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  • Phuket

    500 free helmets to be handed out to motorbike drivers before Songkran

    FILE PHOTO: Patong Police Patong Development Foundation, along with Patong Police and Patong Municipality, will be handing out 500 helmets to motorbike drivers in Patong before Songkran Day under the campaign ‘Where’s your helmet’. Patong Police Chief Col Anothai Jindamanee says, “Many motorbike drivers have been injured and die in road accident. We want 100 percent of motorbike drivers and…

  • Phuket

    Luxury beachfront suites at The Bay & Beach Club

    The Bay & Beach Club boasts luxurious beachfront accommodation in the heart of Patong. Situated right on the soft sands of the beach in an area lined with palm trees, the resort is just a few steps away from the clear waters of the Andaman Sea. The Bay & Beach Club offers luxurious accommodation all designed with the finest contemporary…

  • Phuket

    Kudo Beach Club in Patong charged after allowing under-age entry

    A lawyer of a night club in Patong and a representative of an event organiser yesterday presented themselves to police to face charges after allowing customers younger than 20 years of age to enter the venue. The incident was highlighted by the Spotlight Thailand’ Facebook page. At Patong Police Station last night, the lawyer for the ‘Kudo Beach Club’ and…

  • Phuket

    Indian tourist rescued from a near-drowning at Patong Beach

    PHOTOS: Patong Surf Life Saving An Indian tourist has been rescued from drowning after getting into difficulty while swimming at Patong beach yesterday. Patong Surf Life Saving report that around 1.30pm at Patong Beach an Indian tourist was spotted in the water, choking and fighting to stay afloat. Lifeguards dived in and brought him back to the beach. He was…

  • Phuket

    Alleged Patong taxi driver killer surrenders to police

    The taxi driver who allegedly shot dead a fellow driver in Patong last week has surrendered himself to Patong police. Read more about the the shooting of the Patong taxi driver HERE and HERE. An arrest warrant was issued for the 48 year old suspect Paradorn Puchaiyan last Friday, March 8. Read more the issuing of the arrest warrant HERE. Yesterday…

  • Phuket

    UPDATE: Arrest warrant issued for Patong taxi driver killer

    An arrest warrant has been issued for the taxi driver who shot dead a fellow driver in Patong yesterday morning. The Patong Police were notified of the incident at 10.20am at a taxi stand on Phra Metta Road in Patong. Read more about yesterday’s daylight murder HERE and an update HERE. The Phuket Provincial Police Investigator Chief Col Akanit Danpitaksard says, “At…

  • Phuket

    Patong motorbike racer arrested and fined – VIDEO

    PHOTO: Patong Police Patong Police yesterday arrested a motorbike racer after identifying him and his motorbike from video clips that were popular in social media this week. Patong Police are investigating alleged foreign motorbike racing gangs in Patong after video clips went viral in local social media. Read more about the racing around Patong’s streets HERE. Patong Police report that they…

  • Phuket

    A vacation experience like no other with Club Unique, Phuket

    Club Unique offers endless possibilities and limitless luxuries. A true vacation experience like no other. A membership at Club Unique affords direct access to an ever-growing portfolio of resorts and destinations with over 3000 fantastic locations worldwide. Headquartered in the company’s flagship resort, Patong Bay Hill Resort & Spa, Club Unique serves as a private members club for its guests…

  • Phuket

    Truck crash on Patong Hill causes three hour traffic delays – VIDEO

    PHOTOS: Kusoldharm Foundation The driver of a truck, blaming failed brakes, has collided with another truck along with cars, pickups and motorbikes on Patong Hill late yesterday afternoon. The incident caused about three hours of traffic mayhem, particularly for traffic heading out of Patong. The delay also caused bank ups right through Kalim as Kamala traffic was trying to get…

  • Phuket

    Lots of green seaweed washed up on Patong Beach

    Patong Municipality public works staff have been clean up piles of green seaweed on Patong Beach today. This morning there was a line of green seaweed along 500 metres along the popular beach. Arnon Poomduang, a jet-ski operator says, “This is a normal and happens every year around this time. This year it is more than in the past years.…

  • Entertainment

    Patong’s beach road closed for an hour for new year celebrations

    The Patong beach road will officially close for an hour as Patong revelers celebrate New Year 2019 at the island’s most famous beach. Thaweewong Road (Beach Road) will close from 11.30pm-12.30am. The closure is meant to be a safety measure to stop the volume of tourists and new year revelers from being run over. But last new year the traffic was…

  • Phuket

    Australian yacht owner escapes fire off Patong

    A fire has destroyed a luxury yacht moored off Patong Beach last night. The Australian yacht owner called for help before escaping from the fire engulfing the vessel. Patong Police were notified that the yacht, which had been moored off Patong Beach, caught fire around 9.20pm. Firefighters arrived near the Coral Beach Bridge which is 500 metres south of the…

  • Cannabis News

    More cocaine being discovered in Patong

    More cocaine has been discovered in Patong while more heroin has been seized in a major crackdown on ‘hard’ drugs. Police and authorities say they are concerned about the rise in drug seizures and the amounts flowing around Phuket’s seaside party town. Phuket Vice Governor Supot Rodrueang Na Nong Khai says, “Nowadays drugs price have decreased, especially the cost of…

  • Phuket

    Torrential rain dogs west coast of Phuket this morning

    VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Nicky Phukettour / Traffic police / Jao Blue Car 2299 – Newshawk Phuket Parts of Phuket’s west coast were awash this morning with torrential rain. The rain came from a small rain cell that sat over an area along the coast between Patong and Kamala, drenching Kamala, southern Patong, Kalim and the coastal road for over an hour between 11am and midday.…

  • Phuket

    Drunk Phuket Tuk Tuk driver charged after running red lights

    PHOTO/VIDEO: Nicky phukettour / Newshawk Phuket The drunk driver’s behaviour was bad enough. The police pursuit also poses questions…. A drunk Tuk Tuk taxi driver has been charged after running through red lights in Patong. Patong Police report that a Tuk Tuk taxi driver has run through red lights at 4.45pm from the traffic light near Bangla road, Jungcelon Department…

  • Phuket

    Russian tourist stung by ‘fire jellyfish’ at Patong Beach

    PHOTOS: Patong Lifeguards / Newshawk Phuket A female Russian tourist has sustained a painful sting on her leg from a ‘fire jellyfish’ at Patong beach today (September 20). Patong lifeguards are warning of jellyfish known locally as the ‘fire jellyfish’ at Patong Beach. Fire Jellyfish or Morbakka fenneri can be discovered in tropical watersa. The physical appearance of this jellyfish…