Artikel tagged “Phuket News”

  • Phuket Number 3 in Thailand for AIDS

    Phuket Number 3 in Thailand for AIDS

    PHUKET: Phuket has the third-highest reported incidence per capita of HIV/AIDS in Thailand, with Patong having one of the highest concentrations of people in the province contracting the virus, the Health Office has revealed. The current statistics for HIV/AIDS-infected patients in Phuket is quite shocking, Dr Wiwat Seetamanotch, Deputy Director of the Phuket Public Health Office, told a recent meeting of high-level health officials.

  • Quiksilver surfing competition opens in Phuket

    Quiksilver surfing competition opens in Phuket

    PHUKET: Quiksilver Thailand 2011 Surf Competition hit Patong Beach today with an early morning wake up call and the first day of action. Almost 100 competitors from nine different countries have signed up to compete in the four-day Asian Surfing Championship sanctioned 3-star Quiksilver Thailand 2011 Surf Competition

  • Thanyapura nets international tennis event

    Thanyapura nets international tennis event

    PHUKET: Tennis on Phuket has received a spectacular boon with Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club (TSLC) announcing that their facility will host one round of the Chang International Tennis Federation (ITF) Thailand Pro Circuit 2011 tournament. The competition will run from October 29 to November 12 and is the very first tennis event of this caliber to be held in Phuket

  • Street shooting leaves Phuket mother of two in disbelief

    Street shooting leaves Phuket mother of two in disbelief

    PHUKET: A young mother is contemplating her future after her partner and the father of her two children was gunned down outside their rented room in Phuket on Sunday night. I was watching television with our two children at about 10pm when I heard two loud blasts

  • Para-normal accident in Phuket

    Para-normal accident in Phuket

    PHUKET: A Phuket rubber tapper was left unconscious and unable to move yesterday when a para rubber tree he was cutting down fell on him. The rubber-tapper, 29-year-old Seree Thongampol, went out to fell mature rubber trees in a plantation in Paklok Village 8 yesterday afternoon.

  • Phuket passenger van crashes in Trang: 1 dead, 4 injured

    Phuket passenger van crashes in Trang: 1 dead, 4 injured

    PHUKET: One person was killed and four badly injured when a Phuket passenger van bound for Haad Yai lost its brakes and crashed into a car in Trang yesterday afternoon. Muang District Police in Trang were notified of the accident at 2pm yesterday

  • Phuket convention center plan gets bi-partisan backing

    Phuket convention center plan gets bi-partisan backing

    PHUKET: Government spokesman Prompong Nopparit was in Phuket over the weekend to assure that the Pheu Thai Party has no plan to cut central government funding for the international convention and exhibition center project planned for Phuket. Mr Prompong made the announcement in Mai Khao on Saturday after meeting villagers at the project site on the islands northern tip. Mr Prompong dismissed as “rumor” ..

  • Catamaran founders off Phuket, passengers saved

    Catamaran founders off Phuket, passengers saved

    PHUKET: Heavy seas off Phuket over the weekend swamped a German mans sailboat and prompted a dramatic rescue of his three Thai passengers off Mai Thon Island yesterday. German sailor Paul Zicman, 68, invited 34-year-old friend Thewarat Kongmuang and her two daughters aboard his catamaran Blue Lagoon for a trip to Koh Khai on Saturday afternoon. The four set sail from Chalong Bay at about 3pm and tethered to a mooring off Mai Thon Island as night set in.

  • Phuket in transport crisis: Taxis take tourism to the brink

    Phuket in transport crisis: Taxis take tourism to the brink

    PHUKET: Despite a great deal of press coverage and international diplomatic pressure, altercations between foreign tourists and tuk-tuk drivers are increasing, both in frequency and severity.

  • Man survives jump off Phukets Thepkasattri Bridge

    Man survives jump off Phukets Thepkasattri Bridge

    PHUKET: A man is in hospital recovering today after being plucked from the fast-flowing waters under Phukets Thepkrasattri Bridge.

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