Month: July 2000

  • Phuket NewsDead katoey puzzles police | Thaiger

    Dead katoey puzzles police

    PATONG: Police are scratching their heads after beach guards pulled the body of a katoey (transsexual) from the sea near Patong Beach yesterday morning. Pol Col Kokiat Wongvorachart, Superintendent of Kathu Police Station, told the Gazette that the corpse was clad only in a black brassiere, white women’s panties and short white pants. The body has been identified as that…

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  • Phuket NewsRed faces over Saphan Hin reclamation | Thaiger

    Red faces over Saphan Hin reclamation

    PHUKET TOWN: Local authorities were red-faced this week after learning that part of the land reclamation at Saphan Hin appears to have been done illegally. The reclaimed land in question is next to the sea at the southeastern end of the road leading into Saphan Hin. It currently has a car park on one side and an open area on…

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  • Phuket News21 die in traffic accidents | Thaiger

    21 die in traffic accidents

    PHUKET: Twenty-one people were killed in traffic accidents between April 20 and May 20, according to statistics from the Wachira, Thalang and Patong government hospitals. Ampaipan Pawawattananusorn of the Phuket Provincial Health Office reports that 17 of the victims died while on motorcycles, three in cars and one while riding a bicycle. In the same period, 48 people were injured…

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  • Phuket NewsChina Eastern to launch Phuket-Shanghai service | Thaiger

    China Eastern to launch Phuket-Shanghai service

    PHUKET: China Eastern Airlines (CEA) has announced that it will launch a new direct flight from Shanghai to Phuket later this month. CEA will conduct the new service on a trial basis from July 18 to August 12 to assess popularity with passengers. Flight MU 5085 from Shanghai will arrive twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, at 1:20 am.…

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