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  • Three nabbed over fake goods and items seized in Karon
    An undocumented migrant from Myanmar and two others from Cambodia have been arrested in Karon for selling pirated goods. The arrests, in a bid to suppress copyright violations, were made by a joint operation of Interior Ministry officials, troops and naval officers led by Muang Phuket assistant district chief Danai Jaikheng yesterday (Tuesday). The three […] […]
  • Smart visa available from February 1
    The Thai Cabinet has approved a new “smart visa” to lure specialists to work in 10 targeted industries. Applications for the smart visa will begin on February 1. Kobsak Pootrakool, minister of the Prime Minister’s Office, said the targeted industries included Thai-based industries known as the First S-Curve and new industries dubbed the New S-Curve. […] The […]
  • Mercedes driver knocks out hotel security guard in Patong
    A bar owner in Patong, 37 year old Chana Thammawichai, the owner of the Mercedes in the video on social media, punched a hotel security guard, 27 year old Jetsada Thong-Iad, just because the guard didn’t open the barrier for him. Khun Chana has been arrested. The 4 minute footage of the attack shows that […] The post Mercedes driver knocks out hotel security […]
  • Member of a Phuket gang arrested after attempted murder
    Police have arrested 18 year old Pisut ‘Jojo’ Pohthong with a gun that he possesses illegally (a hand-made ‘Pradit’) and seven .38 bullets, in a house on Srisutat Road in Rassada. This arrest follows an incident that happened on January 1 when Jojo’s gang opened fire on the rival gang at the Queen Sirikit’s 72nd […] The post Member of a Phuket gang arrested […]
  • Mystery of beached ‘Elysion’ solved
    The mystery of the boat beached on an Aceh beach (original post below) has been solved with this message from the man who was aboard the yacht when the decision was made to abandon it…. “I sailed ‘Elysion’, a Belgian registered yacht, from Phuket (Thailand) to Langkawi, Malaysia but had to abandon the vessel about […] The post Mystery of beached ‘Elysion’ so […]
  • THAIGER TODAY Tuesday, January 16
    The investigation starts into Sunday’s boat explosion | NACC asks posters to ‘go steady’ on Prawit’s watches | Armoured vehicle kills one, injures three in Pattani | American & Russian nabbed selling drugs on Koh Phangan | ‘Poshtels’ are the latest accommodation trend. The post THAIGER TODAY Tuesday, January 16 appeared first on Phuket Gazette.
  • Boat debris discovered and tagged off Viking Cave, Koh Phi Phi
    King Poseidon 959 debris found in front of Viking Cave   A team of Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park officers, Krabi Marine officers, Forensic Police and divers explored the debris of King Poseidon yesterday (January 15), which washed up on a reef in front of the Viking Cave tourist attraction.   The […] The post Boat debris discovered and tagg […]
  • UPDATE: Two passengers and the captain of King Poseidon remain in ICU
    The Deputy Director of Krabi Nakarin International Hospital, Doctor Sunthorn Fongfung, revealed today (January 15) that the two patients remaining at the hospital’s ICU including Xu Xin and Wu Zhi An are still under close care from the medical team and will have to remain in the hospital for at least 20 days as 50% […] The post UPDATE: Two passengers and the […]
  • ‘Poshtels’ pushing into Southeast Asia’s budget and economy hotel space
    PHOTO: Agoda.com by Bill Banett, c9hotelworks.com A new market report question’s if cookie-cutter hotel groups will again fall asleep at the wheel as they did with online travel agents and Airbnb Call them ‘poshtels’, hostels or hybrid hotels, but one of the most exciting travel spaces across Asia is the emergence of socially-focused accommodation. Not […] T […]
  • THAIGER TODAY Monday, January 15
    Chinese tourists recovering after boat explosion near Phi Phi | Ban for hydrogen-filled balloons | Human trafficking investigation at Victoria Secret massage parlour in BKK | Jail-break at remand centre in Songkhla | Jealous husband murders wife | Monkey cheeks being installed near Saphan Hin to help with floods The post THAIGER TODAY Monday, January 15 appe […]

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The Phuket Gazette Co., Ltd.
Address: 79/94 Moo 4, Thepkrasattri Rd. T. Koh Keaw, A. Muang
City: Phuket
Post Code: 83000
Country: Thailand
Phone Number: +66 (0) 7627-3555
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