Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • MONDAY MORNING NEWS BRIEFING – All your local news in 3 minutes

    MONDAY MORNING NEWS BRIEFING – All your local news in 3 minutes

    Merry Christmas from all of us here at Phuket Gazette and The Thaiger. We urge you to be extra careful out on the roads on this day and in the days up to New Year. It’s the busiest time for tourism on the island and there are lots of people here to celebrate.

  • Robber in Chalong caught last night

    Robber in Chalong caught last night

    At 1 am this morning Chalong police received a report about a robbery in Aek Anda Village in Soi Anusorn and managed to catch 27 year old Aed Bangjak, who lives in Rawai. He was carrying a sack with him at the time. Inside the sack police found aluminium parts, a set of screwdrivers and other robbery equipment.

  • 17 year old couple shot in Thalang

    17 year old couple shot in Thalang

    PHOTOS: Kusoltham Phuket Foundation At 11.30pm last night (December 22), Kusoltham Phuket Foundation rescue team reported a shooting in Baan Pa Krong Cheep, Thalang.

  • 70% of the illegal businesses on Laypang beach cleared. A few remain.

    70% of the illegal businesses on Laypang beach cleared. A few remain.

    Cherngtalay’s OrBorTor President, Ma-Ann Samran, visited Laypang Beach yesterday (December 21) with about 30 military officers and local police to follow up on the progress of the demolition of encroached restaurants on Laypang Beach. The team found that 70% of the restaurants have already been removed. After the Supreme Court passed down its judgement on November 1 that the 178 rai of land located on Laypang and Layan Beach is considered to be public beach land, the OrBorTor ordered the 9 restaurants along the foreshore precinct to move out and demolish their buildings

  • THURSDAY MORNING NEWS BRIEFS – All your local news in 3 minutes

    THURSDAY MORNING NEWS BRIEFS – All your local news in 3 minutes

    We welcome Thursday and are enjoying the continuing good weather but know there’s a bit of possible rain on the way with a weakening tropical depression. From the TMD… “During 22-24 December, it is forecast as a tropical depression moving near Malaysia and the lower South of Thailand.” Let’s check today’s main news stories… Protesters threaten to go to BKK to SUPPORT Thepa power plant Supporters of the Thepha coal-fired power plant project in Songkhla are threatening to protest in Bangkok if the government does not approve the project within 45 days, while denouncing opponents of the plan as “outsiders” who do not represent the local people. Meanwhile, the group opposing the power plant released a statement saying the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand is just manipulating locals to drum up support

  • Laypang arrives at new home – Phuket Zoo

    Laypang arrives at new home – Phuket Zoo

    The 2.8 metre crocodile, Laypang, said to be an “alien species” that was caught around Laypang Beach several months ago, was transferred to the Phuket Zoo today (December 20).

  • Krabi kid fenced at home after tragic accident

    Krabi kid fenced at home after tragic accident

    A Krabi man, Chamnan Duangchan, the father 9 year old Poramet Duangchan, is crying out for help after his son was hit by a car and become so worried that he feels he has to keep his son in a cage while working away from home. The 9 year old Poramet was hit by a car 5 years ago while going to Pru Dinna School.

  • Pretty in pink – the OrBorJor expands the Potong bus services

    Pretty in pink – the OrBorJor expands the Potong bus services

    ‘Potong’, the traditional open pink ‘busses’ of Phuket operated by the OrBorJor, will now be available every day from 6 am to 7 pm featuring four new routes.

  • Phuket City getting ready to join the Euro Cake League T3

    Phuket City getting ready to join the Euro Cake League T3

    Following the winding up of the former Phuket Football Club last month (story HERE ), we now have a new team in town. And they’ve been auditioning players under the watchful eye of their new coach. The new football team for the island, Phuket City, welcomes its new head coach, Sarit Wuttichuay, from Bangkok while more than 100 football players attended the audition to join the new team

  • Cyclists gather to release 80 sea turtles

    Cyclists gather to release 80 sea turtles

    1000 cyclists rode around the southern part of Phuket yesterday (Sunday, December 17) to raise awareness about the island’s sea turtle population and release 80 young turtles at Cape Panwa.