Artikel tagged “Phuket News”

  • 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.

  • Bangkok Flood phishing scam sinks hooks into Phuket

    Bangkok Flood phishing scam sinks hooks into Phuket

    PHUKET: A scam email appealing for users bank details under the guise of helping to make a flood relief donation of one million dollars for flood victims in Bangkok is finding its way into the in-boxes of many residents in Phuket and probably around the world. Every disaster brings scammers, and the flooding in Thailand is no exception. Weve seen several copies of a scamming email making the rounds, Phuket Gazette columnist Woody Leonhard reported today.

  • Phuket not alone in problem of abandoned babies

    Phuket not alone in problem of abandoned babies

    Phuket NEWS Hound World news selected by Phuket Gazette editors for Phuket readers Russia places boxes for mothers to drop off unwanted babies PHUKET: Russian hospitals have begun to introduce so-called baby boxes where new mothers will be able to place their unwanted newborns, officials said on Monday. According to the RIA Novosti news agency, Russian health officials said mothers will be able to anonymously drop off their unwanted babies in order to provide safe conditions for the newborns as many of them are commonly left in garbage containers. The baby-boxes have an estimated cost of 10,000 euros ($13,750), and five of them have already been allocated in Krasnodar Territory, located in southern Russia

  • Phuket surf zones to mark coastal conservation

    Phuket surf zones to mark coastal conservation

    PHUKET: At least three surfing locations at Phuket beaches are being shortlisted for recognition as National Surfing Reserves (NSRs). Brad Farmer, global chair of the non-profit organization … Full story

  • Chinese tourist found dead in Phuket hotel room

    Chinese tourist found dead in Phuket hotel room

    PHUKET: Police are continuing their investigation into the death of a 30-year-old Chinese tourist who was found dead in her Phuket Town hotel room yesterday afternoon. Miss Hou Juans body was discovered by a maid at the small hotel where she was staying on Patipat Road, near Suan Luang Park, in Phuket Town

  • No gain without the pain – Phuket’s own ironman explains

    No gain without the pain – Phuket’s own ironman explains

    PHUKET: Emma Bishop speaks to Laguna Phuket’s Jaray Ray Jearani after he competed in the Ford Ironman World Championships. Ray’s latest journey on the big island at the biggest triathlon event in the world has given the smiling 31-year-old a lot to think about and a fresh ambition to go faster and inspire more of his countrymen to take up a sport that has offered him so many opportunities. These opportunities would not have come without the support of his sponsors and Ray is quick to acknowledge the key role they have played in getting him to numerous start lines this year.

  • Race-specific workouts for the Laguna Phuket Triathlon

    Race-specific workouts for the Laguna Phuket Triathlon

    PHUKET: You’ve registered for the Laguna Phuket Triathlon or the 70.3 Ironman. You have adhered to your swim-bike-run workouts regularly.

  • Phuket All Stars play Thailand’s U23 squad tonight at Surakul

    Phuket All Stars play Thailand’s U23 squad tonight at Surakul

    PHUKET: Thailands U23 national team has announced schedule changes for their southern tour schedule, moving their friendly charity match against FC Phuket to Friday, November 4 at 6pm, instead of Saturday as initially announced. The change follows a request by 2011 SEA Games host Indonesia to bring forward the starting date of the SEA Games to November 9 from November 11, when Thailand is set to open its campaign against the 2009 SEA Games football champions, Malaysia. However, the friendly between the SEA squad and FC Phuket “All Stars” is still set to take place today, Sunday, at 6pm at Surakul Stadium

  • Japanese refugee in Phuket pot bust

    Japanese refugee in Phuket pot bust

    PHUKET: A Japanese man fleeing the flood waters in Bangkok was caught with about 24 grams of marijuana this morning as he entered Phuket by car.

  • Phuket Caveat: Man accused of bestiality says his prostitute turned into a donkey

    Phuket Caveat: Man accused of bestiality says his prostitute turned into a donkey

    PHUKET: Expat residents of Phuket are well accustomed to tales bizarre, but this one, reported by local media in Zimbabwe, may trump anything recorded in the Pearl of the Andaman to date.