Artikel tagged “Phuket News”

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    Dutch Ambassador shares concerns over safety of Phuket tourists

    Phuket’s Vice Governor Thawornwat Kongkaew welcomed the Ambassador-Designate in Thailand Kees Rade and Dutch Honorary Consul for Phuket, Seven Smulders, over the weekend. Vice Governor Thawornwat says after the meeting, “We have discussed about tourist safety, things like tourists who rent motorbikes without motorbike license, beach safety and emergency situation management.” “We have surveyed a number of rental motorbike companies on the island

  • 10 Hua Hin hotels face closure over Hotel Act infringements

    10 Hua Hin hotels face closure over Hotel Act infringements

    ‘Fake’ hotels and other premises being operated as hotels, but don’t have proper licences, are in the firing line at the moment, in just about all the major tourist provinces around the country. There’s clearly a nationwide crackdown on these dodgy guesthouses, hostels and mini-hotels at the moment. The owners say they find it almost impossible to comply with the regulations in the Hotel Act

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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.

  • New ferry services proposed to connect Andaman ports

    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