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  • Phuket ITF Tennis: Canada-China twosome take doubles title

    Phuket ITF Tennis: Canada-China twosome take doubles title

    PHUKET: Partnering each other for the first time in doubles competition, Kelsey Stevenson from Canada and Zhe Li from China earned an unexpected but well deserved victory in the Chang ITF Thailand Pro Circuit Men’s tennis doubles final. Having defeated the tournament’s number three seeds, Soong-Jae Cho and Ji Sung Nam, both from Korea, Stevenson and Li faced the number one seeded Thai duo of Weerapat Doakmaiklee and Kirati Siributwong for the title. The strategies of both teams were clear from the first serve.

  • Bangkok Flood phishing scam sinks hooks into Phuket

    Bangkok Flood phishing scam sinks hooks into Phuket

    PHUKET: A scam email appealing for users bank details under the guise of helping to make a flood relief donation of one million dollars for flood victims in Bangkok is finding its way into the in-boxes of many residents in Phuket and probably around the world. Every disaster brings scammers, and the flooding in Thailand is no exception. Weve seen several copies of a scamming email making the rounds, Phuket Gazette columnist Woody Leonhard reported today.

  • Phuket Poll: How alcohol dependent is Phuket?

    Phuket Poll: How alcohol dependent is Phuket?

    PHUKET: The floods in Bangkok and Central Thailand continue to wreak havoc with domestic production of beer and its distribution to Phuket. The disruptions have caused serious shortages, much to the bane of hoteliers, restaurateurs and bar owners across the island.

  • Phuket’s Patong to transform feces into fertilizer

    Phuket’s Patong to transform feces into fertilizer

    PHUKET: Patong Municipality will apply for a 65-million-baht loan to build a treatment plant that will convert thousands of tonnes of Phukets fecal matter into fertilizer. The Patong Council yesterday carried the motion in favor of building the fertilizer factory, with a plan to profit from the horrendous waste. Residents and tourists in the resort town generate up to 10 tonnes of solid crap a day, explained Patong Mayor Pian Keesin

  • Three more to be executed in China

    Three more to be executed in China

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community China said to execute thousands annuallyPhuket GazettePHUKET: It is unknown how many people are executed in China each year as the government withholds the information as a state secret. But according to an Amnesty International report, the figure is at least „thousands“

  • Bangkok floods prompt PM Yingluck to call for cheap THAI flights to Phuket

    Bangkok floods prompt PM Yingluck to call for cheap THAI flights to Phuket

    PHUKET: Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra today called on Thai Airways International to reduce airfares for flights to Phuket and other destinations in Southern Thailand. Prime Minister Yinglucks call comes in response to the likely flooding of Rama II Road in Bangkok, the main artery connecting Bangkok with the South. Thai Airways International will offer airfare discounts in response to PM Yinglucks request, said Yuparit Buaklee, a Thai Airways International Information Center officer

  • Phuket Airport ready for flood-redirected flights

    Phuket Airport ready for flood-redirected flights

    PHUKET: Phuket International Airport (PIA) is ready to take on the role as the Airport Authority of Thailand (AoT) Emergency Operations Center if Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok succumbs to floods. We held a meeting to discuss the possibility of PIA becoming the alternate [main] airport in case Suvarnabhumi Airport is unable to operate, said an AoT Phuket spokesperson yesterday

  • Phuket probe reveals 1,400 meth pills in mans underpants

    Phuket probe reveals 1,400 meth pills in mans underpants

    PHUKET: The arrests of two low-level Phuket drug users have led to the bust of their suspected methamphetamine dealer, who was allegedly caught with 1,400 ya bah (methamphetamine) stashed in his underwear. Narongrit Metula, Bualin Panachai and Seksan Sritham were presented at a press conference at Chalong Police Station yesterday.

  • Flood price rises no match for Phuket flower power on Loy Krathong

    Flood price rises no match for Phuket flower power on Loy Krathong

    PHUKET: Floods in Bangkok and Central Thailand forcing the prices of some flowers to double in Phuket have not stopped people from splashing out for the Loy Krathong festival tonight. The krathong, lotus-shaped floats traditionally made of banana leaves, with a small offering of food, flowers, joss sticks and/or candles, are usually adorned with lotus and orchids

  • Phuket models call for votes in Thai Supermodel contest

    Phuket models call for votes in Thai Supermodel contest

    PHUKET: Two young Phuket models are seeking votes in the Photogenic Model competition, part of the Thai Supermodel Contest 2011. Uraisri Yim Watrsang, 16, and Vanessa Van Herrmann, 20, have both made it to the final round of the contest to be broadcast on Channel 7.