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  • Phuket making waves as jet-skis get legal

    Phuket making waves as jet-skis get legal

    PHUKET: The issue of jet-ski insurance, a topic that never seems to be off the back-burner, resurfaced earlier this month at the Honorary Consuls’ regular four-monthly meeting. British Honorary Consul Martin Carpenter asked the Marine Department chief if he could provide clear information warning tourists of the potential quagmire they face should they get into problems while renting a jet-ski. As a result of that request, Phuripat Theerakulpisut, Director of the local Marine Department office, promulgated copies of the current insurance policies held by jet-ski renters.

  • Korean tourist to Phuket found dead snorkeling off Phi Phi Island

    Korean tourist to Phuket found dead snorkeling off Phi Phi Island

    PHUKET: A 29-year-old Korean tourist on holiday in Phuket has died while snorkeling off

  • Lucky escape for Phuket driver as police hunt 18-wheeler

    Lucky escape for Phuket driver as police hunt 18-wheeler

    PHUKET: A 19-year-old man escaped serious injury when the Isuzu pickup he was driving slammed into an 18-wheeled truck and trailer on Thepkrasattri Road in the north of Phuket this afternoon. Thalang Police duty officer Patiwat Yodkwan arrived at the scene, near the Baan Muang Mai market in Thalang, at about 1:30pm to find Mr Ken Patan still pinned inside his black Isuzu D-MAX pickup truck

  • Carnage to Phuket’s marine life continues

    Carnage to Phuket’s marine life continues

    PHUKET: In just one day, half a dozen Olive Ridley sea turtles were rescued in Phuket, all suffering lacerations caused by fishing nets, and a young dolphin was stranded on Mai Khao Beach. Kongkiat Kittiwattanawong, head of the Endangered Species Unit (ESU) at the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC), revealed yesterday that ESU officers received a report from lifeguards at Karon Beach that three adult turtles had washed ashore. Later, the center received another report telling them that three more turtles had washed ashore in separate locations along the coastline from Mai Khao to Phang Nga.

  • Health officials call for a ‘safer’ Phuket Vegetarian Festival

    Health officials call for a ‘safer’ Phuket Vegetarian Festival

    PHUKET: With 70 people injured and one person dying from complications brought on by smoke inhalation during the Vegetarian Festival last year, the Phuket Health Office is calling for more stringent measures to protect celebrants from harm this year. Phuket Provincial Health Office (PPHO) chief Dr Sak Tanchaikul called the heads of Chinese shrines taking part in the this year’s festival together on Tuesday to urge them to send the message to their devotees and spirit medium (mah song) carers to step up safety during their festivities.

  • Update: Jellyfish attack not anywhere near Phuket

    Update: Jellyfish attack not anywhere near Phuket

    PHUKET: Following the confusing report by the Daily Mail of a British mum on holiday suffering severe injuries in a

  • Phuket Live Wire: iPhone 5 – Caveat emptor

    Phuket Live Wire: iPhone 5 – Caveat emptor

    PHUKET: Last week I talked about the importance of fast internet speeds and the evolution of technology in Phuket. This week, man oh man, the pigeons came home to roost. If you’re thinking about buying an iPhone 5, it would behoove you to read and understand this and next week’s column.

  • Radar, GPS tracking to net foreign charter yacht tax dodgers

    Radar, GPS tracking to net foreign charter yacht tax dodgers

    PHUKET: The chief of the Phuket office of the Marine Department says he is drawing up plans to launch a campaign targeting “hundreds” of visiting foreign yachts that avoid paying tax to Thai officials despite conducting “business” in Thai territorial waters. Named among the visiting yachts to be targeted were charter tour boats for tourist activities, such as snorkeling, diving and sea tours. “Foreign charter yachts entering Thai waters has been a problem for more than 10 years,” said Phuket Marine office chief Phuripat Theerakulpisut.

  • Fears of Phuket underpass traffic jams prompt ‘alternative routes’ plan

    Fears of Phuket underpass traffic jams prompt ‘alternative routes’ plan

    PHUKET: The Highways Department yesterday held a public meeting to suggest alternative routes for motorists to alleviate traffic congestion when construction of Phuket’s first

  • Phuket gold thief’s wife tips off police

    Phuket gold thief’s wife tips off police

    PHUKET: Phuket Police this morning are combing the Kathu Waterfall area after the wife of