Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • PWA urges Phuketians to save water

    PWA urges Phuketians to save water

    The Phuket Water Work Authority (PWA) is urging people to save water during dry season under the slogan ‘Save Water, you make it’.

  • Vachira Phuket Hospital sets new after hours fee, other public hospitals to follow

    Vachira Phuket Hospital sets new after hours fee, other public hospitals to follow

    Vachira Phuket Hospital, Phuket’s largest public hospital, will charge non-emergency patients 100 baht for after-hours treatment.

  • PM uses Article 44 powers to sack Surachate

    PM uses Article 44 powers to sack Surachate

    PHOTO: Spring News Thai media is reporting that the PM Prayut Chan-ocha used his Article 44 powers to remove Lt-Gen Surachate Hakparn from his job as Immigration chief and side-line him to office duties, pending an enquiry. Following Friday night’s transfer of the Immigration chief it has now been announced that PM Prayut placed the Lt-Gen on a list of public servants under investigation using his sweeping powers under Article 44 of the Thai Charter. Daily News reports that he’s been removed from all duties. Surachate, AKA ‘Big Joke’, is now just one of many ‘special advisers’ in the PM’s office

  • Royal approval for four light-rail train projects, including Phuket

    Royal approval for four light-rail train projects, including Phuket

    A Royal Decree has given final approval for electric light0rail train projects in Phuket, Phang Nga, Chiang Mai and Nakhon Ratchasima. Komchadluek reports that His Majesty the King has given the royal go-ahead for the long-touted and much-discussed projects from Phuketto Phang Nga, Chiang Mai and Nakhonn Ratchasima.

  • Hunters injured in Chiang Mai national park shoot-out

    Hunters injured in Chiang Mai national park shoot-out

    Two ethnic Lahu hunters have been injured in a clash with Sri Lanna National Park officials in Chiang Mai over the weekend. The Lahu are one of the 56 ethnic groups officially recognised by the People’s Republic of China, where about 720,000 live in Yunnan province, mostly in Lancang Lahu Autonomous County. In Thailand, the Lahu are one of the six main groups categorised as hill tribes

  • Fake news goes viral about ‘death sentence’ for Phuket airport selfies

    Fake news goes viral about ‘death sentence’ for Phuket airport selfies

    International media are going crazy over a completely nonsense story. But, of course, one outlet posts the fake news and the others copy/paste.

  • Tourism dries up for Songkran in north this year

    Tourism dries up for Songkran in north this year

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) says tourism levels during the Songkran break will be down by 10%, partly due to the northern haze problems. Chiang Mai is one of the country’s most popular Songkran festival locations. Meanwhile, the Thai Travel Agents Association (TTAA) says the strong baht is encouraging Thais to travel overseas during this year’s Songkran festival.

  • Massive 11 hotel project, surf club and waterpark for Kata, Phuket

    Massive 11 hotel project, surf club and waterpark for Kata, Phuket

    by Bill Barnett, C9Hotelworks.com Thai developer K.W. Plaza group has unveiled plans for a large-scale mixed-use project called The Beach Plaza on 15 rai, that will have 11 three and four star hotels with a total of 1.490 rooms.

  • Skinny ‘Real-life Dumbo’ filmed at Phuket Zoo performing tricks for tourists

    Skinny ‘Real-life Dumbo’ filmed at Phuket Zoo performing tricks for tourists

    PHOTOS: Moving Animals The Phuket Zoo has again been exposed as a below-standard attraction where the inmates appear to be often mistreated, defying modern international standards and conventions for zoos. A skinny looking baby elephant has been filmed as it was forced to dance and perform tricks for tourists in, what the Mail Online describes as, “heart-breaking footage”.

  • Water trucks asked not to cross Patong Hill on Songkran day

    Water trucks asked not to cross Patong Hill on Songkran day

    PHOTOS: Patong Municipality Water truck operators will be asked to stop delivering water by crossing the notorious Patong Hill on April 13 (Songkran Day). The announcement was issued by Patong Traffic Police Chief Lt Col Lert Pokhwang. The statement says, “April 13 will be Songkran Day