Artikel tagged “Phuket News”

  • Villagers mourn death of Plai Sang, 67

    Villagers mourn death of Plai Sang, 67

    PHUKET: Villagers of Lam Tab District in Krabi, a 40-minute boat ride across Phang Nga Bay from Phuket, are mourning the death of one of their most respected members – 67-year-old Plai Sang. The bull elephant was caught in 1956 and is believed to have been a sibling of Plai Pra Sawet, a highly respected elephant that was caught and handed over to the care of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej that same year. “This is a big loss for the people of Lam Tab because Plai Sang was dignified,” said village chief Samran Nuansomsri.

  • Phuket’s ‘labor shortage’ more imagined than real

    Phuket’s ‘labor shortage’ more imagined than real

    PHUKET: Government assistance to help solve the chronic “labor shortage” in the island’s tourism industry is unlikely to have much impact this high season, given Phuket’s reputation as an expensive place to live.

  • Phuket Media Watch – death toll from flooding in Thailand reaches 740

    Phuket Media Watch – death toll from flooding in Thailand reaches 740

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Death toll from flooding in Thailand reaches 740 Phuket Gazette The death toll from months of severe flooding across Thailand has reached at least 740, the country’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reported on Friday. About 3,652 villages in 80 districts of nine provinces in the upper part of the country are still suffering from the flooding, according to the Bangkok Post. As of Friday, at least 730 people have been killed in this region and three others remain missing.

  • Peacock delivers ‘pheasant surprise’ in Krabi

    Peacock delivers ‘pheasant surprise’ in Krabi

    PHUKET: A rubber tapper in Krabi, Phuket’s sister province across Phang Nga Bay, got an unexpected surprise this week when he discovered a live peacock of a species thought to be extinct in the region. Jamrad Kuannakorn and his wife arrived at a rubber plantation in Khao Kram sub-district before dawn on Tuesday, starting work as usual, when they heard an unusual sound from above. “We heard an animal noise so loud that we decided to take a look.

  • Phuket TB outbreak prompts call for ‘better migrant worker tracking’

    Phuket TB outbreak prompts call for ‘better migrant worker tracking’

    PHUKET: An outbreak of tuberculosis in Phuket that has hospitalized nearly 60 Burmese workers has prompted the Phuket Immigration chief to call for a more integrated approach to tracking their growing numbers on the island. Phuket Immigration Superintendent Panuwat Ruamrak called for more comprehensive tracking of migrant workers during a fact-finding visit to Phuket by the House Committee on Labor last Friday. The committee, headed by Pheu Thai Party member Nithas Srinont, was in Phuket to learn more about issues related to low-wage foreign workers on the island and the planned hike in the provincial minimum wage to 300 baht a day.

  • World Vision rolls out anti-polio campaign in Phuket

    World Vision rolls out anti-polio campaign in Phuket

    PHUKET: The Phuket office of the World Vision Foundation in Thailand, operating under the Supanimit Foundation, yesterday stepped up its anti-polio campaign, in line with the World Health Organization (WHO) push to eradicate the disease. Supanimit Foundation workers, joined by Phuket Provincial Public Health Office officials, targeted Burmese communities in and around Phuket Town and elsewhere around Phuket

  • Phuket Property – some legends get better

    Phuket Property – some legends get better

    The highly anticipated InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort has announced its opening date as February 1, 2012.

  • Phuket police arrest one in Burmese dope bust

    Phuket police arrest one in Burmese dope bust

    PHUKET: Phuket police arrested a man for selling drugs in Rawai on Saturday, seizing his stash of marijuana and multiple bundles of kratom leaves in the process. Acting on a tip-off, Lt Col Charan Bangprasert of the Chalong Police dispatched a team to a construction site in Rawai, where the suspect was reportedly supplying drugs to Burmese workers.

  • Ironkids nail second successful event

    Ironkids nail second successful event

    PHUKET: Eight corporate sponsors

  • Phuket’s Sniffer and Shark put best foot forward for World Record attempt

    Phuket’s Sniffer and Shark put best foot forward for World Record attempt

    PHUKET: Athletes of the highest caliber have graced Phuket over the past two weekends at Laguna’s week-long triathlon festival, but their efforts pale in comparison to what lies ahead for Russell Distance Russell and Jay leShark on Saturday.