Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • German tourist dies after fall on rocks at Khao Lak

    German tourist dies after fall on rocks at Khao Lak

    PHUKET: A German tourist with a heart condition fell on some rocks and drowned yesterday at Khao Lak. Mr Oberle Ovegov, 57, had spent the morning playing in the water with his wife. At about 2:30pm, as he was walking on some flat rocks that extend into the sea at Khukkhak, he became dizzy and fell, said Khao Lak Police Inspector Anan Kuaboonkaew.

  • Phuket Poll: Can Phuket handle the Russians?

    Phuket Poll: Can Phuket handle the Russians?

    PHUKET: Phuket in recent months has suffered a spate of public protests against Russians operating tour services here, including mob action that saw one tour operator in Bang Tao being ordered to close (story

  • Phuket police net dealers in fire hydrant meth bust

    Phuket police net dealers in fire hydrant meth bust

    PHUKET: Phuket City police yesterday made two arrests and seized more than 2,000 pills of ya bah (methamphetamine) and 102.29 grams of ya ice (crystal methamphetamine) after staking out a Phuket Town fire hydrant. Acting on a tip-off from an informant, officers took up positions surrounding a fire hydrant in Soi Kamnan in Phuket Town, and waited for suspicious activity.

  • Live Wire: A tale of internet worry and woe

    Live Wire: A tale of internet worry and woe

    PHUKET: TWO weeks ago in Live Wire, I produced a list of all the available internet packages in Phuket – at least, all of the packages I know about (click

  • Fresh wave of Rohingya refugees arrive south of Phuket

    Fresh wave of Rohingya refugees arrive south of Phuket

    PHUKET: An estimated 200 Rohingya refugees landed on Koh Racha Noi this morning, as reports simultaneously flooded in of another convoy, carrying about 180 men, women and children, coming ashore at Koh Phra Thong on the Phang Nga coast. “We have received reports of about 200 men, women and children travelling in two open boats landing on Koh Racha Noi,” an officer of the Royal Thai Navy confirmed to the Phuket Gazette. “We have also received reports that another 180 Rohingya have landed on Koh Phra Thong, in Phang Nga,” the officer added.

  • More Rohingya refugees found adrift off Thailand’s coast

    More Rohingya refugees found adrift off Thailand’s coast

    PHUKET: Another group of desperate Rohingya refugees found shelter along the Khura Buri coast north of Phuket yesterday after 25 days at sea, making them the third group to land along Thailand’s Andaman coast this month. The 96 refugees shared the same harrowing story as the 179 who came ashore on January 23: days at sea surviving on scant rations of water and uncooked rice (story

  • Phuket Islamic Council calls for desperately needed essentials for Rohingya refugees

    Phuket Islamic Council calls for desperately needed essentials for Rohingya refugees

    PHUKET: The Phuket Islamic Council is collecting donations at their office in Koh Kaew for the hundreds of Rohingya refugees being held in detention centers across Southern Thailand. The Islamic Council is asking for blankets, dried food and toiletries. Kitti Islam, a member of the Phuket Islamic Council, told the Phuket Gazette yesterday that the council has already received a lot of donations of food and clothes, but more are needed.

  • Phuket job fair opens

    Phuket job fair opens

    PHUKET: The annual Phuket Provincial Employment Office (PPEO) job fair began today at the Central Festival East shopping complex on the bypass road, with 3,538 jobs available for job-seekers. Phuket Vice Governor Sommai Prijasilpa declared the event open at 11am, and was accompanied by Phuket Democrat MP Raywat Areerob, Phuket Provincial Police Deputy Commander Arayapan Pukbuakao and PPEO chief Yawapa Pibulpol. “There are more than 80 employers at the fair, offering 3,538 jobs in 685 positions,” PPEO chief Yawapa told the Phuket Gazette.

  • Burmese dies rushing from Phuket Town to Thalang party

    Burmese dies rushing from Phuket Town to Thalang party

    PHUKET: A Burmese man working in Phuket was killed and another injured when the motorbike they were riding slammed into a roadside guard rail at high speed near Baan Sapam Mongkol Wittaya school (map

  • 171 Rohingya refugees arrested north of Phuket

    171 Rohingya refugees arrested north of Phuket

    PHUKET: The flow of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar continues unabated with Border Patrol Police in Phang Nga, the province immediately north of Phuket, today taking into custody two boats carrying 171 Rohingya men, women and children. Today’s apprehension follows 73 Rohingya being arrested off the southern coast of Phuket on January 1