Phuket

  • Phuket

    Phuket policeman shoots himself, dies in hospital

    A Vichit policeman has shot himself at a house in Rassada early today. Police were notified about the incident just after midnight at a house in Rassada, east of Phuket Town on the island’s east coast. Police and emergency responders arrived to find the man on the floor of his bedroom surrounded by pools of blood. A bullet wound was…

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    Guyanese arrested over ‘magic’ bank note scam in Phuket

    PHOTOS: Surachete Hakparn A Guyanese man has been arrested in Phuket after the owner of a local language school reported a money scammer with an unusual scam. The Immigration Bureau Chief Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn reports that they have arrested the Guyanese man named Abdul Kalam Azad Sattaur at a mansion in Phuket Town last Friday. The arrest follows a Thai…

  • Business

    Hermès opens its first store in Phuket at Central Floresta

    Hermès has opened of its first store in Phuket at Central Floresta, the newly opened lifestyle shopping destination in the heart of the island, opposite Central Festival. As Hermès’ first venture outside the Thai capital, the new Hermès Phuket store makes a significant statement of expansion and confidence in the market. The new address in this world-renowned island will allow the…

  • Krabi

    Tsunami advisory for Andaman Coast – all clear

    An advisory was sent out last night about two earth tremors registering 5.0 and 5.2 magnitude centered on the Andaman Islands, 620 kilometres north west of Phuket. The National Disaster Warning Centre sent out an advisory to Governors of six Andaman Coast provinces to be on alert for tsunami warnings and more earthquake activity. There has been no tsunami activity registered along…

  • Phang Nga

    Phuket’s hotel and property players look north

    by Bill Barnett of c9hotelworks.com One of Greater Phuket’s real estate and hotel market’s that has a decided buzz of late is the area north of Phuket over the Sarasin bridge in Phang Nga. In Natai Beach, the entry of the Baba Beach Club and nearby Akyra has created renewed visibility for the broad West Coast stretch of white sand beach,…

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    Baby flying lemur and injured slow loris rescued in Phuket

    PHOTOS: Pongchart Chueahom/DNP The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation reports that the head of Khao Phra Thaeo Non-Hunting Area, Pongchart Chueahom, has checked in to see the progress of a baby flying lemur and injured slow loris which are being treated at the Department’s wildlife facility. “They are both healthy and the Loris is recovering well. They…

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    Woman crushed under a truck, two others injured, truck speeds away, Kata Hill

    A motorbike driver has died after slipping on oil spilled on the road. The woman fell off the motorbike and was crushed by a water truck in Kata last night. Two others motorists also sustained injuries. Police are searching for the truck driver. The incident happened on Patak Road on Kata Hill at 6.50pm last night (Wednesday). Police and emergency…

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    German man dies in Phuket motorcycle crash

    A German man has died after a motorbike crash in Thalang. The Thalang Police were notified of the incident last night on Srisoonthorn Road in Baan Manik, Thalang. The German man, 53 year old Carsten Elfried Koch, was the driver of a motorbike and sustained critical injuries as a result of the crash. He died at the scene. Police believe…

  • Phuket

    Officers follow-up on slow loris tout on Phuket beach – VIDEO

    Phuket officials are searching for a ‘loris tout’ who was offering photographs with a slow loris at a Kata beach. (Some video of a slow loris below) ‘Angelina Bratukhina’ posted a video with a message read “Where are the police??!! It’s right now at Kata Noi beach.” The man was offering photos with the slow loris for 200 -300 baht…

  • Thai Life

    Phuket 1988: Thai expat digs out his old Super 8 movies

    David Barrett gets out his Super 8 projector for another film night – this time we see Patong in 1988, already quite developed even though mass tourism was still more than a decade away. The few high-rise are certainly not cluttering up the skyline at this time. David is sharing his early Super 8 movies with us as we wallow…

  • Top 10

    Top 10 things to see in Phuket, on a budget (2019)

    PHOTO: The Trick Eye Museum in Phuket Town We can’t all afford to stay in the lap of luxury in five star properties, and spend our Sunday’s at extravagant hi-so brunches. Good luck to those who can! In Phuket you can have fantastic experiences that either cost you nothing or not much more. Here is, in no particular order, our…

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    Phuket’s Top 10 Beach Clubs (2021)

    Lounge, chill, relax by the beach to the soothing sounds of waves crashing in from the Andaman Sea with some cool beats tapping out the rhythm of another Phuket night. Here are Phuket’s best beach clubs, our top 10 list. All are great, all have their own personality, all deserve a visit…when the most recent outbreak has subsided and it’s…

  • Phuket

    The Patong Bay Hill Resort – where your holiday begins!

    Nestled into the hills above Phuket’s popular Patong Beach, the modern Patong Bay Hill Resort is a luxurious resort which overlooks the ocean and the eclectic neighborhood below. Welcome to Patong Bay Hill Resort Set in a beautifully landscaped garden, Patong Bay Hill Resort is set amongst the natural, tropical environment of Patong’s Hasib-pee Hill. The resort offers majestic panoramic…

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    Phuket City mulls water restrictions, again

    PHOTO: Bang Wad Dam, Kathu Despite issuing orders for odd/even water restrictions, and then rescinding them the day after, the Phuket City Municipality is again urging residents to take care in the use of their tap water to stretch the available water supply through to the end of the dry season, and has issued its second warning in a week…

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    Motorbike driver files official complaint after accident from fallen cables in Kata

    A motorbike driver has filed a report with police against a cable company after he became tangled up in their cabling while driving to work in Kata. 26 year old Chakaree Yawaekaree filled the report with Chalong Police against the local cable company. Mr Chakaree told Police that he was driving to work in Kata on Friday morning. When he…

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    Top 10 things to know about Phuket for beginners (2019)

    1. Welcome to Phuket Phuket is an island and a province. It’s the largest island in Thailand – 48 km north to south, 21 km east to west. It’s about 20% smaller, in area, than Singapore but much less densely populated. Whilst the island nation of Singapore boasts a population of nearly 6 million, Phuket has a permanent population of…

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    Chinese tourist rescued after a diving incident at Koh Racha

    PHOTOS: Go-Eco Phuket A male Chinese tourist is currently in a satisfactory condition in hospital after a diving accident off Koh Racha Yai, south west of Phuket, yesterday. Go-Eco Phuket, a local conversational group, reported that they were notified of the incident at about noon. “The male Chinese tourist bought a diving course from a diving operator on the island.…

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    Water Authority cancels water restrictions in Phuket

    PHOTO: Bang Wad dam in Kathu The Phuket Waterworks Authority (PWA) has announced a cancellation for water restrictions that were set to hit some some areas around Phuket from tomorrow. The PWA announced start dates for water restrictions to start in some areas of the island on Monday. The restrictions were set on an odd/even rotation and are usually a…

  • Phang Nga

    Moken village fire – “destruction brings opportunities”

    by Pratch Rujivanarom The devastation of the Moken village on Phang Nga’s Surin island last Sunday night can possibly be used as an opportunity to restore the traditional way of life for the sea gypsies. This assessment from academics after the blaze destroyed 61 houses and left 237 people homeless. Maitree Jongkraijug, a coordinator with Chumchontai Foundation, said the villagers…

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    Chinese tourists flock back to Phuket for Chinese New Year 2019

    Chinese tourists are flocking back to Phuket for Chinese New Year 2019 after a six month hiatus following last year’s Phoenix boat tragedy. 47 Chinese tourists drowned in the incident, including many children, after the boat capsized on July 5 in a late afternoon storm as the tour boat was returning to Phuket. In the following months hotels received thousands…

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    British Embassy contact Police to release the body of the 17 year old who died in a motorbike incident last week

    A representative of the British Embassy has contacted Kamala Police to retrieve the body of the teenager who died in a motorbike incident in Kamala last week. The family are trying to raise funds to repatriate the body of Anthony Ryan. The 17 year old teenager from Yorkshire in the UK died after being involved in a head-on motorbike accident…

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    Four Russian tourists fined in Phuket jet-ski accident

    Four tourists have been fined following a jet-ski accident at Kata Noi Beach. One Russian female tourist was taken to a hospital as a result of injuries sustained in the incident. Karon Police were notified of the incident at 4.50pm yesterday (Monday) at Kata Noi Beach. Four Russian tourists were injured in a jet-ski incident offshore from the beach. The…