Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • Phuket’s tunnel plans stalled pending MoT decision

    Phuket’s tunnel plans stalled pending MoT decision

    PHUKET: Progress on the long-awaited Patong tunnel project has stalled, with Patong Municipality still waiting for senior officials in Bangkok to approve the 3.5-billion-baht project, according to Patong Deputy Mayor Chairat Sukbal. Speaking to the Phuket Gazette, Mr Chairat added that at this stage he did not expect any major decisions on the project to be made until the current flood crisis in Bangkok abates over the coming weeks. ..

  • New Phuket bus terminal hits breaking point

    New Phuket bus terminal hits breaking point

    PHUKET: Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha has been roped into resolving the ongoing dispute between local residents and the Phuket Highways Office over work that may see the bus terminal north of Phuket Town finally open. The 128-million-baht facility was completed nearly two years ago, but has yet to be used. The delay in opening stems from complaint after complaint being filed over traffic safety due to buses entering and leaving the terminal, and problems in having a government authority managing the site once the terminal opens

  • Patong Cricket make it 3 from 3

    Patong Cricket make it 3 from 3

    PHUKET: The 2011/2012 Island Furniture Cricket League is edging ever closer and the final pre-season friendly was played out at Cherng Talay School between arch rivals Patong CC and Laguna CC 35 over champions and T20 title holders, respectively. Lijo Hose and Val Guiraud opened the batting for Laguna and looked in control until Guiraud was caught on 18. Sami Ullah supported well with 19 and Lijo went on to make an unbeaten 33.

  • Phuket Sports: Khao Lak charity golf returns to Navy golf course

    Phuket Sports: Khao Lak charity golf returns to Navy golf course

    PHUKET: Following last years successful event, the second Khao Lak Charity Golf Tournament is teed up for another great outing on November 19 at the Tab Lamu Navy Golf Course in Phang Nga. Organizers are expecting to draw 100 entries this year, far in excess of participating numbers at the 2010 competition a testament to the growing popularity of the this sporting day out.

  • Singaporean recovers in Phuket after crash kills friend

    Singaporean recovers in Phuket after crash kills friend

    PHUKET: Singaporean Anthony Chaw Tat Soon, 39, is recovering at Phuket International Hospital with three broken limbs a lucky escape from a head-on crash in Phang Nga last Thursday that killed fellow rider and friend Charlene Jade Tay, 31. A hospital staffer today told the Phuket Gazette that Mr Chaw was rushed from Phang Nga Hospital to Phuket on Friday. …

  • Phuket Opinion: Amid the many bus and van crashes killing tourists in Phuket, it’s time to focus more carefully on responsibility

    Phuket Opinion: Amid the many bus and van crashes killing tourists in Phuket, it’s time to focus more carefully on responsibility

    PHUKET: One of the most startling revelations to arise from the bus crash on Phuket’s Chalong-Kata Hill was a policeman telling the Phuket Gazette that there is no provision in law for police to lay charges against a bus owner and/or management company for vehicle malfunctions, such as brake failure. This is why bus, van and truck drivers who crash in Phuket simply flee the scene whenever they can.

  • ‘Amateur’ gold thief nabbed by Phuket Police

    ‘Amateur’ gold thief nabbed by Phuket Police

    PHUKET: A 22-year-old Phuket man has been arrested in connection with yesterdays brazen 950,000-baht … Full story

  • Stranded Phi Phi tourists towed to Phuket safety

    Stranded Phi Phi tourists towed to Phuket safety

    PHUKET: Sixty-six tourists were towed to safety in Phuket last night after spending hours stranded at sea when the speedboat they were on broke down. In addition to the Australian, French, Indian, Spanish and Thai tourists aboard the Kamika speedboat, there were four staff members of the operating company, Phi Phi Island Marine

  • Thief makes off with 950k baht in Phuket gold heist

    Thief makes off with 950k baht in Phuket gold heist

    PHUKET: A man posing as a customer made off with almost one million baht in gold yesterday after snatching a display tray from a Phuket gold shop. Police received a report at 3pm that Thong Tanet 1 gold shop near the Kaset Market in Phuket Town had been robbed. Phuket City Police top-brass, including Superintendent Chote Chitchai, Lt Col Jumroon Playduong and Lt Col Chaiwat Auykham, quickly responded.

  • Phuket Governor goes shopping for flood price hikes

    Phuket Governor goes shopping for flood price hikes

    PHUKET: Governor Tri Augkaradacha today inspected Phukets three largest grocery retailers after receiving complaints of price rises on some products following the floods in Bangkok. Joining Governor Tri were Prajiad Aksornthammakul of the Phuket Provincial Office, Phuket Commercial Office Director Supatcha Boonpalit, and Phuket MP Raewat Areerob. At each store, Gov Tri and his entourage was welcomed by the store manager and taken on a guided tour of the aisles.