Artikel tagged “Phuket News”

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    Small boats ’should’ stay at port due to the weather

    The Phuket Marine Office has announced a warning for boats heading out onto the Andaman Sea from today until August 15. “Small boats less than 12 metres should not leave from port.” The announcement, issued yesterday (August 8), stated that due to the 2-4 metres waves in the Andaman Sea (translated)… Boats that are leaving from Phuket ports to Phi Phi Island in Krabi should be very careful when travelling in the sea. Boats less than 12 metres long ‘should not’ leave port.

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    Two drug gangs busted

    Two big drug hauls today in different parts of the country.

  • Good news from dams in the north-east

    Good news from dams in the north-east

    Whilst provinces bordering the Mekong River, and areas in Phetchaburi downstream of the hillside dams, are all under threat from flooding at the moment, the situation is a lot better in the lower north-east provinces. The Irrigation department has issued assurances today about the water situation covering some 77 dams in the region

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    98 confirmed dead. Rescuers fear more as relief pours into Lombok.

    International aid organisations are now seeking assistance some of the key groups get people onto the ground to start providing much-needed relief to the northern parts of the island. Following the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Indonesia’s Lombok Island on Sunday evening, rescue workers are actively searching the province to rescue and aid victims. According to The Guardian, Katy Flay, who was on holiday with her partner, told her brother authorities were demanding money before they would allow tourists onto rescue boats.

  • 23% of expats get by on less than 45,000 baht per month – Thaivisa survey

    23% of expats get by on less than 45,000 baht per month – Thaivisa survey

    PHOTO: matadornetwork.com ThaiVisa has released reports from its recent survey into life of expats in Thailand. The survey was conducted on the Thaivisa website so partly reflects the aspirations and life of readers of the site. They report that a common theme on social media and forums is that Thais think of hooking up with or marrying farangs as their ultimate meal ticket. They are said to see dollar signs in their eyes and see the “hansum” foreigner as nothing more than a walking ATM to be pressed when needed and ignored like part of the furniture at other times

  • 4.8 million meth pills and nearly a tonne of ‘ice’ seized in Chiang Rai

    4.8 million meth pills and nearly a tonne of ‘ice’ seized in Chiang Rai

    The Nation is reporting that a suspected drug mule has been arrested along with a huge haul of 4.8 million methamphetamine pills and 978 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine (ice). The drugs were seized after two pickup trucks sped through a checkpoint in Chiang Rai early this morning

  • Top 10 things to see in Phuket, on a budget

    Top 10 things to see in Phuket, on a budget

    PHOTO: The Trick Eye Museum in Phuket Town We can’t all afford to stay in the lap of luxury in five star properties, and spend our Sunday’s at extravagant hi-so brunches. Good luck to those who can! In Phuket you can have fantastic experiences that either cost you nothing or not much more. Here is, in no particular order, our Top 10 things to see in Phuket on a budget….

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    Phuket boat show rumbles – a new show announced

    There used to be one Phuket boat show, then there was two, then there was the two coming together as one… and now there is new event. Royal Phuket Marina are putting together their own show with Andy Dowden, of PIMEX fame, the principle organiser. But first a quick history.

  • Russia set to establish Consulate-General in Phuket

    Russia set to establish Consulate-General in Phuket

    The Russian Federation is poised to open a Consulate-General in Phuket in response to the growing Russian expat community and consistent stream in Russian tourists coming to the island. Russian PM Dmitriy Medvedev signed the order last Saturday ratifying the new diplomatic mission on the island. There are no details in the letter about when the Consulate-General will open its doors or where the offices are likely to be located

  • 200 members of Line app under investigation for procuring U18 boys for sex

    200 members of Line app under investigation for procuring U18 boys for sex

    More details have emerged about the identities and activities of members of a Line App group who have been allegedly preying on underage boys for sex. The commander of the anti human trafficking police says the tourist police are also involved in the investigations. Daily News is reporting that on Wednesday a Thai university lecturer and “hi-so man” were among several arrests of users of the Line group that numbers more than 200. It was stated that it was run by a convenience store employee as a sideline to his retail work.