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Phuket History: An execution observed. A vivid account of a ritualised public beheading in 19th century southern Siam. culture, ... Adapted from 'A History of Phuket and the Surrounding Region'. Available at bookshops and www.historyofPhuket.com ...
Phuket: Cheewapap Cheewatham, a former Chief of Sirinath National Park who now serves as the Director of the Strategic and Forest Protection Division of the Royal Forest Department, today confirmed that an investigation is ongoing into whether a 416-unit development slated to be built in the hills ...

Business enterprises in Phuket, Krabi and Phang Nga have put a proposal to the Tourism and sports Ministry to make Phuket a special administrative region. Phuket authorities and the heads of tourism-related organisations gathered at the Beyond Resort Kata. The meeting was to address the ...
Phuket: The owner and operator of the ONE°15 Marina at Sentosa Cove in Singapore has bought a 60% stake in a Thai company that already has construction permits to build a B579 million 171-berth marina with adjoining 66-room hotel on 24 Rai near the Phuket Deep sea Port at Ao Makham, ...
Jampa Kaewsai, 43, a crocodile trainer at a crocodile farm on Chao Fa West Rd suffered bite wounds to his left ear and right side of his face. Mr Jampa was taken to Vachira Phuket hospital in Phuket Town. Sayan Thammaphan, head of the Ruamjai Kupai rescue workers, told The Phuket News, "Witnesses ...
Phuket, 22 February 2018: Thailand Yacht Show opens Thursday at the Ao Po Grand Marina in Phuket for its third edition. The event is open to both trade and consumers, 22 to 25 February. During the four days, Phuket will host thousands of nautical lifestyle enthusiasts. Show goers will include potential ...

One Myanmar worker was killed and two other colleagues were injured in a landslide at a construction site near Vachira Phuket hospital in Phuket on ... Phuket police said they were alerted of the fatal incident at 10.30am at the construction site of a 3-storey building which is behind a 4-metre high hill near ...
Mr Gao was staying at the villa with two other men and three women, one of whom was his girlfriend, said Maj Eakkachai Siri of Phuket Tourist police. "They checked in to the villa on Tuesday (Feb 20) and were to check out on Saturday (Feb 24)," Maj Eakkachai said. "Last night they held a party on the villa ...
Late last year, a new dining outlet called Hansha was launched within the hotel as Phuket's first rooftop sushi and sashimi bar, serving the finest imported Japanese seafood and offering an exceptional dining experience, overlooking the ocean. Adding to the exceptional epicurean experiences, the hotel's ...
Six Philippine Swimming League (PSL) tankers will be vying for honors in the 2018 Thanyapura Swimming Championship scheduled on beginning on Friday at the Thanyapura swimming pool in Phuket, Thailand. Reigning Male Swimmer of the Year Marc Bryan Dula of Wisenheimer Academy, who ...
Local administration officials in Phuket and Krabi provinces have been trying to tackle pollution problem in the sea at Ao Nang beach of Krabi and the sea at Traitrang beach in Pa Tong of Phuket. Broken waste water treatment facilities have been blamed for the flow of untreated effluent from households ...
Phuket authorities inspected the 'Kanom' bar in Phuket Town at 9.30 pm last night, after receiving a report about obscene behaviour at the premises. The promotion flyer of the bar has been shared among locals stating 'On February 10, Towel Party at Kanom. Free Booze, Free Food all night long with pretty ...
NB. There is a general tone of supporting western attitudes towards animal welfare throughout this article. Phuket Gazette/The Thaiger does not condone the use of captive wild animals for the purpose of amusing tourists for profit but recognises that it is widely practiced in Thailand and other other Asian ...
The office has already installed signs at the construction site suggesting detours via Kata, Karon, Chalong and Phuket Town to avoid traffic congestion, following an order from Phuket Governor, Norapat Plodthong. Two countdown signs showing the finish date have already been installed as well, while the ...
Phuket: HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana will arrive in Phuket on Sunday (Feb 11) to commemorate the ground-breaking ceremony of the Marine endangered species Andaman Rescue Centre at the Phuket Marine Biological Centre (PMBC).
Phuket: The Nai Harn, Phuket's only member of the Leading Hotels of the World with its views overlooking Nai Harn Beach, has further raised the bar for food and beverage with the appointment of David Attwater as the skilled new Chef de Cuisine.
Phuket: A group of investors who claim to be victims of the "Srithai Network" filed a complaint at the Damrongdhama Centre (ombudsman's office) at Phuket Provincial Hall today (Feb 9), saying they have lost B19 million in the business scheme. crime, ...

Phuket: A 21-year-old man was arrested attempting to smuggle 1,564 methamphetamine pills (ya bah) onto Phuket last night (Feb 8). ... A team of Tha Chatchai police officers led by Lt Col Taweesak Kampeera arrested Chakrit Petcharat, from Nakhon Sri Thammarat, at the Phuket Checkpoint during a ...
A team of Tha Chatchai police officers led by Deputy Chief Lt Col Nikon Chutong arrested Prasorn Kaewpradit, from Songkhla, at the Phuket Checkpoint during a routine search of a bus heading from Hat Yai to Phuket. Prasorn Kaewpradit from the Thungwang district of Songkhla, was acting suspiciously ...
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The plan aims to start installing power cables underground along Wichit Songkram Rd, from the intersection with Phra Phuket Kaew Rd to Wat Kathu, within the next two months. The survey team by Kathu Municipality Public Works Division officials, and joined by Mayor Kathu Chaianan Sutthikul, also ...
The third event will be held at Limelight Avenue in Phuket Town on Mar 24-26. "The Phuket Provincial public health Office is organising these events to make tourists - both Thais and foreigners - to be confident in food for which Phuket is famous for," Gov Norraphat said. "The main things to consider are ...
The fire zone following the blaze on Phi Phi last night is being cleared since early this morning (January 7) while Ao Nang Sub-district Administration Organization (OrBorTor), tourism businesses and Phi Phi Island Protection and conservation Club have set up a registration list for fire victims. The area ...
With 16 long weekends in 2018, including 12 back-to-back days of freedom in August and a nine- day Diwali break in November, there's much to plan for. We've done some of the legwork for you, and picked 15 destinations, including plenty in India, that have become more accessible. Let 2018 be the year ...
Mr Butti was shot dead while riding his motorbike from Pa Khlok to Phuket Town at about 10pm on March 15. His body was discovered 200 metres from the entrance to the Bang Pae Waterfall. Just five days later, on March 20, police had arrested Cavatassi and three others: Prasong Yongkit, Somchai Kasuk ...
Normally, they camp in Phang Nga province or on Nai Yang Beach in Phuket, but this year they changed plans to camp here." Asked whether national park space was open to the public for events and activities, Mr Ang-ad responded, "People can (use national park areas) but by requirement must send a ...
Phuket: Popular Thai actor-cum-movie director Saharat "West Saharat" Chimpinit met with Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong at the Governor's House on Sunday (Feb 4) to discuss the filming of a new movie "I Miss You" in Phuket starting next month.
Two people were reported as injured from the fire. All both are now at Phi Phi Island hospital, but The Phuket News has yet to learn the extent of their injuries.. firefighters at the scene have sealed off the area as many surrounding the buildings have collapsed while the adjacent buildings still standing have ...
A 27 year old man, Natchasak Satitrong from Surat Thani province, was attacked while sleeping in a sala near the Loma Park football stadium in Patong early yesterday morning (Sunday). At 4 am Kusoldham Foundation received a report about a man being attacked by a sharp item. They found Natchasak ...
Phuket: The Phuket Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) today (Feb 5) announced that the water supply will be shut off tomorrow (Feb 6) in several locations on the island. natural-resources,. The Phuket News. Monday 5 February 2018, 02:35PM. In their statement, the PWA said affected areas would include Kamala, ...
Phuket: Phuket RendezVous, currently underway at Royal Phuket Marina, has set its sights on delivering much more than just a marina trade expo. The four-day event, which began yesterday (Jan 3), also includes a host of seminars ranging from those aiming to simply inform visitors of products and ...
The woman was taken to Vachira Phuket hospital in Phuket Town. One rescue worker who attended the scene said that he believed the woman was Chinese but that there was no identification found on her. "We were told by witnesses that the woman had come from the direction of Chao Fa East Rd and ...
On the coastline in front of the Third Naval Area Command headquarters, Deputy Commander of the 3rd Marine Division Rear Admiral Arkom Tang-On headed the beach activities to raise awareness for the preservation of coral reefs and marine life. Phuket Vice Governor Snith Siriwihok was present at the ...
In total seven arrest warrants have been issued by the Phuket Provincial Court. Five of the arrest warrants were revoked because suspects paid some money back to victims," he noted. In May, Thalang police arrested Somchai who was part of a four-man gang who conned a woman out of just under B1 ...
Summing up Phuket's continued growth trajectory Bill Barnett of C9 Hotelworks says "…while the recent upgrading of Phuket International Airport and new terminal has been a welcome change, the long-term reality is it's just a band aid to a macro issue. As Khao Lak continues growing along with the beach ...
Early today (January 5) at 5.30 am, police received a report about a car on fire in Soi Kor Pai in Phuket Town. The car was parked on the side road and the fire fighters brought 2 fire trucks and took about 20 minutes to extinguish the fire. No one was injured. The car was a blue Honda Civic with the plate number ขว 1107 ...
Speaking to The Phuket News today, PRBC Chief Pornthip Ratchak said, "Blood type A is in low supply nationwide especially in Phuket and the surrounding provinces. We need more of this blood type in store to help the people living or visiting Phuket. "The reason for the lack of this blood type is due to a ...
Villagers in Phuket handed over a Himalayan griffon vulture on Thursday to a wildlife nursery station in Phang Nga, which they found in weak condition in the province. Theetat dam-udom, chief of the nursery station, said the vulture was an adult weighing about eight kilograms with a wingspan of about ...
The footage was shared on a fan page for incidents in Phuket by "Kanittha Messa Jaojankaew", who wrote that these tourists were "disgusting and worth a good kicking". She claimed that they had been in a Fuji restaurant where the bill had come to Bt3,200, but they had allegedly refused to pay and were ...
Another USP is The Village's direct boat service to Koh Phi Phi and assorted other island tours, whereas mainland hotels employ hour-long transfers even to get passengers out onto the limpid sea. The bright lights of Phuket Town are 20 minutes away on the daily £7 shuttle. The airport is a 35-minute taxi ride away.
A good-looking 20-something couple shimmy past my partner and me on the dance floor. With her dark curtain of hair, she's a doppelganger for a young Ali McGraw, wearing a crop top and flared crochet pants; he reminiscent of Alain Delon in Plein Soleil in faded swim shorts and a Batik scarf wrapped around his shoulders ...
Phuket - A 55-year-old Singaporean man was critically injured after crashing his car into a fence at a monument in the Thai resort island of Phuket, The Phuket Gazette reported. According to the report, Ang Koh Lin crashed a white Toyota Fortuner into the metal fence adjacent to the Two Heroines ...
Phuket • A 55-year-old Singaporean man was critically injured after crashing his car into a fence at a monument in the Thai resort island of Phuket, the Phuket Gazette reported. According to the report, Mr Ang Koh Lin crashed a white Toyota Fortuner into the metal fence adjacent to the Two Heroines ...
Phuket: A Thai man has alleged that he was stabbed by monk in an unprovoked attack in the Nakkerd Hills in Chalong yesterday afternoon. crime, violence, police, religion,. Eakkapop Thongtub. Thursday 28 December 2017, 04:36PM. Adun Sukkasem, 44, gives his side of the story to police. Photo: · Police inspect the ...
A team of Phuket provincial authorities on Wednesday checked a Chinese tour bus in front of a Thai buffet restaurant in Soi Sakdidech, Phuket Town and found Qiu Qiang, a 42-year-old Chinese, allegedly working illegally as a tour guide along with 21-year-old Jenjira Sealoh, a Thai national tour guide.
Phuket: With more than 15 million visitors per year, this resort island plans to open 10 tourist service centres at its main beaches to offer assistance to visitors around the clock. Speaking at the launch of one of the 10 tourist service centres at Patong, a beach resort town in Kathu district, provincial governor ...
This morning (December 26), about 50 helmets were given away to children on motorcycles passing by the Mueang Phuket District Office intersection (in front of Merlin Hotel) following a policy to encourage better road safety awareness by deputy commander of Phuket traffic police, Pol Lt Col Teerawat ...
In the aftermath of the 2004 disaster, the area was used to keep victims' bodies from Phuket and nearby provinces until they could be identified. Afterwards, the wall was built, with the names of the victims' countries, as a permanent reminder for the lost. The annual tsunami memorial candlelight service will ...
Phuket Governor, Norapat Plodthong, together with the Director General of Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR), Jatuporn Burutpat, hosted the opening of the Phuket Tourist Centres yesterday (December 25) in Patong. Phuket's Governor says that Phuket is a tourism destination ...
... we found any boat defective or without the required boat equipment, life-saving equipment, boat license or boat driver license, the boat will not be allowed to depart," Mr Somcahi added. "During our inspection today, we found that most [sic] piers in Phuket are prepared to safely serve tourists," Mr Somchai ...


 

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