Phuket Nieuws - Phuket News
Next time you visit a financial institution, supermarket, shopping complex, or just about anywhere with so much as a parking lot that employs a uniformed security guard, take a moment to observe their manner. Watching some of these tinpot tyrants will give you an idea of how the symbolic power of a uniform can quickly go to someone?s head when they put one on.
Communication companies have been ordered to clean up their act and remove any unnecessary cables from the utility poles that line the streets in Phuket before the national electricity authority does it for them.
PHUKET: Phuket Department of Marine and Coastal Resources officials said today (March 25) that they are impressed with coral growth rates on the one-year-old artificial reef near Koh Maithon.
Phuket: One man is dead and another injured after attempting to flee police during a routine traffic stop near Rassada Pier in Phuket Town yesterday (March 24).
Phuket: An 18-year-old male motorcyclist died after he was struck at high speed by a taxi on the Bypass Rd in the early hours of the morning (March 25).
PHUKET: An elephant camp in Phuket stands accused of refusing to return a female elephant that the Phuket Provincial Livestock Office (PPLO) confirmed today (Mar 24) belongs to another person.
PHUKET: A new bridge and road, costing B55 million and taking three years to build, located behind the King Power duty-free mega-store on Chao Fa West Rd, are expected to open after Songkran, The Phuket News has been told.
PHUKET XTRA - March 24 Aussie man sentenced for killing girlfriend in jet ski accident! Seat belts now mandatory? Hunting Tuk Tuk boss killer, luggage X-ray scanners, Myanmar refugees going home, and teachers no longer need certification.
PHUKET: Police are investigating the death of two people killed last night (Mar 23) by an electric shock from a shower unit in a guestroom at a resort in Rawai, in the south of Phuket.
PHUKET: Investigations are continuing into claims that an elephant currently in the care of an elephant camp in Phukets Chalong area is in fact an elephant alleged to have been stolen from an elephant camp in Krabi 14 years ago.
PHUKET: MaAnn Samran, Chief of the Cherng Talay Tambon Administration Organisation (OrBorTor), has told the Royal Thai Army in Phuket that he plans to clear Bang Tao Beach of all vendors.
PHUKET: Vendors at Laem Singh Beach in Kamala, on Phuket?s west coast, have been given until April 7 to access the beach ? after that date they will no longer be permitted to cross the privately owned land to operate their businesses on the sand.
PHUKET: The Department of Marine Coastal Resources (DMCR) are to move forward with pressing charges against a tour guide who was caught on camera along with two Korean tourists walking on coral reefs at Koh Racha Yai on Tuesday (Mar 21).
PHUKET XTRA - March 23 New Phuket Street Food app! Unhealthy Thailand? Saving other marine animals after coin-swallowing turtle dies, transgender prisons, and ANZAC Day in Phuket
PHUKET: Thomas Keating, the Australian tourist charged with the death of his girlfriend in a jet-ski collision off Phuket last month, has been handed down as two-year suspended jail sentence and fined B5,000 for reckless driving causing death.
PHUKET: The driver of a motorbike and her passenger were seriously injured last night when an out-of-control pickup truck ploughed into their and other vehicles off Thepkrasattri Rd.
PHUKET: Police in Phuket have added Porjet ?Po? Sukwanli, the alleged hitman and the last remaining suspect wanted for the slaying of Patong Tuk-Tuk Club President Sakol Srisompotch last year, has been added to the Royal Thai Police list of most-wanted gunmen.
PHUKET XTRA - March 22 Phuket teen reigns supreme in Faldo Series Asia Grand Final! Rhino horn corruption? Coin-swallowing turtle dies, Philippine President meets Thai PM, and murder plot investigation continues.
PHUKET: The Australian Consulate-General Phuket this year will host the first government-led Anzac Day commemoration service ever to be held in Phuket, on April 25.
PHUKET XTRA - March 21 Soi Dog wins short film award! Motorbike accident across Phuket, B71 billion traffic solutions coming, Thailand?s rises in happiness rankings, and probe into death of ethnic activist.
PHUKET: Police in Phuket are on the lookout for a woman who has twice entered gold shops on the island on the pretence of buying a necklace, and walking out of each shop with more than B20,000 in stolen gold tucked into her back pocket.
PHUKET: Strong winds and rain struck Phuket?s Surin Beach yesterday afternoon (Mar 20), causing a rented Hobie cat to overturn and toss two tourists into the rough water.
PHUKET: Heavy rain across the island yesterday afternoon (Mar 20) cut off several roads and downed power lines, causing power outages across large areas of Phuket.
PHUKET: The last of the assets seized by Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo) from the now-defunct Phuket-based zero-baht Chinese tour operator Tranlee Travel Co Ltd went under the hammer yesterday (Mar 20), bringing the total raised to state coffers to more than B200 million.
PHUKET: Soi Dog Foundation, the Phuket-based street dog and cat welfare organisation responsible for fighting the Asian dog meat trade, has won the ?People?s Choice? award at the inaugural British Charity Film Awards in London.
PHUKET: Thailand?s Transport Minister Lt Gen Arkhom Termpittayapaisith today branded Phuket?s public transport problems as ?critical? and promised that B71 billion was being spent on resolving the island?s stifling traffic woes.
PHUKET: The Ukrainian woman involved in a road accident last Thursday which saw the roof of the vehicle she was driving ripped off is to be charged with reckless driving police have confirmed today.
PHUKET: Police say they have yet to ascertain whether or not the driver or the occupants of a ?flying? Honda CRV sedan that came crashing down on a three-wheeled motorbike with box sidecar in Koh Kaew yesterday morning was drunk driving.
PHUKET: Officials have confirmed that B50 million is to be spent on renovating the abandoned sea gypsy ?museum? and cultural centre on Koh Siray.
PHUKET XTRA - March 20 Thai boxer?s stunning title win, Phuket checkpoints across island, a foiled plot to kill PM? Cheaper bio-fuel production discovered, and coral restoration project off Phuket waters.
PHUKET: Police are urging motorists to be careful on the roads after sporadic showers across the island over the weekend led to a spate of minor motorcycle accidents, many involving tourists on hills to main tourist beach areas of Patong and Karon.
PHUKET: Three men are in hospital, one of the men with serious injuries, after the car they were travelling mounted the curb and flipped on Thepkrasattri Rd early this morning.
PHUKET: The recent crackdown on ride-sharing apps Uber and GrabCar should be a welcome sign for customers and supporters of these services here in Phuket. There are countless international examples of such companies successfully disrupting the entrenched interests of existing taxi services and the growing pains that accompany the process.
PHUKET: The Phuket Land of Transport Office (PLTO) with support from Royal Thai Army soldiers on the island have launched a campaign to ensure that drivers of all commercial passenger vehicles in Phuket, including ride-sharing cars, at least have the correct driving licences.
PHUKET: A team of volunteer divers planted 250 sea fans at a reef off Koh Maiton, off the east coast of Phuket, today (Mar 18) as part of a coral-restoration campaign.
PHUKET: A slow loris found wandering into a resident?s house in central Phuket last night has been handed over to wildlife officials for care and protection.
PHUKET: The Phuket delegation has returned from ITB Berlin, the world?s largest travel and tourism trade expo, with expectations of more European tourists coming to Phuket and the surrounding Andaman coast.
PHUKET: The First Secretary of the Ukrainian Embassy in Thailand, Dr Oleksandr Zub, yesterday during a meeting with Phuket Governor Chockchai Dejamornthan called for longer stays for Ukrainian visitors to Thailand as way to help boost income generated from tourism.
PHUKET: The Department Of Marine And Coastal Resources (DMCR) yesterday (Mar 16) started the ball rolling for prosecuting a tour company whose guide was caught on camera allegedly breaking off pieces off coral and using it to smash a sea urchin while diving with a group of Chinese tourists on Wednesday (Mar 15).
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: BIS Phuket International Day, deadly "Safety Zones", ex-wife burning || March 17
PHUKET XTRA - March 17 Up to 3 killings allowed in Safety Zones, man who set ex-wife on fire still on the run, embezzlement scandal widens, British International School, Phuket International Day, and 10 Thai universities in Asias Top 300.
PHUKET: The Phuket Lifeguard Service has put out a call to warn tourists and beach-goers about the dangers of walking on reefs at low tide.
PHUKET: Police have confirmed that the 42-year-old South Korean man who shot himself in an attempted suicide at the Patong Shooting Range on Monday is still in a serious condition at Vachira Phuket Hospital but that it is believed he will make a full recovery from his injuries.
PHUKET: Police are still making investigations into an accident in Kathu yesterday that has left a 26-year-old Ukrainian woman in a serious condition at Vachira Phuket Hospital.
PHUKET: Thalang Police are still searching for the man who set his ex-wife on fire at a kindergarten in central Phuket last month in order to press charges, even though the woman who was set ablaze has chosen not to seek legal action.
PHUKET: More than 150 local residents, including many sea gypsies, staged a mass beach cleanup at Laem Tukkae on Koh Siray, east of Phuket Town, this morning (Mar 16).
PHUKET XTRA - March 16 Men drive into cow, Bang Tao beach drama unfolds, Thai PBS controversy, Thaksin to pay 16 billion baht in taxes? and Hospital robots to pack pills.
PHUKET: Three Burmese rubbish collectors were injured in the early hours of this morning, two seriously, when a minivan rear-ended their rubbish truck on Sakdidet Rd in Wichit.
PHUKET: A king cobra measuring three metres and weighing around seven kilograms was captured at a house in Bang Tao yesterday evening.
PHUKET: The Commander of the Royal Thai Army unit assigned to Phuket wants to meet MaAnn Samran, chief of the Cherng Talay Tambon Administration Organisation (OrBorTor) to hear why a beach club restaurant has been allowed to place dining chairs and tables on the sand at Bang Tao Beach.
PHUKET: One Myanmar national is dead and another injured after the motorbike they were riding struck a cow on Phuket?s busy bypass road last night (Mar 15).