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  • Team Premier wins Phuket King’s Cup Regatta

    Team Premier wins Phuket King’s Cup Regatta

    PHUKET: The strongest winds of the week at the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta bode well for skipper Hannes Weimer and his Team Premier crew as they scored a first place and a second place finish in their two races yesterday to win the IRC Zero Class with 13 points. “We’ve raced in 10 [Phuket] King’s Cups now, but this is the first time we competed as our own team under the name of Team Premier,” Hannes said. “I was feeling fairly comfortable going into the last race because I believe we have the fastest boat; she is a good all-round performer, so we get results whether the wind is light or 17 to 18 knots.

  • Pre-match primer: FC Phuket at Buriram on Sunday

    Pre-match primer: FC Phuket at Buriram on Sunday

    PHUKET: A busload of FC Phuket football players and team executives arrived in Buriram yesterday in preparation for their showdown with Thai Premier League Division One leaders Buriram FC tomorrow night. Having already clinched promotion to the elite Thai Premier League, the Buriram “Volcanoes” (27-7-1) look to maintain their undefeated-at-home slate, while Phuket (11-10-7) will strive to be the first team to snatch a road win against them all season.

  • Phuket mangrove land grab allegations continue

    Phuket mangrove land grab allegations continue

    PHUKET: About 50 local residents yesterday morning protested over alleged encroachment onto eight rai of mangrove forest land in Rassada, on the east coast of Phuket. Despite the fact that trees had already been cleared, the protesters were today trying to prevent Phuket Land Office surveyor Thanawut Jiarabutr from surveying the land, ownership of which is claimed under a Sor Kor 1 land deed presented by Mr Air Mardsri.

  • Phuket Darts: Hemingways A gets Swedish firepower

    Phuket Darts: Hemingways A gets Swedish firepower

    PHUKET: Hemingways A team has managed to put together quite possibly the best dart side the Phuket dart scene has ever had. One-legged Tony C, the long time Patong league stalwart from the UK, is now supported by Rappe and Tony E, both former Swedish champions, and Big Ronnie.

  • Phuket Dancer: Matt Harding to jig around Siam

    Phuket Dancer: Matt Harding to jig around Siam

    PHUKET: Internet sensation Matthew “Dancing Matt” Harding was in Phuket yesterday to record his latest video and promote the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s most recent promotional campaign: “Go Thailand: All That Is Missing Is You”. Perhaps the world’s most well-known globetrotter, Matt was in Phuket for just one day. He met with the media at Mission Hills Phuket Golf Club prior to a shoot in the Kata-Karon area.

  • Lunar eclipse tonight, with supernatural warning

    Lunar eclipse tonight, with supernatural warning

    PHUKET: Skies are partly cloudy over Phuket this afternoon, but stargazers should stand a good chance to enjoy tonight’s lunar eclipse – if they dare. While lunar eclipses are far easier on the eye than their solar counterparts, a famous Thai astrologer is warning people born on Sunday, Monday or Wednesday nights that viewing the celestial phenomenon could bring them bad luck. The warning, issued on Thai TV Channel 5 by Thai astrologer Mor Chang, says women are particularly at risk.

  • Phuket expat saved in beach rescue – again

    Phuket expat saved in beach rescue – again

    PHUKET: An emotionally distraught man was saved from drowning at Phuket’s Nai Harn Beach this afternoon. It was the fourth time in recent weeks that the man has been rescued from drowning in the same fashion.

  • TwoVillas multiply in Phuket

    TwoVillas multiply in Phuket

    PHUKET: Since launching some of Phuket’s first affordable luxury pool villas in 2003, the Twovillas Group has expanded and added a flourish of trendy concepts.

  • Phuket’s Sniffer and Shark put best foot forward for World Record attempt

    Phuket’s Sniffer and Shark put best foot forward for World Record attempt

    PHUKET: Athletes of the highest caliber have graced Phuket over the past two weekends at Laguna’s week-long triathlon festival, but their efforts pale in comparison to what lies ahead for Russell Distance Russell and Jay leShark on Saturday.

  • Poll: What is Phuket’s top tourist attraction?

    Poll: What is Phuket’s top tourist attraction?

    PHUKET: Let’s face it, Phuket has so many tourist attractions that most visitors to the island do not have enough time to see them all during their stay. Given this fact, the latest Phuket Gazette online poll asks our esteemed readers which of five very popular tourist destinations on the island they think the number one “must see” attraction.