Month: November 1999

  • Phuket NewsBlue Canyon nominated for Hertz awards | Thaiger

    Blue Canyon nominated for Hertz awards

    PHUKET: Blue Canyon Country Club is one of six resorts in the region nominated for the titles of “Asia-Pacific Golf Resort of The Year” and “Asia-Pacific Golf Course of the Year” in the prestigious Hertz International Golf Travel Awards 2000. Only one other Thai golf club, the Laem Chabang International Country Club, received a nomination, in the golf course of…

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  • Phuket NewsThailand shrugs off Y2K fears | Thaiger

    Thailand shrugs off Y2K fears

    BANGKOK (AFP): Thailand shrugged off fears it has acted too late to combat the millennium computer bug Friday, but advised citizens to stockpile food ‘just in case.’ Deputy Prime Minister Trirong Suwankiri hit out at claims that the United States and other nations do not trust Thailand’s effort to beat the Y2K bug. “Nobody trusts each other; we also do…

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  • Phuket NewsBank loses B350,000 to theft in car park | Thaiger

    Bank loses B350,000 to theft in car park

    PHUKET: Nearly 350,000 baht was stolen from a vehicle in the Lotus superstore parking lot on Wednesday afternoon. The vehicle belonged to a senior bank employee. Pol Maj Amnaun Kraiwutthinan of Phuket Town Police Station told the Gazette that Vinai Wongkampoo, assistant manager at the Phuket Branch of Bank Thai (formerly the Saha Bank), and Urai Taweekul, a co-worker, had…

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  • Phuket NewsNorwegian tourist killed in bike crash | Thaiger

    Norwegian tourist killed in bike crash

    PHUKET TOWN: A Norwegian tourist died in a motorbike crash on Tuesday, the day he arrived to begin his holiday in Phuket. The dead man, named by police as Aunrik Hakon, 40, was involved in an accident just before 11 pm in front of the Prasat Witthaya School on Wichit Rd. Police believe that Mr Hakon, who was staying at…

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  • Phuket NewsWachira renews appeal for Type A+ blood | Thaiger

    Wachira renews appeal for Type A+ blood

    PHUKET: Type A+ blood is still urgently needed at Wachira Hospital for a young man undergoing a series of operations after a horrific motorbike accident. Pillion rider Chanthit Suthitantayaporn, 22, was thrown from the bike when the driver braked violently for a red light. The rider received minor cuts on his head and chin, but Chanthit suffered severe head and…

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  • Phuket NewsFast Eddy wins Patong mini-marathon | Thaiger

    Fast Eddy wins Patong mini-marathon

    PATONG: “Fast Eddy” Ou of the Hash House Harriers made it two years in a row when he won the “Fun Run” Mini-Marathon held to mark the beginning of the tourist season on Monday. Fewer than 50 runners took part in the 16-km race which went from the football field on Thaweewong Road to the Karon traffic circle and back.…

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  • Phuket NewsHospital appeals for type A+ blood | Thaiger

    Hospital appeals for type A+ blood

    PHUKET TOWN: Wachira Hospital has issued an appeal for type A+ blood after a young man was severely injured in an accident today. The hospital currently has just two bottles of A+ in its blood bank, and expects to use more during operations to be performed on the youth tomorrow (Wednesday). Anyone wishing to donate A+ blood is asked to…

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  • Phuket NewsFrance wins Junior Pétanque Championships | Thaiger

    France wins Junior Pétanque Championships

    SAPHAN HIN: France on Sunday recaptured the Seventh World Junior Pétanque Championship title after a lapse of six years, with a convincing 15-6 win over Switzerland. The French team – Ludovic Labrue, 17, Alexandre Ruffo, 17, Romaine Scultore, 15, and Nicolas Taviand, 17 – used a variety of strategic moves in “pointing” and “shooting” that experts agreed showed maturity beyond…

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  • Phuket NewsCity’s water to be suspended on Thursday | Thaiger

    City’s water to be suspended on Thursday

    PHUKET TOWN: The town’s water supply will be suspended for 15 hours on Thursday (4 November) so that tanks at the waterworks can be cleaned, the Municipality announced yesterday. Mayor Phumisak Hongyok said that supply will be suspended from 9 am to midnight. He advised anyone using mains water to ensure that they keep an adequate supply in their homes…

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  • Phuket NewsHot competition in Junior X-Games | Thaiger

    Hot competition in Junior X-Games

    PATONG: Today’s ESPN/Junior X-Games semi-finals saw tough competition, especially in the sport climbing – bouldering category. Pipoy Cosculluesia and Tagoy Ledesma from the Philippines, Kim Dae Yaob from South Korea and Michael Foo from Malaysia topped the event, each clearing the two routes on their first try. In the female category of the same event, Shaina Gu from Taiwan and…

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  • World NewsWorld News: Face of Bashar al-Assad’s government flees – diplomat | Thaiger

    World News: Face of Bashar al-Assad’s government flees – diplomat

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Syrian spokesman flees country: diplomat Reuters / Phuket Gazette PHUKET: A Syrian foreign ministry spokesman, who was the most public face of Bashar al-Assad’s government as it battled a 20-month-old uprising, has fled the country, a diplomat in the region said yesterday. Jihad al-Makdissi, who is in…

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  • Phuket NewsFour crushed to death in truck accident | Thaiger

    Four crushed to death in truck accident

    CHALONG: Four construction workers from Phuket were crushed to death and two others were seriously hurt when a 10-wheel truck crashed on Patak Rd in Karon on Saturday. Pol Capt Sanae Panmee of Chalong Police Station told the Gazette that the truck was carrying a 3½-ton excavator as well as 10 construction workers, four in the cab with the driver…

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