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- Islamic Festival kicks off, expects to draw record numbers in PhuketPHUKET: The Alhamdulillah Talk-show Festival, expected to draw over 20,000 participants, is underway in Cherng Talay and will be running until midnight Sunday – rain or shine.“There will be talk shows about Islamic teachings and philosophy at the festival. We want to introduce Islam to the world, not just as a religion but also as a way of life,” Muhammad-Al […]
- Steep road construction investigated, locals fear landslides across the bay from PhuketPHUKET: Business owners’ fears of landslides that could be caused by a recently constructed road on a steep hill in the Ao Nang area across the bay from Phuket, led to an investigation on Thursday of the construction site.Locals also claimed that the road had been developed on Hat Noppharat Thara – Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park land. However, those allegation […]
- Rough seas along Krabi coast capsize 60 boats, two injuredPHUKET: Heavy weather wreaked havoc on the Krabi coast, across the bay from Phuket, flipping over 60 long-tail boats and injuring at least two this afternoon.Around noon today, rough seas capsized 10 longtail boats anchored close to shore, injuring one tourist, said Krabi Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Chief Thalerngsak Phuwayanapong.“One tourist was rep […]
- Phuket Opinion: Proactive CCTV use necessary to protect resortsPhuket Tourism Association (PTA) Vice President Bhuritt Maswongssa, 51, is also the Vice Chairman of the Patong Resort hotel. He received law degrees from both Ngee Ann College in Singapore and Ramkhamhaeng University in Thailand. In the wake of a recent spate of hotel robberies across the island, he discusses how to boost hotel and resort security.
- Nine dead in Phuket wedding guest truck crashPHUKET: Nine died and seven were injured after two pickup trucks – one carrying wedding guests returning to Trang from Phuket and one ferrying road construction workers – collided in Krabi last night.Police were called to the scene at the dangerous curve known as harm tai (“forbidden to die”) in Sai Khao district at 8pm. There they found two wrecked pickups, […]
- Phuket Tourist Police murder case on holdPHUKET: The investigation into a Phuket Tourist Officer involved in a gunfight with neighbors that left two men dead and two, including the officer, injured on March 20 (story
- Gold shop thefts on the rise, police practice responsePHUKET: With millions of baht worth of gold being snatched from Phuket gold shops over the last year, Phuket police and gold shop owners joined together for a gold shop crime drill earlier this week.“The recent increase in the number of gold shops and supermarket robberies has made it necessary for shop owners and police to know exactly what to do in these s […]
- Phuket Python excites early morning Patong crowdPHUKET: An excited crowd was drawn to Soi Nanai at the unusual time of 7:40am this morning as Phuket rescue workers attempted to dislodge a three-meter long Python from a drain.A startled shopkeeper had called rescue workers after spotting the moderately sized snake in the drain below her.Rescue workers were able to lift the grate and safely extract the pyth […]
- Visakha Bucha Day underway in Phuket, alcohol sales haltedPHUKET: People gathered across Phuket and Thailand today to offer alms to Buddhist monks at merit-making ceremonies to mark Visakha Bucha Day.The public holiday commemorates three important events in the life of the Buddha: his birth, enlightenment and passing away. These events occur on the same day of the year in the Buddhist calendar: always on the full m […]
- Dredging clears path for cleaner Phuket Bang Tao Canal waterPHUKET: Bang Tao Canal water, which was blamed for a rash of health problems for Phuket tourists and boatmen, is now flowing more freely with 80 per cent of the canal-dredging process complete.Akkarawat Hirunphun, director of the Phuket-based Regional Environmental Office 15, said tests conducted by his officers in April confirmed that the water in the canal […]
- Mob violently bounces Aussies from Kangaroo BarPHUKET: Two drunk Australians were beaten down by a mob on Phuket’s famous party street, Soi Bangla, early yesterday.At about 1:30am Patong Deputy Superintendent Akanit Danpitaksat arrived on Soi Bangla (map
- Phuket illegal taxi driver charged with sexual assaultPHUKET: The illegal taxi driver accused of holding a 19-year-old Chinese tourist captive in his vehicle for five hours has been charged with sexual assault, the Phuket City Police chief confirmed.Paitoon Kruain, 32, who operated an illegal taxi picking up tourists at Phuket International Airport, presented himself to police for questioning last Saturday (sto […]
- Phuket house construction worker dies in fallPHUKET: A Phuket construction worker died yesterday after falling from scaffolding at a house being built in Thalang.Thalang Police were called to the site, in Soi Lak Maung in Baan Muang Mai, at about 10:30am.At the scene they found Manit Mongkhon, 42, from Nan Province in Northern Thailand, dead from a fatal head injury.
- Phuket shop owners urge mayor to reverse parking banPHUKET: More than 30 vendors with stores located opposite Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket Town have appealed to the Phuket City Mayor to reverse the decision to install no parking signs in front of their shops.The new signs, which prohibit parking in the area from 7am to 6pm, were installed on May 16 as a way to try to alleviate heavy traffic congestion in […]
- Chinese arrested for illegally selling souvenirs at Phuket templePHUKET: Nine Chinese were arrested on Tuesday for illegally selling amulets and souvenirs at Wat Kathu, one of the oldest temples on the island.Phuket Immigration Office Superintendent Pol Col Sanchai Chokhayaikij led officers to the revered site at about 4:30pm, where they found the Chinese nationals actively selling amulets and souvenirs to visitors at the […]
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