Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • Power outage to hit parts of Karon

    Power outage to hit parts of Karon

    The Phuket Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) says they’re going to have scheduled blackouts in Karon on October 16.

  • Man, who drove off Patong Hill after allegedly killing wife, arrested

    Man, who drove off Patong Hill after allegedly killing wife, arrested

    A man, who allegedly bashed his wife with a kitchen mortar at their home in Kathu, killing her on Monday, has been arrested. The man, who then sustained serious injuries after driving his car off the side of Patong Hill after colliding with a motorbike, was formally arrested yesterday. Kathu Police were notified on Monday that a woman had been killed at a house in Soi Bangward, Kathu.

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    Maya Bay coral “far from ready”

    by Pratch Rujivanrom The corals at Maya Bay are not strong enough yet to withstand the influx of visitors. This latest from the National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department (DNP) explaining reasons for the indefinite closure of the bay. Though the iconic tourist attraction in Krabi’s Had Nopparat Tara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park has been off limits for four months to facilitate coral reef restoration, there have been only slight signs of coral recovery, according to the assessment of experts at the site

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    Suspect drove off Patong Hill after killing wife

    A man, who bashed his wife’s head against the wall, killing her, sustained serious injuries after driving a car, colliding with a motorbike and careering over the side of Patong hill yesterday around midday. The man has been identified as 48 year old Bancha Jaijan from Nan in northern Thailand.

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    Two injured in midday Patong Hill collision

    Two people have been injured in a Patong Hill accident today. Kathu Police were notified of the accident just before noon. Police and rescue workers arrived to discover a Toyota Vios sedan 80 metres down then side of Patong Hill in a rubber plantation

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    Vegetarian Festival price gouging arrives ahead of tomorrow’s festival

    Vegetable prices have climbed up by a few baht per kilo ahead of the Chinese Vegetarian Festival, which will officially kick off tomorrow, principally in Phuket and Bangkok. Vendors at a fresh market in Bangkok believed vegetable prices would soar even higher during the festival, which runs up to October 17.The price of a kilo of celery, which cost around 10 baht only recently, had risen more than 30 per cent to 14 baht per kilo today. Some people started their vegetarian diet a few days ago to ensure their systems were free from meat when the festival starts.

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    Two Vietnamese return to the scene of the crime and get arrested

    Two Vietnamese men have been arrested at a Bangkok shopping mall for allegedly pickpocketing a German tourist and stealing 2,300 Euro (87,000 baht) back in July. Police said the two men, aged 38 and 36, were arrested while apparently looking for more easy targets at the Terminal 21 shopping mall in Bangkok’s Vadhana district. The two have been accused of pickpocketing a German tourist at the mall on July 13.

  • How is Phuket’s tsunami alert system working?

    How is Phuket’s tsunami alert system working?

    Last week’s Palu tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, has brought out some raw emotions again in Phuket and prompted questions as to whether the local alarm system is working properly – onshore and offshore. Tim Newton visited Patong Beach to check out the local systems and some of the facts behind tsunamis in the region… The post How is Phuket’s tsunami alert system working? appeared first on The Thaiger

  • No vegetables are safe – Phuket Vegetarian Festival

    No vegetables are safe – Phuket Vegetarian Festival

    The most colourful and vibrant celebration of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, the Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2018, is held from October 9-17. It also coincides with the Nine Emperor Gods Festival. In accordance with tradition, many religious devotees will strictly adhere to a vegetarian diet to ensure purification of the mind and body

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    Foreigners nationwide being checked as visa changes being considered

    PHOTOS: INN The new immigration chief Maj-Gen Surachate Hakparn is making his presence felt promising to investigate 60,000 migrants in a crackdown on illegal workers. He is also promising changes in the way visa extensions are done. INN reports that the crackdown began mid week, with media in tow, in the Huay Khwang, Nana and Khao San areas with the arrest of 59 people from Nigeria, Myanmar, Syria, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Egypt, China and Palestine and some alleged Thai nominees. Surachete says these people were found to be working illegally, entered Thailand illegally, failed to do their 90 day reports, were working under Thai nominees or a combination of offences.