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Phuket woman wins top “Mum” award

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CHERNG TALAY: Phuket native Ladda Pongjarean, 51, the housekeeping supervisor at The Chedi resort, has been awarded this year’s Best Mother award for enduring difficult circumstances. The award is one of 15 Best Mother awards handed out on Mother’s Day (August 12) in Bangkok by HRH Princess Soamsavali. The annual awards have various categories and are given to mothers who have been nominated from throughout Thailand. K. Ladda was left alone to care for her four-year-old son and her daughter after her husband died more than 20 years ago. Over the years, her support for her children resulted in her son graduating in engineering from Kasetsart University, in Bangkok, and her daughter becoming a nurse at Thalang Hospital. “I was very excited when I found out that I had been nominated as a best mother. But I never expected that I would be chosen because there were four other mothers in Phuket who were nominated,” said K. Ladda, after returning from Bangkok yesterday. “Raising the children has been very tiring because I have had to be the mother, the father and sometimes their friend. But I’m very lucky that my children have never done anything seriously wrong. “When my husband died, I thought that I had no time to be sad. I had to get going for my children’s sake. I decided that, since I gave birth to them, I had to look after them,” she said. André Kretschmann, general manager of The Chedi, said, “We believe that K. Ladda deserves this award very much. She has been with us 18 years and I think she’s faced a lot of difficult circumstances in her life. “She has raised two children alone and she is one of only a few people I’ve met who always has a positive outlook on life.”



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Motorbike driver smashes through glass window after accelerator malfunctions

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A female motorbike driver has sustained injuries after her motorbike’s hand grip malfunctioned and she collided with a glass wall.

Chalong Police were notified of the incident at an air conditioning shop at 6pm yesterday on Chao Fa West Road in Chalong.

Police and emergency responders arrived and found the shattered glass wall and a damaged motorbike.

The injured 40 year old Naowarat Jankarn had already been taken to Chalong Hospital. She sustained injuries from cuts from the broken glass. polls of blood were found on the floor.

Ms Naowarat told police that she had parked her motorbike in front of the shop since Wednesday . The motorbike was underivable because the hand grip accelerator was malfunctioning.

Yesterday she started the motorbike, claiming she had forgotten about the broken accelerator.

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Police hunting for driver who threatened others with a gun on Phuket road – VIDEO

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PHOTO: Tiw Tiw

The Thalang Police are hunting for the driver who was threatening other motorists on Thepkrasattri Road by waving a gun around out of the driver’s window of his red sedan in Thalang this morning.

A Facebook user ‘Tiw Tiw’ has posted the video with a message reading “where are the police, please follow him. The incident happened this morning in Thalang.”

The video shows a car switching from one lane to another.  The driver shows a gun in his car window and then appears to throw it out (at least he used his indicator).

The Thalang Police are investigating the incident and want to find the car driver for questioning.

 

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Phuket’s hotel and property players look north

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by Bill Barnett of c9hotelworks.com

One of Greater Phuket’s real estate and hotel market’s that has a decided buzz of late is the area north of Phuket over the Sarasin bridge in Phang Nga.

In Natai Beach, the entry of the Baba Beach Club and nearby Akyra has created renewed visibility for the broad West Coast stretch of white sand beach, extending north beyond Phuket.

Two upscale hotels are in the development phase in the vicinity, with one being flagged to an international hotel operator.

Up at the 1,000 plus rai Thai Muang mega-project, movement is once again underway, as is a nearby massive Japanese-led mixed-use project including a golf course.

Land values are currently running amuck in the Koh Kloi area where the AOT (Airports of Thailand) has reportedly acquired land for an upcoming Phang Nga airport which will provide Phuket with a second gateway alternative.

Premium land transactions are taking place, with the most notable being the recent trade of the former oceanfront site in Bodan that was to be at various stages first a Raffles and later a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

Looking at Phuket’s light-rail initiative, one knock-on effect will be the eventual linkage between the island and larger connection to a broader rail terminus in Koh Kloi. This will likely spur real estate speculators to acquire peripheral locations.

As Phang Nga’s West Coast four land highway expansion moves forward to Khao Lak and beyond, Phuket’s Northern neighbor is seeing a renewed push in its tourism, property and infrastructure.

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