Artikel tagged “Phuket”

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    The Nai Harn awarded for effective water management

    The Nai Harn has received a Best Water Treatment Management award from Thailand’s Regional Environment office in Phuket. This latest green award follows recognition earlier this year when Thailand’s Department of Environmental Quality Promotion, part of the Ministry of Natural Resources, bestowed a “Gold Level” Green Hotel Award on The Nai Harn for its ongoing initiatives and eco-friendly operations. “It is satisfying and motivating to be recognised for our commitment to protecting the stunning natural environment that supports us at The Nai Harn,” said Frank Grassmann, the resort’s general manager.

  • Separate tests, different licenses for big and small motorbike riders

    Separate tests, different licenses for big and small motorbike riders

    PHOTO: The Thai PM tries his hand at big-bike riding in promotions for the Buriram MotoGP – Daily News Daily News reports that a senior government spokesman says the cabinet agrees with the idea of treating big bikes and other bikes separately in terms of education and licensing. A proposal says that in order to lessen road accidents those riding big bikes should be treated differently with more training and special licensing provided for those who want to ride higher-powered motorbikes. They quoted Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnert saying the government agrees with adjusting a 2005 law. Speaking after a ministerial level meeting in Chumpon he said that in future those applying for licenses who wanted to ride big bikes would have to take a separate test and have a different license

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    Phuket’s first purpose-built school mindfulness centre opens at UWC Thailand

    UWC Thailand (UWCT) welcomed its community back last week with a brand-new addition to its campus: a purpose-built, student-centric Mindfulness Centre. As the island’s leader in mindfulness-based education, the addition – intentionally situated at the school’s main entrance – has been well-received by students, staff and parents alike. “Mindfulness is integral to a UWCT education, and has been an ongoing focus since the school was founded in 2008

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    The bitter legal battle to salvage Koh Poda

    by Piyaporn Wongruang – The Nation Weekend   (12 minute read) Worapoj Lomlim could barely sleep days before the Krabi provincial court was set to read the verdict of the Court of Appeals Region 8 on a land dispute over Poda, the renowned island. “It was epic

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    One rescued, one missing after rescue at Karon Beach

    PHOTOS: Karon Police An Indonesian man is missing whilst a female Ukranian friend has been pulled out from surf at Karon Beach yesterday (August 26) Karon Police were notified at 7.30pm that a tourist was missing while another tourist had been rescued from surf near the Karon roundabout. Emergency responders and police arrived at the scene to find that lifeguards had rescued 23 year old female Ukranian Inna Lutsyk.

  • HoverGlide lightens the backpacker load

    HoverGlide lightens the backpacker load

    PHOTO: Lightning Packs HoverGlide. Marty McFly’s hovering skateboard from ‘Back To The Future 2’? A new monorail in Bangkok

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    Sakchai completes his mission to visit Doi Inthanon with his partner’s ashes

    The man who headed out on an epic journey of 1,500 kilometers to fulfill a promise to take his girlfriend to Thailand’s highest mountain 18 months ago, has run into beaurocrats in Chiang Mai.

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    Phang Nga’s white dog is waiting for its owner

    Kind-hearted folks in Muang Phang Nga have been cautiously feeding a rain-soaked lost dog for a week, believing it may have fallen off its owner’s pickup truck and was waiting for him to return. The white dog appeared to be weakening on its adopted turf in the centre island of a road near the Wang Mor Kaeng intersection

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    Paper plane champ hopes for Thai ID soon

    by Kriengkrai Rattana Almost a decade after earning fame for winning a national paper-aeroplane championship at the age of 12, Mong Thongdee is poised to become a Thai citizen. Born in Thailand of Burmese ancestry, the young Chiang Mai man has been stateless all his life, but says he’s looking forward to continuing his studies on to the highest level and doing good deeds for his adoptive homeland. Mong said this week he’d received a letter from the Department of Provincial Administration confirming that his request for citizenship had been approved.

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    Phuket tourists charged for public annoyance

    PHOTOS: Tourist Police/Newshawk The Phuket Tourist Police yesterday (Thursday) arrested two tourists at a Phuket market after begging for donations so they could continue their travelling. The Phuket Tourist police and the Phuket City Police found the two tourists at the Boat Plaza Market in Samkong yesterday (August 23) – a 21 year old Ukrainian man and a 30 year old Russian man. The two tourists were sitting on the ground with a message scribbled on cardboard stating that they have been traveling in Asia for 15 months