Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • Teachers and parents protesting at a Krabi school

    Teachers and parents protesting at a Krabi school

    A protest gathering of 300 students, parents and teachers of Baan Klong Jone School in Krabi took place yesterday (October 5) with the aim to expel the school director, Pairot Khaosang, who allegedly has been failing his administration during the past 4 years.

  • THAIGER TODAY Thursday, October 5

    THAIGER TODAY Thursday, October 5

    It’s a bomb, an old bomb | Joint statement from White House mentions new Thai elections | Civil aviation ‘report card’ verdict soon | Swarms of pink fire jellyfish at Koh Gai | Tesco Lotus closing 1,900 stores on October 26.

  • Torpedo found in Phuket believed to be pre-WW2

    Torpedo found in Phuket believed to be pre-WW2

    The EOD team from the Royal Thai Army Area 3, Phang Nga base, have confirmed that the item found off Naiyang Beach is an old bomb which they assume has been dumped there before World War II. The team is preparing to move it away before destroying it. Yesterday afternoon (October 4), the team led by Vice Admiral Thanakrit Jamjit investigated the item that looks like a torpedo about 30 metres off the beach.

  • THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, October 4

    THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, October 4

    Suspicious ‘torpedo’ shaped object at Nai Yang Beach | Roadworks on Kaw Sim Bee Road | Final two days to pay respects at Grand Palace | Retiring teachers being offered short-term contracts | Rohingya suspicious of Myanmar Government offers | PM Prayut and US President Trump talk trade and elections.

  • Hundreds of monkeys in Krabi waiting for food on the street

    Hundreds of monkeys in Krabi waiting for food on the street

    About a hundred macaques living in a mangrove near Baan Talane Pier in Krabi are flocking to nearby streets to get food from pedestrians packing the drive-way with a groups of monkeys and frequently blocking the road altogether. “I travel to Koh Yao Noi, Phang Nga through this pier regularly and I can see the number of monkeys growing all the time. Sometimes, when there are tourists with a pack of chips or food vendors, the monkeys attack them to get food.

  • And the next Thailand election date is… ?

    And the next Thailand election date is… ?

    Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan on Tuesday refused to confirm the election date despite the fact that Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has informed US President Donald Trump that it will take place next year. Prawit, who chaired the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, said the election date depended on the completion of the four organic laws necessary for it to be held. Two of these laws have been promulgated – the Election Commission and the political parties laws – while the other two, concerning senators and the election of MPs, are still going through the drafting and deliberation process

  • Phuket gets ready for the Late King’s local cremation ceremonies

    Phuket gets ready for the Late King’s local cremation ceremonies

    During the meeting at Provincial Hall today (October 3), Phuket authorities have updated the progress for the Late King’s cremation ceremony in Phuket. The Phuket Provincial Offices of Public Works and Town & Country Planning officer, Tawee Homhuan, said that the royal funeral pyrotechnic model on the main stage of Sapan Hin Park is about 90% completed and 99% is expected to be done by October 10

  • More rain on the way – north, north-east and south

    More rain on the way – north, north-east and south

    Phuket is facing more thunderstorms and rain until at least the weekend. Phuket Governor, Norapat Plodtong, said yesterday (October 2) that according to the Thai Meteorological Department, Phuket is one of those provinces facing downpours from October 2-5 saying locals should follow up the weather forecast closely. People in Phuket, especially those who live on the lowland areas, should be prepared for flash flood following the heavy rain with possibilities of landslides.

  • Missing Chinese tourist found drowned at Kata Beach

    Missing Chinese tourist found drowned at Kata Beach

    The body of a Chinese tourist, 23 year old Shi Yieing, who disappeared on September 30, has been found washed up ashore last night at Kata Beach. On September 30, her friend, Zhang Lei, reported to Karon police that at about 3pm, that he and four others, including Shi, went swimming at Karon beach before she went missing in the sea

  • More fire jellyfish found off Krabi

    More fire jellyfish found off Krabi

    More of the fire jellyfish have been found at the beach at Koh Hong between Krabi and Koh Yao Noi. The Chief of Than Bok Khorani National Park, Jampen Pompakdee, and his team collected the poisonous (nasty stings but unlikely to be fatal) fire jellyfish floating along the coast of the Hong Island beach. “The number of fire jellyfish found on the beach comes from the changing direction of the wind and the strong waves hitting Hong Island beach, which bring these jellyfish closer to shore and washes them up on the beaches,” he said