Artikel tagged “Phuket”

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    Phuket Vegetarian Festival program 2018

    The annual Vegetarian Festival is back and promises to be a big year for the annual nine day celebrations starting next Monday. Some of the rituals are based around self-mutilation and daring acts of fire walking. A lot of the processions and ceremonies can be quite scary, especially for the young or squeamish.

  • One of two tsunami warning buoys not working since October last year

    One of two tsunami warning buoys not working since October last year

    One of the tsunami buoys, part of the warning system for the Andaman Coast, has been broken since last year. GMM 25 news quotes the Director of the the National Disaster Warning Centre (NDWC) Suppapimit Paorik as saying… “Only one Tsunami warning buoy is still working.

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    Delayed Phuket provincial hall construction expected to resume soon

    Phuket Governor Pakkapong Tawipat yesterday visited the new Phuket provincial city hall, still under construction following numerous delays and contract failures, but now expected to be finished by June 2020. Governor Pakkapong says, “The budget for the new provincial city hall was 450 million baht. The previous construction contract has been cancelled and the construction stopped.

  • Japan tops Thailand as Chinese tourists’ top choice for Golden Week

    Japan tops Thailand as Chinese tourists’ top choice for Golden Week

    Watch out Thailand. Japan is stealing our tourists.

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    Phuket Governor assures Phuket “we’re ready to handle any tsunami”

    The Phuket Governor Pakkapong Tawipat is assuring Phuketians and tourists of the island’s readiness to handle any tsunami.

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    Crocodile farms in Krabi checked after wandering croc captured

    Officials from the Krabi Fisheries Office have checked crocodile farms around Krabi after locals caught a two metre crocodile in a mangrove forest in Klongtom this week, while another crocodile has been sighted in the same area. Read more about the crocodile being caught by locals   HERE . Officials from Krabi Fisheries Office yesterday checked a crocodile farm owned by Nikorn Piwon in Klongtom.

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    Maya Bay’s long road to recovery

    by Kornrawee Panyasuppakun and The Thaiger Phi Phi tour operators are crying foul and seeking assistance from authorities after the local tourist magnet, Maya Bay has been declared ‘closed indefinitely’ pending further rehabilitation of the corals around the bay. The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) is extending the closure of Maya Bay’s Had Nopparat Tara-Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park in Krabi with no clear schedule for when it might re-open. The announcement was published on Monday in the Royal Gazette and has made global headlines yesterday –  CNN and amongst many others. According to environmental inspectors, the current ecosystem has not recovered sufficiently so tourism activities in and around Maya Bay remain banned from October 1 onwards until the marine and coastal ecosystem is back to its normal state

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    Torrential rain dogs west coast of Phuket this morning

    VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Nicky Phukettour / Traffic police / Jao Blue Car 2299 – Newshawk Phuket Parts of Phuket’s west coast were awash this morning with torrential rain. The rain came from a small rain cell that sat over an area along the coast between Patong and Kamala, drenching Kamala, southern Patong, Kalim and the coastal road for over an hour between 11am and midday. Parts of the road out the front of the Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay were awash with muddy flood waters full of debris which had washed down from construction sites on the hill.

  • Maya Bay closed indefinitely

    Maya Bay closed indefinitely

    Maya Bay is to remain closed indefinietly. The four month closure of Maya Bay on Koh Phi Phi has failed to restore the beach area as anticipated.

  • ‘Charm Offensive’ awaits at Don Mueang for Chinese passengers

    ‘Charm Offensive’ awaits at Don Mueang for Chinese passengers

    Knee-jerk reaction #48. The Tourist Police Bureau have dispatched a team of officers to attend to passengers, especially Chinese passengers, at Don Mueang International Airport.