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  • Phuket rains rip another tear in Patong Hill road

    Phuket rains rip another tear in Patong Hill road

    PHUKET: Officers from Patong Municipalitys Engineering Division today patched yet another section of the road over Patong Hill, this time on the left-hand eastbound lane for traffic heading toward Phuket Town. The section of freshly damaged road lies about 200 meters west of the Chao Pho Seua Shrine (Tiger Temple) at the top of the hill.

  • Patong disaster officers launch flood-relief campaign

    Patong disaster officers launch flood-relief campaign

    PHUKET: The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) office at Patong Municipality today launched a campaign to collect donations of flood relief items from people living in Patong and along Phuket’s west coast. Donations of any essential items, such as dried canned food, rice, clothes and cash, are welcome, an officer at the DDPM Patong office told the Phuket Gazette today. Six donation collection points have been set up throughout Patong, at: 1) The DDPM building (the fire station) next to the ..

  • Phuket boy, 9, tops EU contest

    Phuket boy, 9, tops EU contest

    PHUKET: A nine-year-old Phuket student was yesterday honored with a personal visit from David Lipman, the Head of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Thailand.

  • Phuket firestarter bamboozles police

    Phuket firestarter bamboozles police

    PHUKET: The cause of a fire in an uninhabited Phuket shop-house this morning remains unknown, with police saying it was not a short circuit. No one was injured in the fire

  • Phuket prisoners plunge into fight against floods

    Phuket prisoners plunge into fight against floods

    PHUKET: Inmates at Phuket Provincial Prison were dispatched to Thalang over the past two days to clear canals of overgrowth and to improve drainage in flood-affected areas of Pa Khlok. Armed with sickles and under close observation by prison wardens, more than 30 inmates with ‚good behavior‘ records took part in the operation, which helped ease the suffering of residents in flooded parts of Pa Khlok and Mai Khao

  • Major earthquake strikes off Bali; Australian brain damaged by toxic cocktail on Bali holiday

    Major earthquake strikes off Bali; Australian brain damaged by toxic cocktail on Bali holiday

    PHUKET NEWS HOUND Regional News selected by Phuket Gazette editors for Phuket readers Strong earthquake strikes off Bali, IndonesiaPhuket Gazette A strong earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Bali a few minutes ago, seismologists said, but no tsunami warnings were issued. The 6.8-magnitude earthquake at 11:16am local Bali time (10:16 Phuket time) was centered about 143 kilometers (88 miles) southwest of Nusa Dua, a major resort in the southeast of the island

  • More landslides strike Phuket

    More landslides strike Phuket

    PHUKET: Two more small landslides were reported in Phukets Rassada subdistrict yesterday, one causing a temporary road closure and the other damaging the wall of a hillside residential estate. The first slide hit on Monday night the Ban Thepkrasattri housing estate just south of … Full story

  • Phuket meth users hooked by cosmetic claims

    Phuket meth users hooked by cosmetic claims

    PHUKET: Crystal meth dealers in Phuket are attracting new users by claiming the drug has … Full story

  • Training tips for the Phuket Triathlon

    Training tips for the Phuket Triathlon

    PHUKET: For most triathletes swimming seems to be the most demanding technical aspect of the three disciplines. I remember my first triathlon. I was very nervous about the swim start, about being in the open water and I was not sure how to manage swimming in a straight line.

  • Iranian Actress sentenced to 90 lashes for role in Australian film

    Iranian Actress sentenced to 90 lashes for role in Australian film

    Phuket NEWS Hound World news selected by Phuket Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Sydney Morning Herald An Iranian actress has been sentenced to one year in prison and 90 lashes for her role in an Australian film, media reports said on Tuesday, days after a student activist was lashed 74 times for insulting the country’s president.