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  • Phuket Town gambling raids – 4 dens and 30 gamblers

    Phuket Town gambling raids – 4 dens and 30 gamblers

    Last night (Tuesday), police arrested 30 gamblers in 4 football gambling dens in the Phuket Town area. They started with a bistro calleded Lucky on Takuapa Road where police received complaints from locals that there was football gambling going on inside.

  • Saphan Hin green upgrades and Old Phuket Town cabling goes underground

    Saphan Hin green upgrades and Old Phuket Town cabling goes underground

    Phuket’s Mayor plans to make Saphan Hin Park the ‘lungs of Phuket’ and to put all the electric cables for the whole Phuket Old Town area underground. “Saphan Hin Park is a seaside public park that now needs renovation as it has been decayed because of the content exposure to salt water and the sea air damaging the stone retaining wall,” said Phuket Mayor, Somjai Suwansupana. “The walk way along the sea of Saphan Hin is also affected by the erosion and could be possible dangerous to people walking in the area.” After receiving a 166 million Baht budget previously from the Phuket Public Works and Town & Country Planning, Phuket’s Mayor is planning to renovate the dam perimeter and improve approximately 900 metres of landscaping.

  • Phuket Drive Thru: Woman blames car for surging into 7-Eleven

    Phuket Drive Thru: Woman blames car for surging into 7-Eleven

    PHUKET: A woman parking her car outside a 7-Eleven in Phuket Town this afternoon ended up inside the store when the vehicle suddenly surged forward, injuring a 12-year-old girl in the process. Orathai Kaikong, 31, had pulled into a gas station on Phun Pol Road in Phuket Town with her boyfriend to buy snacks. “I was braking while pulling into a parking space, but then the car suddenly raced forward,” she said.

  • It’s raining snakes in Phuket Town

    It’s raining snakes in Phuket Town

    PHUKET: Recent heavy rainfall has led to a jump in large snakes being nabbed in Phuket, with four rounded up in Phuket Town in the last 24 hours. One of the four giant snakes, a three-meter python, made a dramatic entry into a Phuket Town bedroom by tumbling through a vent. “I heard noise that sounded like something had fallen off my roof into my bedroom.

  • Phuket tour bus slams into motorists, shophouse; ‘brake failure’ cited, again

    Phuket tour bus slams into motorists, shophouse; ‘brake failure’ cited, again

    PHUKET: Three people were injured when a Phuket tour bus slammed into traffic waiting at the busy Slaughterhouse Intersection in Phuket Town (map

  • VIDEO REPORT: Phuket police stick it to luxury-car owners

    VIDEO REPORT: Phuket police stick it to luxury-car owners

    PHUKET: Police dished-out parking tickets to about a dozen luxury cars that were illegally parked along Phuket Town’s Dibuk Road yesterday afternoon. A video of the mass-ticketing of the vehicles obstructing traffic flow was posted yesterday on Youtube and has already attracted over 10,000 hits.

  • V-Phuket braves wild weather to stage anti-government protest

    V-Phuket braves wild weather to stage anti-government protest

    PHUKET: Hundreds of V-Phuket protesters, wearing their iconic Guy Fawkes masks, braved the strong wind and lashing rain in Phuket Town yesterday afternoon to continue their protest against the Pheu Thai government under Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The rally in Phuket was held in concert with other “V for Thailand” protests in at least 22 provinces, as well as in Bangkok (story

  • Man dies after Thalang car crash

    Man dies after Thalang car crash

    PHUKET: A Phuket Town man died after his pickup slammed into a power pole in Thalang district last night. Thalang Police were informed of the accident, opposite Srisoonthorn Municipality offices on Thepkrasattri Road northbound, at 10:30pm

  • Swiftlet sorrow in Phuket Town

    Swiftlet sorrow in Phuket Town

    PHUKET: The tenant of a building in Phuket Town has been given 15 days to remove an illegally added fourth floor built as an aviary for swiftlets, the birds that cough up the key ingredient for birds nest soup. Phuket officials yesterday investigated an anonymous complaint filed last month about a commercial building located behind the DTAC office on Montri Road.

  • Phuket lays claim to Thailands biggest musical fountain

    Phuket lays claim to Thailands biggest musical fountain

    PHUKET: Phuket is now home to Thailands biggest musical fountain after a grand opening ceremony and premiere performance at Saphan Hin on Monday night. More than 100 people turned up to see the first show.