Artikel tagged “Phuket News”

  • Phuket Property: Corrupt land ownership cannot be ‘revoked’

    Phuket Property: Corrupt land ownership cannot be ‘revoked’

    PHUKET: While the Andaman Travel Trade 2011 expo was winding to a close at Phuket Rajabhat University last Saturday, a sinister irony pervaded the venue and brought conflict to ‘Brand Phuket’. Tucked away in a small conference room in the same building as the jovial expo was Pheu Thai Party Spokesman and MP Prompong Nopparit, who was holding a public hearing to receive complaints about the apparent inaction of government officials in dealing with the illegal issuance of land title deeds and encroachment by developers on government land in Phuket. [See page 3 story, current issue of the Phuket Gazette.

  • Yingluck falls ill; Police denies rumors about key burglary suspect

    Yingluck falls ill; Police denies rumors about key burglary suspect

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Yingluck cancels events after falling sickThe Nation According to a source close to the prime minister, Yingluck appeared faint, complained of a headache and vomited during a lunch break at Muang Thong Thani in Nonthaburi.

  • Experts call for consistency with ‘Brand Phuket’

    Experts call for consistency with ‘Brand Phuket’

    PHUKET: The Greater Phuket chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) last night held a meeting to discuss the history, evolution and future of “Brand Phuket”. Hosted at the Anantara Resort in Mai Khao, discussions of the island’s brand were fueled by inspirational presentations by marketing communications expert David Johnson and brand guru David Keen.

  • Music idol Todd Tongdee wants to see ‘magic mix’ of Thais and foreigners at Phuket World Musiq Fest

    Music idol Todd Tongdee wants to see ‘magic mix’ of Thais and foreigners at Phuket World Musiq Fest

    PHUKET: One of the lead organizers of the

  • AMCHAM meeting to focus on ‘Phuket’ brand

    AMCHAM meeting to focus on ‘Phuket’ brand

    PHUKET: The American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) Greater Phuket chapter will be holding its next meeting at the luxury Anantara Resort in Mai Khao on Wednesday. “This meeting is a ‘must attend’ for those working in the hospitality, travel, property and hotel sectors,” said Real estate guru Bill Barnett

  • 7th Phuket International Sport Fishing tournament underway

    7th Phuket International Sport Fishing tournament underway

    PHUKET: The 7th Phuket International Sport Fishing Tournament (PIST) has cast off with the first day of competition taking participants out into the waters off Chalong Bay. With 80 participants who comprise 20 teams, the tournament has earned its place as the island’s premier annual fishing event which runs from November 24 to 26.

  • Phuket sport tips: Tennis – power is balance

    Phuket sport tips: Tennis – power is balance

    PHUKET: Balance is one of the fundamentals to developing great tennis ground strokes. In today’s game of power tennis, many of the players are leaping in the air to hit their forehands and backhands.

  • Phuket mob rises after accident kills two

    Phuket mob rises after accident kills two

    PHUKET: Phuket’s top officials have called an emergency meeting today to discuss new strategies for road safety at the Kor En curve on Thepkrasattri Road after an accident there yesterday killed one woman and an infant on a motorbike. The curve, on the main road from Phuket Airport to the main resort areas on the island and Phuket Town, was the scene of a fatal accident in 2006 that sparked a mob closure of the road and the ensuing 15-million-baht reshaping of the curve to make it safer. Tah Chat Chai Police Duty Officer Lt Col Watcharin Jiratikarnwiwat said he received a report of the accident yesterday at 5:10pm.

  • Tonight, tonight: Election alcohol ban in Phuket

    Tonight, tonight: Election alcohol ban in Phuket

    PHUKET: The sale of alcohol will be prohibited across much of northern Phuket tonight and tomorrow as six Tambon Administration Organizations (OrBorTor) go to the polls. Phuket Election Committee (PEC) Director Kittipong Thiengkunagrit confirmed that the “dry zones” will be the electorates of Koh Kaew, Kamala, Cherng Talay, Thepkrasattri, Mai Khao and Sakoo. In line with election law, the sale of alcoholic beverages within those electorates will be prohibited from 6pm tonight through to midnight Saturday.

  • Phuket ITF Tennis: Canada-China twosome take doubles title

    Phuket ITF Tennis: Canada-China twosome take doubles title

    PHUKET: Partnering each other for the first time in doubles competition, Kelsey Stevenson from Canada and Zhe Li from China earned an unexpected but well deserved victory in the Chang ITF Thailand Pro Circuit Men’s tennis doubles final. Having defeated the tournament’s number three seeds, Soong-Jae Cho and Ji Sung Nam, both from Korea, Stevenson and Li faced the number one seeded Thai duo of Weerapat Doakmaiklee and Kirati Siributwong for the title. The strategies of both teams were clear from the first serve.