Artikel tagged “told-the-phuket”

  • Subsidy deadline looms for Phuket rubber farmers

    Subsidy deadline looms for Phuket rubber farmers

    PHUKET: More than 300 Phuket rubber farmers have been approved to receive national rubber subsidy funds and officials are working to certify nearly 2,000 others who have applied for the money before a November 15 deadline.

  • Water stoppage to hit parts of Phuket on Monday

    Water stoppage to hit parts of Phuket on Monday

    PHUKET: The water supply is set to be suspended to parts of Phuket on Monday, September 30. Residences and businesses in Kamala, Cherng Talay, Sri Soonthorn, Koh Kaew and Rassada will be affected

  • Phuket Police raids at Surin Beach ‘just routine’, says local police chief

    Phuket Police raids at Surin Beach ‘just routine’, says local police chief

    PHUKET: The series of walk-in police raids that startled patrons at a string of bars at Surin Beach last night were nothing more than routine checks, claims the Cherng Talay police chief. The raids were carried out by “standard patrols” with no special targets in mind, Cherng Talay Superintendent Col Chanuchan Cholsuwat told the Phuket Gazette today

  • Phuket Police on guard to face angry rubber farmers

    Phuket Police on guard to face angry rubber farmers

    PHUKET: Officers of the Phuket Police assisting local officers to guard the Surat Thani Airport against farmers protesting rubber prices say airport operations are continuing normally. A contingent of 155 Phuket police officers has been at the airport since Monday, Phuket Provincial Police Deputy Commander Peerayuth Karachedi told the Phuket Gazette.

  • French tourist drowns as Phuket surf danger season begins

    French tourist drowns as Phuket surf danger season begins

    PHUKET: One tourist has drowned and a Thai woman narrowly escaped a similar tragedy after being caught in strong surf on Phuket’s west coast this afternoon. Uten Singsom, head of the Phuket Lifeguard Club team at Kata-Karon, told the Phuket Gazette that a lifeguard pulled a Thai woman, aged about 30, from the surf in front of Karon Circle at about 2pm.

  • Brisk business at Phuket City Pawnshop as schools re-open

    Brisk business at Phuket City Pawnshop as schools re-open

    PHUKET: The Phuket City Municipality Pawnshop is reporting brisk business this week as parents pawn off gold to pay for back-to-school supplies for their children. Mr Boonsong Korecharoen, accountant and acting manager of the shop on Kamoraphat Road, told the Phuket Gazette that recently they had been dealing with a daily volume of about 400 people. About 99 per cent of these people were pawning gold ornaments to pay for student tuitions, fees and related expenses.

  • Phuket neighborly dispute ends in fatal stabbing

    Phuket neighborly dispute ends in fatal stabbing

    PHUKET: Thung Thong Police today held a re-enactment of the assault that resulted in the death of Kamonchai Suwanin, 38, from Nakhon Sri Thammarat, on Sunday evening. The suspect, Arak Kraisap, 38, from Nonthaburi, confessed to police that following many arguments he stabbed Mr Kamonchai in the throat outside their apartments, opposite the 7-Eleven store on Wichit Songkhram Road near the Caltex gas station in Thung Thong, Kathu

  • Tourist, 25, survives six-storey fall from Phuket hotel balcony

    Tourist, 25, survives six-storey fall from Phuket hotel balcony

    PHUKET: A 25-year-old woman from the Philippines has escaped serious injury after falling from the balcony of her sixth-floor Phuket hotel room late last night. Rescue workers from the Kusoldharm Foundation in Patong told the Phuket Gazette that they received a call notifying them of the incident at about half past midnight. The rescue workers arrived to find Jardeliza Samireh lying in the dirt in the vacant plot behind the Patong Pearl Resortel in Soi Sawatdirak Road.

  • Phuket braced for landslides as more rain falls

    Phuket braced for landslides as more rain falls

    PHUKET: Phuket officials are urging more residents to evacuate as torrential rain continues to fall on exposed soil at a landslide risk zone along the bypass road northbound in Rassada. Rassada Mayor Suratin Lianudom, who has been at the scene all day, told the Phuket Gazette this afternoon that officials are closely monitoring several stretches of the road. This morning a small landslide near the “bypass waterfall” opposite the Hino dealership caused concern

  • Aphrodite Cabaret opens tonight in Phuket

    Aphrodite Cabaret opens tonight in Phuket

    PHUKET: The Aphrodite Cabaret Show will hold its soft opening tonight with a special private performance for the media, government officials and other selected guests.