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Phuket Gazette

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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  • Chiang Mai – the sixth worst air pollution in the world
    Air pollution in the North continues to be critical, with small dust particles of 2.5 microns in size (PM2.5) exceeding safe limits at almost every air-quality testing station. The Pollution Control Department (PCD) revealed on Sunday that although PM2.5 levels had dropped from the previous day at almost every station, the amounts were still higher […] The p […]
  • 30 million baht to be spent on Rawai wastewater treatment
    Following the complaint about wastewater in front of the Fisherman Way Village in Rawai being released into the public water in Chalong Bay, Phuket’s Governor has announced that Rawai Municipality is preparing to spend 30 million Baht on building a public water treatment lagoon. “The area is located in Rawai Municipality, in front of Fisherman […] The post 3 […]
  • From Thaksin to Thanathorn – 20 years of political soap opera
    COMMENT by Tim Newton New political parties are being registered at break-neck speed following the easing of the Junta’s ban on political activities. Most of the new parties will falter at the start line, unable to come up with the required minimum membership or capital to fund their campaigns. As new parties, they’re all going […] The post From Thaksin to T […]
  • Tourism set to rise 18% for this year’s Songkran
    Songkran is on the way. That means water fights in the main tourist destinations around the country and Thais fleeing the cities and work locations to head back to their homes ‘upcountry’. With the official Songkran break starting on a Wednesday this year you can be assured that many will take the Monday and Tuesday […] The post Tourism set to rise 18% for t […]
  • More wi-fi hotspots and ‘tourist tags’ – Phuket Smart City
    Phuket will increase the number of hotspots for free Wi-Fi Internet connection to 1,000 around the island as part of its ambition to turn the island into a “smart city”, according to Thailand’s digital economy minister. The province may also develop an electronic wristband system for foreign tourists so their identity and location would be […] The post More […]
  • Now, a SEVEN metre python!
    A video posted on YouTube shows Pathum Thani snake catchers round up a seven metre long, almost 100 kilogram, python from near the yard of a PTT gas depot in Khlong Luang district, just north of Bangkok. Amnat Saengsawang said it was the biggest snake he has captured in 30 years of doing the job. […] The post Now, a SEVEN metre python! appeared first on Phuk […]
  • Phuket public transport service centre kicks off
    The central pillar of Phuket public transportation was launched yesterday (March 16) at the Phuket Bus Terminal 2 on Thepkassatri Road, aiming to become a one-stop-shop where people can call for car taxis and motorbike taxis. The automatic system to call for taxi services is expected to help solve problems relating to taxi fees and […] The post Phuket public […]
  • Storm warning for central and north-east next week
    After storms battered parts of the north-east at the start of this week, affecting more than 200 homes, the Thai Meteorological Department has issued another summer storm warning. They say storms are expected to hit northeastern and eastern regions from next Tuesday followed by the central and northern regions, including Bangkok, on Wednesday. They say […] T […]
  • 7-11 rolling out facial recognition in its 11,000 Thai stores
    Smile, you’re on camera. Your friendly, neighbourhood convenience store, 7-Eleven store is rolling out facial recognition technology. The Japanese-owned franchise has 11,000 stores in Thailand. The convenience store chain says they’ll will roll out the technology in a number of different ways, including to identify regular and loyal customers, monitor stock […]
  • Russian tour bus crashes in Krabi
    A tour bus transporting 36 Russian tourists crashed this morning (March 16) after trying to avoid a motorcycle, which cut in front of it abruptly, according to the driver. After avoiding the motorbike, the bus crashed into a tree on the side of the road in Krabi. Police found that it has fallen into a […] The post Russian tour bus crashes in Krabi appeared f […]

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Phuket Gazette Contact Details
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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