Artikel tagged “Phuket News”

  • 16 year old Thai taking aim at an F1 career

    16 year old Thai taking aim at an F1 career

    Story from PaulPoole.co.th A young man from Pattaya is on track to becoming Thailand’s first Formula One driver. Born and raised in Pattaya, Kane Shepherd started racing at the age of 10, competing in various Thai championships and winning national titles every year

  • Traffic police giving away helmets to children in Phuket Town

    Traffic police giving away helmets to children in Phuket Town

    PHOTO: Bishal Tamrakar This morning (December 26), about 50 helmets were given away to children on motorcycles passing by the Mueang Phuket District Office intersection (in front of Merlin Hotel) following a policy to encourage better road safety awareness by deputy commander of Phuket traffic police, Pol Lt Col Teerawat Liamsuwan.

  • Amazing Thailand Countdown 2017 @ Phuket

    Amazing Thailand Countdown 2017 @ Phuket

    Phuket is ready for an Amazing Thailand Countdown 2018 @ Phuket on December 30-31, expecting to generate at least 200 million Baht. Last night (December 20), at Blue Elephant, Deputy Governor of Domestic Marketing, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Noppadon Pakprot, alongside Phuket Governor Norapat Plodthong and the President of Phuket Old Town Community, Don Limnantapisit, held a press conference announcing the New Years events around the island “We are ready to welcome travellers during New Year, especially with security in mind. There will be 2 main activities including a mega market in Saphan Hin offering great Phuket local products that starts on December 29 until January 8, 2018.

  • WEDNESDAY MORNING NEWS BRIEFS – All your local news in 3 minutes

    WEDNESDAY MORNING NEWS BRIEFS – All your local news in 3 minutes

    More sunshine with a few clouds, more cool evenings and more fresh north-easterly winds. It’s the middle of the week in Phuket.

  • Targeting rubber encroachments in our forests

    Targeting rubber encroachments in our forests

    Amid the plunging price of rubber latex to below 50 baht per kilogram, concerned officials are now eyeing the potential for eliminating the encroachment of rubber trees in forests. As well as returning forests back to nature, the move would help reduce the volume of latex and thus push up prices. The Rubber Authority of Thailand recently contacted Natural Resources and Environment Minister General Surasak Karnjanarat for help as he oversees the newly-opened Forest Protection Operations Centre, tasked with suppressing all forms of forest encroachment nationwide.

  • New bar-coded traffic tickets start today around Thailand

    New bar-coded traffic tickets start today around Thailand

    If you get caught without a driving licence, infringing road rules or not wearing a helmet from today, you might be getting one of these. Thailand’s traffic police are now issuing E-traffic tickets for traffic violations from today. You’ll be able to pay the fines online two days after the issue of the ticket

  • Vietjet kicks offs new direct route, Phuket – Ho Chi Minh City

    Vietjet kicks offs new direct route, Phuket – Ho Chi Minh City

    At Phuket International Airport yesterday (December 15), Phuket authorities hosted the welcoming ceremony of a new direct flight, Phuket – Ho Chi Minh City by Vietjet Air. The flight VJ 809 was the first ever flying the route

  • Report says Meay’s death not caused by punishment

    Report says Meay’s death not caused by punishment

    The military-established fact-finding committee has concluded that the death of 18-year-old cadet Phakhapong “Meay” Tanyakan was not caused by any punishment. The committee, however, confirmed that Phakhapong was subject to inappropriate penalties at the Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School (AFAPS) during the 48 hours before his death on October 17.

  • 4th Supersports 10 Mile International Run set for March 24 & 25, 2018

    4th Supersports 10 Mile International Run set for March 24 & 25, 2018

    For the fourth consecutive year, Thailand’s leading sports retailer, Supersports, is organising the country’s only mile-distance race, the Supersports 10 Mile International Run 2018 Phuket Presented by Thanyapura on March 24 and 25, 2018 at Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort. Organisers expect 4,000 people to take part. The Supersports 10 Mile International Run 2018 Phuket attracts runners from around Thailand and overseas, and offers the largest running event prize purse in Phuket – a combined 110,000 baht

  • Dining with the Stars

    Dining with the Stars

    By Khetsirin Pholdhampalit …Michelin stars, that is, as 17 Bangkok restaurants are named in the first Thailand edition of the little red guide A day after being-awarded one Michelin star in the first Michelin Guide Bangkok, 72 year old Supinya Junsuta, better known as Jay Fai to her customers, is hard at work, expertly wielding her wok over the hot charcoal brazier and wearing the oversized goggles she favours to protect her eyes from spurts of hot oil. She occasionally glances up at the crowd of hungry diners queuing to try her signature dishes and the large group of reporters who have invaded her small shophouse in the Pratu Phee area, next to the Golden Mount.