Artikel tagged “Phuket News”

  • Virgin Australia’s withdrawal won’t hurt Phuket

    Virgin Australia’s withdrawal won’t hurt Phuket

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  • Gunman shoots one at crowded Chinese ceremony in Phuket

    Gunman shoots one at crowded Chinese ceremony in Phuket

    PHUKET: Police are hunting a gunman who shot a man during a crowded ceremony in front of the Guan Yu shrine in Chalong last night. Rescue workers and police arrived at the scene to find Teearapon Ponsamak, 24, crying in pain from a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

  • Python caught prowling at sacred Phuket shrine

    Python caught prowling at sacred Phuket shrine

    PHUKET: A large python was discovered seeking highland near a Phuket shrine permeated with local lore. The estimated three-meter-long snake, weighing about five kilograms, was quickly bagged at the Baan Toh Sae shrine in Kathu Wednesday, Kusoldharm Foundation rescue worker Kasun Naepnean told the Phuket Gazette .

  • Phuket’s small boat warning remains in effect

    Phuket’s small boat warning remains in effect

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  • Property watch: All about crunching numbers

    Property watch: All about crunching numbers

    PHUKET: Part of the buzz of the property market in Phuket is that Phuketians, foreign and Thai, have land and property in their blood and love discussing values. However, there are other numbers and number-crunching functions involved in the property game

  • Migrant laborer dies after tumble from Phuket pick-up truck

    Migrant laborer dies after tumble from Phuket pick-up truck

    PHUKET: A Myanmar national fell off the back of a pick-up truck and died on the road in Mai Khao in front of his wife and son yesterday afternoon. Saw Aung, 42, and four other Myanmar nationals, including his wife and son, were being taken to Takua Pa, Phang Nga to buy supplies when the front driver-side tyre of the truck they were riding in burst. “The tyre exploded and I lost control,” said the group’s 45-year-old employer, Jakkrawuth Phadungsab.

  • Phuket’s B120mn road to Freedom Beach inches forward

    Phuket’s B120mn road to Freedom Beach inches forward

    PHUKET: The controversial new road planned to provide access to Freedom Beach, south of Patong, took a step closer to becoming reality as the project passed its third and final public hearing on Friday. About 80 of the 100 participants who joined the hearing, held at the Patong Merlin Hotel, voted to approve the project, rebounding from a 64 per cent approval vote from the 50-plus attendees at the second hearing on October 15 last year (story

  • Rain breaks Phuket’s worst drought in 30 years

    Rain breaks Phuket’s worst drought in 30 years

    PHUKET: The skies parted to deliver scattered showers across the island late this afternoon to break Phuket’s lowest recorded rainfall between the months of January and March for 30 years. Governor Maitri Inthusut yesterday morning chaired an annual meeting at the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation-Phuket (DDPM-Phuket) office to plan water usage strategies for the dry season.

  • Dazed and confused: Danish expat crashes into Thalang store

    Dazed and confused: Danish expat crashes into Thalang store

    PHUKET: Police are still looking for an explanation as to what caused a car driven by a Danish expat to fly off the road and plunge into an appliance store in Thalang on Thursday evening. Police arrived at the scene, about 250 meters from Baan Nai Klam Mosque on the southbound side of Thepkrasattri Road, at about 6:30pm. The 50-year-old driver, Per Erichsen, was in a daze, said Chatree Chuwichian of the Thalang Police.

  • Australian long-term expat dies after fall from motorbike in Phuket

    Australian long-term expat dies after fall from motorbike in Phuket

    PHUKET: An Australian expat died early yesterday morning in Phuket after allegedly driving his motorbike one-handed. “The accident happened at about 1:50am in the morning. Eyewitness accounts described Wayne Anthony Stone driving his motorbike at high speeds with only one hand holding the handlebars,” Navin Petchan of the Kamala Police told the Phuket Gazette.