PHUKET: To ensure tourist safety during the upcoming New Year holiday period, the Phuket Marine Department office will step up inspections and open a safety center at its office in Wichit, the agency has announced. Phuripat Theerakulpisut, chief of the Marine Department Region 5 office, said his agency is gearing up for an expected large influx of tourists over the upcoming holiday period.
PHUKET: Boats confirmed for display at the Phuket International Boat Show 2012 (PIMEX) have a combined value of more than US$ 50 million (approx 1.5 billion baht).
PHUKET: In a show of compassion, HM The King today issued a royal command pardoning some 26,000 prisoners nationwide.
PHUKET: From time to time, I get messages from people who have looked at the
PHUKET: Dewa Phuket, the boutique resort at Nai Yang beach, bagged seven awards at the ‘2011–2013 Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards’, or HAPA. The HAPA Southeast Asian regional ceremony, which took place on November 17 and 18 in Singapore, welcomed hospitality sector representatives from Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines
PHUKET: Thousands of people turned out at Phuket Provincial Hall for the morning service to honor the 84th birthday of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej today.
PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Love motel floated boats for flood relief Phuket Gazette PHUKET: An opposition MP Friday came up with “new information” to support his allegation of irregularities involving the government’s Flood Relief Operation Centre (FROC). Phuket Gazette partner newspaper The Nation reports that at a press conference at the Parliament building, Vilas Chantharapitak, a Democrat MP for Bangkok, questioned FROC director Pracha Promnok’s approval of the purchase of 2,500 small boats for 14.2 million baht.
PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Thailand to ‘soon’ issue passport for fugitive former premier ThaksinPhuket GazettePHUKET: Thailand will issue a passport for fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra “very soon”, Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said yesterday. Phuket Gazette partner newspaper The Nation quotes Surapong as saying that the passport will be issued as a “New Year’s gift”.
PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Dance Festival moves to Chiang Mai due to floodingThe NationThanks to the flooding, the Dance Center has not only postponed its International Dance Festival but relocated it from Bangkok and shortened it. It’s set for tomorrow
PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community “Clean Thailand DIY” campaignThe NationThe Anti-Corruption Network (ACN), an alliance of private watchdog groups, yesterday launched the “Clean Thailand DIY” campaign to monitor the government’s spending of Bt800 billion earmarked for post-flood recovery efforts. ACN chairman Pramon Sutivong said the group is inviting people to join its campaign for 2012 across Thailand, including Phuket to watch post-flood recovery efforts, which the government has said will involve restoring infrastructure including roads, railways and government buildings, as well as other projects