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    Nakhon Si Thammarat emerges as tranquil tourism haven amidst chaos in hotspots like Phuket

    As Phuket, Pattaya, and Hua Hin battle with over-tourism, Nakhon Si Thammarat emerges as a tranquil one of Thailand’s favourite getaways. In the throes of over-tourism, Phuket, Pattaya, and Hua Hin are becoming synonymous with congestion, noise, and chaos. The serenity seekers are abandoning the ship, flocking towards the promise of silent travel, as revealed by Condé Nast Traveler. Amidst…

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    Russian tourist’s wild rampage damages Phuket Town Hall

    A Russian tourist’s reckless rampage through Phuket Town Hall, leading to significant damage to the governor’s office, ended with his arrest and subsequent hospitalisation. The 24 year old man stole a local’s motorbike and fled the scene before being apprehended by police. The incident, which occurred at 7.27am today, was reported to the police by the town hall’s security staff…

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    Phuket police call for vigilance against foreign fraudulent beggars

    Phuket’s Provincial Police are calling for vigilance against foreign beggars, following the arrest of a Chinese man who was allegedly soliciting donations under false pretences. The man, identified only as Yang by law enforcement, claimed that the funds collected would go towards aiding a disabled child. News of the arrest broke on January 15, after law enforcement officers apprehended Yang.…

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    Phuket: Chinese street beggar arrested for deceitful collection of donations

    A Chinese man has been arrested by police for collecting donations that he falsely claimed would go towards funds to help a disabled child. Phuket police arrested the Chinese national on January 15 for fraud by posing as a deaf-mute person collecting funds for an allegedly sick child with leukaemia who required a bone marrow transplant. The Chinese man had…

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    Blood quest: Phuket seeks lifelines as blood centres make urgent appeal

    As the Thai island of Phuket launches into another year, the Phuket Regional Blood Centre (Phuket RBC) and the Phuket Blood Bank at Vachira Phuket Hospital have once again put the call out for blood donations. This initiative, run by the Phuket branch of the Thai Red Cross Society, kicked off its annual campaign, spanning the full breadth of January and…

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    Patong’s wild night: Tipsy Ukrainian tourist tamed after rowdy escapades in Phuket

    A drunken Ukrainian tourist was apprehended in the early hours of yesterday in Phuket following a succession of boisterous episodes at Patong Police Station. Displaying signs of intoxication, the Eastern European man made an appearance at Patong Police Station yesterday, January 14, instantly becoming a source of disturbance and public inconvenience, revealed the local police. According to the Patong Police,…

  • Thailand video news

    Exploring the Enchantment of Amari Phuket | Luxury, Cuisine, and Serenity

      Join us on a captivating journey through Amari Phuket, where luxury meets the charm of Thai hospitality. Nestled on the tranquil shores of Thailand’s renowned island, our video tour showcases the best of what Amari Phuket has to offer. From the serene relaxation at Samutr Bar to the unique dining experiences in the elevated TreePods and the vibrant Thai…

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    Promising Iranian Muay Thai fighter dies in Phuket motorcycle accident

    In a tragic turn of events, celebrated Iranian Muay Thai fighter Fariyar Aminipour yesterday met his untimely demise in a motorcycle mishap in Phuket. Aged just 23, the promising athlete’s life was cut short on the west side of Chaofa Road in Rawai near the tunnel exit. The incident happened around 8am, with Lieutenant Colonel Wiriyaphong Srinuanpan from Chalong Police…

  • Thailand Hotels

    Chillax in style at Corona Sunset Deck, the new social venue at Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach

    Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort, which is nestled just steps from the sea on Phuket’s sunset coast, has unveiled Corona Sunset Deck, a chic and social new venue where guests can kick off their shoes, unwind in style and soak up the serene ambiance of Phuket’s sunset coast. Overlooking the endless Andaman Sea, this elevated social venue…

  • Phuket News

    Transformer-triggered blaze engulfs Phuket apartment, no casualties

    In the early hours today, a transformer-triggered blaze engulfed an apartment building in the heart of Phuket Town. Fortunately, the incident did not result in any resident casualties. Phuket City Police reported that the fire started around 12.05am, right in front of the Pink Mansion residential building on Hongyok Uthit Road. On receiving the distress call, the authorities swiftly dispatched…

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    Phuket Rajabhat University’s fair set to boost local economy

    The bustling island of Phuket is about to get even busier as Phuket Rajabhat University gears up for its grand Rajabhat Fair, set to run from January 19 to 28. This ten-day extravaganza is projected to inject over 30 million baht (US$857,890) into the local grassroots economy and raise funds for student scholarships. The Deputy Minister of Interior, Chada Thaiseth,…

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    Phuket tackles drink driving, illegal tourism and migrant issues

    Law enforcement officers in Phuket were suddenly prompted to hasten their efforts in combating a spate of drink driving cases, following a series of unfortunate incidents that have rocked the popular Thai island. A tragic road accident, one of many in the recent past, left the driver of an MG motor vehicle dead. The car, in a devastating crash, rammed…

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    Fatal multi-vehicle collision disrupts morning traffic in Phuket

    A chaotic accident unfolded as dawn broke over Thepkrasattri Road in Phuket, when an MG sedan fatally crashed into a power pole, following a series of collisions that began around 6.50am today (January 10). The string of events took place just 50 metres away from the Bang Chak petrol station at Baan Lipon, Srisoonthorn, within the vicinity of Moo 5.…

  • Events

    Jungceylon invites you to explore an adventure with bubbly dinosaurs

    Jungceylon Shopping Center, Patong, Phuket, is launching Jungceylon Kids Day 2024: Dino in Balloon Park. they invite all little ones and family to join this adventure through the realm of dinosaur balloons, featuring various species like Parasaurolophus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, and T. Rex. The event’s highlight includes beloved giant dinosaur balloons, especially the towering “Brontosaurus,” a gentle, long-necked dinosaur standing over…

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    Phuket tour boat industry rallies for enhanced safety measures

    Phuket’s tour boat industry is taking decisive action, following the tragic accident where a five-year-old Russian girl lost her life in a tour speedboat crash at Koh Maiton. A collective movement is emerging among industry leaders, to bolster safety measures and prevent such incidents from recurring. The initiative is led by prominent figure Shaun Stenning, CEO and Founder of 5…

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    Kindee Phuket fair to spotlight local cuisine and music

    The culinary and musical delights of Phuket are set to take centre stage at the upcoming Kindee Phuket fair, scheduled from January 19-21 at Sapan Hin. This exciting event, organised by the Phuket Provincial Administrative Organisation (PPAO), comes hot on the heels of the successful Red Cross’s Dee Phuket fair that concluded just a fortnight ago. The spotlight of the…

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    Phuket governor proposes 191 million baht infrastructure and digital modernisation plan

    It was a bustling day at Phuket Provincial Hall last Friday as local government office chiefs and private sector representatives gathered to confirm a series of new infrastructure developments to be proposed at the upcoming mobile Cabinet meeting in Ranong on January 22-23. At the helm of this ambitious endeavour is Phuket Governor Sophon Suwannarat, who intends to seek approval…

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    Mysterious death in Patong: Thai woman’s tragic demise investigated by police

    A disturbing incident unfolded on Saturday in the heart of Phuket’s bustling tourist area, Patong, where a Thai woman lost her life under mysterious circumstances. Patong Police are diligently probing the matter, which took place at a local hotel, involving a New Zealand man. The incident came to light at approximately 1.40pm, on January 6 when employees of a hotel…

  • Thailand News

    Rare white Omura’s whale spotted off Phuket, Thailand (video)

    An unexpected encounter with a white Omura’s whale off the coast of Koh He in Phuket marked a potentially unique event, as it could be the first sighting of this incredibly rare species in Thailand and perhaps globally. This news was shared by Associate Professor Thon Thamrongnawasawat, a marine biologist and lecturer at Kasetsart University. The marine biologist yesterday shared…

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    Phuket authorities step up anti-drug operations, apprehend two suspects

    As Phuket’s officials are making moves to address drug use among boat operators, Thalang Police have concurrently stepped up their anti-drug operations. The outcome of these intensified efforts is the recent apprehension of two individuals, confirmed to be in illegal possession of methamphetamine tablets, also known as Yaba, with intentions to distribute. The Thalang Police Force made public the results…

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    Street shootout shakes Phuket: Teen hospitalised, passerby catches stray bullet drama

    A teenager yesterday was hospitalised after a tumultuous shootout on a street near Saphan Hin, Phuket. A passerby suffered a shoulder wound whilst the teen had a head injury. Phuket Police received a report of a shootout near the Phuket Marine police chief’s residence on Phuket Road yesterday, January 3, at 3.10am. Police found a damaged glass louvre in one of…

  • Economy News

    Phuket continues promotion as timeless destination to boost tourism

    Championed by the Tourism Authority of Thailand‘s (TAT) local office, Phuket is set to continue its promotion as a timeless destination, void of an official low season. Director Lertchai Wangtrakuldee confirms this strategy following the significant triumph of last year when the resort province achieved its arrival and revenue targets ahead of schedule. By the end of November, the visitor…

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    First fatal casualty reported in Phuket’s new year safety campaign

    The bustling tourist destination of Phuket in Thailand reported its first fatal casualty amidst its annual Seven Days New Year safety campaign. The campaign, which began on December 29, aims to promote road safety until midnight on January 4. The fatality was acknowledged at the Day 5 briefing of the Seven Days safety initiative, which also highlighted the road accident…

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    Russian upper class take over Phuket properties

    Phuket has become a playground for Russia’s wealthy elite, causing property prices to skyrocket by 15 to 20%. Amidst Thailand’s tourism boom and the aftermath of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, affluent Russians are making Phuket their long-term home, revealed Maetapong Upatising, president of the Phuket Real Estate Association. “Phuket’s allure lies in its world-class amenities, including an international airport, schools, golf…

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    Leatherback turtle surprises Thai park officers with fifth nest of the season

    A rare spectacle unfolded early this morning at the Khao Lampi-Hat Thai Mueang National Park in Thai Muang, Phang Nga, situated north of Phuket. Park officials stumbled upon a female leatherback turtle who had come ashore to deposit her eggs, marking the fifth such nest spotted this breeding season. Officers were engaged in their routine patrol, skimming the shoreline with…

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    Surprise drug test at Phuket’s Ratsada Pier reveals shocking find

    At the heart of Phuket‘s east coast, a pivotal marine tourism hub, Ratsada Pier, was the scene of a surprise drug testing operation today. The results revealed a shocking find – one out of the 18 boat captains and crew members tested had traces of drugs in their system. The harbour, also known as Rassada Harbour, is managed by Seatran…

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    English national arrested in Phuket over violent tuk tuk altercation

    A violent altercation involving a gun and a tuk tuk in Phuket led to the arrest of an English national. The incident, which occurred on the evening of January 1, involved the suspect, identified as 38 year old Jamie, hitting his co-passenger with a hidden firearm. The argument escalated within the tuk tuk while en route to a café in…

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    New Year’s Day in Phuket sees six in hospital after road accidents

    Phuket’s New Year’s Day celebrations were marred by the news of road accidents that resulted in the injury of six individuals, as confirmed by the Phuket Provincial Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office (DDPM-Phuket). The report, released on this morning, provided details of the unfortunate incidents. The injured, constituting four men and two women, were victims of the six acknowledged accidents…

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    Phuket welcomes 2024 with soaring tourist numbers and an 8 billion baht boost

    Thailand’s famed island paradise of Phuket has just witnessed an impressive upswing in tourist numbers over the new year break. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phuket office has confirmed that the island has welcomed a remarkable 265,000 visitors, contributing more than 8 billion baht to the local economy. The head of the TAT Phuket office, Lertchai Wangtrakuldee, provided these…

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    Heavy traffic in Phuket forces travellers to allocate extra time

    Phuket International Airport is once again reminding those scheduled to fly out of the island to factor in additional travel time to reach the airport. This advice, which was initially issued for the new year period, has been reiterated due to persistent heavy traffic on the island’s main roads. This renewed call for travellers to allocate an extra two to…