Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • Phuket prisoners plunge into fight against floods

    Phuket prisoners plunge into fight against floods

    PHUKET: Inmates at Phuket Provincial Prison were dispatched to Thalang over the past two days to clear canals of overgrowth and to improve drainage in flood-affected areas of Pa Khlok. Armed with sickles and under close observation by prison wardens, more than 30 inmates with ‘good behavior’ records took part in the operation, which helped ease the suffering of residents in flooded parts of Pa Khlok and Mai Khao

  • Major earthquake strikes off Bali; Australian brain damaged by toxic cocktail on Bali holiday

    Major earthquake strikes off Bali; Australian brain damaged by toxic cocktail on Bali holiday

    PHUKET NEWS HOUND Regional News selected by Phuket Gazette editors for Phuket readers Strong earthquake strikes off Bali, IndonesiaPhuket Gazette A strong earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Bali a few minutes ago, seismologists said, but no tsunami warnings were issued. The 6.8-magnitude earthquake at 11:16am local Bali time (10:16 Phuket time) was centered about 143 kilometers (88 miles) southwest of Nusa Dua, a major resort in the southeast of the island

  • Phuket to stage World Musiq Festival

    Phuket to stage World Musiq Festival

    PHUKET: Phuket will stage a World Musiq Festival at Saphan Hin in Phuket Town from December 2 to 5 to honor the 84th birthday of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej on December 5.

  • Phuket Live Wire : TrueMove-H: New kid on the wireless block

    Phuket Live Wire : TrueMove-H: New kid on the wireless block

    PHUKET: Last week in Live Wire I talked about finding a good wireless Internet service provider.

  • Illegal dam bursts, mudslide hits Phuket housing estate

    Illegal dam bursts, mudslide hits Phuket housing estate

    PHUKET: Continuing rains across Phuket last night caused a mudslide that forced the evacuation of a residential estate in Rassada.

  • Swedish expat dies on notorious Phuket coastal road

    Swedish expat dies on notorious Phuket coastal road

    PHUKET: A Swedish expat who ran a Phuket guesthouse died on Saturday in a motorbike accident on a notoriously dangerous stretch of coastal road in Karon. Patong Police received a report at 10:20am that a tourist crashed his motorcycle and died on Wiset Road, which runs between Patong and Karon. Peter Nyman, 48, died when he overshot a curve on his motorcycle in heavy rain and struck an power pole, said Chalong Police Duty Officer Nittikorn Rawang

  • Phuket landslide update: Ongoing concern over road stability

    Phuket landslide update: Ongoing concern over road stability

    PHUKET: One westbound lane of the road over Patong Hill will remain closed to traffic indefinitely as authorities survey the damage of a recent landslide and draw up plans to stabilize the slope before the situation worsens. Phuket Provincial Highways Office chief Arun Sanae today told the Phuket Gazette, We are now co-ordinating with Kathu and Patong municipalities to fix the cracked road over Patong Hill.

  • Phuket dinghies join flood relief effort

    Phuket dinghies join flood relief effort

    PHUKET: Five rubber dinghies loaded with safety equipment left Phuket this morning for the flood-ravaged central plains, where they will assist in transporting goods and passengers until the situation there returns to normal. Four of the vessels are on loan from the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) Region 5 office in Phuket, and are operated by that agency’s Conservation Center. The fifth boat is provided by the Chalong-based Cholamark Boat company, which has been manufacturing dinghies and marine safety equipment in Phuket for 20 years.

  • Thailand Floods: A Phuket view of the damage in a nutshell

    Thailand Floods: A Phuket view of the damage in a nutshell

    PHUKET: Severe flooding has wreaked havoc and caused enormous damage across Thailand. Although Phuket is not among the 28 provinces currently on the radar of the national government’s new flood crisis ‘War Room’, monsoon rains are an ongoing threat here, despite the hiatus so far today. The damage nationally: 30 provinces in all regions except the South (where Phuket lies) are inundated.

  • Phuket Gazette: ‘War Room’ intensifies fight against Thai floods

    Phuket Gazette: ‘War Room’ intensifies fight against Thai floods

    PHUKET: Representatives of numerous government agencies started work this morning at the newly established ‘Flood-Relief Operations Command’ in a concerted effort to help Thailand through one of the worst flooding crises in its recent history. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra announced the establishment of the command in a televised address last night. “This is now a national effort,” she said.