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    35 million make-over for the Charter Bank building in Old Phuket Town

    The Sino-Portuguese mansion of Charter Bank is poised for a full renovation thanks to a 35 million Baht budget to turn it into a museum and to accommodate VIP guests of the island, aiming to attract more tourists to visit the place as well. “There are many buildings in the area of Phuket Municipality that are unique in Sino-Portuguese style, including the Charter Bank House. The building and Old Phuket Town is expected to be the cultural tourism hub of Phuket in the future

  • THAIGER TODAY Monday, March 26

    THAIGER TODAY Monday, March 26

    Driver point demerit system proposed (again) | Taxi driver found dead | Thai Government seeking exemptions over US tax tariffs | Serbian tourists fined over ‘innapropriate’ clothing at temple | Box jellyfish warning in waters off Trat | French tourist beaten up by 5 men in Pattaya | NGOs seek extension for registration of migrant workers | 35 passengers have lucky escape following fire on diving boat. The post THAIGER TODAY Monday, March 26 appeared first on The Thaiger .

  • 40 tourists jump off burning dive boat in Krabi

    40 tourists jump off burning dive boat in Krabi

    Nearly 40 tourists escaped unscathed after a diving boat they were travelling in caught fire near an island in Krabi province late last night (Saturday). The boat passengers jumped into the sea when the fire started and waited for help.

  • 35 tourists jump off burning dive boat in Krabi

    35 tourists jump off burning dive boat in Krabi

    35 passengers escaped unscathed after a diving boat called ‘Chontara’ they were travelling in caught fire near an island in Krabi province late last night/Sunday morning. No injuries were reported.

  • Kra Canal – the 28 Billion Baht shortcut

    Kra Canal – the 28 Billion Baht shortcut

    By Jintana Panyaarvudh Despite a history going back three centuries, the highly controversial and politically sensitive proposed Kra Canal mega-project in southern Thailand is once again up for debate. At a forum held yesterday by Rangsit University entitled the “Stakeholders in Kra Canal@Klong Thai”, national security and the canal’s impact on tourism were among the main issues of concern as experts made their cases for and against the project. The Kra Canal project would cut a canal through the Malay Peninsula to allow east-west passage of ships from the South China Sea to the Indian Ocean without having to detour all the way south around Singapore island at the bottom of the Peninsula

  • 3 Women arrested after picking up drugs parcel in Phang Nga

    3 Women arrested after picking up drugs parcel in Phang Nga

    Police Region 8 have arrested three women who picked up a drugs parcel at the Takuapa bus terminal in Phang Nga, which contained drugs with a street value up to 4 million Baht. The investigative team received a report that there would be drugs smuggled via a Bangkok – Takuapa bus.

  • Tour bus drives over Kata Hill roadside

    Tour bus drives over Kata Hill roadside

    A Chinese tour bus careered over the side of a 10 metre deep last night. The driver has blamed the slippery road conditions last night. 15 Chinese tourists were injured

  • Phuket gets Number Two in list of Top Asian Destinations

    Phuket gets Number Two in list of Top Asian Destinations

    The trip advisor list of Asia’s top 25 destinations is in. Good news… Thailand has five locations in the Top 25 reader-voted list. Bad news, Thailand’s not Number One.

  • More drug crackdowns in Krabi

    More drug crackdowns in Krabi

    Krabi Police held a press conference yesterday (March 22) to announce that two alleged drug mafia gang leaders had been arrested in Krabi with almost 20,000 amphetamine pills and 2 million Baht worth of assets. The two drug dealers, including 43 year old Wirote ‘Bang Lai’ Khaokham and 25 year old Nantanat ‘Fa’ Ratchaniyom, who are Krabi residents, were arrested with 19,200 amphetamine pills, a .38 mm pistol, 50,000 Baht in cash, a pickup truck, a car and a motorcycle. Before Wirote was arrested, police arrested numerous drug dealers working for his network.

  • Foreign thief captured on video in Patong

    Foreign thief captured on video in Patong

    A Facebook user named ‘Thep PK’ has posted a video showing footage of a western man at a beer garden in Patong stealing a bag from the tourists sitting next to him. Foreign tourist captured on video stealing phone and bag in Patong Posted by Phuket Gazette on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Facebook/Thep PK The man was looking left and right several times and kept staring at the bag that belonged to a group of four tourists who were sitting next to him.