Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • Waiting game for Saudi refugee in Thailand

    Waiting game for Saudi refugee in Thailand

    The ordeal of Saudi Arabian refugee Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun continues, with Australia’s foreign minister Marise Payne telling reporters no asylum deal had been reached.

  • Saudi teen seeks asylum as Australian foreign minister visits Thailand – Thaiger Bites

    Saudi teen seeks asylum as Australian foreign minister visits Thailand – Thaiger Bites

    Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne is in Bangkok today after the Australian Government says it would consider giving asylum to the 18 year old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand from Kuwait, saying she feared her family, which she accused of abuse. Reuters reports that Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun refused to meet her father and brother, who arrived in Bangkok yesterday to try and encourage her to return to Saudi Arabia while denying accusations that her family was abusing her physically and emotionally. Al-Qunun was initially denied entry to Thailand when she arrived at the Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport on Saturday, intending to fly from there to Australia to seek asylum

  • Pod of more than 10 dolphins spotted off Phuket – VIDEO

    Pod of more than 10 dolphins spotted off Phuket – VIDEO

    VIDEO:  ยศ กระจก – อลูมิเนียม A pod of more than ten dolphins was spotted off Phuket yesterday. Khun Nigorn Garari, who recorded the videos says, “My friends and I were heading from Tab Lamu Pier in Phang Nga at about 1pm yesterday

  • Seven arrested over illegal pre-wedding photo shoots in Phuket

    Seven arrested over illegal pre-wedding photo shoots in Phuket

    Seven foreigners have been charged over illegally working as pre-wedding photographers and assistants in Phuket yesterday. The Phuket Immigration Office Chief Col Kathatorn Kumthieg ordered officers to inspect Kathu Temple and Kata Noi Beach, popular locations for foreigner pre-wedding photo shoots

  • Police chasing people taking pot shots at road signs in Rawai

    Police chasing people taking pot shots at road signs in Rawai

    Rawai’s Mayor is considering further legal action after many road signs around Rawai have been damaged by gunfire. Rawai Mayor Aroon Solos headed to an area near Naiharn lake in Rawai, about 500 metres from Promthep Cape, after being informed that road signs had been damaged by gunshots

  • Superheroes and mega malls – The Thailand Tourism Forum 2019

    Superheroes and mega malls – The Thailand Tourism Forum 2019

    Record attendance at Thailand’s largest annual hospitality event discovering how the tourism and transport sector is getting a massive makeover. The Thailand Tourism Forum (TTF) returns for its eighth edition on January 21, 2019, with an agenda focusing on the mega-projects that are currently transforming the tourism landscape in Bangkok and beyond

  • Pabuk: PM visits Nakhon Si Thammarat to survey damage

    Pabuk: PM visits Nakhon Si Thammarat to survey damage

    Between January 3-6, Pabuk was responsible for the death of four people and has affected the lives of more than 720,000 in 23 southern provinces. The death toll from the storm has now risen to four while three southern provinces are still reeling from its impact yesterday. The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department director-general Chayapol Thitisak said that his department was collaborating with relevant agencies in relief operations

  • Saudi teen fleeing family abuse seeking asylum in Australia, detained in Bangkok airport.

    Saudi teen fleeing family abuse seeking asylum in Australia, detained in Bangkok airport.

    PHOTO: Sophie McNeill (Twitter) A young Saudi woman is being held at Bangkok’s main international airport after she fled from her family and attempted to make it to Australia.

  • Tour boats can return to the islands

    Tour boats can return to the islands

    The Phuket Marine Office has lifted its ban on boats leaving port. The lift means than fishing boats, commercial vessels and tour boats will now again be able to head off from Phuket, Krabi and other ports to the offshore islands, and stranded tourists and passengers, stuck on the islands when the ban was imposed on Thursday afternoon, can continue with their journeys. The Thai Government took precautionary measures on Thursday and asked some Marine National Parks to close as well as insisting that marine authorities ban vessels from leaving port

  • Pabuk: One crew dead, another remains missing – trawler sinks off Pattani

    Pabuk: One crew dead, another remains missing – trawler sinks off Pattani

    A boat crew has drowned with another still missing after a fishing trawler with six crew sank in rough seas off Pattani earlier today. The body of 47 year old Pramote Wongsuwan washed ashore around 11am