Artikel tagged “Phuket News”

  • Phuket Media Watch: Balloon crash kills 11; New planes for HK Airlines; Saudi executions soar; US unemployment falls

    Phuket Media Watch: Balloon crash kills 11; New planes for HK Airlines; Saudi executions soar; US unemployment falls

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Hot air balloon crashes in New Zealand, killing 11 Phuket Gazette / News Wires PHUKET: Eleven people were killed yesterday morning when a hot air balloon crashed near a town on New Zealand’s north island, police said. There were no survivors.

  • ‘Wrong place, wrong time’: Phuket axe victim’s parents say

    ‘Wrong place, wrong time’: Phuket axe victim’s parents say

    PHUKET: The parents of stabbing victim Vorasit “Pla-wan” Issara held a press conference yesterday to explain that their son was simply “in the wrong place at the wrong time” and lucky to survive multiple wounds inflicted by staff in a vicious attack at the Rachada Pub early Wednesday morning.

  • New Phuket City Police chief to tackle drugs, traffic woes

    New Phuket City Police chief to tackle drugs, traffic woes

    PHUKET: Phuket City Police Superintendent Chonasit Wattanavrangku today met Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha to formally introduce himself and to deliver a New Year’s gift basket. At the 11:30am meeting at Provincial Hall, Maj Gen Chonasit said his priority since he started work as the Phuket City police chief on December 29 has been to ensure the safety of the public during the New Year’s festivities at Saphan Hin, Patong Beach and Karon Beach. “The safety precautions taken during the holiday period were successful,” he said.

  • Phuket Business: Ingredients of good showbiz

    Phuket Business: Ingredients of good showbiz

    PHUKET: Siam Niramit Phuket recently launched the second edition of “Thailand’s Must-See Show”, opening a massive new theater on the bypass road near Phuket Town to house it.

  • FC Phuket to play at Surakul on Saturday, but no cheering allowed

    FC Phuket to play at Surakul on Saturday, but no cheering allowed

    PHUKET: An appeal by FC Phuket to be allowed to play their last home match of the season at Surakul Stadium has been approved by the Football Association of Thailand (FAT), but only under the bizarre proviso that home-side fans not be allowed to cheer their team in any way. “Fans will only be allowed to sit still.

  • Phuket records second day without death on the roads

    Phuket records second day without death on the roads

    PHUKET: Today marks the last day of the “Seven Days of Danger” holiday road-safety campaign. No fatalities were recorded in Phuket yesterday, Day 6 of the campaign, with the number of fatalities standing at six. According to official figures from the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Phuket Office (DDPM-Phuket) this morning, Day 6 ended with nine serious injuries in eight reported accidents, but no deaths.

  • FC Phuket to appeal home match ban

    FC Phuket to appeal home match ban

    PHUKET: FC Phuket has filed an appeal with the Football Association of Thailand (FAT), asking that it be allowed to play its final home match of the season at Surakul Stadium on January 7, as originally scheduled. FC Phuket secretary Soranan Sanae said the appeal follows a ruling by the FAT board that the team lose its right to host the match following the team’s December 21 home loss to Suphanburi FC, after which the referee was surrounded by a contingent of furious FC Phuket supporters and not allowed to leave the pitch.

  • Phuket Media Watch: Man dressed as Santa kills family members

    Phuket Media Watch: Man dressed as Santa kills family members

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Man dressed as Santa kills six family members at Texas home Phuket GazetteA man dressed as Santa Claus shot and killed six of his family members at a home in Texas on Christmas Day, police said yesterday.

  • Phuket Live Wire: Is Phuket cheaper?

    Phuket Live Wire: Is Phuket cheaper?

    PHUKET: Hardly a day passes when somebody doesn’t ask me, “Woody, should I buy a laptop (phone, desktop computer, iPad, printer, camera, TV) here in Phuket, or is it cheaper in the US (or Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Seoul, Europe)?” Once upon a time, it was relatively easy to answer that question. Times have changed. Three or four years ago, prices in Bangkok – particularly Panthip Plaza – ran about 15 per cent cheaper than Phuket.

  • Phuket Tsunami Memorial Wall caretakers sign up for long haul

    Phuket Tsunami Memorial Wall caretakers sign up for long haul

    PHUKET: Members of the US Navy League in Phuket have made a preemptive strike against the deterioration of the Tsunami Memorial Wall in Mai Khao, pledging to maintain the respected site for years to come. It appeared that the wall had never been maintained at all. Armed with weed wackers, painting supplies and new flags, volunteers from the USS Pinckney, the US Navy League, local business Environmental Solutions Phuket (ESP), Phuket’s Tourist Police Volunteers and the MSC Company have restored the wall to respectable condition just in time for the annual memorial ceremony on Monday (December 26).