Patong

  • Phuket

    Missing Chinese swimmer’s body found off Freedom Beach in Phuket

    The relatives of a 35 year old Chinese tourist, whose body was found floating off Freedom Beach in Phuket, have now been contacted. Chinese man Yin Lei was swept away by strong currents while swimming with six other friends off Freedom Beach last Sunday night around 7pm, resulting in an urgent search mission on Sunday night into Monday. After the…

  • Weather

    18 cases in one day for Patong’s lifeguards in Phuket

    PHOTOS: Patong Surf Life Saving Busy day for Phuket’s local lifeguards as they saved 17 people from the waves off Patong, and one one the Beach Road. Yesterday (August 27), Patong Lifeguards reported that there were a total of 18 people rescued, all in a day’s work at Patong beach. They said the situation was very challenging, with limited manpower,…

  • Phuket

    Daytime closure looms for Patong beach road

    The mayor of Patong, Chalermluck Kebsup, has announced that from August 25, Thaweewong Road, better known as the Patong beach road, will be closed during the day while power and communication cables are installed. Apologising for the inconvenience, Mayor Chalermluck explains that the closures will be between 6.00am and 4.00pm and expected to last until September 30. She says the…

  • Phuket

    Phuket’s lifeguards say goodbye to a champion of local beach safety

    PHOTOS: Phuket Lifeguard Service A commemoration ceremony has been held for Prathaiyuth Chuayuan, a local Phuketian who helped drive Phuket’s first beach lifeguard services. He passed away on Friday morning after a heart attack. He first experienced chest pains whilst delivering his daughter to school in Phuket Town on Friday morning, drove himself immediately to the Vachira Hospital nearby but…

  • Weather

    Chinese tourist almost drowns after ignoring warnings from lifeguards at Patong

    PHOTOS & STORY: เสียงประชาชน คนภูเก็ต Phuket People’s Voice Yesterday (August 12), a Chinese tourist almost drowned at Patong Beach. Fortunately, a lifeguard was on duty, noticed the man was in difficulty, rescued him and saved his life. The young Chinese man had already been warned once by the lifeguards about the red flags with lifeguards telling him the red flags…

  • Tourism

    Phuket’s wake-up call. The hard work starts here.

    OPINION More hotels, a changing tourist mix, an exodus of expats and a decline in tourist numbers. Despite the new Tourism and Sports Minister pumping up the local tourism tyres during his visit last weekend, there’s a lot of hand-wringing and the sound of closing shop shutters around the tourist island of Phuket. To make things more complicated the situation…

  • Business

    X2 Vibe brand adds third hotel in Phuket

    PHOTO: Existing X2 Vibe Patong hotel Cross Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement with PT Three Land for its third Phuket property, the X2 Vibe Phuket Patong Centre. Poised to open middle of 2021, it is a 50 minute drive from Phuket International Airport and a 10 minute walk to Patong Beach and the bustling Bangla Road walking street.…

  • Phuket

    UPDATE: Search for Filipinos lost off Freedom Beach, Phuket

    PHOTO: siangtai.com Officials are still trying to push on with a search for two Filipino tourists who were washed out to sea by waves at Freedom Beach in Phuket last night around 5pm. With nearly 24 hours having passed since the pair’s disappearances grave fears are now held for their survival. Conditions have been quite rough and squally for most…

  • Patong

    Fire destroys 12 shops in Patong market

    PHOTOS: Siam Rath A fire at a market in Patong early this morning has caused damages estimated at 1 billion baht in value. Five fire trucks raced to the scene at the SB Plaza on Rat-U-Thit road at about 2am. It took firefighters an hour to bring the fire under control. 12 shops were destroyed. No one was injured in the…

  • Patong

    “Probably the best pork spare ribs in the world” – Naughty Nuri’s Patong

    Naughty Nuri’s Phuket, also known as Naughty Nuri’s In The Forest in Patong, was the first restaurant from the iconic Indonesian chain to open its doors in Thailand. The indoor/outdoor venue can easily accommodate more than 500 diners in an alfresco setting. Their signature dish is the BBQ Spare Ribs – “probably the best spare ribs in the world” –…

  • Patong

    Tsunami evacuation drill held in Patong, Phuket

    The siren sounded, a tsunami was on the way and people had to evacuate from Phuket’s Patong Beach. Some people were so enthusiastic about the practice drill they started running from the beach before the siren was even sounded. Officials hailed the evacuation drill as a success. But some tourists were either bewildered by the 600 or so people that…

  • Patong

    Water shut-off along parts of Phuket’s west coast

    The Phuket Provincial Waterworks Authority says the mains water supply will be shut off around Patong, Karon and Kata from today until next Friday (June 28). Areas mostly affected will be homes and residences in elevated areas. Works are being carried out on the water-treatment plant in Karon. The water supply to the affected areas will be shut off from 9am to…

  • Phuket

    Australian dies after falling from hotel balcony in Patong

    An allegedly drunk Australian man has died after falling from a hotel in Patong yesterday. Patong Police were notified of the incident at the C&N Hotel on Rat-U-thit 200 Pi Road in central Patong. Police and emergency responders arrived at the scene to find the injured man, identified by police as 33 year old Daniel Jon Partridge, an Australian national. He was…

  • Tourism

    What to do in Phuket – A Unique Guide

    A modern Holiday Membership Club with its flagship office at the luxurious Patong Bay Hill Resort on Hasibpee Hill, Club Unique offers members an endless choice of possibilities as well as an almost limitless array of luxuries across a global platform. While a stay with Club Unique is exceptional in itself, the staff are eager to offer members & guests…

  • Phuket

    Suspect charged with murder after stabbing in Patong restaurant

    A suspect has been charged after he stabbed and killed a staff member at a Patong restaurant in Bangla Road last night. Patong Police were notified of the incident at 9.50pm last night on Bangla Road in Patong. Police and rescue workers arrived at the scene to find the man, later identified as 42 year old Anuchet Chanwijit from Trang,…

  • Food Scene

    We test drove the winner from the Phuket’s best burger competition

    by Carl Gulliver Last month Boat Lagoon hosted the annual Phuket’s Best Burger Competition (this year named ‘Dare to Dream’), and although we weren’t able to make it to judgement day, we made sure we test drove the winner. Phuket’s Best Burger Started in 2013, Phuket’s best burger competition has awarded the coveted first prize to Xana Beach Club, Kata…

  • Phuket

    Ultimate parties at The Bay and Beach Club, Patong

    Newly built and super stylish, The Bay and Beach Club is the hottest addition to the island’s most favorite resort neighborhood of Patong. Elegant and luxurious with a modern design and spacious rooms, the resort sets the benchmark for beachfront accommodation in Phuket. With a convenient location right on the sands of Patong Beach, a holiday spent at The Bay…

  • Phuket

    Phuket lifeguard service warning of strong currents along Phuket beaches

    PHOTOS: Phuket Lifeguard Service / Newshawk Phuket Phuket lifeguards are warning all swimmer at Phuket’s beaches of strong waves and rip currents. The head of Patong Lifeguard Service Somprasong Sangchart has warned of strong currents, even at Patong beach. Red flags have been set up along the beach. Meanwhile red flags have also been set up on other beaches as…

  • Phuket

    Aussie lifeguards and Navy conduct local lifesaver program

    PHOTO: The HMAS Canberra and HMAS Newcastle sit off Patong Bay as Navy officers conduct the beach activities yesterday. Surf Life Saving Australia and the Australian Navy have joined with Phuket’s lifeguards for some marine safety training at Patong Beach. About 100 young people and teenagers from around the island joined in the training as part of the project ‘Australia…

  • Phuket

    Australian snorkeller collects trash at Kalim beach everyday

    PHOTOS: Patong Surf Life Saving An Australian man has been seen collecting trash in the waters just off Kalim beach in Patong every day over the past month. The Patong Surf Life Saving team report that they have seen the foreign man, an Australian national, collecting trash near the shoreline at Kalim Beach every day. Every morning he heads off…

  • Phuket

    60 million baht in damages as investigations continue into Patong fire – VIDEO

    Songkran in Patong awakes to reveal extensive damage and destruction from last night’s beach road blaze. A fire started from a faulty electrical transformer in a loud and spectacular short-circuit, quickly escalating to engulf nearby roadside shops, causing damages estimated at 60 million baht. Firefighters and emergency responders arrived at the scene of the growing fire at 7:40pm around Banana…

  • Phuket

    Patong transformer short-out escalates into massive shop fire – VIDEO

    PHOTOS & VIDEO: Phuket Traffic Office People were hastily cleared from around Banana Walk and Patong’s Beach Road was closed off as emergency crews battled to bring a growing fire under control. What started as a simple electrical short in a roadside transformer, quickly escalated into an inferno engulfing nearby roadside shops and nearby buildings. https://www.facebook.com/tim.long.9235199/videos/10156093448431516/ Firefighters and emergency responders…