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The leading online English-language newspaper for Phuket, Thailand, with daily news. The current top 10 breaking news stories in Phuket are:

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  • The Myth of Happiness – chasing a more accepting relationship with self
    The Myth of Happiness with The Thaiger Ask most people want they want from life and most will answer “I want to be happy.” What you need to remember is that happiness is a moment to moment choice. It can feel frustrating and disconnecting when it eludes us. In his book The happiness Trap Russ […] The post The Myth of Happiness – chasing a more accepting rela […]
  • Two years and no convictions. Erawan Shrine bombing, Bangkok.
    Only one person has been interrogated about the horrific Ratchaprasong bomb of August 2015 and it is now feared justice may not be reached for several more years. Yesterday marked the two-year anniversary of the deadly bomb attack at the famous Erawan Shrine tourist destination in Bangkok, which killed 20 people and injured 125 others. […] The post Two years […]
  • Fire in Patong Mexican restaurant
    A Mexican restaurant, Coyote, caught fire late this morning. The restaurant owner, Matthew Warton, said the cause of the fire is believed to be an electric shortcircuit from the air-conditioning system. Fortunately, no injuries or casualties reported. The second storey of the 4-storey Mexican restaurant, located on Thaweewong Road in Patong could be seen on […]
  • “It was a Barracuda”. Phuket Provincial Fisheries investigate the mystery bite of Japanese man.
    Phuket’s Governor, with the help of a local specialist, says that the mystery fish attacking 36 year old Japanese man, Keira Kosigoe, while surfing 15 metres offshore in Kamala, wasn’t a shark but a barracuda. Following the incident yesterday (August 16), Governor Norapat Plodthong says that after asking the specialist from Phuket Provincial Fisheries Office […]
  • The Ultimate Currency
    “A human being, like a business, makes profits and suffers losses. For a human being, however, the ultimate currency is not money, nor is it any external measure, such as fame, fortune, or power. The ultimate currency for a human being is happiness.” TAL BEN-SHAHAR If the ultimate currency is happiness, why do we keep […] The post The Ultimate Currency appea […]
  • Vaping could get you ten years in a Thai prison
    Vaping, the popular alternative to smoking cigarettes, might be OK where you come from, but in Thailand sucking on your favourite ‘vape’, or even bringing them into the country, could put put you in a Thai prison for ten years. It’s not a new law, with the import of electronic cigarettes and shisha being banned […] The post Vaping could get you ten years in […]
  • Muslim insurgents suspected in this morning’s bombing outside police living quarters
    Muslim insurgents are suspected in the detonation of a car bomb in front of a row of townhouses, the official living quarters of staff at Pattani’s Mayo Police Station. No one was killed or injured in this morning’s bomb attack. Luckily police spotted the vehicle while it was being parked around 4am. The official barracks […] The post Muslim insurgents suspe […]
  • Police arrest two men with a kilo of meth-amphetamine
    Border Patrol Police are searching for a third man, named only as “Gong”, implicated by one of the two suspects, after the arrest of 23 year old Teerasak “Dome” Somwang and 33 year old Non Rittichai, a Nakohn Si Thammarat resident, with one kilogram of crystal meth valued at 2 million Baht. The arrests follow […] The post Police arrest two men with a kilo of […]
  • Para-sailing ‘beat up’ in UK press
    OPINION A story from metro.co.uk shows a ‘terrified toddler’ being ‘forced’ to take a parasailing flight on Patong Beach. The headlines blasts ‘Father forces terrified toddler to go paragliding with him in Thailand’. In the ‘Beat Up of The Day’, the Metro article has somehow turned a bad parenting story into a Patong Beach and Parasail […] The post Para-sail […]
  • Air Asia under fire over racial discrimination at Don Mueang
    A Bangkok expat has taken to social media to share an open letter to Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia, after facing what he describes as “Racial Discrimination” by airline staff at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok. Philip Culbertson describes in detail how check-in staff questioned his group for an hour, demanding to see US$800 […] The post Air Asia […]

The local paper with the international audience

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City: Phuket
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Country: Thailand
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