Artikel tagged “Phuket News”

  • 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.

  • Phuket dispatches more flood relief for Bangkok

    Phuket dispatches more flood relief for Bangkok

    PHUKET: As Bangkok braces for more floods, which some experts say may last up to a month, Phuket officials yesterday dispatched a second convoy loaded with flood-relief items to help those affected by the disaster. A total of 18 trucks left the Phuket Red Cross center at … Full story

  • Massive earthquake strikes the South Pacific Ocean, no tsunami warning

    Massive earthquake strikes the South Pacific Ocean, no tsunami warning

    Phuket NEWS Hound World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket readers PHUKET: A major earthquake struck off the Kermadec Islands in the South Pacific Ocean early this morning, seismologists report, but no tsunami warning was issued. The 7.6-magnitude quake at 5.

  • Officials fear Phuket kids eating themselves dumb

    Officials fear Phuket kids eating themselves dumb

    PHUKET: Poor diet is hampering Phuket childrens mental development, a seminar attended by Phuket school directors and health officials was told this week. According to research by the Department of Mental Health, poor diet is already causing problems, with many children suffering stunted growth or being under- or overweight, said Phuket Provincial Chief Administrative Officer (Palad) Chaiwat Taephee.

  • Phuket cricket round-up

    Phuket cricket round-up

    PHUKET: Cricket may not be a sport familiar to many Thais, or expats for that matter, but local school children in Phuket have taken to this skilful pursuit thanks to a dedicated team of volunteers from the Phuket Cricket Group.

  • Paris beckons Beckham

    Paris beckons Beckham

    PHUKET: “I like Leonardo a lot, he is a great manager. I’m honored to know that he wants me to join PSG. It’s exciting, great things are happening in France.

  • Phuket cop cleared in South African cash for freedom claim

    Phuket cop cleared in South African cash for freedom claim

    PHUKET: A Phuket policeman has been cleared of allegations made by a South African man that he had to buy his freedom following his arrest for passing counterfeit US dollars. It took Chalong Police duty officer Boonlert Onklang almost a month to prove his innocence after South African tourist Gabriel Sequeira was … Full story

  • Phuket tuk-tuks join Thai flood-relief effort

    Phuket tuk-tuks join Thai flood-relief effort

    PHUKET: The flood-relief effort continues in Phuket, where local tuk-tuk drivers were among those donating boats and other necessities to those affected by the worst flooding in Thailand in decades. Karon vendors and Kata-Karon Tuk-Tuk and Taxi Club members yesterday presented Phuket Vice Governor Somkiet Sangkaosutthirak with 13 fiberglass boats, life-jackets, clothing and other goods to be sent to flood-affected areas

  • Phuket Gazette’s Top Sporting Tips: Tennis

    Phuket Gazette’s Top Sporting Tips: Tennis

    PHUKET: This weeks tennis tip about the serve comes courtsey of Travis Bertram who is the Tennis Director for Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club, Phuket.