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Row houses in the Sino-Portuguese style stand still amid the quietness of the old town. An old lady is busy arranging her basketry products in front of a concrete wall of which a dark-coloured stain looks like an abstract mural. Steps from the Chinese shrine, a grocery offers everything for everyone, ...
A fire broke out on Wednesday on two speedboats docked at a pier in Phang Nga's Tai Muang district, injuring captain and crew. Rescue staff along with a water truck rushed to scene at Tap Lamut pier in the district and found both speedboats engulfed by fire. It took them two hours to extinguish the blaze.

PHANGNGA: Two speedboats caught fire at a pier in Thai Muang district on Wednesday, with three boat attendants injured. Police received reports on the boat incident at the Por Duang Thaweeporn 1 pier in tambon Thab Lamu at about 11am, said Pol Cap Jaran Srirak from the Thai Muang Police station.
"Kittikorn was charged with house theft. We also found that on Mar 25, 2013 the Phang Nga Provincial Court issued a warrant to arrest Kittikorn for another house theft. According to the warrant, Kittikorn stole some items from a house in Thai Muang district of Phang Nga province on Oct 1, 2012," he added.
The province of Phang Nga was chosen to host L'Etape Thailand, and it is an hour's drive from Phuket. Phang Nga is famously known among tourists for its James Bond Island. However, in December 2004, its Khao Lak beach was also the site of the historic tsunami that claimed thousands of victims. France

Police said the accident happened on the main road in Moo 7 village in Tambon Khok Kloi kin Phang Nga's Takua Thung district. A Chinese woman was killed in the van, which was badly crushed by the impact. The driver died later in hospital. Three Chinese women and four men were severely injured.
Residents of Takuapa district in Phang Nga on Monday caught and tied up a gunman they believed had just shot and wounded two local fishermen. They delivered suspected hitman Banjong Chaisawad, 50, to police, bound with rope in a foetal position. Ban Namkem police were told that Banjong and ... citizens
Pol Col Yutthapol Yaha, duty officer at Khok Kloi, told media the van was taking Chinese tourists from Phuket to Thap Lamu pier in Thai Muang district in Phangnga, where they were to catch a boat to the Similan islands. A Chinese woman died at the scene and the van driver, whose name is not known, ...
The team of Royal Forest Department (RFD) officials together with Tourist Police of Phang Nga, local government officials and soldiers from the Royal Thai Army inspected four piers in Lam Kaen, Thai Muang district, after receiving a tip-off that there were illegal piers in the Khlong Thung Maprao national ...
However, the five tourists went out to swim at around 6pm despite the warning, said Mr Anuwat. Phang Nga governor Sitthichai Sakda today led a team of officials to inspect the area. Navy and marine police rescuers continued to search for the missing woman in a radius of one kilometre from where the ...
Two Chinese tourists have drowned and another is missing after swimming at a beach in Phang Nga's Thai Muang district last night. Two other Chinese tourists were injured in the incident in high surf in front of the Dusit Hotspring Beach and Spa Hotel around 6pm. Police were alerted to the incident at 8pm. The two ...
Phang Nga – Relevant agencies in the southern province of Phang Nga have launched joint safety operations on tourist islands in Koh Yao district to ensure legal compliance by service operators. The operations, involving officials in charge of administrative affairs, security and marine and coastal ...
A string of limestone cliffs and small islands juts through the azure waters of the Andaman Sea like sleeping giants, creating a stunning visual dance between land and sea. Perhaps the most luxurious way to experience the area is with a stay at the Six Senses Yao Noi, located on a large island between ...
A Chinese tour bus of An Xin Tour Company has crashed into an electric pole on Phetchakasem Road in Phang Nga today (February 16) killing the driver while injuring Chinese passengers. The tourists booked with CNR Travel were heading to the Ban Tha Noon Pier. At the scene of the accident on the ...
A woman, over the age of 60 in a black swimsuit, drowned on a beach north of Phuket on Tuesday. When emergency responders arrived at Khuk Khak Beach in Takuapa district, Phang Nga, the woman was already deceased. A security guard at the hotel fronting beach the woman was swimming tried to ...
Phang Nga – Despite the smoking ban imposed earlier this month on 24 beaches across 15 provinces of Thailand, several reports have indicated that beach-goers in Phang Nga province continue to violate the new regulation. Officials spotted a number of smokers on Khao Lak beach of Takua Pa district, ...

PHANGNGA: Authorities, rescuers and local people have widened their search for a 27-year-old Chinese woman who went missing at sea Friday evening, local officials said. Led by deputy governor Phakphum Intarasuwan, officials and rescue workers have agreed to widen the search by 10 nautical miles ...
Officials are continuing their search off Phang Nga Sea for a Chinese tourist who was swept away by a big wave and went missing on Friday evening. Officials from the Phang Nga disaster prevention and mitigation office, sailors from the Navy's Phang Nga base, marine police and Kusoltham Phuket ...
BANGKOK - Thailand banned smoking and littering at 24 beachside locations that are popular with tourists over environmental concerns on Thursday (Feb 1), the ministry of natural resources and environment said, Reuters reported. The law protects 24 beaches in 15 provinces located along the Andaman ...
The scavenging bird of prey was then taken to a wildlife nursery station in Phang Nga by a bird conservationist volunteer. Phuket bird conservationist volunteer Rat Puanrak told The Phuket News yesterday, “I found a Himalayan griffon vulture close to Wat Chalong at around 8:20am yesterday (Jan 31).
Emergency responders from the Phang Nga Rescue team transported the injured tourists to Thai Muang Hospital. One Chinese woman who suffered a broken right leg has been brought to Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket Town, The Phuket News was told. Thai Muang Police have confirmed they are ...
The 21st Bay Regatta will be held from January 31 to February 4, 2018 in and around the waters of Phang Nga Bay. The Bay Regatta is often referred to as 'Asia's fun regatta', attracting both serious racing yachts and casual cruisers out to enjoy the picturesque maritime scenery. The hallmark of this popular sailing event is ...
Five schools in Phang Nga province in Thailand mobilized 1,717 students and teachers and tested schools' readiness to respond to natural disasters. The drills included tsunami preparedness activities for students with disabilities, and involved parents and other community members. Located on the shore ...
Residents of two remote villages in Phang Nga on Tuesday called on the government to expropriate land to build a public road connecting their communities to the outside world. Residents of Ban Bang Maruan and Ban Bang Pring in Takupa district told reporters they need a road so that electricity can be ...
Phang Nga – Officials in Phang Nga have inspected several beaches in Khuek Khak sub-district in an effort to keep them clear of street vendors. The inspections came after a meeting last year resolved to prohibit anyone from doing business on beaches in Khuek Khak and other public spaces in the vicinity.
The 14-year-old alleged victim talks to police in September at the Khokkloi Police Station in Phang Nga province. PHANG NGA — Twenty-nine of 40 people accused of gang raping a minor last year are still at large as of Tuesday morning, police said. The case surfaced in September when a 14-year old girl ...
Popular seaside retreats at Hua Hin in Prachuap Khiri Khan and Khao Lak in Phang Nga have reported that the amount of garbage left behind by visitors has increased sharply during this year's festive holidays, causing environmental problems. Hua Hin Municipality reported a 40 tonnes per day increase ...
The trip included some major wellness-heavy activities, like deep-tissue massages and traditional acupressure sessions at Ani Villas's spa, long baths, face masks, and swimming in Phuket's Phang Nga Bay, visiting a nearby elephant sanctuary, hiking, and, of course, plenty of naps on the beach.
PHUKET: The project to have Phang Nga Bay and parts of the Andaman coast declared a Unesco World Heritage Site is of monumental importance. ... Phang Nga Bay and Thailand's Andaman coast became the unique and magnificent environment that we see today over millions, if not billions, of years.
Officers arrived with Kusoldharm rescue workers to find Supaporn Saenarj, 39, from Phang Nga, hanged by a cloth tied to a louver window. Her body was taken to Thalang Hospital for further examination. Lt Col Rassada said, “We suspect that Ms Supaporn died not more than 24 hours before her body was ...
Two villages in Phang Nga were walloped by mountain run-off early in the overnight hours on Friday, a local politician said. Wiriya Sanglekha, a member of Tambon Lamphee Administrative Organisation, said Moo 5 and Moo 6 villages in his tambon in Thai Mueang district were hit by heavy run-off early in ...
Lt Suporn arrived at the scene together with Kusoldharm rescue workers to find the body of Authai Lalam, 84, from Phang Nga lying on a bench at the bus stop. A bag and a bicycle were found near the body. Police confirmed that there were no signs of a struggle found on Mr Authai's body. Lt Suporn said ...
High-end resort brand Robinson Club expanded into Khao Lak in Phang Nga earlier this month, adding to a portfolio of 24 clubs around the world. The new branch is operated by Vitya Holdings, a joint venture with the Chakrabandhu family. Perched on the Adaman coast, the resort boasts 320 guestrooms ...
Five of those arrested were named as Boonkum Bohmuang, 31, Rachan Thong-Iad, 27, Sakrit Thong-Iad, 25, boat owner Thalerngsak Thanyupak, 36, and Manoch Thintalay, 27. Police said that, after being informed about the drugs being transported by boat through the Andaman Sea, an undercover ...
Phang Nga police have arrested 6 local fishermen with 456 kilograms of dry marijuana leaves. The 6 fishermen include 31 year old Boonkum Bohmuang, 27 year old Rachan Thong-Iad, 25 year old Sakrit Thong-Iad, 36 year old Thalerngsak Thanyupak and 37 year old Manoch Thintalay. After being informed about the ...
The success that officials and residents have enjoyed in curbing waste in the waters of the Phang Nga park will be outlined at the Asean and China Sea Waste Reduction Meeting to be held in Phuket on Wednesday and Thursday (November 22-23). A 2010 survey of 192 countries cited in a 2015 issue of a ...
Ao Phang Nga National Park will be cited at a regional meeting this week as an example of Pracha Rath (public-private partnerships in development) being put to use in managing seaborne plastic waste. The success that officials and residents have enjoyed in curbing waste in the waters of the Phang Nga ...
Ms Sun Xiuying, 75, was found by another guest of the Bor Saen Villa Hotel, floating unconscious in the hotel's pond before being pulled out of the water and Phang Nga emergency medics were called to the scene. A soldier from the Royal Thai Army, Capt Pongsak Wetyawong, was also notified of the ...
Tourists have begun flocking to see the blooming of water onion flowers in Phang Nga's Kura Buri district. On Friday, many tourists visited Ta Luen Canal in Moo 7 village in Tambon Kura Buri in Kura Buri district to view and take photos of the rare water onions in bloom, villagers said. The village has been ...
Tourists have begun flocking to see the blooming of water onion flowers in Phang Nga's Kura Buri district. On Friday, many tourists visited Ta Luen Canal in Moo 7 village in Tambon Kura Buri in Kura Buri district to view and take photos of the rare water onions in bloom, villagers said. The village has been ...
Phang-Nga province is kicking off the 2017 tourism high season with the “Blue Andaman Happiness” event, from 17 to 19 November, at the Khao Lak Center in Takua Pa district to mark the start of the 2017 high season in Phang-Nga. The event also marks the reopening of the Mu Ko Surin – Mu Ko Similan ...
At about 9pm on November 6, at Takuapa Hospital in Phang Nga, a baby was found next to a medicine room. He is 2.6 kilograms and estimated to be only 3 days old. The doctors and nurses at the hospital are taking care of the baby. They checked their records and found that the baby had not been born at ...
... introducing him as Australia's first Consul-General in Phuket with jurisdiction throughout the provinces of Phuket, Krabi, and Phang Nga.
Ao Phang Nga Marine National Park Chief Sarayuth Tansathien told The Phuket News this morning that injured tourist, Chang Cian, 19, was ...
A tour boat carrying 16 Chinese tourists and several Thais sunk off Phang Nga Bay on Sunday morning, as a mechanical issue was being ...
... Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun.
The government is currently part way through a development plan to promote cruise tourism for the ports in Phuket, Phang Nga, and Koh Samui ...
Beyond Resort Kata now joins the Beyond Resort brand in three other locations, namely Karon in Phuket, Khao Lak in Phang Nga, and Krabi.
A small sculpture garden full of figures from Buddhist hell (Naraka) greets visitors who wander through Wat Tham Ta Pan. It's a sinister sight, one filled with gory ...


 

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