Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • Three reported dead in Lombok earthquake – Indonesia

    Three reported dead in Lombok earthquake – Indonesia

    PHOTO: Nusa Tenggara Barat Disaster Mitigation Agency A shallow 6.4 magnitude earthquake has struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok this morning. At least three people are reported to have been killed. Lombok is 100 kilometres east of Bali.

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    Gotcha! Phuket’s crocodile caught at Layan Beach

    Phuket’s elusive crocodile has finally been caught at Layan Beach. The ‘Yanui’ crocodile (named by local Phuket reporters after the original beach it was sighted) has been caught at Layan Beach early today after more than ten days of search operations, sightings, drone photos and lots of people pointing out to sea.

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    Why do Chinese tourists like coming to Thailand?

    By Kanjana Lao Nation Graphics The Nation is reporting about a Nielsen Survey that has asked Chinese tourists why they come to Thailand. Thailand remains popular among Chinese tourists, of all ages, due to its relatively low costs

  • Two day booze ban finishes tonight at midnight

    Two day booze ban finishes tonight at midnight

    The sale or serving of alcohol will remain prohibited in Phuket until midnight tonight (Saturday) as part of a nationwide ban commemorating the start of Buddhist Lent. Yesterday (Friday) alcohol was banned for the main Buddhist annual holiday, Asanha Bucha Day

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    Phuket’s croc watch takes to the skies over Layan Beach

    Phuket’s latest crocodile escapee was spotted from a drone yesterday (July 27) afternoon near Layan Beach. The drone spotted the crocodile 200 metres from Layan Beach at 3pm yesterday. Cages have been set up along the beach and around rocks with chicken meat to tempt the hungry crocodile.

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    Register your crocodile by August 10 – Phuket Governor

    OK, all you closet-crocodile owners, it’s time to register your crocodile.

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    Phuket crocodile spotted off Laypang Beach

    Phuket’s latest crocodile escapee was spotted from a drone yesterday (July 26) evening near Laypang Beach, north of Bang Tao Beach. The crocodile catching team were notified by local fishermen at 6pm that the crocodile was seen swimming in the water near Laypang Beach. The drone spotted the crocodile near an island off the shore of Sirinat National Park area.

  • 16 billion USD wiped off Facebook shares

    16 billion USD wiped off Facebook shares

    Facebook has had a horror day on the share market as it starts rolling out new privacy policies which are cutting into the company’s bottomline. Mark Zuckerberg, personally, lost 16 billion US dollars in the market rout. CNN reports that Facebook shares plunged 19% on Thursday after executives warned that revenue growth would slow as the company focuses on user privacy.

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    Two gibbon touts arrested on Samui – three gibbons rescued

    Yesterday we posted the story about Samui beach touts hawking a baby gibbon for tourist photos – a lucrative little cash business at 100 baht per photo. But the practice is frowned upon my may westerners these days and remains illegal in Thailand.

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    Phuket lifeguards warn about blue-bottles

    Be alert but not alarmed.

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