Artikel tagged “Phuket News”

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    Two arrested over kratom in raids in Chalong

    A team of Chalong police, with search warrants in hand, raided two houses in Chalong on Friday (June 8). Police first raided a house in Soi Palai at 5pm

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    Municipalities clear Phuket’s beaches of monsoon trash

    Trash has been found on almost every beach along the west coast with the onset of this year’s monsoon. On Kata and Karon beaches a huge municipal beach clean has taken place over the past two days.

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    New ferry services proposed to connect Andaman ports

    PHOTO:  Pattaya Mail (The Pattaya/Hua Hin ferry that started last year. Similar to the new services being proposed for the Andaman region.) It’s being called the “Andaman Ring” – new proposed routes connecting Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi with a modern fleet of new ferries which authorities say will cut journey times and help cater for the expanding tourism in the region

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    Illegal hotels and land encroachment crackdown on Koh Phi Phi

    Officials are investigating about 40 rai plot of land where 34 villas and a big swimming pool are being built on Koh Phi Phi Don. Officials have also been taking action regarding the implantation of the Immigration Act whilst checking hotels and hostels on the island. Today (June 6) a team of officials led by Krabi’s Vice Governor Apinan Pueakpong headed over to Koh Phi Phi to check on hostel, tourism, diving and tour boat operators.

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    Phuket Governor visits Kamala locals after torrential rains

    Heavy rains across Phuket yesterday (June 5) caused peak hour road flooding, congestion, landslides and mayhem. Read more about yesterday morning’s downpour  HERE. Officials led by Phuket’s Governor Norraphat Plodthong inspected flooded areas in Kamala

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    17 year old motorbike driver dies in Paklok accident

    Thalang Police were notified of an accident on Saturday night (June 2) at 11.30pm near the  Heroines Monument – Paklok Road in front of Sitti Srisoonthorn Bamrong School (Baan Pak Cheed School) in Thalang. Rescue workers arrived at the scene to find a teenager who was later identified as 17 year old Wasurat ‘Oat’ Palapon from Khon Kaen. Wasurat had head injuries and broken legs

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    Coral bleaching found off Krabi

    On Monday (May 28) divers from Local Diving Krabi Company posted a video clip of coral bleaching underwater at Koh Ya Wa Sam (Koh Koo) near Separated Sea (Thale Waek) which is one of Thailand’s lesser-known highlights in the Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park. Dive instructor Parinya Pantajit says, “We found that coral has been ‘bleaching’ since the beginning of this year. Water temperatures has reached 32 degrees Celsius

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    New airports approved for Phuket and Chiang Mai

    After four years of false starts and rumours it looks like Phuket will now get a much-needed second airport to feed the island and the surrounding region. Yesterday’s announcement by AoT (Airports of Thailand) comes after extensive studies to examine the extension of the current Phuket airport runway which is hemmed in by Thepkasattri Road at one end and the Andaman Sea at the other. The newly announced airport won’t actually be on the island

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    Andaman Hotelier and Tourism Fair 2018 to be held next month

    A press conference, announcing this year’s Andaman Hotelier and Tourism Fair, was held yesterday (May 22) at ‘Public House’ in Central Festival Phuket. The event was hosted by the Phuket Governnor Norraphat Plodthong along with the Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand Phuket Office, Kanokkittika Kritwuttikorn and the chief of the Phuket Provincial Office of Tourism and Sports, Sirawee Waloh.

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    Romeo, Romeo. What can you do for Ride4Kids?

    What does it take to make the hair on your arms stand up? The goose bump moments; with all the hair standing at attention inspired with passion and hope. Meet Romeo, a 13 year old boy, who is a living breathing testament to living a life of hope and passion. The term ‘boy’ is draped rather loosely.