Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • Gimme shelter: Phi Phi run delayed by big waves

    Gimme shelter: Phi Phi run delayed by big waves

    PHUKET: More than 100 tourists on their way to Phi Phi Don Island were forced to shelter from heavy seas at Maya Bay on Phi Phi Leh Island, east of Phuket, yesterday morning.

  • Three slow lorises rescued in Phuket bust

    Three slow lorises rescued in Phuket bust

    PHUKET: Law enforcement officers on Saturday night arrested two men for illegal possession of three slow lorises, which they were using as props to entice Phuket tourists to pay to have photographs taken with them. The officers, led by Sub Lt Jedsada Lugieng of the Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Suppression Division (NED), moved in to make the arrest after spotting the men on Bangla Road at about 8:30pm. “We received a report about baby slow lorises being used in Patong.

  • Ombudsman’s Office investigates Phuket sea gypsies’ land issue

    Ombudsman’s Office investigates Phuket sea gypsies’ land issue

    PHUKET: Investigators from the Office of the Ombudsman were on the island last week to study a complaint by the sea gypsy community in Rawai, who fear eviction from the land they have called home for decades after a title deed for the land was issued to a private party. The investigators, led by Investigation Bureau 3 Director Tavin Inchamnong, briefed local officials of their findings at Phuket Provincial Hall on Thursday. “The sea gypsies living in Rawai claim to have lived there for a long time, but now they are being driven away by people who claim they are the legal owners of the land.

  • Koh Lanta community ‘powerless’ for two decades

    Koh Lanta community ‘powerless’ for two decades

    PHUKET: More than 20 families of Baan Klong Jak on Koh Lanta Noi, in Krabi have repeated their plea for their village to be provided mains supply electricity. Although a new road to the village was cut through the jungle two years ago, the community still lacks electricity, and continues to be dependent on oil lamps for lighting, as it has for over 20 years.

  • Heavy rain warning for Phuket, Andaman

    Heavy rain warning for Phuket, Andaman

    PHUKET: A strengthening of monsoonal conditions over the Andaman Sea has prompted the Thai Meteorological Department to issue a weather warning for all six Andaman coast provinces: Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun.

  • Phuket Simon Cabaret van slams into parked cars to avoid head-on

    Phuket Simon Cabaret van slams into parked cars to avoid head-on

    PHUKET: A Phuket Simon Cabaret passenger van, returning after dropping off guests, late last night slammed into cars parked outside a roadside garage in Thalang as the driver swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle.

  • Phuket Town ‘Blue Flag Fair’ to start Thursday

    Phuket Town ‘Blue Flag Fair’ to start Thursday

    PHUKET: The Department of Internal Trade (DIT) office in Phuket Town will hold a “Blue Flag Fair” with cheap food and consumer goods at Saphan Hin on July 5-7. The event, to be held at the Central Staging Area at Saphan Hin Public Park, follows the success of the Blue Flag fair held at Sanamchai field, in the government office quarter of Phuket Town, in March.

  • Swedish Road Deaths: Crash driver sentencing deferred – again

    Swedish Road Deaths: Crash driver sentencing deferred – again

    PHUKET: The handing down of the court sentence to the driver of a refrigerator truck that killed four Swedish tourists and their Thai driver in Phang Nga early in February, has been deferred for the second time, the Phuket Gazette has learned. The driver, 27-year-old Muhummadyukee Jehyusoh, turned himself in to Khok Kloy Police on February 3, two days after the refrigerator truck he was driving crossed over a median strip in Khok Kloy District and crashed head-on into a compact car driven by 26-year-old Wichit Phromluang of Udon Thani. It is still unknown what caused Mr Muhummadyukee to lose control of the vehicle; he was en route to Phuket with a shipment of fish when the tragedy occurred at 7am.

  • Tailbacks expected at Tesco Lotus Phuket intersection

    Tailbacks expected at Tesco Lotus Phuket intersection

    PHUKET: Expect longer-than-usual tailbacks around the Tesco Lotus intersection starting tomorrow, when the Phuket Highway Office will break ground on a drainage improvement project to address chronic flooding that occurs in the area.

  • Phi Phi Poisonings: Autopsy results on Canadian sisters ‘inconclusive’

    Phi Phi Poisonings: Autopsy results on Canadian sisters ‘inconclusive’

    PHUKET: Krabi Police today announced that the autopsies conducted by Thai authorities on the bodies of Canadian sisters Audrey and Noemi Belanger failed to find any traces of drugs. The lack of discovery as to what caused the women’s deaths now forces police to follow other leads in their investigation, Krabi Provincial Police Deputy Commander Boontawee Toraksa said today. Audrey, 20, and Noemi, 26, were