Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • Battle to keep Phuket beaches clear continues

    Battle to keep Phuket beaches clear continues

    PHUKET: The battle to keep Phuket’s beaches free of illegal vendors continues to be a pitched one, with each small advance seemingly followed by a setback. In the latest development, four local residents have set up small restaurants on the sands of Kata Beach with low-to-the-ground Japanese-style dining tables selling grilled and barbecued meats every evening starting at dusk.

  • Phuket Police keep the heat on drug dealers

    Phuket Police keep the heat on drug dealers

    PHUKET: Phuket Police are searching for a man-and-wife team of alleged major drug dealers who are on the run after officers unearthed a trove of methamphetamines from the ground outside their home in Mai Khao. Phuket Provincial Police Commander Chonasit Wattanavrangkul provided details of the operation at a press conference on Monday. Also attending were his deputies Pornsak Nuannu and Witoon Gongsudjai, as well as Tah Chat Chai Police Superintendent Sakchai Limcharoen and his investigation team.

  • Phuket’s baby elephants under investigation

    Phuket’s baby elephants under investigation

    PHUKET: Three elephant camps in Phuket are being investigated after concerns were raised about the origins of the baby elephants in their possession.

  • Phuket resort worker, 20, dies in 4-vehicle hit-and-run

    Phuket resort worker, 20, dies in 4-vehicle hit-and-run

    PHUKET: One person died and another was seriously injured in a four-vehicle hit-and-run accident on Patak Road in Karon before dawn today. Just after midnight, Chalong Police received a report that there was an accident on Patak Road involving one truck, one van full of Chinese tourists and two motorbikes.

  • Former monk arrested for drugs in Phuket

    Former monk arrested for drugs in Phuket

    PHUKET: A former monk was one of six suspects arrested in drug raids in Kathu, Phuket earlier this week. Following a tip-off that a man living in a hut had been selling drugs to local youths, a Thung Thong Police drug suppression unit on Sunday raided the dwelling, located in a rubber plantation near Bang Wad Reservoir in Kathu. They arrested alleged drug dealer Jongrak Chuchumcheun, 45, before he had a chance to flush a small stash of drugs down the toilet.

  • English teacher reported missing in Phuket

    English teacher reported missing in Phuket

    PHUKET: The mother Mark Robson, a 27-year-old with British and South African nationality, is seeking help to find her son who went missing in Phuket last month. Mr Robson arrived in Thailand from Durban on December 5. After short stays in Bangkok, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui in mid-December, he stayed in Phuket.

  • Civil servant seeks missing mom in Phuket

    Civil servant seeks missing mom in Phuket

    PHUKET: A civil servant in Nakhon Ratchasima is appealing to the public for help in finding his mother, last seen in Phuket in early June last year. Kriengsak Muangkod, the Director of Bureau of Rural Roads Region 5 Office in Nakhon Ratchasima, said his 65-year-old mother Boonna Muangkod was last seen at his niece’s home in Karon on June 3 last year.

  • Phuket regatta heads home for the awards

    Phuket regatta heads home for the awards

    PHUKET: Day Four of The Bay Regatta saw sailors greeted with sunny skies and good wind as they left their anchorage off the Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort and headed back to Ao Chalong for the regatta’s final party and awards ceremony at the Ao Chalong Yacht Club (ACYC). The colourful spinnakers stood out proud as the fleet made the crossing from Krabi to southern Phuket. Impressive course designs weaving through the stunning scenery and karst topography of Phang Nga Bay, combined with the fantastic parties, made this year’s regatta another great success.

  • Phuket update: Swede horror smash driver surrenders

    Phuket update: Swede horror smash driver surrenders

    PHUKET: The reckless truck driver who

  • Chevy Phuket to hold ‘Family Rally’, marine life release

    Chevy Phuket to hold ‘Family Rally’, marine life release

    PHUKET: The Chevrolet dealership in Phuket is holding a “family car rally” and marine wildlife release ceremony on April 1 to help restore the ocean environment. Organized by Chevrolet Phuket with support from Phuket Marine Biological Center and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) office in Phuket Town, this family event is limited to one hundred cars. Although the event is sponsored by Chevrolet, owners of cars of any make are invited to take part.