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  • Second event completed in Phuket Dinghy Racing Series

    Second event completed in Phuket Dinghy Racing Series

    PHUKET: The second edition of the Phuket Dinghy Series took place off Nai Yang Beach on October 15 and 16 with 33 sailors in contention for honors. Organizers selected Nai Yang for this edition as part of three different racing areas, with the intention of allowing sailors to experience a range of conditions and test their seamanship throughout the three event series

  • Phuket Governor pulled into appeal to fix deadly hill road

    Phuket Governor pulled into appeal to fix deadly hill road

    PHUKET: Patong Deputy Mayor Chairat Sukbal today pleaded for Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha to order the damaged road on Patong Hill to be repaired. The road was damaged by a ..

  • Troubled lovers plunge from Phuket bridge, whereabouts unknown

    Troubled lovers plunge from Phuket bridge, whereabouts unknown

    PHUKET: A search has been launched for a pair of troubled lovers who were last seen on Thepkrasattri Bridge and are now missing, believed to have leaped into the fast-flowing waters heading out to the Andaman Sea.

  • Floods force south-bound trains out of Bangkok

    Floods force south-bound trains out of Bangkok

    PHUKET: Floods in Bangkok have forced trains bound for Surat Thani, a popular jump-off point for tourists heading to Phuket, to start from the Nakhon Pathom railway station, on the west of the Thai capital. An operator at the State Railway of Thailands call center today told the Phuket Gazette that the move to shut down Southern Line services at Bangkoks central Hua Lampong train station was made yesterday as flood waters crossed the tracks used by southbound trains. Services heading north from Hua Lampong remain unaffected, said the operator.

  • Japanese refugee in Phuket pot bust

    Japanese refugee in Phuket pot bust

    PHUKET: A Japanese man fleeing the flood waters in Bangkok was caught with about 24 grams of marijuana this morning as he entered Phuket by car.

  • Thai Floods: Phuket becomes safe haven in Bangkok exodus

    Thai Floods: Phuket becomes safe haven in Bangkok exodus

    PHUKET: Roads and bus, train and airport terminals in Bangkok yesterday were jammed with people exiting flood-struck Bangkok, heading to safe areas including, quite noticeably today, Phuket. The exodus gathered pace yesterday, with long tailbacks on outbound highways with cars and adding to packed accommodations in Pattaya, Hua Hin and Chon Buri, among other destinations. For days, Bangkokians have been locking up their homes and migrating to resorts or relatives homes outside the capital, but after the government on Wednesday announced October 27, 28 and 31 to be public holidays in 21 flood-hit provinces, the intermittent streams yesterday became a flood of stressed-out safety seekers.

  • Thanyapura serves up ITF tennis for Phuket on Saturday

    Thanyapura serves up ITF tennis for Phuket on Saturday

    PHUKET: Following their success at the recent Thanyapura Tennis Challenge, Tachakorn Tonnon and Pavaporn Limsakul are now preparing for another opportunity to showcase their talents at the Chang International Tennis Federation (ITF) Thailand Pro Circuit 2011 tournament. Enthusiasts of the sport in Phuket are also anticipating an exciting exhibition of tennis from a number of the finest players in the region, to be held at Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Clubs (TSLC’s) new world-class courts from October 29 to November 12. This event is not to be missed, being the first ITF tournament to be held in Phuket and featuring a number of pros from international circuits.

  • Phuket Governor goes shopping for flood price hikes

    Phuket Governor goes shopping for flood price hikes

    PHUKET: Governor Tri Augkaradacha today inspected Phukets three largest grocery retailers after receiving complaints of price rises on some products following the floods in Bangkok. Joining Governor Tri were Prajiad Aksornthammakul of the Phuket Provincial Office, Phuket Commercial Office Director Supatcha Boonpalit, and Phuket MP Raewat Areerob. At each store, Gov Tri and his entourage was welcomed by the store manager and taken on a guided tour of the aisles.

  • Phuket rises to send more flood-relief

    Phuket rises to send more flood-relief

    PHUKET: On behalf of the Rotary Club of Patong Bach (RCPB) the Phuket Gazette office in Koh Kaew is serving as a drop-off point for flood-relief donations. The reception desk is accepting cash as well as bottled water, clothing (particularly warm items), blankets, baby products, canned or dried food, life vests, flashlights, small boats, and anything else that donors feel might be of help to the millions in distress. The Gazette will ensure that all donations are turned directly over to the RCPB

  • Phuket tourists finger American snatch thief

    Phuket tourists finger American snatch thief

    PHUKET: An American man was arrested last night after allegedly committing a string of snatch thefts in popular tourist beach areas on Phukets west coast. Jake Bordes, 27, was stopped by police and charged with robbery after two tourists reported being robbed in separate incidents while walking in Karon. A Chalong Police report states that Ritua Walli was robbed at about 9pm in front of the At Phone Shop on ..