Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • The 35 billion baht white elephant – Phuket’s light rail

    The 35 billion baht white elephant – Phuket’s light rail

    “About the only thing feasible in this rendering is the blue sky.” Spending 35 billion baht on infrastructure that few will use, is planned on the least useful route and will cause mayhem for a 3-5 year build time is a waste of money. The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) is currently chatting to the private sector and local administrative bodies to support Phuket’s planned light-rail/tram project. Firstly, where will it travel

  • Saudi refugee: Friday milestones and developments

    Saudi refugee: Friday milestones and developments

    Confusion reigned today over where the 18 year old Saudi woman, who fled from Kuwait to Thailand to escape her allegedly abusive family, would be resettled.

  • Beer truck overturns in Rassada, Phuket – VIDEO

    Beer truck overturns in Rassada, Phuket – VIDEO

    PHOTOS / VIDEO: Mana Sombat / Kanlaya Singkangrang  A beer truck overturned in Rassada this morning where beer cans were scattered on the road outside a 7-11. Police were notified about the incident early today at Soi King Kaew in front of a 7-eleven in Rassada

  • Waiting game for Saudi refugee in Thailand

    Waiting game for Saudi refugee in Thailand

    The ordeal of Saudi Arabian refugee Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun continues, with Australia’s foreign minister Marise Payne telling reporters no asylum deal had been reached.

  • Saudi teen seeks asylum as Australian foreign minister visits Thailand – Thaiger Bites

    Saudi teen seeks asylum as Australian foreign minister visits Thailand – Thaiger Bites

    Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne is in Bangkok today after the Australian Government says it would consider giving asylum to the 18 year old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand from Kuwait, saying she feared her family, which she accused of abuse. Reuters reports that Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun refused to meet her father and brother, who arrived in Bangkok yesterday to try and encourage her to return to Saudi Arabia while denying accusations that her family was abusing her physically and emotionally. Al-Qunun was initially denied entry to Thailand when she arrived at the Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport on Saturday, intending to fly from there to Australia to seek asylum

  • Pod of more than 10 dolphins spotted off Phuket – VIDEO

    Pod of more than 10 dolphins spotted off Phuket – VIDEO

    VIDEO:  ยศ กระจก – อลูมิเนียม A pod of more than ten dolphins was spotted off Phuket yesterday. Khun Nigorn Garari, who recorded the videos says, “My friends and I were heading from Tab Lamu Pier in Phang Nga at about 1pm yesterday

  • Seven arrested over illegal pre-wedding photo shoots in Phuket

    Seven arrested over illegal pre-wedding photo shoots in Phuket

    Seven foreigners have been charged over illegally working as pre-wedding photographers and assistants in Phuket yesterday. The Phuket Immigration Office Chief Col Kathatorn Kumthieg ordered officers to inspect Kathu Temple and Kata Noi Beach, popular locations for foreigner pre-wedding photo shoots

  • Police chasing people taking pot shots at road signs in Rawai

    Police chasing people taking pot shots at road signs in Rawai

    Rawai’s Mayor is considering further legal action after many road signs around Rawai have been damaged by gunfire. Rawai Mayor Aroon Solos headed to an area near Naiharn lake in Rawai, about 500 metres from Promthep Cape, after being informed that road signs had been damaged by gunshots

  • Superheroes and mega malls – The Thailand Tourism Forum 2019

    Superheroes and mega malls – The Thailand Tourism Forum 2019

    Record attendance at Thailand’s largest annual hospitality event discovering how the tourism and transport sector is getting a massive makeover. The Thailand Tourism Forum (TTF) returns for its eighth edition on January 21, 2019, with an agenda focusing on the mega-projects that are currently transforming the tourism landscape in Bangkok and beyond

  • Pabuk: PM visits Nakhon Si Thammarat to survey damage

    Pabuk: PM visits Nakhon Si Thammarat to survey damage

    Between January 3-6, Pabuk was responsible for the death of four people and has affected the lives of more than 720,000 in 23 southern provinces. The death toll from the storm has now risen to four while three southern provinces are still reeling from its impact yesterday. The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department director-general Chayapol Thitisak said that his department was collaborating with relevant agencies in relief operations