Artikel tagged “Phuket”

  • Maya Bay closed indefinitely

    Maya Bay closed indefinitely

    Maya Bay is to remain closed indefinietly. The four month closure of Maya Bay on Koh Phi Phi has failed to restore the beach area as anticipated.

  • ‘Charm Offensive’ awaits at Don Mueang for Chinese passengers

    ‘Charm Offensive’ awaits at Don Mueang for Chinese passengers

    Knee-jerk reaction #48. The Tourist Police Bureau have dispatched a team of officers to attend to passengers, especially Chinese passengers, at Don Mueang International Airport.

  • Dead Australian visited shooting range three times – Police

    Following the death of the Australian 25 year old, who shot himself at a Sakoo shooting range on Friday, police have concluded their initial investigation. The man died at Vachira Hospital on Friday night.

  • Phuket’s new Governor starts work today

    Newly-appointed Phuket Governor Pakkapong Tawipat has arrived in Phuket after former-Governor Norraphat Plodthong has now retired. The Thai cabinet approved the new Phuket governor to replace current Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong who retired officially on September 30.

  • Wet wet wet at the Phetchabun’s ‘Um Phra Dam Nam Festival’

    The ‘Um Phra Dam Nam Festival’, one of the world’s most unique Buddhist festivals held annually in Phetchabun in Central Thailand. It’s scheduled from October 7 to 12 at Trai Phum temple and at the pier of Bot Chanaman temple. Translated from Thai,  Um Phra Dam Nam  literally means ‘diving while holding Buddha’s image’

  • Central’s new volcano goes up in flames

    Central’s new volcano goes up in flames

    VIDEOS: Kristopher and Toribio One of Central Floresta’s new themed feature attractions has been totally guttered today in a dramatic fire that started just after opening time this morning. The ‘Tribhum’ attraction, a walk-thru theme park, scheduled to open before the end of the year, burnt fiercely as the outer skin of the ‘volcano’ caught fire and kept burning until it was all gone. Fire crews and emergency responders rushed to the new shopping centre where shoppers where evacuated to safety

  • Thai mothers caving to superstition or private hospital wishes when having babies

    by Kornwaree Panyasuppakun and Tim Newton “Many babies in Thailand are born to suit ‘auspicious days’ or the Obstetrician’s golf plans.” The expectant mother reported to the private hospital in Phuket where she and her husband had decided to have their first baby. When she walked in for her appointment with the Obstetrician the first question was when she wanted to make an appointment to have the baby

  • Happy Birthday Sweet 17

    Happy Birthday Sweet 17

    PHOTO: The Nation Happy birthday Lin Hui.

  • Drunk Phuket Tuk Tuk driver charged after running red lights

    Drunk Phuket Tuk Tuk driver charged after running red lights

    PHOTO/VIDEO: Nicky phukettour / Newshawk Phuket The drunk driver’s behaviour was bad enough.

  • Pattaya gambling raid finds dice, money. And sex drugs.

    PHOTOS: Sanook Police raiding yet another suspected gambling den. Expect to find gamblers and gambling paraphernalia. Right?