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- Phuket Opinion: Burning desire to keep island’s flames at bayPuchong Manavakrit is a volunteer firefighter with the Phuket City Municipality Fire Department. Born and raised in Phuket, Mr Puchong is in his final year for a computer engineering degree at Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus. He has been a volunteer firefighter since he was 18 years old.
- Phuket Opinion: Quest to conquer island transportPHUKET: Mount Everest, K2, Cape Horn; the Sahara Desert – conquering these places represents the pinnacle of human potential and achievement.To this list, I would like to to add the streets of Phuket!For most, just a mere mention of the above places will conjure up images of sweat, tears, pain, joy, patience and adrenaline: all ingredients of “willpower”. It […]
- Phuket Opinion: Patong’s good-time juggernaut spins onPHUKET: Reports that Patong Municipality hopes to install a huge Ferris wheel along the beach road have generated considerable interest within Phuket’s large and ever-growing expat community, and some skepticism with regard to the cost/benefit of such an erection.But the fact that this is even a serious topic of discussion clearly demonstrates just how good […]
- Phang Nga gets jump on Phuket with high season partyPHUKET: Phang Nga kicked off its tourism high season with a colorful parade down the main street of Khao Lak to the Tsunami Memorial last night.The event comes a week ahead of the unofficial opening of the Phuket high season with the Patong Carnival (story
- Phuket road accidents claim lives of two men with same last namePHUKET: Police have yet to establish whether two men who died in separate road accidents in Phuket yesterday were from the same family.Sutep Yotarak, 33, died after his motorbike collided with the motorbike driven by Araya Sanguannam, 62, in Mai Khao at about 11:30am.After Mr Sutep fell off his bike, he was struck by a passing car and killed, said Capt Santi […]
- Nine Phuket heroes due to arrive next monthPHUKET: A 50-million-baht project to honor important figures in Phuket’s history moves closer to completion next month with the arrival of nine bronze statues.The statues represent individuals important in the defense of Phuket against Burmese invaders, including the well known Phuket Heroines, sisters Thao Thepkrasattri and Thao Srisoonthorn (story
- Phuket boy, 16, murdered with throat cut and body burned in woodsPHUKET: Police are investigating the murder of a 16-year-old boy who had been stabbed multiple times and whose throat was cut before his body was dumped and burned at a wooded location in a remote part of central Phuket.Police called to the scene – on Muang Chaofa Road, about 3km from Chao Fa West Road (map
- Phuket Employment Office re-opens to process work permitsPHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Employment Office (PPEO), which processes work permits for foreigners, quietly reopened today.“We are now back to working normally,” PPEO Chief Yaowapa Pibulpol told the Phuket Gazette.“Our office was closed for two and a half days, from the afternoon of December 3 through the public holiday for HM The King’s birthday yesterday, […]
- Boy, 14, killed by Phuket tour buspHUKET: A tour bus carrying Chinese tourists to view the sunset at Phuket’s iconic Promthep Cape yesterday afternoon struck a motorbike carrying three teenagers in Rawai.One of the three teens died instantly in the impact. The other two are in hospital.
- Phuket python nabbed after exposing itselfPHUKET: Construction workers breaking the floor of a new house in order to remake it were shocked when instead of earth they saw the tail of a snake through the broken concrete.Kusoldharm foundation workers who were called to the site on Palien Road (map
- Garden variety motorbike arson near Phuket viewpointPHUKET: A motorbike was burned to a crisp near the Kata View Point on Phuket’s west coast yesterday afternoon, possibly the result of a feud between two gardeners. Karon Police responding to a 4pm call found the black skeleton of Parichat Prasertlo’s green Honda Dream about 200 meters off the coastal road near the tourist-popular scenic vantage point.Ms Pari […]
- British tourist withdraws complaint of spiked drink in PhuketPHUKET: The British woman who told police that she tumbled from the second storey balcony of her Phuket hotel room on November 11 because she was given a spiked drink on Soi Bangla has asked police not to pursue the case.Extensive media coverage of the night’s events, which included 21-year-old Romany Mitchell’s claim that she was escaping an assailant in he […]
- Phuket Rotary continues campaign for Philippines victimsPHUKET: Despite the suffering of those affected by Typhoon Haiyan falling from headlines around the world, the Rotary Club of Patong Beach is continuing its campaign to raise funds through its disaster relief fund.“It gets harder and harder as it goes along, as it is no longer in the news,” Chairman of International Projects James Domville told the Phuket Ga […]
- Phuket government maintains workflow despite protest closuresPHUKET: The main government offices in charge of keeping the island’s economy ticking over have reported no major disruptions to workflow despite the more than week-long closure of Provincial Hall.Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut agreed to close Provincial Hall on November 27, acquiescing to the firm request by thousands of anti-government protesters who rall […]
- CCTV shopping images set police on trail of Phuket ATM thievesPHUKET: Police have identified the men who robbed a Phuket ATM on Tuesday and are seeking arrest warrants.Based on CCTV images from a construction material store in Thalang, Phuket Police were able to identify the men purchasing supplies for the crime, which used a blowtorch to cut the back off the ATM.“We started by looking at CCTV images near the ATM, and […]
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