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KARON: The curtain rises on Phuket’s first international blues festival on December 16, with nine bands taking to the stage in the course of the two-day event, hosted by the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa in Karon.

The first band to take the stage, at 6:30 pm on December 16, will be Blue On Blue from Bangkok. They will be followed by Pattaya-based Blues Machine, Soi Dog Blues Band from Bangkok, and, at 11 pm, Victor Brox from the UK, described by Jimi Hendrix and Tina Turner as their favorite white blues singer.

The following evening’s music will begin at 6:30 pm with two Phuket bands, Groove Doctors and Big Fat Blues Band, followed by Cannonball from Bangkok and Kyla Brox – Victor’s daughter. Topping the bill will be the Rich Harper Band from Los Angeles, whose track As She Moved In (My Guitar Moved Out), hit Number One in Rolling Stone Magazine’s MP3 & More Blues Chart.

Tickets cost 1,000 baht for a one-day pass (either day) or 1,600 baht for a two-day pass. In addition, VIP tickets, which will allow holders backstage to meet the bands, are on sale for 3,000 baht for the two days.

In Phuket, the tickets will be available from a variety of outlets. These are: in Karon, the Hilton; in Kata, the Kata Beach Resort and Jiva Resort; in Cherng Talay, the Albatross Café in the Laguna complex and Wine & Taste on the road into the Laguna complex; in Phuket City, Central Festival, the Watermark Restaurant at Boat Lagoon, and the offices of the Phuket Gazette; in Chalong, The Green Man; and in Patong, Rock City and the Yorkshire Inn.

For further information contact organizer Andy Andersen at Tel: 06-6822639 or by email to [email protected]

The event is presented by HotelTravel.com and the Phuket Gazette.



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Fourteen kilograms of marijuana seized in pre-Songkran drug crackdowns

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Phuket police have sized a total of 14 kilograms of marijuana in three separate cases, including intercepting parcel post yesterday. It’s all part of the annual pre-Songkran drugs crackdown.

Phuket Provincial Police have seized a parcel box sent via Thai Post in Rawai where they found 12 kilograms of marijuana. Police are now tracking down the sender.

In the second case police have arrested 46 years old Kamon ‘Noom’ Teeratrakunchai in Wichit. Police seized one kilogram of marijuana inside a Kerry Express parcel box. The suspect has been charged with illegal possession of a Category 5 Drug.

And in the third case Patong police arrested a suspect near a market on Bangla Road in Patong. Police seized one kilogram of marijuana during that arrest. That suspect has also been charged with illegal possession of a Category 5 Drug.

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Emergency crews participate in fire drill at Phuket airport

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PHOTOS: The Phuket International Airport

Phuket International Airport emergency crews battled fake fires near the main runway today.

Firefighters and rescue workers were deployed on the tarmac as part of regular drills aimed at improving response times and emergency response efficiency. This was the first such drill at the airport this year.

Observing officials reported that the emergency crews were timely and effective in their response during the exercise. The drills follow a standard of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and are carried out periodically to check on preparedness for various emergencies.

No flights were reportedly affected by the drill.

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Power outage in parts of Chalong tomorrow

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PHOTO: PEA

Residents of Chalong should be aware that there is a scheduled power outage from 9am to 4.30pm tomorrow (Tuesday) as the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) continues its work on high power voltage systems in the area.

The blackouts will affect the areas from the Shell petrol station on Patak Road to Bayshore law office opposite Chalong Beach Hotel on Wiset Road.

As always, the PEA apologises for the inconvenience.

For more information contact the Operations and Maintenance Department of the Provincial Electricity Authority on 07 652 1099 (24 hr)

 

 

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