Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • US ambassador shares concerns about tourism in Phuket

    US ambassador shares concerns about tourism in Phuket

    The acting US ambassador has met with Phuket’s Vice Governor to discuss long-term tourism and environment issues whilst visiting the island. Peter Haymond, the acting US Ambassador, met with Phuket’s Vice Governor Prakob Wongmaneerung at the Phuket Provincial Hall today. The Phuket PR Office reports that Vice Governor Prakob says, “The ambassador is interested in Phuket as it is an international tourist city where many Americans visit.

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    Thanyapura hosts Phuket’s biggest cycling event

    The fourth annual Classic Cycling Race took place at Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort on Sunday, 9 December 2018. The event is the biggest cycling race in Phuket with over 250 cycling professionals and enthusiasts arriving to test themselves on the challenging route mapped out by the resort.

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    Governor joins Bike Un Ai Rak in Phuket

    PHOTOS: The Phuket PR OFFICE The Phuket Governor Pakkapong Tawipat joined the ‘Bike Un Ai Rak’ yesterday afternoon. More than 5,800 had registered by the end of last week

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    Tha Chin Canal gets a volunteer clean up

    by Salinee Prap Over 200 residents and tourists rolled up their sleeves and joined forces yesterday (Sunday) collecting garbage that has swept into Khlong Tha Chin tambon Rassada of Phuket’s Muang district. Klonh Tha Chin is the waterway that separates Koh Sirae from the rest of Phuket, linked by a 80 m bridge

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    Phuket King’s Cup regatta wraps up

    With good winds of about 15 knots returning for the final day of the 32 nd  Phuket King’s Cup Regatta yesterday, some exciting racing was held off the south-western tip of the resort island as one of Asia’s biggest sailing events came to a close. With almost 90 keelboats and multihulls as well as 107 dinghy sailors, the waters of the Andaman Sea have been awash in sails this week.

  • 72 year old fined 500 baht for blocking ambulance

    72 year old fined 500 baht for blocking ambulance

    by Preewadi Khunnaklad. PHOTO: The Nation A 72 year old white sedan driver, caught on camera as the person behind the wheel of a car blocking an ambulance on Sukhumvit Road in Chon Buri’s Muang district, has been fined 500 baht as he acknowledged the charge of driving in a manner to block traffic. Muang Chon Buri superintendent Pol Colonel Atinan Nuchanart says that Prawit Boonthaneepakorn, who was accompanied by his daughter and car owner, met the police superintendent to explain his side of the story on Thursday.

  • No public displays of affection for Prayut and Theresa May

    No public displays of affection for Prayut and Theresa May

    Following a lot of criticism, a billboard supporting Prayut Chan-o-cha as the PM after the general election, has been taken down in Ratchaburi, while an investigation takes place by provincial election commission officials.

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    Two workers’ camps go up in flames within four hours

    PHOTOS: Newshawk Phuket, Khun Patong8144 and The Thaiger There have been two separate fires today, in different areas in Phuket. At this stage The Thaiger believes that both were Burmese workers’ living accommodation, or work camps.

  • First ever ‘Elephant Travel Mart 2018’ to promote ecotourism in Thailand

    First ever ‘Elephant Travel Mart 2018’ to promote ecotourism in Thailand

    A new ecotourism event, Elephant Travel Mart 2018 , jointly hosted by ‘ Save Elephant Foundation ’ and ‘ Asian Elephant Projects ’, aims to bring together ethical elephant tour operators and tour agencies in Chiang Mai on December 14. The event, taking place at Khum Kan Toke, Chiang Mai, is conceived by the founder of ‘Save Elephant Foundation’, Sangduen Chailert (Lek), who works tirelessly for the wellbeing of Thailand’s elephants.

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    Boon Rawd – the reluctant sea turtle

    A sea turtle, a sole survivor from a cluster of 87 sea turtle eggs found at Koh Racha last year, is a hesitant swimmer and reluctant to return to the sea.