Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • Phuket bus crash driver blames brake failure

    Phuket bus crash driver blames brake failure

    PHUKET: The driver of the Phuket tour bus full of Russian tourists that … Full story

  • Phuket Breaking News: Bus crash on Patong Hill; many injured

    Phuket Breaking News: Bus crash on Patong Hill; many injured

    PHUKET: A bus carrying 37 Russian tourists from Phuket International Airport has crashed on Patong Hill, injuring many passengers in the second such incident in four days in Phuket. A Russian passenger told the Phuket Gazette that the bus emblazoned with the company name “J-Siam Holiday Phuket Co” was carrying 37 Russians, and four Thais: two tour guides, one driver and one assistant. The group had just arrived in Phuket and were en route to the Duangjit Resort in Patong

  • Solar boat’s Phuket arrival captures the fancy of local lensman

    Solar boat’s Phuket arrival captures the fancy of local lensman

    PHUKET: Having seen the Phuket Gazette’s report yesterday about the … Full story

  • Phuket Opinion: Patong Police volunteers need careful scrutiny to protect tourists

    Phuket Opinion: Patong Police volunteers need careful scrutiny to protect tourists

    PHUKET: The safety of tourists visiting Phuket is always a key concern among local officials, and nowhere on the island is the issue more important than in Patong, which has the islands highest density of visitors and hotels. Several agencies play roles in tourist safety there, but none assume greater responsibility than the Patong Police, who currently have 180 officers on ‘active’ duty.

  • Phuket medical staff assist Ayutthaya flood victims

    Phuket medical staff assist Ayutthaya flood victims

    PHUKET: Emergency medical staff from Phuket have joined the flood-relief efforts in the devastated province of Ayutthaya, north of Bangkok. Led by Dr Weerasak Lorthongkham, the first Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) from the Phuket Public Health Office (PPHO) reached the disaster zone on October 5 for a 10-day assignment, said PPHO deputy director Dr Wiwat Seetamanotch. They arrived as floodwaters were still rising, forcing them to relocate from their original location to higher ground at Phachee Hospital, Phachee District.

  • Phuket Poll: Are our roads killing us?

    Phuket Poll: Are our roads killing us?

    PHUKET: The highways and byways of Phuket have been much in the news recently. It seems that as soon as authorities plan and build new roads, existing ones deteriorate. In the latest Phuket Gazette online poll, we ask our readers to what extent does the state of the roads in Phuket contribute to the number of accidents in the province.

  • Paris beckons Beckham

    Paris beckons Beckham

    PHUKET: “I like Leonardo a lot, he is a great manager. I’m honored to know that he wants me to join PSG. It’s exciting, great things are happening in France.

  • Phuket Landslide Update: Patong Hill slides continue

    Phuket Landslide Update: Patong Hill slides continue

    PHUKET: Efforts by Phuket authorities to shore up Patong Hill road took a turn for the worse today, when the dirt foundation under a recently “repaired” section of road slid away, taking the breakdown lane with it. The latest slide, from beneath a section that had been covered with blacktop just days before, exposed more soil and increased the chances of further erosion and slippage

  • Phukets new-look Sarasin Bridge already needs a clean-up

    Phukets new-look Sarasin Bridge already needs a clean-up

    PHUKET: The popularity of the new-look Sarasin Bridge as a tourist attraction is forcing local authorities to address the growing number of mobile vendors who have set up operations at both ends of the span, in Phuket and Phang Nga. Officials are also planning to replace light bulbs at the site damaged by the recent storms.

  • Phuket students to learn water survival skills

    Phuket students to learn water survival skills

    PHUKET: In a bid to save Phuket children from drowning, a new project by the Phuket Lifeguard Club, Laguna Phuket and Cherng Talay Municipality aims to teach students in Phukets Thalang District how to identify dangerous swimming conditions. The students will even learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Held over two school semesters, the project will be open to all students in Matthayom 1-3 (age 12-15) from seven schools in Thalang