Artikel tagged “phuket privieleges card”

  • Asia’s prison populations – Thailand #10 in the world

    Asia’s prison populations – Thailand #10 in the world

    China has the largest prison population in Asia, more than four times as large as India. However, when it comes to prison population rates, Thailand has the highest incarceration rate in the region. Around the world more than 10.35 million people are imprisoned either as pretrial detainees or having been convicted and sentenced, according to the report of UK-based Institute of Criminal Policy Research.

  • Krabi Coal Power Plant to get more public hearings

    Krabi Coal Power Plant to get more public hearings

    The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) and its consulting company are preparing another set of public hearings about the proposed coal power plant project at Baan Klong Rua Pier after a series of protests against the project from locals and activists. “After the government suspended the project following the disagreements from locals, who commented that the EHIA (environmental health impact assessment) was not complete, we have reconsidered the information and errors and will submit the project once again”, said Wimonchai Mongkhol, the Head of Project Study, about extending the current Krabi Power Plant with community involvement. “The charcoal power plant is one of the projects included in the ‘PDP 2010’ to extend electricity productivity from 2012 – 2030 to support the economic development in the southern region of Thailand, which grows at an average of 5-6% per year.

  • THURSDAY MORNING HEADLINES – All your news in 3 minutes

    THURSDAY MORNING HEADLINES – All your news in 3 minutes

    Would someone please call the Thai Meteorological Department and explain to them that it’s not meant to rain this time of the year! More rain sells expected at some time today although we predict (without any scientific knowledge) that they will be brief (we hope). Here’s today’s main news stories… Don’t shop for orthodontic services online! The Dental Council is warning people against shopping online for orthodontic services or products saying they could be harmful to their health unless provided by properly qualified and registered orthodontic specialists. The Council’s President spoke to the media yesterday after authorities found 308 shops providing orthodontic services without a licence or offering substandard orthodontic supplies over the past 10 months.

  • Russian rape story ‘misunderstanding’

    Russian rape story ‘misunderstanding’

    Reports on social media that a 28 year old Russian woman had been attacked and raped on Koh Phi Phi are false according to local police. Police say there was no truth to the suggestion there was a misunderstanding after the alleged victim told a Russian friend to contact police

  • Southern insurgents attack a defence volunteer in Narathiwat

    Southern insurgents attack a defence volunteer in Narathiwat

    A group of Muslim insurgents opened fired and threw a bomb at a defence volunteer’s house in Narathiwat’s Tak Bai district late on Friday night. Nobody was injured. Police said the attack against the house of 38 year old Arthit Chankaew happened late on Friday night

  • Tourists leave. Garbage problem stays.

    Tourists leave. Garbage problem stays.

    Tourists left behind more garbage at New Year holiday destinations this year, report tourism operators around Khao Lak and Hua Hin. Garbage was left behind in major tourist destinations as tourists returned home after New Year long holidays.

  • Governor visits Rassada Pier to inspect improvements

    Governor visits Rassada Pier to inspect improvements

    Phuket’s Governor, Norapat Plodthong, along a team from the Provincial offices, visited Rassada Pier this morning (January 2), to encourage the staff and promising to upgrade the security and services at the pier. Rassada Pier is one of the most important piers in Phuket, apart from Chalong Pier and Ao Po Pier, and welcomes more than a thousand passengers per day during the festive season. “During the visit, we discovered that the pier has grown a lot.

  • Thailand Yacht Show. Returns to Ao Po Grand Marina February 22 – 25, 2018

    Thailand Yacht Show. Returns to Ao Po Grand Marina February 22 – 25, 2018

    It is that time of the year where we make resolutions; promises about the year to come and how we will approach it. Rather than ploughing through a northern hemisphere winter to get to the gym or sourcing for fresh fruits during a juice cleanse, why not enjoy the best of the southern tropical lifestyle and head to the Thailand Yacht Show ! Apart from the mega-yachts and exhibition of some of the world’s great yachting brands, here are three other reasons to visit Phuket and the Thailand Yacht Show in 2018… The Great Outdoors Why pound the gym’s treadmill when you could select one of the 30 beaches around Phuket for an invigorating work out?

  • The new Smart Visa and digital nomads

    The new Smart Visa and digital nomads

    PHOTO: neverendingvoyage.com The new Smart Visa might be a visa solution for some, but not all, of the ‘digital nomads’ that have been become ubiquitous in Thailand, from all over the world. Whereas the young professionals might have taken off around the world on a break between their schooling and the start of their professional careers, now they’re taking their professional careers along with them and logging in to their job remotely from some far flung cafe overlooking rice paddies in Chiang Mai for a beach in Phuket.

  • 18 year old alleged killer arrested in Thalang crackdown

    18 year old alleged killer arrested in Thalang crackdown

    An 18 year old, who allegedly shot a 17 year old couple on December 23, killing the girl, has been arrested along with 33 other people who illegally posses guns and bullets plus another 20 people involved in drug-related cases. This follows a police crime crackdown measures during Christmas and New Year period.