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  • Thailand News

    MRT clarifies water leakage caused by clogged A/C system

    The Mass Rapid Transit Authority (MRTA) today clarified that the water leakage on a Bangkok MRT train captured on camera was due to a clogged air-conditioning system. The incident occurred at 6.35pm on Tuesday, May 21, on a Blue Line train travelling from Bang Sue station to Tao Poon station, which saw water flowing from the A/C vents, causing concern…

  • World News

    Popular food blogger’s 11 million baht Ho Chi Minh penthouse plagued with water leaks and cracks

    After investing over 11 million baht (US$304,321) in a high-end penthouse in Ho Chi Minh City, 30 year old food blogger and YouTuber Đặng Anh Vũ from Hanoi faced unexpected issues with his new abode. Despite meticulous planning and attention to every detail, Vũ experienced severe problems with water leakage and cracked walls after only two years of residence. Vũ…

  • Thailand News

    Tak’s rising waters put dams at risk, residents urged to seek high ground

    Severe rainfall in Tak province caused a mass influx of water into reservoirs, exceeding their storage capacity and raising concerns over potential dam breaches. The deputy governor has ordered immediate action to prevent further erosion and expansion due to Tak flooding, urging residents to quickly move their belongings to higher ground. Heavy rainfall in Tak province today resulted in a…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket makes waves: Forum tackles island’s watery woes

    Thailand’s popular island destination of Phuket held a forum to discuss the region’s persistent water issues, led by Secretary-General of the Office of National Water Resources (OWNR), Dr Surasee Kittimonthon. The forum, which took place yesterday, was attended by over 300 individuals, including Phuket Vice Governor Amnuay Pinsuwan and Phuket Chamber of Commerce President Kongsak Khuphongsakorn. Dr Surasee later joined another…

  • Environment News

    Another leak found in underwater oil pipeline off the Rayong coast

    Another oil leak in the pipeline off the coast of Rayong has been reported by the Star Petroleum Refining Public Company, which has sent a letter to the Map Ta Phut Provincial Police Station asking permission to repair the pipe and prevent further environmental damage. Since late January, oil leaking from the pipes have polluted Rayong’s Mae Ramphueng Beach, with…

  • Pattaya News

    Four crew plucked out of the water after freight ship sinks in Gulf of Thailand

    Four crew members of a freight ship that sank near Koh Si Chang in Chon Buri province late on Wednesday were rescued, officials said. Phithak Watanapongpaisal, director of the marine traffic and safety of Laem Chabang deep sea port, said his centre was alerted at 11.40pm that the Phattara Marine 6 boat with 72 containers had sank near Koh Thai…

  • News

    Black wastewater threatens to destroy Patong’s restored coral reefs

    By Pratch Rukivanarom Wastewater leaking into Patong Bay could kill recently restored coral reefs in front of the world famous Patong Beach, academics are warning. Wastewater has leaked into the sea and polluted Patong Bay twice this month, harming the health of the reef ecosystem, which mostly comprises soft coral. A team led by Phuket Governor Naraphat Plodthong inspected areas…

  • Phuket News

    Phummisak set to turn off free water

    PHUKET CITY: The era of free water will come to an end soon for Phuket City as the owner of tin mines from which the free water comes begins charging for it.In the past, much of the city’s water was supplied free of charge from tin mines controlled by former mayor Phummisak Hongyok.K. Phummisak, whose company, Anuphas & Sons, is…

  • Transport News

    BMA fast-track road returns to ease city’s traffic congestion

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) issued a call to the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) for the swift restoration of roads surrounding various MRTA construction sites. This move is aimed at mitigating the escalating traffic congestion in the city. The deputy Bangkok governor, during a recent BMA meeting, revealed that the MRTA has assured the BMA of the planned…

  • Thailand News

    Phuket Media Watch – death toll from flooding in Thailand reaches 740

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – Thailand news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Death toll from flooding in Thailand reaches 740 Phuket Gazette The death toll from months of severe flooding across Thailand has reached at least 740, the country’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reported on Friday. About 3,652 villages in 80 districts of nine provinces in the…

  • Thailand News

    Cooler catastrophe: Roi Et fridge explosion leaves 4 houses chilling in ruins

    A refrigerator explosion in Roi Et left four houses significantly damaged, with a family narrowly escaping harm. The incident occurred early this morning, July 15, prompting police and rescue teams to investigate the cause. Police in Roi Et received a report of a refrigerator explosion at a home in Dong Lan subdistrict, Mueang district. Upon arrival, they found a single-storey…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Video News | Former soapy king Chuwit Kamolvisit in palliative care abroad, foreign man captured on CCTV stealing Thai woman’s motorcycle

    In Thailand Video News today, Jay presents the news happening across the country and abroad. Former politician and soapy king Chuwit Kamolvisit has been put into palliative care in the United Kingdom for liver cancer, while a foreign man was caught stealing a Thai Woman’s motorcycle on a CCTV camera in Phuket. Wildfires in Thailand’s Western Forest Complex have reduced…

  • Automotive

    Beat summer heat with essential car maintenance tips

    As Thailand experiences elevated temperatures during its summer months, the importance of vehicle maintenance becomes increasingly paramount. The harsh heat and humidity can adversely affect various aspects of your vehicle, from the paintwork to engine performance. For those seeking methods to maintain their car in pristine condition throughout the intense Thai summer, this article serves as an essential resource. The…

  • Thailand News

    Relocation of cadmium tailings from Bangkok commences May 7

    The logistics of relocating cadmium tailings from Samut Sakhon, Bangkok, and Chon Buri back to their original location in Tak is set to start on May 7. Bound & Beyond Plc, the company responsible for the task, has a deadline of 36 days to execute the operation, as stated by Pimphattra Wichaikul, the Industry Minister. Pimphattra revealed yesterday that the…

  • Thailand News

    Acidic anxiety: Lorry leak near Mekong raises contamination fears

    A lorry incident in Laos, which resulted in a sulphuric acid leak into a tributary of the Mekong River, has sparked concerns about potential water contamination along the Thailand-Laos border. However, the water quality in this stretch of the river was deemed safe yesterday, April 8, with continuous monitoring set to persist until the end of the week. Somsak Thepsutin,…

  • Thailand News

    RTN completes salvage operation of sunken HTMS Sukhothai

    The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) concluded a 19-day-long salvage operation of the sunken HTMS Sukhothai, setting the stage for the creation of a memorial monument. The vessel had sunk in the Gulf of Thailand on December 19, 2022, resulting in the rescue of 76 out of the 105 people on board, while 24 individuals were found dead, leaving five still…

  • Environment News

    Oil spill disrupts Sri Racha coast, Thai Oil Company responds swiftly

    The waters off Sri Racha coast in Chon Buri were tainted by an oil spill on Sunday night, September 3. The Thai Oil Public Company Limited’s refinery, located in the Sri Racha district, reported the leakage during an oil discharge from a tanker at the Single Buoy Mooring Buoy (SBM-2). Approximately 45,000 litres of crude oil seeped into the sea,…

  • Environment News

    Breathe easier: 7 tips to combat Thailand’s poor air quality

    Thailand’s air quality has become a critical concern as the country faces recurring episodes of harmful air pollution. Air pollution has become a significant environmental and public health issue in Thailand, particularly in urban areas where traffic congestion, industrial activities, and agricultural burning are prevalent. Poor air quality in Thailand poses a significant risk to the health of its residents,…

  • Environment News

    RTN mobilised to deal with oil leak off Gulf of Thailand

    Thailand today mobilised the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) to aid in the rescue of an oil storage vessel and contain damage to the environment. The vessel suffered damage during routine maintenance in the Gulf of Thailand earlier this week. According to government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri, the RTN will focus on assisting the crew in plugging a leak that resulted in…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Update | Reducing paperwork for incoming travellers

    This Wednesday the CCSA convene for yet another meeting to consider both lifting persistent local restrictions, as well as reducing some of the paperwork and hassles for incoming travellers. For travellers, they will be looking for the scrapping of one or both the pre-paid PCR tests and accommodation when they arrive. New applications for the Thailand Pas have remained lack-lustre…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Dengue on the rise in the northeast, wet season worries

    As if you haven’t got enough to worry about. For now, Covid-19 is largely under control here in the Land of Smiles, but the annual worries around the wet season and Dengue Fever are an ongoing nuisance. Whilst Covid-19 is getting all the headlines, Dengue is a clear and present danger for anyone living in Thailand, especially at this time…

  • Thailand News

    Accessing from above. Scientists add their knowledge to the search.

    By Pratch Rujivanarom in Chiang Rai Academics, experts in the local geography and local people are pitching in to provide scientific data about the Tham Luang cave network. This local intel will support the official rescue mission for the youth football team believed trapped inside. Those working on the rescue speak of a tough operation, a battle against nature, in…

  • News

    Sakon Nakhon floods easing. Authorities worried about more rain.

    The country’s disaster warning system needs to be reformed, experts emphasized yesterday, as there was no warning for the recent flash flood in Sakon Nakhon that resulted from heavy downpours and leakage in a local reservoir. Meanwhile, experts have reassured the public that there will be no big flood similar to the disaster in 2011, because there was no indication…

  • Thailand NewsPhuket Gazette Thailand News: Suit filed against PTTGC; Sting operation ends in shoot-out; Flash floods hit Mae Sot; Social media shows outrage over oil spill, calls for hair donations[VIDEO] | Thaiger

    Phuket Gazette Thailand News: Suit filed against PTTGC; Sting operation ends in shoot-out; Flash floods hit Mae Sot; Social media shows outrage over oil spill, calls for hair donations[VIDEO]

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – Thailand news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Case filed against PTTGC The Nation / Phuket Gazette PHUKET: The Marine Department yesterday lodged a police complaint against PTT Global Chemical over the crude oil leak from the undersea pipeline it owns in the Gulf of Thailand. The department’s strategic move is aimed at ensuring…

  • Phuket News

    Park chief preps Similan Islands for tourist high season

    PHUKET: The chief of the Similan Islands Marine National Park is calling for all tour boat operators to register in order to be able to legally enter the park when it reopens on November 1. Operators found entering the park without permits will be fined, warned park chief Mana Phermpool. “So far we have received permit applications from 35 boats.…

  • Phuket News

    SUCCESS: Phuket sea gypsies salvage oil carrier

    PHUKET: A team of sea gypsy divers have successfully re-floated and towed ashore the Choke Taworn 6, which sunk in heavy seas off Phuket earlier this month with an estimated 25,000 liters of diesel fuel aboard. The team, led by Surin Pramongkij, successfully brought the vessel to the surface at 11am. The boat was then towed by its sister vessel…

  • Phuket News

    Diesel salvage mission off Phuket resumes today

    PHUKET: The mission to raise the sunken Choke Taworn 6 and its cargo of diesel fuel was postponed yesterday due to rough sea conditions. The effort will resume at 10am today, weather permitting. Rear Admiral Nawin Thananet, Chief of Staff of the Royal Thai Navy’s Third Area Command, said yesterday that visual inspection of the diesel tanks by divers revealed…

  • Phuket NewsPhuket oil scare ends; Phuket probes asthma | Thaiger

    Phuket oil scare ends; Phuket probes asthma

    Phuket NEWS Hound – A daily digest of news about Thailand from around the world, compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community. Phuket oil spill alert ends PHUKET: A Phuket provincial marine official says no more oil is leaking from the sunken tanker. Bhuripat Theerakulpisut told The Nation yesterday that the stricken vessel, the Choke Tavorn 6, was carrying…