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Video Report: Get sweaty with a clean conscience: Phuket’s Clean the Beach Boot Camp tomorrow

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PHUKET: After their one-year anniversary celebration to Phi Phi, Krix Luther and the Clean The Beach Boot Camp gang will be back on their home turf at Nai Harn Beach in southern Phuket tomorrow.

Last month, over 50 eager boot camp participants, veterans and first-timers, piled onto Blue World Safaris’ speedy catamaran for the anniversary event, banking on a day of dolphin watching, cliff jumping and snorkeling… and let us not forget a solid workout and a beach cleanup.

The anniversary participants scoured the workout area on Phi Phi Don for shards of glass before the warm up.

The warmup tapped into the inner beast of many participants as they scampered across the sands using quadrupedal movements that mimicked animal motor patterns, explained Krix.

Join the fun tomorrow at Nai Harn Beach. Video: PGTV

The real workout, however, was intense body-weight training, with each participant fighting their own battle to finish as many reps as possible in 10 minutes.

Panting and gasping, participants cooled down with a short yoga session, then got physical with a match of tug-of-war.

With the fun and games having come to an end, it was time for the environmental enthusiasts to give back. Tourists stopped and stared as the sweaty mass of people spread out across the beach and began the cleanup. Several Chinese tourists stopped, and momentarily joined in.

On the boardwalk another group of five or six tourists stood and watched.

“One, two, three,” one of them counted… there was a roar of applause, well, at least there was applause. Several others asked bootcampers to pose, rubbish in hand, for the ideal Phi Phi photo-op.

The Clean The Beach Boot Camp team set a new record for the number of bags of rubbish collected, which were quickly swept away by Tero Kenmas, manager of The Adventure Club. Tero promised to have it all properly disposed of.

“It went perfectly,” Krix told the Phuket Gazette. “So many worries of things not happening, like the dolphins not turning up, or there not being any rubbish to clean up or not being able to dispose of the rubbish properly.”

Though the beach was by no means miraculously transformed by the end of the day, it was better.

But perhaps more importantly, the boot camp had brought together a group of strangers, many of them Phuket expats who had never met, despite being nearly neighbors. These strangers had become part of the community Krix and the other loyal Clean The Beach Boot-campers are creating. A community that is helping to tackle the environmental issues that face Phuket with clear eyes, clean minds and strong bodies.

“Tomorrow is going to be good. The weather will be perfect and it gives other people who were put off by the whole ‘boot camp’ to give it a try. It will just be one hour of yoga – nice, easy and very relaxing – then we clean as normal,” Krix said today.

The Clean the Beach Boot Camp, the event and community, is open to everyone: locals, tourists and expats. If you aren’t feeling like working out, you can still visit or live in Phuket with a clean conscience by joining the team on Nai Harn Beach at 10am tomorrow.

— Isaac Stone Simonelli



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Legal action taken against people who removed beer cans from beer truck accident scene

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PHOTOS / VIDEO:  Thanakrit Asulyakul / Mana Sombat / Kanlaya Singkangrang / Kritsada Mueanhawong

Legal action has already been taken against four people who ‘removed’ beer cans after a truck carrying boxes of beer cans overturned in Phuket on January 11.

A logistic company representative has filed a report with police after more than 80,000 beer cans, valued at more than two million baht, mysteriously “vanished” after the truck overturned in Rassada.

Read more about the incident outside a Rassada 7/11 HERE.

The Phuket City Police Chief Col Sompong Thiparpakun says, “Four people have now been arrested. They have admitted that they saw other people taking beer cans, so they did too. They say they have consumed the contents of all beer cans. ”

“If evidence can be provided that other people took these beer cans and sold them, legal action will be taken against them too.”

“It was illegal to remove these items from the crash scene.”

Legal action taken against people who removed beer cans from beer truck accident scene | News by The Thaiger

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Police hunting for driver in hit and run – Patong

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Patong Friday, January 18, 2.06am – Police are trying to locate the driver of this hit and run silver sedan in Patong. If you have any information please contact the Tourist Police or Patong Police – 1155 or 191 (Thai)

VIDEO: Newshawk Phuket

PHUKETWARNING: Extreme graphic contentPatong Friday, January 18, 2.06am – Police are trying to locate the driver of this hit and run silver sedan in Patong. If you have any information please contact the Tourist Police or Patong Police – 1155 or 191 (Thai)VIDEO: Newshawk Phuket

Posted by The Thaiger on Saturday, January 19, 2019

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UPDATE: Response to Rabies zone in Chalong

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UPDATE: Response to Rabies zone in Chalong | The Thaiger

‘Following the earlier reported rabies incident in Chalong, the Soi Dog Foundation yesterday (Friday, January 18) teamed up with The DLD and Chalong OBT to carry out vaccinations in the area the infected dog was discovered.

Jointly, the team was successful in vaccinating 128 dogs in a swift response to what is hoped to be an isolated case.

Working alongside the Chalong OBT and DLD, they carried out a door-to-door exercise, alerting local residents of the specific area in order to perform precautionary vaccinations of their pets, as well as street dogs in the vicinity.

Soi Dog Foundation, along with the Chalong Public Health Representative and DLD Representative, Dr.Suthat, are keen to urge the public that this is not an outbreak and are hopeful that it is an isolated incident.

However, as a further measure to ensure this remains as such, the team will continue with the rabies vaccination program on Monday, January 21.’

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