Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • Big Buddha Phuket

    Phuket News: Big Buddha Projekt auf Phuket

    Phuket News: Big Buddha Projekt auf Phuket wird verlängert Untersuchung Eine interne Untersuchung durch das Royal Forestry Department Community Forestry Management Bureau hat keinerlei Unregelmässigkeiten bei dem Phuket Big Buddha Projekt gefunden. Die Untersuchung war nach einer Flut von Beschwerden ins Leben gerufen worden. Damit beauftragt war Phukets Vizegouverneur Somkiet Sangkaosutthirak. Die Beschwerden wurden nun [...]

  • British tourist, 47, drowns at Patong Beach

    British tourist, 47, drowns at Patong Beach

    PHUKET: An English tourist who ignored warnings by lifeguards at Patong Beach yesterday became the latest monsoon-season drowning victim in Phuket. Patong Police received a report of the incident at 8:15am

  • Phuket AMCHAM puts ‘Best Green Tourism Practices’ on the agenda

    Phuket AMCHAM puts ‘Best Green Tourism Practices’ on the agenda

    PHUKET: The American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) Greater Phuket Chapter is co-ordinating with local environmental welfare group SEEK to hold a seminar focusing on Best Green Tourism Practices in Phuket. The seminar, to be held at the Holiday Inn Patong on August 24, will highlight how sustainable green programs, ranging from recycling, energy and water savings and more, can help the island. “Whether you work in a hotel, the tourism industry, property development or run a business here [in Phuket], this practical seminar by leading experts from the hospitality sector is set to help you take the first step toward contributing something back to Phuket,” the organizers say.

  • Phuket Opinion: A caveat for Toh Seh Hill, and a hint for politicians

    Phuket Opinion: A caveat for Toh Seh Hill, and a hint for politicians

    PHUKET: A project by the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) to develop Toh Seh Hill as a recreational site is well-intentioned, and the Gazette hopes that the current OrBorJor – as well as the administrations that follow it – are prepared to commit sufficient resources to ensure that the hill’s natural charm is not despoiled by garbage, traffic snarls, gang fights and other problems that could stem from an expected increase in popularity due to its new attractions. [See news feature, pages 4-5, current issue of the Phuket Gazette.

  • Phuket Raceweek gets off to a lively start

    Phuket Raceweek gets off to a lively start

    PHUKET: The 2012 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek got off to a lively start last night with the opening party attracting over 500 guests. With thirty-four boats registered, competing over seven classes and divisions, day one looked looked set for some good competition as predicted winds of 10-12 knots gusting to 15, arrived on cue. Race Officer Simon James announced Windward/Leewards (Course 2) for IRC Racing, Firefly One-Design and Multihull Racing, while IRC Cruising and Classics were sent on longer round-the-islands courses – Course 13 and Course 19 respectively.

  • Phuket poll: Will Patong ‘safety zone’ plan reduce tourist complaints?

    Phuket poll: Will Patong ‘safety zone’ plan reduce tourist complaints?

    PHUKET: Deputy National Police Gen Pansiri Prapawat recently announced a bold “

  • Phuket Opinion: Journalistic ethics cannot be digitized

    Phuket Opinion: Journalistic ethics cannot be digitized

    PHUKET: One memorable scene from the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz is the moment when Toto pulls back the curtain to reveal that the “mighty and all-powerful Oz” is no more than an ordinary man who, by circumstances beyond his control, finds himself thrust into a position of power that he never sought or wanted. This revelation may come as an unwanted plot twist by young viewers, but for some of us in the media the situation in which the “Wizard” finds himself holds some striking parallels to our own work.

  • National Parks Dept to charge Phuket resort owner with encroachment

    National Parks Dept to charge Phuket resort owner with encroachment

    PHUKET: The owners of a Phuket beach resort project will likely face legal action for encroaching on national park land following an inspection of the site this week by the Director General of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP).

  • Drug-addicted thief confesses to murder of Phuket teen ‘Nong Som’

    Drug-addicted thief confesses to murder of Phuket teen ‘Nong Som’

    PHUKET: Security is expected to be very tight in Chalong this morning, when police and the confessed drug-addicted killer of 17-year-old Sunisa “Som” Saiyoy re-enact the

  • Navy rescue drills off Phuket declared a success

    Navy rescue drills off Phuket declared a success

    PHUKET: The Royal Thai Navy conducted training