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Love beats disenchantment, 254 to 1

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PHUKET: Love was in the air yesterday, as 254 couples formalised their marriages at the island’s registry offices on the year’s most romantic day. With 167 couples, Muang District saw the highest number of registrations for Valentine’s Day, while 57 couples were married in Thalang District and 30 in Kathu. “Our district gave flowers made from fish scales to the couples,” Suksun Siengek, assistant district officer of Thalang District, told the Gazette. The other two districts offered gifts of chopsticks and all three decorated their offices to mark the special day. Ever practical, the Phuket Provincial Health Office made gifts of condoms to all the newlyweds. There was only one sour note to the day, at the Thalang District office where one couple came not to marry, but to register their divorce. “Normally we don’t like to register divorces on Valentine’s Day, but this couple insisted that they couldn’t live together a moment longer,” K. Suksun said. Meanwhile, the island’s florists were furiously busy, with many open around the clock from Monday onwards. Five florists contacted by the Gazette all said that most customers were teenage students of both sexes. The average amount spent ranged from 200 baht to 500 baht. Roses were the most popular blooms, with red being the favorite color, followed by white, pink, and peach. Though prices on Valentine’s Day soared from the usual five baht for a single rose to 15 or 20 baht, demand remained high. “I sold about 100,000 baht’s worth of flowers,” said Metha Tansupasri, owner of The Flower Shop By Metha. He added that on Tuesday evening there were two traffic accidents right in front of his shop, caused by the unusually high number of cars trying to park there.



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Phuket Town Beauty spa shooter kills himself in Saphan Hin

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UPDATE: The suspect in this morning’s shootings, 53 year old Chana Rodket from Songkhla, has shot and killed himself in Saphan His this afternoon. He was a housekeeper a the beauty spa where the shooting took place.

Earlier, a South Korean man and Thai woman were injured in a shooting at a beauty spa near Naka Market in Phuket Town.

The two sustained serious injuries from bullet wounds. Wichit Police reports that they was notified of the incident at ‘The Beauty Spa’ at 10.30am.

Police and emergency responders arrived at the scene to find two injuried from gun shots. Blood-stained towels were found around the scene of the shooting.

The two people shot were 74 year old South Korean man, Kwang Hee Kim (father of Ms Eun Mi Kim, the owner of the Beauty Spa) and a 56 year old Thai woman named as Somsri Chuatonghua, a staff member at the spa.

Both taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital.

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Two shot in Phuket Town beauty spa this morning

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A South Korean man and Thai woman have been injured in spa shooting in Phuket Town.

The two sustained serious injuries from bullet wounds after having been shot at the spa in Wichit today.

Wichit Police reports that they was notified of an incident at ‘The Beauty Spa’ in Wichit at 10.30am this morning.

Police and emergency responders arrived at the scene to find two injuried from gun shots – a 74 year old South Korean man, Kwang Hee Kim, and father of Ms Eun Mi Kim, the owner of the Beauty Spa.

The other person injured was a 56 year old Thai woman named as Somsri Chuatonghua who is staff at the spa.

They were both taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital. The suspect, Somphon, a house-keeper at the spa, is currently being sought by police.

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TAT expects 2.3 million tourists for this year’s Songkran

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand is expecting more than 2.3 million local and foreign tourists will join the various Songkran celebrations this year. They say that should generate 20 billion baht+ in revenue for tourism and tourism-related services.

TAT’s Governor Yuthasak Supasorn says 300,000 international arrivals are expected to celebrate the five day festival starting April 12, along with two million locals who will travel to celebrate Songkran this year. Songkran falling on a weekend this year will also bolster local tourism numbers.

The number of Songkran-specific visitors is up this year, partly because of the growing popularity of the festival internationally and the government extending the holiday to five days this year, now starting on April 12 (although ‘Songkran, the Thai New Year, is actually on April 13).

Songkran festival extended HERE.

He admits that the bad publicity about the poor air quality in the northern regions is a problem, especially around Chiang Mai which has become a big international visitor favorite over recent yers.

Chiang Mai is one of nine provinces in the North struggling with smoke haze, mostly because of open-air burning of farm waste and rubbish, and localised bush fires. The heavy smog has caused temporary suspension of flights between Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son although flights into Chiang Mai have been unaffected so far.

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