Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • Koh Lanta community ‘powerless’ for two decades

    Koh Lanta community ‘powerless’ for two decades

    PHUKET: More than 20 families of Baan Klong Jak on Koh Lanta Noi, in Krabi have repeated their plea for their village to be provided mains supply electricity. Although a new road to the village was cut through the jungle two years ago, the community still lacks electricity, and continues to be dependent on oil lamps for lighting, as it has for over 20 years.

  • Heavy rain warning for Phuket, Andaman

    Heavy rain warning for Phuket, Andaman

    PHUKET: A strengthening of monsoonal conditions over the Andaman Sea has prompted the Thai Meteorological Department to issue a weather warning for all six Andaman coast provinces: Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun.

  • Phuket Simon Cabaret van slams into parked cars to avoid head-on

    Phuket Simon Cabaret van slams into parked cars to avoid head-on

    PHUKET: A Phuket Simon Cabaret passenger van, returning after dropping off guests, late last night slammed into cars parked outside a roadside garage in Thalang as the driver swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle.

  • Phuket Town ‘Blue Flag Fair’ to start Thursday

    Phuket Town ‘Blue Flag Fair’ to start Thursday

    PHUKET: The Department of Internal Trade (DIT) office in Phuket Town will hold a “Blue Flag Fair” with cheap food and consumer goods at Saphan Hin on July 5-7. The event, to be held at the Central Staging Area at Saphan Hin Public Park, follows the success of the Blue Flag fair held at Sanamchai field, in the government office quarter of Phuket Town, in March.

  • Swedish Road Deaths: Crash driver sentencing deferred – again

    Swedish Road Deaths: Crash driver sentencing deferred – again

    PHUKET: The handing down of the court sentence to the driver of a refrigerator truck that killed four Swedish tourists and their Thai driver in Phang Nga early in February, has been deferred for the second time, the Phuket Gazette has learned. The driver, 27-year-old Muhummadyukee Jehyusoh, turned himself in to Khok Kloy Police on February 3, two days after the refrigerator truck he was driving crossed over a median strip in Khok Kloy District and crashed head-on into a compact car driven by 26-year-old Wichit Phromluang of Udon Thani. It is still unknown what caused Mr Muhummadyukee to lose control of the vehicle; he was en route to Phuket with a shipment of fish when the tragedy occurred at 7am.

  • Tailbacks expected at Tesco Lotus Phuket intersection

    Tailbacks expected at Tesco Lotus Phuket intersection

    PHUKET: Expect longer-than-usual tailbacks around the Tesco Lotus intersection starting tomorrow, when the Phuket Highway Office will break ground on a drainage improvement project to address chronic flooding that occurs in the area.

  • Phi Phi Poisonings: Autopsy results on Canadian sisters ‘inconclusive’

    Phi Phi Poisonings: Autopsy results on Canadian sisters ‘inconclusive’

    PHUKET: Krabi Police today announced that the autopsies conducted by Thai authorities on the bodies of Canadian sisters Audrey and Noemi Belanger failed to find any traces of drugs. The lack of discovery as to what caused the women’s deaths now forces police to follow other leads in their investigation, Krabi Provincial Police Deputy Commander Boontawee Toraksa said today. Audrey, 20, and Noemi, 26, were

  • Phuket MP petitions PM Yingluck, Chalerm for more police

    Phuket MP petitions PM Yingluck, Chalerm for more police

    PHUKET: One of Phuket’s two Members of Parliament is appealing for the Government to take immediate steps to shore up the island’s image following a highly-damning report by a Singapore-based

  • Aussie murder fallout: CCTV saturation sought for Phuket

    Aussie murder fallout: CCTV saturation sought for Phuket

    PHUKET: A top-level meeting at Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday heard that the island needs 10,000 CCTV cameras and more police officers to keep tourists and locals safe from criminals. Speaking to the media after the meeting, Phuket Provincial Administrative Organization (OrBorJor) President Paiboon Upatising said, “We want the government to provide a budget of about 2 billion baht to install CCTV throughout Phuket.” Once installed, the units would also require a maintenance budget, he pointed out.

  • Breaking News: Two men arrested for stabbing murder of Phuket tourist Michelle Smith

    Breaking News: Two men arrested for stabbing murder of Phuket tourist Michelle Smith

    PHUKET: Two suspects wanted for the stabbing murder of Australian travel agent Michelle Smith are in custody in Chumphon province and are expected to be returned to Phuket later today, the Phuket Gazette has learned. News of the arrests came from Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha this morning during a meeting with local officials and tourism industry representatives. The meeting, also attended by members of the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization, was held to arrange a much larger gathering, scheduled for Wednesday, to discuss tourist safety issues in Phuket.