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Vietjet kicks offs new direct route, Phuket – Ho Chi Minh City

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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At Phuket International Airport yesterday (December 15), Phuket authorities hosted the welcoming ceremony of a new direct flight, Phuket – Ho Chi Minh City by Vietjet Air.

The flight VJ 809 was the first ever flying the route.

Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Phuket Office, Kanokkrittika Kritwuttikorn, says that Vietnam is an excellent potential market. There are more than 800,000 Vietnamese tourists traveling to Thailand each year, generating a revenue of 26 billion baht.

“Vietnam has the advantage to be close to Thailand with less than 2 hours flying time, gate to gate. However, the main destination for Vietnamese tourists is still Bangkok and Pattaya. This route serves the need of travellers are seeking convenience for their journey. Not only Vietnamese but also travellers from other countries that will also enter Thailand by this route,” she said.

She explained that to increase the group of travellers and expand the route from Vietnam, the TAT, Ho Chi Minh Office is supporting the Ho Chi Minh – Phuket route which offers 4 flights per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The flight leaves Ho Chi Minh City at 11.55 am on Mondays and Wednesdays, 10.15 am on Fridays and 10.35 am on Sunday while departing Phuket at 2.10 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, 1.05 pm on Fridays and 1.45 pm on Sundays.

- Kritsada Mueanhawong

Collecting the daily news around Phuket for many years. One of the island's most accurate and timely news-gatherers.

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Phuket: Persistent Python vs Dog

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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Today in Phuket.. Lucky dog. 😇.. My brother just told me this is actually at bangpae waterfall in Phuket.

Posted by Kim White on Thursday, June 21, 2018

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Sansiri launches THE BASE Central – Phuket

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Sansiri launched another one of their ‘BASE’ branded condos with the launch of ‘THE BASE Central Phuket’.

Quoting from their media release, “The design is influenced by an enchanting lifestyle where the native people and Chinese from across the seas come together to create the Peranakan culture under the new concept ‘MARK MY BASE’.”

Poomisak Julamaneechot, Vice Managing Director of the condominium development project, San Siri Public Company Limited says, “Sansiri has continued under The Base brand in Phuket by launching this new project ‘The Base Central –Phuket’ with a budget for construction 1,660 million Baht.”

“The unique location at the heart of the island near Central Festival, and just one minute from the proposed new light rail station.”

“The project is under the branding of ‘Complete Your Living Experience’. The project will be available for initial registration and reservations on June 23-24 with prices starting from 1.99 million Baht.”

Check out some more about the new project HERE. (In English and Thai)

 

 

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Krabi: Chinese tourist drowns at Railay Bay

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After all the heavy monsoonal weather along our coasts in recent days, we’re lucky we haven’t had more reports of risky swimmers getting into difficulty. Sadly, Krabi has reported a drowning.

Thai Rath reports that a 32 year old Chinese tourist staying in the Railay Beach area drowned after ignoring officials’ warnings not to go into the water. The report says that the tourist had gone to Phranang beach where beach patrollers told him not to enter the water due to the high seas. He said he wouldn’t and was just taking photos. Later he ventured into the waters without a life jacket where he quickly got into difficulty.

Fellow tourists, climbing groups, Park officials and staff from the First Standard Clinic in Ao Nang were all involved recovering Ma Xuxa from the waters at Phrasing Beach. Once he was back on shore CPR was applied in an effort to resuscitate him.

He was subsequently transferred by boat and ambulance to the Krabi Hospital. Medics continued to apply CPR during the journey but the man was pronounced dead upon arrival at hospital.

The Chinese Consulate has been advised of the incident.

SOURCE: Thai Rath HERE.

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