Artikel tagged “Phuket News”

  • Phuket’s ‘Coconut Island’ gets new pier

    Phuket’s ‘Coconut Island’ gets new pier

    PHUKET: The new 10-million-baht pier on Koh Maphrao in Phuket was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony presided over by the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (PPAO) President Paiboon Upatising on Friday. The new concrete pier, 170 meters long and three meters wide, replaces a dilapidated wooden structure, making passage to the island safer and more convenient for residents and tourists.

  • Officials warn of ‘fake monks’ targeting Phuket tourists

    Officials warn of ‘fake monks’ targeting Phuket tourists

    PHUKET: The ‘monk police’ of Phuket are warning everyone on the island of con men who are impersonating Buddhist monks and tricking locals and tourists into giving them money. Chatpawit Jinapong, Director of the Phuket branch of the

  • Phuket ‘fully booked’ for Korean, Chinese New Years

    Phuket ‘fully booked’ for Korean, Chinese New Years

    PHUKET: Local tourism representatives are expecting hotel occupancy rates of 90 to 100% across Phuket during the upcoming festive period.

  • Countdown to ‘Phuket Life & Style’: Launch issue hits the streets today

    Countdown to ‘Phuket Life & Style’: Launch issue hits the streets today

    PHUKET: Enclosed in your Phuket Gazette due out this afternoon, you’ll find our all-new magazine, ‘Phuket Life & Style’.

  • Phuket Media Watch: Thailand regional round-up – Suu Kyi; Tony Blair; Khmer Rouge

    Phuket Media Watch: Thailand regional round-up – Suu Kyi; Tony Blair; Khmer Rouge

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Opposition leader Suu Kyi registers to run in Myanmar by-election Phuket Gazette / News WiresPHUKET: Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday registered to run for a parliamentary seat in Myanmar’s upcoming by-election, a Burmese news organization in exile reported. The Nobel Peace Prize winner officially filed to run for the near-rural constituency of Kawhmu, on the outskirts of Rangoon, during the April 1 by-election

  • Phuket Property Watch: Stand up and deliver

    Phuket Property Watch: Stand up and deliver

    PHUKET: Winter has hit the northern hemisphere and somehow the “Occupy Wall Street” movement looks to have lost momentum.

  • Phuket Media Watch: 800 dogs rescued; Thailand number 1 for Brits

    Phuket Media Watch: 800 dogs rescued; Thailand number 1 for Brits

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community 800 dogs rescued from smugglers in Nakhon Phanom Phuket Gazette / The NationPHUKET: A Mekong patrol unit headed by Captain Thirakiart Thong-aram found the dogs detained in more than 40 cases on a six-wheel truck on the riverbank in Don Paeng village in Tambon Ban Paeng, Ban Paeng district.

  • Pheu Thai’s Prompong inspects B4bn ‘stolen’ Phuket land

    Pheu Thai’s Prompong inspects B4bn ‘stolen’ Phuket land

    PHUKET: Pheu Thai Party spokesman and party list MP Prompong Nopparit arrived in Phuket yesterday to inspect 65 rai of land near Patong that is under investigation for having been illegally issued land titles. The land, located behind Freedom Beach on the southern headland south of Patong, was brought to the attention of the National Counter Corruption Commission after it was discovered there was an attempt to sell the 65 rai for about 4 billion baht – an amount equivalent to about US$125.78 million.

  • Phuket Prison ‘kingpin’ suspected in huge meth bust

    Phuket Prison ‘kingpin’ suspected in huge meth bust

    PHUKET: Police have arrested three members of a major methamphetamine trafficking ring operating throughout Phuket that is allegedly masterminded by a ‘kingpin’ resident behind the walls of Phuket Provincial Prison, officials said today. Seized as evidence in the case was the biggest drug haul in Phuket in recent memory: 20,200 ya bah (methamphetamine) pills and 718 grams of ya ice (crystal meth). The scale of the operation was such that a press conference held this morning at Phuket Provincial Hall, was presided over by Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha.

  • Phuket Media Watch: Balloon crash kills 11; New planes for HK Airlines; Saudi executions soar; US unemployment falls

    Phuket Media Watch: Balloon crash kills 11; New planes for HK Airlines; Saudi executions soar; US unemployment falls

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Hot air balloon crashes in New Zealand, killing 11 Phuket Gazette / News Wires PHUKET: Eleven people were killed yesterday morning when a hot air balloon crashed near a town on New Zealand’s north island, police said. There were no survivors.