Phuket

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today | Police raided a live pornographic studio set up in Pattaya

    Police raided a live pornographic studio set up at a condominium in Pattaya yesterday, arrested six people, and confiscated recording equipment and sex toys. Police found five men and a woman either participating, filming or live streaming obscene sexual acts to a Chinese audience Police seized more than 50 sex toys, lubricating gels, jelly Viagra pills, four lighting units, four mobile phone stands, and…

  • Phuket

    Phuket selects 100 youth leaders in latest anti-drug campaign

    Phuket is continuing its efforts to fight drug abuse. In the latest anti-drug campaign, officials on the island province yesterday selected 100 youth leaders to participate in activities from December 14-16. The youth leaders are 13-29 years old. They are participating in the activities as part of their training to help prevent drug issues in their areas. The project is…

  • Patong

    Get ready for ‘Sexy Run on the Beach’ in Patong this weekend

    Get ready for a steamy event coming up in Patong this weekend. All genders and ages are invited to participate in the ‘Sexy Run on the Beach.’ The event will be held on Sunday, December 18 from 4pm to 6pm at Sea Pearl Intersection. Participants will run along the beach for about 3 kilometres. They are invited to wear anything…

  • Tourism

    Phuket was Thailand’s top tourist spot this year

    The world-renowned island province of Phuket was Thailand’s top tourism spot in the first 10 months of 2022. From January to October, Phuket drew 2.32 million international tourists to its shores, followed by Chon Buri with 975,026 tourists, Surat Thani with 606,812 tourists, Songkhla with 581,808 tourists, and Chiang Mai with 496,111 tourists. Deputy government spokesperson Tipanan Sirichana said today…

  • Press Room

    Celebrate the festive season at Angsana Laguna Phuket

    Press Release Celebrate the festive season at Angsana Laguna Phuket, a vibrant resort located on Bang Tao Beach. A variety of enticing dining options are sure to make the festive season special at the tropical resort in Laguna Phuket. Angsana Laguna Phuket is here to present you with a variety of fascinating events as we approach the most delightful time…

  • Tourism

    Russians still biggest tourist group in Phuket, peak expected during holidays

    Russians remain Phuket’s biggest tourist group, and the island resort’s tourism is expected to peak during the holidays, according to the president of the Southern Thai Hotels Association, Sueksit Suwannadissakun, who believes the peak of tourism High Season will be between December 24 to January 5. About 57% of hotels in the island province reopened in October, jumping to 70%…

  • Press Room

    Thailand Charter Week 2022 provided business platform for luxury yacht companies

    Press Release The Thai Yachting Business Association, the organisers of the Thailand Charter Week, held their second and highly successful event from the 16th to the 19th of November 2022, following the inaugural edition in November 2019. The second edition was once again kindly hosted by the Phuket Yacht Haven Marina. Thailand Charter Week The Thailand Charter Week is Asia’s…

  • Thailand

    GrabTukTuk to be launched in Phuket next year

    GrabTukTuk revealed it will be launching a new app in Phuket at the beginning of next year to provide about 100 tuk tuk cars for the beach resort’s locals and tourists. Phuket tuk tuk driver Suchart Nitiwaranuluck was hailed by tourists and criticised by his peers in April after he offered a very affordable 50 baht for a round trip…

  • Patong

    Swedish man falls from Patong hotel

    A Swedish man fell from a Patong hotel on Monday. The man, 64 year old Bo Peter Svensson, fell from the second floor of a hotel on Sawatdirak Road near the Sai Namyen Intersection. Rescuers found Bo with several injuries and rushed him to a nearby hospital. The hotel owner, 52 year old Supaphon, told police that Bo had checked…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today | Overstaying former pro footballer arrested for hawking lottery tickets

      American and Chinese nationals have made the most applications for Thailand’s 10-year Long Term Resident (LTR) visa since its launch in September, according to the secretary-general of the Board of Investment (BOI). Thailand introduced the LTR visa on September 1, 2022, to lure ‘high potential,’ talented foreigners and investors from around the world into the kingdom to boost Thailand’s…

  • Guides

    Where to dine in Phuket this Christmas 2022

    The eagerly anticipated holiday season has begun, and Christmas is quickly approaching. Whether you celebrate it by exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees or binging Christmas movies on Netflix, we all can agree that a Christmas celebration is incomplete without a scrumptious meal. Yes, the Christmas lights are definitely a sight to see in Bangkok but you’re missing out a big…

  • Economy

    Financially embarrassed elderly Thai man found hanged one day after birthday

    Just one day after his 69th birthday, an elderly Thai man allegedly took his own life after reportedly being in a bad financial situation. The man, Nopparat, was discovered by his neighbour hanging on the second-floor balcony outside a rented room above shops in Thalang, Phuket. Police say he was found with package tape around his neck tied to an…

  • Press Room

    Elevate and enjoy 2023 with an offer at Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach

    Press Release Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort welcomes travelers to Phuket with a special promotion at the beginning of 2023. Ring in the New Year with an “Elevate and Enjoy” promotion at Four Points by Sheraton Patong Beach Resort located in the heart of Patong, and experience a stunning beachfront destination to relax, reconnect with loved ones…

  • Phuket

    Boat catches fire while anchored at Phuket marina

    Earlier this morning, a tour boat moored at a pier in Phuket caught fire causing damages but no injuries or deaths. The incident took place at about 7.30am in the Muang district. Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew reported that no one was on board the ship at the time of the fire, so there were no injuries or fatalities, but the…

  • Visa

    South African man on 6-month overstay couldn’t afford to get home

    A South African man was busted for an overstay of about six and a half months. The man was arrested in the Thalang district of Phuket and was found to have finished the stamp on his passport 196 days ago. When captured, he gave the excuse that he did not have enough money to get back home. The man was…

  • Phuket

    Chinese tourist found dead in Phuket

    A Chinese tourist has been found dead in Phuket yesterday. The 46 year old woman was found hanging from a durian tree in the Sakhu district, The Phuket News reported. A local woman, 60 year old Churaiwan Lengyi, told police she found the Chinese woman’s body when she went out to check if her laundry had dried. She alerted a…

  • Patong

    Officials say no to floating lanterns and fireworks on Patong Beach

    Officials aren’t liking floating lanterns and fireworks on Patong Beach. On Wednesday night, officials were alerted that vendors were welling these items on the beach, according to Kathu District Chief Siwat Rawangkul. A team led by Siwat then inspected the beach to crack down on people selling and using the items. The team then found stashes of lanterns and fireworks…

  • Hot News

    Christmas present to Phuket motorists: Patong Hill road to reopen

    Good news for motorists in Phuket, Patong Hill road is expected to fully reopen to all traffic on Christmas Day. The road between Kathu and Patong was closed after it was hit by a landslide during a deluge of heavy rain in October. The road is only partially open at the moment but the Mayor of Kathu, Chai-anan Sutthikul, reported…

  • Hot News

    Thailand pushes for more international flights as tourism surges

    Thailand’s Transport Ministry is under orders to request more international flights to the country as tourism surges. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-chat issued the order for the ministry to contact international flight carriers on the same day he noted that tourism is on the road to recovery. According to the government, the country has seen around 10 million foreign arrivals up…

  • Thailand

    CAAT warns Thai VietJet for cancelling three Phuket – Bangkok flights in one day

    UPDATE The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has warned Thai VietJet that the airline will be punished if it doesn’t start complying with aviation rules. The warning comes after Thai VietJet cancelled three services on its Bangkok – Phuket route on Thursday. A flight from Bangkok to Phuket was cancelled due to accumulated delays at Suvarnabhumi Airport, says Thai…

  • Weather

    Flood warning for 11 southern provinces

    Southern Thailand has been soaked with rain over the past week. Now, the National Water Command Centre is warning 11 provinces of possible floods this coming weekend. They are expecting heavy rains from Thursday, December 8 through Sunday, December 11. Strong storms have been flickering power in some provinces in the south of Thailand, with high winds blowing debris and…

  • Pollution

    Over 100 tonnes of garbage estimated near Phuket Fishing Port

    Over 100 tonnes of garbage are estimated to have accumulated in a village near Phuket Fishing Port in Ratsada. The garbage has been building up for over 20 years and was recently brought to light through social media posts. The director-general of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR), Atthaphon Charoenchansa, visited the village yesterday. Attaphon spoke to villagers…