Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • Phuket’s rice prices set to rise

    Phuket’s rice prices set to rise

    PHUKET: Menus in Phuket and across Thailand will soon be revised with the price of rice set to jump as a result of the Yingluk administrations changes to the rice mortgaging scheme. Pitched as a mechanism to increase rice farmers incomes and spending power, the controversial program first implemented by the Thaksin administration six years ago will offer increased rates on rice for loans to farmers who agree to pledge their yields as collateral.

  • Phuket Live Wire: Choosing the right internet landline

    Phuket Live Wire: Choosing the right internet landline

    PHUKET: In my last … Full story

  • Phuket’s baby dumping rise sparks stateless alarm

    Phuket’s baby dumping rise sparks stateless alarm

    PHUKET: The rising number of babies being abandoned on Phuket is causing alarm among the authorities, with the director of the Phuket Shelter for Children and Families voicing concern that babies who cannot be identified possibly becoming „stateless“.

  • Phuket Island View – Soi Dog in it for the long haul

    Phuket Island View – Soi Dog in it for the long haul

    PHUKET: THE recent … Full story

  • phuket-tuk-tuk

    Phuket News: Tuk-Tuk-Mafia hat Phuket fest im Griff

    Auf Phuket kann der Urlaubstraum schnell zum Alptraum werden. Denn die thailändische Ferieninsel Phuket wird von der Tuk-Tuk-Mafia drangsaliert. Zuletzt wurde sogar ein Deutscher ins Koma geprügelt, Phuket Magazin berichtete über diesen Fall. Ein Artikel von Michael Lenz, Bangkok. An den unendlich vielen Verkaufsständen in Patong Beach ist das witzigste T-Shirt der Saison das mit […]

  • Dropping a bombshell

    Dropping a bombshell

    PHUKET: „We’ve been practicing our goal kicking and our drop-goals a lot. Finals and semi-finals have really gone down to the wire and the track record has proven that drop-goals can win tournaments.“ All Black Colin Slade suggests that the 2011 Rugby World Cup could have another Johnny Wilkinson moment to determine the outcome. …

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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. …