PHUKET: The Greater Phuket chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) will be holding its next meeting at the Anantara Resort in Mai Khao on Wednesday (November 30). “This meeting is a ‘must attend’ for those working in the hospitality, travel, property and hotel sectors,” says real estate guru Bill Barnett. “At a time when Phuket is making a transition toward a mass tourism and hotel market, global and domestic events over the past few years continue to have varying impacts on the destination,” he notes.
PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Russians to hold presidential elections in March 2012 Phuket GazettePHUKET: The Russian government has decided that presidential elections will take place on March 4 next year, the upper house of parliament announced on Friday. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who is widely expected to win the vote, will be officially nominated as a presidential candidate during the United Russia party congress on Sunday.
PHUKET: The hundreds of Baan Kho En villagers who formed a mob and commandeered the southbound lanes of Thepkrasattri Road in Phuket last week all knew one thing: they had been down this road before. The tragic, avoidable deaths of Anupong Sae-Yu and his aunt Malai Kaewkluan were only the latest deaths on the notorious stretch of road, known locally as the “100 bodies curve”. Yet this latest incident was enough for the community to unite and demand action from the government to make the curve safer.
PHUKET: The organizers of the King’s Cup Regatta are calling for volunteers to help officials on the water on race days. “We’re looking for Phuket-based volunteers to help on the water.
PHUKET: An Australian tourist was found dead at a high-end Phuket hotel last night. Police believe she died after falling from an elevated walkway. Lt Col Sarit Butnongsang of Cherng Talay Police said he received a call from staff at the Amanpuri Resort at Surin Beach at about 11pm.
PHUKET: Thousands of visitors turned out for the opening day of the Andaman Travel Trade 2011 yesterday.
PHUKET: FC Phuket returns to action tomorrow evening when they meet ninth-placed Saraburi FC.
PHUKET: “Goal-line technology would be a huge boost for the game [football], and for years we’ve thought this was a good addition to a referee’s armory.” So says Alex Horne, general secretary of the FA, and shocking and confusing are ways to describe his statement. Let’s go back to a previous Phuket Gazette “quote of the day” posted on
PHUKET: After a month of Bangkok suffering from one of the worst floods to hit Thailand in the past century, bus services to Phuket and bus and train services to other destinations in southern Thailand have returned to normal.