PHUKET: Today’s Andaman Edition of the hard-copy Phuket Gazette newspaper went on sale late last night and our Nationwide Edition was released in Bangkok and placed aboard the major international airlines serving Phuket early this morning. Both editions contain reams of information not available here in the Gazette Online.
– In-depth reports about the fate of the 68 Rohingya boat people who landed in Rawai last week.
– A progress report on an innovative project by local pharmacists to collect toxic household waste and exchange it for medicine.
– A report on the new medical center planned for Karon; Phuket bids farewell to software star Mick Tongkin and sailing icon Tony Knight.
– Read how a retired man’s compassion for stray canines is putting him in the dog house with his bus conductress wife.
– Holiday in Cambodia anyone? Not these days… an update on the border skirmishes around Preah Vihear.
– Pattaya Beach is disappearing at an alarming rate, researchers warn.
– New website testing Thai cyber laws.
OPINION / EDITORIAL
– Weekly editorial: New “mangrove flyover” road to Saphin Hin wins EIA approval: good news or the beginning of the end for Phuket’s mangroves?
– Letter from the Governor: “Tackling tuk-tuk and parking issues”.
– Island View: “Phuket gutters are human traps”.
ISSUES & ANSWERS
– Why cut grass and expose trash in Paklok?
– Valentine’s Day dilemma: How do I get a bouquet to my Phuket girl from abroad?
– Is the Karon beer bar proliferation legal?
– Pure Blue Foundation invests in the future of coral reefs.
– Filming The Impossible and developing strategies towards a “creative economy”.
LIFE & STYLE
– Book review: Michael Korda’s Lawrence of Arabia
– Hanging out: 10 Great things about Freindship Beach.
– Looking Back: Remembering the 1987 air disaster in Phuket.
– Expat gallery: Graham Bibby
– Old school: A talk with Old Phuket Foundation president Kawee Tansukatanon.
– Wise Woman: Anthropologist Joan Halifax Roshi shares her insights.
– Cape Fear: Has Phromthep Cape been completely ruined?
– Plus: Plan your weekend with “What’s On in Phuket and our pull-out Events Calendar. Read your weekly horoscope and do our weekly crossword puzzle.
– Property News: Nesac tackles Andaman region transport infrastructure needs.
– Banyan Tree launches China fund; “Rawai – Nai Harn South Coast Experience” business card launched.
– Property Watch: Bill Barnett breaks down “destination marketing”.
– Property Legal: Some advice on condo ownership for foreigners.
– Gardening: Orchid’s crack Patrick Cambell’s Top 20 list.
– Find a job, buy a car, rent a go-go bar, join AA… there’s something for everyone in the Gazette’s 10 full pages of Classifieds!
All this and more for just 25 baht at a news stand near you. Raining? Too lazy to go out? If so, download the Digital Gazette (the full 48-page newspaper) right here.
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