Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • Phuket resort staff receive lifeguard training to stave off tourist drownings

    Phuket resort staff receive lifeguard training to stave off tourist drownings

    PHUKET: Amid concerns over the high number of drownings in recent years, the Phuket Marine Police are providing lifeguard training to staff at hotels and resorts in Patong. The officers are also recruiting more volunteers from Patong’s hospitality industry to join a network of people trained to swiftly report crimes. The two-day training program at the Patong Resort Hotel ended yesterday.

  • New evidence in American expat death points to natural causes

    New evidence in American expat death points to natural causes

    PHUKET: A tombstone unearthed in the tiny village of Bang Phuying last month has led a crack team of local forensic scientists to speculate that the apparent death of one of Phuket’s first American expats, Carter J. Wyatt, may have been the result of perfectly natural causes. The head of the team, Police Detective Chadjen Maikaojai, told the Phuket Gazette this morning that the inscription on the stone, authored by Wyatt himself, “may have been written before his death,” and that foul play is now “definitely suspected”.

  • Italian expat arrested for stealing from Phuket temple

    Italian expat arrested for stealing from Phuket temple

    PHUKET: An Italian expat down on his luck was arrested yesterday after he stole 100 baht from a donation box at a Phuket temple. Monks at Karon Temple (Wat Suwankirikhet – map

  • Brown Patong Bay blamed on algae bloom

    Brown Patong Bay blamed on algae bloom

    PHUKET: Phuket’s leading environment officer today speculated that the color of the seawater at Patong Bay turned an off-brown, instead of the renowned Andaman blue over the weekend possibly due to a “plankton bloom”. The news comes two days after officials staged a press event, led by Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut, promoting the launch of a campaign to regularly test the quality of seawater at Phuket’s key tourist beaches, starting with Patong (story

  • Landslide warning device installed in Phuket hills

    Landslide warning device installed in Phuket hills

    PHUKET: A landslide early-detection system costing 4-million-baht has been installed in the Patong Hills.

  • Nigerian arrested in Phuket with visa stolen from Malaysia, cocaine

    Nigerian arrested in Phuket with visa stolen from Malaysia, cocaine

    PHUKET: A Nigerian man arrested for possession of cocaine in Phuket yesterday was also found to be carrying a passport with a visa stolen from the Thai embassy in Malaysia. Karon Police on patrol were notified by an undercover officer of the location of the Nigerian, who was believed to be in possession of drugs.

  • Phuket officials vow swift action on dirty Patong beach water

    Phuket officials vow swift action on dirty Patong beach water

    PHUKET: Patong officials are determined to discover the source of foul water being pumped into the sea at Patong Beach following a large section of dirty water surfacing at the beach yesterday. “Our municipality was not aware of the problem. However, now that we know, we will step in to solve the problem as soon as possible,” Panida Klinbbusa, an officer of Maintenance Services department of Patong Municipality, told the Phuket Gazette.

  • Phuket Opinion: Health insurance for tourists at 7-Eleven

    Phuket Opinion: Health insurance for tourists at 7-Eleven

    Dr Sirichai Silpa-archa has been the Director of Patong Hospital for six months and was Deputy Director of Vachira Phuket Hospital for 26 years. He has a medical degree from Chulalongkorn University with a specialty in Urology from Chiang Mai University, as well as an MBA. Here, he discusses options for relieving the financial burden of uninsured foreign tourist and expat patients.

  • Phuket Provincial Hall adds more CCTVs to tighten security

    Phuket Provincial Hall adds more CCTVs to tighten security

    PHUKET: Four high-definition CCTV cameras have been added to the entrance and exit of the Phuket Provincial Hall complex following the bomb blast on the grounds on August 1 (story

  • Body of missing fisherman washes ashore on Phuket

    Body of missing fisherman washes ashore on Phuket

    PHUKET: Relatives have confirmed that the body that washed ashore near the northern end of Kamala Beach yesterday morning is that of 34-year-old Non Boonsopha, who was swept out to sea while fishing with friends and family on Phuket on Sunday. Mr Non was fishing from the rocks on Laem Son, the headland at the southern end of Bang Tao Beach, when a large wave struck him and dragged him out to sea, said Ruamjai Rescue Foundation worker Koson Thaotawin.