Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • Buffalo smiles end up in tears

    Buffalo smiles end up in tears

    by Thanapol Saengthong and Kornkamon Aksorndech Surat Paewkate, the 34 year old Chai Nat farmer who famously made headlines for his unusual friendship with a five year old buffalo called Thong Kham, has been separated from his four-legged best mate yesterday when police took the animal away over allegations that Surat had used this “friendship” to get money from others. Chai Nat is a province north of Bangkok.

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    Chiang Mai official says the hotel sell-off is “because there were too many tourists”

    PHOTO: This hotel is not for sale! Manager Online is claiming that a senior tourism official in Chiang Mai says the reason people want to sell hotels in the northern city is not because there are so few Chinese tourists now.

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    Phuket joined the Life Saving World Championship 2018 in Australia

    Athletes who were heading to the Life Saving World Championship , in Australia over the past week, met with the Phuket Governor Pakkapong Tawipat before heading to the event. The President of the Phuket Association, Anupohn Arunrat, led athletes, who have been competing in the Life Saving World Championship 2018 at Glenelg, Adelaide from November 19 to 26, to meet with the Phuket Governor Pakkapong Tawipat for encouragement before jumping on the plane and taking the flight south to Adelaide. Khun Anuphon has also been a great supporter for Phuket life saving participating in the competition and helped to raise support for the team to make the trip

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    Burmese baby killed in Phuket Town road accident

    A four month old Burmese baby girl died after a motorbike collided with a tour bus yesterday. Phuket City Police were notified of the accident on the main Phuket Road in Phuket Town at 5pm

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    Chiang Mai wall vandal arrives home in Canada

    PHOTO: 23 year old Canadian tourist Brittney Schneider returned to Alberta, Canada on Friday: Facebook/Brittney Schneider 23 year old Canadian tourist Brittney Schneider has returned home after being charged with vandalism for spray painting graffiti on an ancient wall in Chiang Mai. ‘I’m super happy and was super thrilled to see my family. I thought I’d never see them again.’ The young woman who faced threats of a decade in prison for vandalising the wall in the northern city has returned home and says she is eager to move on from the ordeal

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    Enjoy the Bua Tong Blossom Festival in Mae Hong Son

    The blooming of the Dok Bua Tong  – or wild sunflower – is on now around the hills and valleys of Mae Hong Son in Northern Thailand.

  • The Great Krathong Clean-up

    The Great Krathong Clean-up

    PHOTO: The Nation A total of 841,327 krathong floats, most made with degradable materials, were collected in Bangkok after last night’s celebrations Bangkok Metropolitan Administration governor Aswin Kwanmuang said on Friday.

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    Phuket’s largest Loy Krathong festivities – PHOTOS

    Phuket’s largest Loy Krathong parade was held in Phuket Town last night while police ramped up security for the island’s busiest celebrations in Saphan Hin. The Parade was hosted by the Phuket City Municipality and started at 6pm heading along the Phuket Town Road to Saphan Hin.

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    Walk on the wild side – the new Mahanakhon SkyWalk

    YIKES! Is there anything more terrifying than a ride in a border visa-run passenger van? We think we’ve found it. The Mahanakhon SkyWalk – Thailand’s highest observation deck and rooftop bar at 314 metres high – offers spectacular panoramic views of Bangkok from Thailand’s tallest building

  • Teenagers lighting up more than their krathongs

    Teenagers lighting up more than their krathongs

    For the teenagers who have more on their mind than floating a Krathong tonight…   Teenagers are being warned not to engage in inappropriate sexual behaviour or unsafe sex during the Loy Krathong Festival.   The Public Health Ministry’s Department of Health deputy chief Dr Bancha Khakhong says that young people usually release flowery floats into rivers and water sources at night during the festival and then hang out or attend booze-drinking parties.