Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • Seven arrested with 500 kilograms of kratom in Phuket

    Seven arrested with 500 kilograms of kratom in Phuket

    Officers have arrested seven suspects in possession of 500 kilograms of kratom.

  • Two whale sharks sighted off Kamala Beach

    Two whale sharks sighted off Kamala Beach

    PHOTOS: ชารีพหัวควน VIDEO: Newshawk Phuket   Two whale sharks have been spotted off Kamala Beach this week. A Facebook user ‘Niruj Kdtv Kamala’ has posted two photos on his personal facebook with a message reading, “Kamala fishermen have spotted two whale sharks which were swimming with the boat about three nautical miles off Kamala Beach.” Meanwhile, a large whale shark has also been spotted at Koh Pak Biea between Phang Nga and Krabi in Phang Nga Bay last week.

  • Man kills ex-girlfriend and two others during jealous rage in Lampang

    Man kills ex-girlfriend and two others during jealous rage in Lampang

    The estranged ex-boyfriend of a university student has killed a security guard before shooting his ex-girlfriend and killing himself in Lampang province. The Nation reports that 39 year old Damrongchai Monotham died at the scene, but not before killing his former 21 year old girlfriend Boonyaporn Kantalah and a 28 year old security guard Weerapong Morpa.

  • Sporting events, meetings and Indian weddings spur Phuket tourism in 2018

    Sporting events, meetings and Indian weddings spur Phuket tourism in 2018

    PHOTO: WeddingSutra.com by Bill Barnett of c9hotelworks.com Phuket’s surging MICE market is now valued at 10.9 billion baht, as meetings, incentives and exhibitions attracted over 800,000 visitors to resort island in the last year. The islands increasingly prolific MICE market nearly doubled in year-on-year growth in 2017.  As revenue for the segment skyrocketed from 5.9 billion baht to a record-high 10.9 billion baht, the key metric that reflects the economic impact is the average spend of 13,000 baht per person

  • Phuket gears up for Christmas and New Year festivities

    Phuket gears up for Christmas and New Year festivities

    Phuket Police have put on a show of force to assure locals, tourists and expats that they’re set up and ready for Christmas and New Year public safety.

  • 4,600 million baht in assets seized from illegal tour company

    4,600 million baht in assets seized from illegal tour company

    The Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) has seized 4,600 baht in assets from the OA Transport Company after a court judgement over their operations in Phuket and other provinces.

  • “Prayut unfit to be the PM” – ex Cabinet colleague

    “Prayut unfit to be the PM” – ex Cabinet colleague

    The Thai PM and the recently formed pro-junta political party are on the defensive as the chains are off other parties criticising them in the lead up to next year’s election. A Government Spokesman, Buddhipong Punnakanta, has been wheeled out to speak to the media over the allegations made by a former Cabinet member citing the Junta chief’s indecisiveness, aggressiveness and lack of manners. The PM has been forced to react to comments made by his former Cabinet member, Pridiyathorn Devakula.

  • From condoms to condos – Southeast Asia’s sex tourism journey

    From condoms to condos – Southeast Asia’s sex tourism journey

    by Bill Barnett of c9hotelworks.com “One thing I can assure them is that business will never be the same. Never.” This is a story that has all the epic elements of military power, big oil, sleaze, real estate, greed and ultimately transformation.

  • Water cannons brought out to add humidity as authorities struggle with BKK smog

    Water cannons brought out to add humidity as authorities struggle with BKK smog

    Bangkokians have at least another day to inhale unhealthy levels of air pollution after Sunday, the fourth consecutive day the city has been shrouded in smog. On Sunday morning the measure of particulate matter in Tambon Pak Nam in Muang Samut Prakan was 93 micrograms per cubic metres, approaching what the WHO describes as ‘unhealthy’.

  • 87 year old bedridden woman killed in Phuket fire

    87 year old bedridden woman killed in Phuket fire

    An 87 year old elderly, bedridden woman was burnt to death last night in a house fire in Phuket Town. The Phuket City Police were notified of the fire in Soi Cherng Keeree in Phuket Town at 7.10pm Saturday night.