at the Rassada Pier while waiting for a suitable tide to bring it up into the shipyard. The boat eventually broke the surface just after 3pm on Saturday.

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    Phoenix returns to Phuket. But will the Chinese travellers return?

    SCREENCAPTURES: Kritsada Mueanawong The vessel, that is at the centre of Thailand’s dramatic drop in Chinese tourists, will arrive back at a boatyard in Rassada today.

  • Four arrested over fake painkillers

    Four arrested over fake painkillers

    Heard of Tradol and Tindol? They are versions of painkiller drugs, generic names of the originals

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    Laguna Phuket Triathlon. Kicks off today, main event tomorrow.

    PHOTO: Laguna Phuket Triathlon In 2018, Laguna Phuket Triathlon celebrates the events’s 25 th  anniversary – Asia’s longest running triathlon. The event will be held this weekend.

  • Chiang Rai shaken but not stirred

    Chiang Rai shaken but not stirred

    Three minor earthquakes hit the Chiang Rai area this morning according to the Meteorological Department’s Seismological Bureau. The first quake was just before 9am with a magnitude of 3.3 with an epicentre 3.3 kilometres underground at latitude 19.70 and longitude 99.72.

  • Australian sentenced to death in Thailand on drug smuggling charges

    Australian sentenced to death in Thailand on drug smuggling charges

    news.com.au is reporting that a Perth man and his Thai wife have been sentenced to death in Thailand on drug smuggling charges. The father of two, 35 year old Luke Joshua Cook, and his wife 40 year old Kanyarat Wechapitak, were arrested at Suvarnabhumi Bangkok in December 2017 following a tip-off from local police, according to Sydney’s  The Daily Telegraph . The pair were sentenced to death after they attempted to smuggle half a tonne of crystal methamphetamine (ice), valued at A$300 million (6.9 billion baht), into Thailand

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    Making ends meet – washing cars for 5,000 baht a day

    A 70 year old Aussie expat has rolled up his sleeves and ended up with a prosperous little local business in Rayong. An Australian pensioner is washing cars in Rayong to make ends meet. And he’s reported to Ban Muang reported that he and his wife are earning a decent income.