Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • Long queues and poor arrangements greet early Thai voters in KL

    Long queues and poor arrangements greet early Thai voters in KL

    PHOTO: Thai PBS A long queue of waiting voters spilled out of the Thai embassy compound in Kuala Lumpur during yesterday’s early voting.

  • Government considers blanket alcohol bans on April 13

    Government considers blanket alcohol bans on April 13

    There’s a 24 hour ban on alcohol on the weekend preceding AND the actual election weekend this month. And next month is Songkran with the Government mooting possible blanket bans on Songkran day, April 13. This year the Government says they want an alcohol ban on the biggest annual holiday for Thais.

  • Phuket hotels under pressure to perform

    Phuket hotels under pressure to perform

    by Bill Barnett C9 Hotelworks Despite registering a record high 9 million passenger arrivals at the island’s gateway international airport in 2018, performance data is indicating that a slowdown in its double-digit growth rates over the past few years is on the horizon for Thailand’s resort destination of Phuket.

  • Taxi driver shot dead over taxi queue disagreement in Patong

    Taxi driver shot dead over taxi queue disagreement in Patong

    A taxi driver has been shot dead in Patong this morning. The Patong Police were notified of the incident at 10.20am at a taxi stand on Phra Metta Road in Patong.

  • Water restrictions on the agenda again as Phuket’s dams get low

    Water restrictions on the agenda again as Phuket’s dams get low

    The Phuket Water Authority, swinging wildly between ‘water restrictions’ and ‘there is plenty of water’, now says that water restrictions are again on the cards in a raft of suggestions being put to the Phuket Governor. The chief of the Provincial Waterworks Authority, Graisorn Mahamad,  has raised the prospect of water restrictions (again) following the PM Prayut Chan-o-cha ordering water rationing around the country only if it was absolutely necessary and that all steps be made to avoid water shortages

  • Vaping network urges Thai authorities to rethink e-cigarette laws

    Vaping network urges Thai authorities to rethink e-cigarette laws

    “Thai authorities had demanded a 40,000 baht bribe from a Frenchwoman to free her after she was arrested for possessing an e-cigarette.” E-cigarette users are calling on the Thai government to quickly come up with appropriate solutions to regulate e-cigarettes, and clarify the current laws, in order to protect the country’s image among foreign tourists. The network say it also plans to submit suggestions to the PM Prayut Chan-o-cha.

  • Chiang Mai kids are demanding action on air pollution

    Chiang Mai kids are demanding action on air pollution

    PHOTOS: Facebook / Pharadon Phonamnua Children and their parents in Chiang Mai are sick of the poor air quality in the northern capital and have issued a new Facebook challenge with the hashtag #CleanAirAct.

  • Five metre king cobra caught in Kathu

    Five metre king cobra caught in Kathu

    PHOTOS: Pannakorn Pongpao/Kathu Rescue Foundation/Kusoldharm Rescue Foundation A five metre king cobra has been caught at a worker’s house in Kathu. Kusoldharm Rescue workers were notified of the king cobra discovered by a worker next to his house in the Kathu – Nakoh road in Kathu last night

  • Drunk pickup driver kills one, injures two others in Chalong

    Drunk pickup driver kills one, injures two others in Chalong

    A drunk pickup truck driver has collided with cars and motorbikes at a traffic light in Chalong. One person has died, two others are injured and six vehicles are damaged

  • Canadian motorbike driver killed in Phuket road accident

    Canadian motorbike driver killed in Phuket road accident

    A female Canadian motorbike driver has died after her head was crushed under a truck’s wheels after trying to overtake a truck in Kata today. Karon Police were notified of the incident on Kata Hill at 11am