Artikel tagged “Phuket News”

  • Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron heads for Hua Hin

    Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron heads for Hua Hin

    PHUKET: The Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron (PYSS) is preparing to enter the Hua Hin Regatta 2011, and are inviting youths aged seven and up, specifically underprivileged children, to sign up for this new club that promotes youth sailing in Phuket. Five new youngsters have recently joined the sailing program, so there are now more than 20 members

  • Barman turns pro

    Barman turns pro

    PHUKET: “Six months ago I was a full-time gardener and playing six leagues down from the Premier League back home.” Jason Mooney from Northern Ireland has been signed to play for Wycombe Wanderers in England’s Football League One. The 22-year-old, 6 foot 9 inch goalkeeper was cutting hedges until he landed a barman’s job at [...]

  • Bend it like Therdsak

    Bend it like Therdsak

    PHUKET: Former Captain of the Thailand national football team and current vice-captain of Thai Premier League side, Chonburi FC, Therdsak Chaiman was in Phuket recently for a youth coaching session at Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club (TSLC). The free coaching clinic was organized with the help of Thanachart Bank and ran between 8am and 11am [...]

  • World record on the cards for Raceweek’s Larsen

    World record on the cards for Raceweek’s Larsen

    PHUKET: Australian Paul Larsen and his DaVinci crew raced in to second place after an exciting four days of Multihull class sailing at this years Six Senses Phuket International Raceweek. Racing conditions in the waters off the Evason and Bon Island resort for the event were exciting, but certainly less threatening than what Paul has [...]

  • Phuket Poll: When will Thaksin return?

    Phuket Poll: When will Thaksin return?

    PHUKET: Now that Yingluck Shinawatra has been installed as Thailands first female prime minister, many political analysts are posing the question: When will her brother, fugitive former PM Thaksin, return to Thailand? In its latest online poll, the Phuket Gazette invites readers to suggest when they think this will happen if ever. To have your [...]

  • Tourist arrivals jump exposes Phuket infrastructure lag

    Tourist arrivals jump exposes Phuket infrastructure lag

    ANALYSIS PHUKET: Officials forecasting a record high four million passenger arrivals at Phuket International Airport for 2011 has highlighted lagging infrastructure, mounting travel delays and long immigration queues that have the potential to derail growth in Phukets hospitality industry. Phuket Airport has a stated total capacity of 6.5 million passengers a year, including all arrivals [...]

  • Corruption tops list of Phuket priorities

    Corruption tops list of Phuket priorities

    PHUKET: More than one third of Phuket Gazette readers responding to an online poll voted corruption as Phukets top priority for authorities to address. In the poll, readers were asked, Which of the following issues affecting Phuket do you feel needs the most urgent attention by the new Government? The choices in responding were: Traffic [...]

  • Phuket readies for HM Queen Sirikits birthday

    Phuket readies for HM Queen Sirikits birthday

    PHUKET: Visitors and residents in Phuket will have ample opportunity to honor and celebrate HM Queen Sirikits 79th birthday also celebrated in Thailand as Mothers Day on Friday. Police sources have confirmed to the Phuket Gazette that alcohol sales will not be banned on Friday, a national holiday. We only ask for people to comply [...]

  • Officials under fire over Phuket flyover plans

    Officials under fire over Phuket flyover plans

    PHUKET: Department of Highways officials received a frosty reception today at a public hearing to unveil three base designs for an overpass at Bang Khu Intersection, one of the main traffic crunch points during peak hours on Phukets Thepkrasattri Road. The Bang Khu Intersection is where Thepkrasattri Rd meets the bypass road. Sombat Jaroenpat, director [...]

  • Phuket Live Wire: AIS rollout of 3G a success

    Phuket Live Wire: AIS rollout of 3G a success

    PHUKET: The AIS rollout of its new wireless internet system has come and gone, and Im duly impressed. Were seeing good sometimes great international download speeds, reliable signals, extensive coverage and reasonably good support, all over Phuket. Amazing. … Full story