Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • Phuket medical staff assist Ayutthaya flood victims

    Phuket medical staff assist Ayutthaya flood victims

    PHUKET: Emergency medical staff from Phuket have joined the flood-relief efforts in the devastated province of Ayutthaya, north of Bangkok. Led by Dr Weerasak Lorthongkham, the first Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) from the Phuket Public Health Office (PPHO) reached the disaster zone on October 5 for a 10-day assignment, said PPHO deputy director Dr Wiwat Seetamanotch. They arrived as floodwaters were still rising, forcing them to relocate from their original location to higher ground at Phachee Hospital, Phachee District.

  • Phuket Poll: Are our roads killing us?

    Phuket Poll: Are our roads killing us?

    PHUKET: The highways and byways of Phuket have been much in the news recently. It seems that as soon as authorities plan and build new roads, existing ones deteriorate. In the latest Phuket Gazette online poll, we ask our readers to what extent does the state of the roads in Phuket contribute to the number of accidents in the province.

  • Paris beckons Beckham

    Paris beckons Beckham

    PHUKET: “I like Leonardo a lot, he is a great manager. I’m honored to know that he wants me to join PSG. It’s exciting, great things are happening in France.

  • Phuket Landslide Update: Patong Hill slides continue

    Phuket Landslide Update: Patong Hill slides continue

    PHUKET: Efforts by Phuket authorities to shore up Patong Hill road took a turn for the worse today, when the dirt foundation under a recently “repaired” section of road slid away, taking the breakdown lane with it. The latest slide, from beneath a section that had been covered with blacktop just days before, exposed more soil and increased the chances of further erosion and slippage

  • Phukets new-look Sarasin Bridge already needs a clean-up

    Phukets new-look Sarasin Bridge already needs a clean-up

    PHUKET: The popularity of the new-look Sarasin Bridge as a tourist attraction is forcing local authorities to address the growing number of mobile vendors who have set up operations at both ends of the span, in Phuket and Phang Nga. Officials are also planning to replace light bulbs at the site damaged by the recent storms.

  • Phuket students to learn water survival skills

    Phuket students to learn water survival skills

    PHUKET: In a bid to save Phuket children from drowning, a new project by the Phuket Lifeguard Club, Laguna Phuket and Cherng Talay Municipality aims to teach students in Phukets Thalang District how to identify dangerous swimming conditions. The students will even learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Held over two school semesters, the project will be open to all students in Matthayom 1-3 (age 12-15) from seven schools in Thalang

  • Design re-thinks needed for Phuket and Bangkok Hotels

    Design re-thinks needed for Phuket and Bangkok Hotels

    PHUKET: A hotel design consultant currently working on the interior design for the Regent Phuket, which opens here early next year, says that many hotels, particularly in Phuket and Bangkok, need to rethink their aesthetics in order to remain competitive. Competition is now fierce as many thousands of new rooms are coming on the market, not only in Phuket and Bangkok but throughout southeast Asia, the consultant warned last week. Alan Barr of the Blink Design Group says that, “Knowing when to approach a [hotel] owner or operator at just the right moment with a new idea will help push [a property] ahead of the competition.

  • FC Phuket take on Customs United tomorrow

    FC Phuket take on Customs United tomorrow

    PHUKET: Following a two-week break from league play, FC Phuket will host Samut Prakan Customs United (SCU) tomorrow (Sunday) at Surakul Stadium in Phuket Town. Kickoff is scheduled for 6pm. …

  • Dutch tourist slashed by deranged vagrant in Krabi

    Dutch tourist slashed by deranged vagrant in Krabi

    PHUKET: A Dutch tourist is recovering from neck lacerations sustained in a knife attack by a homeless drifter in front of a McDonald’s outlet in Krabi. Krabi Police raced to the scene at Ao Nang Beach yesterday morning. When they arrived shortly after 11am they found 29-year-old Dutch tourist Reiner Fleaf lying on the sidewalk in a pool of his own blood.

  • Phuket woman takes life by hanging

    Phuket woman takes life by hanging

    PHUKET: In the second suicide by hanging in Phuket in three days, the body of a local woman was found suspended by the neck from a tree near her home in Thalang this morning.