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  • Phuket Vegetarian Festival blasts into 2011

    Phuket Vegetarian Festival blasts into 2011

    PHUKET: Devotees at Chinese shrines across Phuket raised their go teng poles at dusk last night and began reciting incantations to invite the Jade Emperor and Nine Emperor Gods to descend from the heavens.

  • Honesty in football

    Honesty in football

    PHUKET: „I think the Premier league is a strong product because there’s a tremendous honesty in our game and fans play a part in that.“ Manchester United’s evergreen manager Sir Alex Ferguson asserting that football is a business. However, it seems that as the Scot reaches seventy-years-old his interpretation of honesty has become skewed somewhat.

  • Thailand relinquish Asian volleyball title

    Thailand relinquish Asian volleyball title

    PHUKET: Thailands hopes of retaining the Asian Senior Womens Volleyball Championship crown were dashed in Taiwan last week losing to Japan at the semi-final stage. The reigning champions went down 25-13, 20-25, 25-18, 23-25, 15-13 to the world number four team, who exacted vengeance for their defeat by Thailand at the same stage last year. Despite the loss, an automatic World Cup place still beckoned for the Thai team if they won their third-place playoff game against Korea.

  • Procession routes for Phuket Vegetarian Festival

    Procession routes for Phuket Vegetarian Festival

    PHUKET: The annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival unofficially starts at sunset tonight with the raising of the go teng poles for the Jade Emperor and the Nine Emperor Gods to descend to our earthly realm. Each year, the Vegetarian Festival attracts thousands of tourists to Phuket to witness the various activities held across the island.

  • Monk hash mule nabbed at Phuket Airport

    Monk hash mule nabbed at Phuket Airport

    PHUKET: A Nepalese monk was caught on Saturday at Phuket International Airport (PIA) with eight kilos of hashish in his luggage. The haul was said to be worth an estimated 800,000 baht. The suspect, Hise Chhiring Tamang, was presented at a press conference yesterday by PIA Customs Director Montira Cherchoo

  • Phuket Town cable burying on hold for Vegetarian Festival

    Phuket Town cable burying on hold for Vegetarian Festival

    PHUKET: Work installing underground utility cables in Old Phuket Town has been suspended for the duration of nine-day Vegetarian Festival, which starts with the arrival of the new moon tomorrow. There will be many processions along the streets of the Old Town.

  • FC Phuket douse PTT Rayong

    FC Phuket douse PTT Rayong

    PHUKET: FC Phuket recorded their fourth consecutive league win last night, with a 3-0 drubbing of PTT Rayong in wet conditions at Surakul Stadium. Phuket went into the match without golden boy Sarach Yooyen, but Watcharapong „Paeh“ Jan-ngam shouldered the goalscoring responsibilities dutifully. …

  • Rondi wins Mens Open Final at Phukets Quiksilver 2011 Surf Competition

    Rondi wins Mens Open Final at Phukets Quiksilver 2011 Surf Competition

    PHUKET: The Quiksilver Thailand 2011 Surf Competition came to a thrilling finale on Saturday with Balis Raditya Rondi claiming victory in the Mens Open Shortboard Division.

  • 40,000 liters of smuggled fuel seized in Phuket

    40,000 liters of smuggled fuel seized in Phuket

    PHUKET: Police on Friday seized 40,000 liters of smuggled fuel aboard a modified fishing boat at the Phuket Deep Sea Port. The arrests were made just before dusk by a regional police special task force set up to prevent smuggling of fuel, together with the Marine Police in Phuket and officers from the Phuket Provincial Excise Office. Acting on a tip-off, the officers did an inspection of a 20-meter trawler named Premika tied to the wharf at the port, located at Panwa Cape in Wichit subdistrict.

  • Phuket Opinion: Scofflaw hotels have little to fear

    Phuket Opinion: Scofflaw hotels have little to fear

    PHUKET: The Phuket Gazette wishes Governor Tri Augkaradacha the best of luck in his efforts to make legal the unknown thousands of unregistered hotels on the island he is certainly going to need it. According to figures from Gov Tris office [see page 8, current issue of the Gazette, or click …