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  • Phuket monsoon surf batters sea wall to pieces

    Phuket monsoon surf batters sea wall to pieces

    PHUKET: Constant battering by strong waves have demolished a seawall at Phuket’s Surin Beach, forcing local beach vendors to relocate. Under orders from the Cherng Talay Tambon Administration Organization (OrBorTor), which built the sea wall to prevent coastal erosion, lifeguards have roped off the area as a safety precaution. “It has been broken since Wednesday, but we still haven’t heard anything from Cherng Talay OrBorTor.

  • Pickups spin out of control on major Phuket road

    Pickups spin out of control on major Phuket road

    PHUKET: Two pickup trucks spun out of control and ended up on the median strip of Phuket’s busy Thepkrasattri Road in Koh Kaew last night after a third pickup truck screeched to halt after hitting a dog. Somchai Tankanya, 40, was driving in the right-hand lane when suddenly a pickup to his left, being driven by a 36-year-old who declined to give his name to the Gazette, cut across the front of his vehicle. The 36-year-old told Phuket City Police he was forced to swerve to avoid ramming a third pickup truck in front of him that screeched to a halt after hitting a dog.

  • Phuket storm rips open school roof, children evacuated

    Phuket storm rips open school roof, children evacuated

    PHUKET: Children at Phuket’s Kajonkietsuksa School on Chao Fa West Road, Wichit, were evacuated from the school this afternoon after strong winds tore open a section of roof, allowing the driving rain inside. Rattana Ketkul, financial manager at the school, confirmed to the Phuket Gazette that no children were injured in the incident, but the students were moved to another building

  • Phuket mother questions mental health care after screwdriver attack on 7-year-old son

    Phuket mother questions mental health care after screwdriver attack on 7-year-old son

    PHUKET: The 7-year-old victim of a

  • Phuket bar operators fined for holiday trading

    Phuket bar operators fined for holiday trading

    PATONG Police arrested and fined some 12 bar operators for selling alcohol on the Buddhist holiday, Visakha Bucha Day, on June 4. Comments from bar owners that no warning was given for bars to close for the holiday fell on deaf ears, although one bar owner pointed out that only months ago a senior police officer in Phuket was reported as saying that closing on religious holidays was a “formal request”, not a legal requirement.

  • Phuket marks Visaka Bucha Day

    Phuket marks Visaka Bucha Day

    PHUKET: Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha this morning led more than 1,000 people in offering alms to 99 monks at a merit-making ceremony in Phuket Town to mark Visakha Bucha Day. Visakha Bucha Day is observed on the day of the full moon during the 6th lunar month, which usually falls in either May or early June

  • Phuket Crime: Mutilated body found on Nai Yang Beach

    Phuket Crime: Mutilated body found on Nai Yang Beach

    PHUKET: Police in Phuket are trying to identify a mutilated body that washed ashore at Nai Yang Beach yesterday morning as the first step in a murder investigation. Tah Chat Chai police were notified of the discovery in Sakoo Village 1 at about 11am. Arriving at the scene with Phuket Kusoldharm Foundation workers, Lt Col Prakob Boonkwan and fellow officers found that lifeguards had covered the body with a pha khao maa (Thai loincloth) and large pieces of plastic, all held down against the whipping monsoon winds by lengths of bamboo and chunks of concrete.

  • Burmese pedestrian killed in Phuket hit-and-run

    Burmese pedestrian killed in Phuket hit-and-run

    PHUKET: A Burmese man was killed instantly when he was run over by a speeding pickup truck in a hit-and-run accident in Phuket’s Koh Kaew subdistrict last night. Phuket City Police were informed of the accident at 10:30pm. Arriving at the scene, the median strip in front of the Supercheap mini-mart on Thepkrasattri Road in Bang Khu, they found the body of the victim lying face-down.

  • Yacht club merger marks end of Phuket sailing era

    Yacht club merger marks end of Phuket sailing era

    PHUKET: After more than two decades as Phuket’s original yacht club, the Phuket Yacht Club today announced that it will be merging with the

  • Phuket Governor issues surf warning after Games athlete rescued

    Phuket Governor issues surf warning after Games athlete rescued

    PHUKET: Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha has issued a formal warning to all head coaches of teams competing in the Phuket Youth Games to not let their athletes swim in the dangerous surf. “The warning was issued to the head of each team to make sure their athletes do not go into the water during the current treacherous windy conditions or swim in dangerous areas marked by red flags,” Gov Tri said. “Phuket is experiencing its ‘monsoon season’, which is windy and dangerous to anyone going into the sea.