Artikel tagged “phuket privieleges card”

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    Loose plastic chairs and locked exit door – Krabi-Phi Phi ferry

    There is no doubt a lot of infrastructure is at critical ‘overload’ stage where tourist attractions are struggling to cope with the sheer number of tourists and visitors coming to the region. This applies to the transport infrastructure getting people here and there as well. While there has been an announcement about new ferry services linking the golden tourist triangle of Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi, we’re still a few years away from introduction

  • Sadvertising: The art of making us cry and selling stuff

    Sadvertising: The art of making us cry and selling stuff

    “Sadvertising is a consumer advertising trend in which ad creators are using a certain set of strategies to play on people’s emotions and touch off feelings of sadness, melancholy or wistfulness.

  • Khon Kaen: 5 year old girl dies after being left in a locked pick-up

    Khon Kaen: 5 year old girl dies after being left in a locked pick-up

    Khon Kaen Governor Somsak Jangtrakul is assisting with aid and grief counselling to the family of five year old Kabinta “Nong Yam” Kehphuang, who died last Monday after being inadvertently left inside a locked pickup truck in sweltering heat outside a school for eight hours. The girl’s death – the eighth such fatality since 2012 – prompted her teacher, 32 year old Phichitra Sudtana, to seek treatment for shock at Khon Kaen Rajanagarindra Psychiatric Hospital. She’s charged with recklessness resulting in another person’s death and released on bail

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    French expat rescued off Phuket, jet-ski and parasail ban remains in force today

    A French expat on a dinghy has been rescued in Ao Yon, Wichit yesterday (June 19) while the Phuket Marine Office has announced that jet-skis and parasails will remain beached until today (June 20). Maj Eakkachai Siri of the Phuket Tourist Police was notified at 1.30pm yesterday that a French man, 78 year old Claude Gasca, had been rescued off the coast of Cape Panwa. Maj Eakkachai says, “Mr Gasca disappeared after took off from Chalong  Pier on a dinghy on Monday (June 18) night heading to his sailboat name ‘Striana’ which was moored off Ao Yon beach.

  • Pattaya: Re-invented destination? Not everyone is convinced.

    Pattaya: Re-invented destination? Not everyone is convinced.

    PHOTO: Oriental Escape “Pattaya has reinvented itself for upscale travellers.” In recent years, Pattaya has been striving, perhaps even struggling, to show itself to be more of a upscale and family-orientated destination.

  • Ride4Kids – Interview with Darren Scherbain

    Ride4Kids – Interview with Darren Scherbain

    Tim Newton speaks to Darren Scherbain at the welcome home dinner at Mezzos. http://thethaiger.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Darren-Scherbain.mp3 The post Ride4Kids – Interview with Darren Scherbain appeared first on The Thaiger .

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    Up in smoke. 61 million meth pills and 486kg of crystal meth.

    61 million meth pills and 486kg of crystal meth, 108kg of heroin, 122kg of opium, 10kg of ecstasy pills, 5kg of cocaine and 7.3 tonnes of marijuana and kratom leaves. Raids, stings and seizures around the country have netted an astonishing amount of drugs in recent months – almost one meth pill for every single Thai! So what happens to all these seized illicit drugs? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will incinerate quantities of drugs, including 61 million meth pills and 486kg of crystal meth, to mark the world’s anti-narcotics day on June 26

  • Changes to the leasehold bill ‘unlikely to impact property market’

    Changes to the leasehold bill ‘unlikely to impact property market’

    Changes to the Leasehold Bill looks likely to update the way foreigners can maintain rights to use land in Thailand. A new bill has been approved by the Thai cabinet and could become law following the public hearing process that finished yesterday. The intention of the changes to the bill, mooted last year, is to make leasehold arrangements more secure and attractive

  • Kim’s trip to Singapore – it’s a travel doco you just have to see!

    Kim’s trip to Singapore – it’s a travel doco you just have to see!

    Days after the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un  and US President Donald Trump in Singapore, North Korean editors have been hard at work preparing this feast of  propaganda/documentary about Kim’s visit. It starts by describing him as  a “respected world leader” but it gets better with behind the scenes moments of Kim’s visit to Singapore. The enthusiastic narrator,  whilst we can’t understand what she is saying, we certainly feel her delight and enthusiasm

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    Bangkok: 400,000 baht spending spree and holiday with stolen ATM cards

    SCREENCAPTURES: Channel 7 Credit card theft is an ongoing cat and mouse game between criminals, bank encryption technology and lawyers fighting to recover lost funds from victims. In this case the cards were recovered and the culprits apprehended. Channel 7 report that CCTV footage from a 7/11 store in Bangkok revealed on Thai TV showed the moment when a Thai woman went to reclaim an ATM card left in a machine outside the store.