Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • Aussie woman dies after swimming at red-flagged Kamala Beach

    Aussie woman dies after swimming at red-flagged Kamala Beach

    Yesterday afternoon (September 17), Kamala Beach lifeguards rescued 65 year old Barbara Fistrovic from the sea after she went swimming in the red flagged zone part of the beach. She was swept by a big wave and disappeared before her husband, 75 year old Ivan Fistrovic, rushed to call for help. The lifeguards provided CPR and first aid and send her to Patong Hospital but she passed away whilst in the ambulance

  • The Thai Canal – cutting through the project’s hype

    The Thai Canal – cutting through the project’s hype

    (Photo from mothership.sg) September 11, 2017 was the latest gathering of minds related to the challenges in establishing the much-discussed Kra Canal (now referred to as the Thai Canal) in Bangkok.

  • UPDATE – Phuket town and Karon Beach also flooded

    UPDATE – Phuket town and Karon Beach also flooded

    In Phuket town, areas along the Bypass Road (in front of Vinich House), in front of the Super Cheap store on the lane towards Koh Kaew, in front of the Muslim Wittaya School in Koh Kaew on the lane towards Phuket Town, Yaowarat Road in Soi Paniang and Dibuk Road, Old Phuket Town – at the beginning of Soi Rommanee – are currently inundated. The Phuket Municipality has sent a team to closely monitor and measure the level of flood as well as support the traffic and help people who are suffering from the flash floods. The water pump station is also closely monitoring rubbish from the canals and will be continuously removing an blockages to allow flow into the drains.

  • Wet feet at Patong Police Station again – Photo essay

    Wet feet at Patong Police Station again – Photo essay

    Patong traffic police are warning people to avoid traveling on Patong’s roads following the floods and small landslide across the road to Kalim after a sustained downpour. The Patong Police station has been inundated by 60 cm of water.

  • ‘Boonrod’  – the only survivor of the Racha Island turtle hatching

    ‘Boonrod’ – the only survivor of the Racha Island turtle hatching

    After the first turtle hatched on Racha Island last week,  STORY HERE , officers have now found the other 86 eggs, which unfortunately didn’t make it. After the first hatch on September 8, officers from Marine Endangered Species Unit (MESU) and locals on Racha Island have waited for four days but there was no sign from the other baby turtles. The MESU officers investigated all the eggs by uncovering them and found that they had developed for a while but stopped before they reached 10 days old

  • 27 gamblers arrested with 8,000 Baht cash

    27 gamblers arrested with 8,000 Baht cash

    Early this morning (September 12), military and police teams searched a 2-storey house in Soi Sansuk 1 in Phuket Town and arrested 27 gamblers, including 11 men and 16 women. The place was used as a gambling house

  • Waterspout spotted near Krabi’s Ao Nang

    Waterspout spotted near Krabi’s Ao Nang

    A waterspout was spotted near Ao Nang beach, in Krabi yesterday (September 11). The impressive, yet relatively harmless mini-tornado, lasted for about 20 minutes before it disappeared. The 15 second video of the waterspout was shared by Warakorn Chamnanpoom

  • Students protest at Srinagarindra the Princess Mother School

    Students protest at Srinagarindra the Princess Mother School

    About 500 students alongside some teachers and parents of Srinagarindra the Princess Mother School in Phuket, gathered this morning (September 11) to call for the School Director to resign following several criticisms about his work.

  • 250,000 baht in a day. Patong’s para-sailing business.

    250,000 baht in a day. Patong’s para-sailing business.

    Following the death of Australian 70 year old businessman, Roger Hussey, in July and the subsequent investigation and promises for a ‘crackdown’ on the local parasailing industry, things appear to have settled back to ‘normal’. Again.

  • Laypang gets measured up for new home

    Laypang gets measured up for new home

    A big team from Bangkok consisting the Deputy Director of Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) – Dr. Pinsak Surasawadee, alongside Marine Specialist and Deputy Dean of Faculty of Fisheries, Kasetsart University – Thon Thamrongnawasawad, and other specialists visited the 200 kilogram crocodile today (September 8) to verify the exact species in order to find a proper home for it. Currently, the team assumes that the crocodile is probably a saltwater or a mix species between freshwater and saltwater