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Shrines preparing for Phuket’s upcoming vegetarian festival

Phuket‘s annual vegetarian festival is right around the corner, coming up on September 26 to October 4. Now, city workers and volunteers are helping Chinese shrines prepare for the festival. Yesterday, teams helped scrub the forecourts of the main shrines participating in the festival, including the Pud Jor and Jui Tui shrines in the main city district. Phuket’s Vice Governor Pichet held a press conference to make sure that all shrine administrators understood the rules that shrines have to follow for the festival. The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is known for its Ma Song. These spiritual devotees will self-mutilate, and slice their […]
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Phuket school director denies assault allegations

UPDATE The Phuket school director who last week was accused of physically assaulting an eight year old is denying the allegations. This news comes after a relative of the boy claimed that on September 8, the director pushed the boy’s head into a wall. He also allegedly used his hands to forcefully open her nephew’s mouth. The Phuket Provincial Educational Office director, Patchalee Chaoponlagrang, now says the director told the office that the claim is not true. She said the boy has special needs and likes to stay in teachers’ rooms. Patchalee said that on the day of the alleged […]
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PHIST, Southeast Asia’s biggest and best sustainable tourism forum is back as a live, in-person event!

PRESS RELEASE PHIST (Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism), Southeast Asia’s biggest and best sustainable tourism forum is back as a live, in-person event! Over 1,000 participants, including senior executives and keynote speakers, will gather in Phuket on Monday 26th September 2022 to tackle the most important sustainability issues impacting the industry today. Approximately 30 green exhibitors are also expected to attend PHIST 5, which includes workshops, green product expos, inspiring talks, and a chance to get in the ring and discuss a wide range of topics relating to environmental and social sustainability. Like previous editions of PHIST, this year’s […]
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Dead baby girl in a plastic bag found in Phuket temple

A dead newborn baby girl was left in a black plastic bag at a temple in Kathu in Phuket and police are searching for answers. The bag with the baby’s remains was found yesterday at Wat Anuphat Kritsadaram in Thung Thong in Kathu, with police receiving a call at around 5pm to report it. Three monks walking through the area were struck by the powerful smell of rotting. They began searching for the source of the putrid odour and traced it to a bodhi tree 50 metres from the temple’s multipurpose hall. The monks investigated closely and discovered a black […]
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Surf competition coming up in Patong

Another surfing competition is coming up in Phuket this month. The ‘Kalim Reef Surfers Surfing 2022’ competition will be held at Kalim Beach in Patong from September 16-18. The competition is being organised by the Patong Municipality and the Phuket Surfing Association. The event will feature five different categories of competitions, which are: open shortboard, open longboard, master 35 years up, age division under 14 years, and age division under 18 years. Surfers can register for the competition until September 15. A Facebook post by the Phuket Surfing Club details instructions on how to sign up. Last month, Thai tourism […]
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Rassada Pier cabs questioned over taxi mafia incident

After a row involving tourists being blocked from using a van ride they ordered by an alleged “taxi mafia,” police have intervened to question the drivers and assess the claims. The confrontation took place at Rassada Pier in Phuket on Friday, with three female and one male tourist trapped in the middle. The travellers had just returned from Koh Phi Phi around 10am and chose not to use the transportation from the stand at the pier, after they reportedly heard the word “mafia” used in connection with the taxis queued there. After they boarded a van 50 metres away, which […]
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How to plan a destination wedding in Phuket 2022 – Step by Step

If you are looking for how to plan a wedding in Phuket, you have come to the perfect place! Going to a foreign land to marry your love can offer you that amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience. However, planning the perfect wedding can sometimes be a daunting task. But don’t worry as we are here to guide you through the steps of how to plan a wedding in Phuket 2022 so you can enjoy your life’s biggest moments to the fullest. How to plan a wedding in Phuket 2022 -Step by Step 1. Choose a date Choosing a date should be the […]
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Korean Air to resume flights to Chiang Mai and Phuket

Korean Air will resume direct flights from Seoul to both Chiang Mai and Phuket this October. Both routes were suspended in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The airline’s Phuket flights are scheduled to depart from Seoul Incheon Airport four days per week on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 5.55pm and land in Phuket at 10pm. Phuket to Seoul flights will also depart on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, leaving Phuket at 11.20pm and arriving in Seoul Incheon at 7.55am the next day. A Boeing 737-800 will serve the Seoul – Chiang Mai route, resuming in October, four […]
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  • 4 Chinese fishermen lost at sea rescued near Phuket
    by Petch Petpailin on October 5, 2022 at 5:25 pm

    A Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Area 3 team rescued four Chinese fishermen lost at sea near Racha Noi Island in Phuket.  The owner of the fishing boat sought help from the RTN after the four Chinese fishermen, who rented his fishing boat named SAO, went to sea at 5am yesterday but didn’t come back. The worried boat owner told the RTN that the fishermen are regulars and have rented his boat several times before, adding that they were normally back on shore by 9pm. The coordinates revealed that the […]

  • 1-billion-baht tourism stimulus back on track
    by Jon Whitman on October 5, 2022 at 4:10 pm

    While debate continues around Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s return to office, one thing has become clear: the Tourism and Sports Ministry is moving ahead with a package of measures delayed while General Prayut was suspended pending the Constitutional Court’s ruling. One proposal will allow entertainment venues to remain open until 4am. It’s estimated that Thailand loses roughly 70 million baht  (US$2 million) per day because of current restrictions. Most tourist spending goes on […]

  • Phuket taxis drivers promise to quit fighting rivals
    by Petch Petpailin on October 5, 2022 at 2:33 pm

    Representatives of taxi drivers in Phuket met with provincial officials to acknowledge proposals to avoid fights recently reported in the media. Following a recent fight between a traditional taxi driver and an app-based driver in the Kamala district last weekend, Phuket authorities decided to host a meeting to urge local taxi drivers to focus on the reputation of the province. The meeting between Phuket provincial departments and taxi driver representatives from the Kamala sub-district was […]

  • Phuket taxis fined for yet another fight in front of customers
    by Neill Fronde on October 5, 2022 at 10:50 am

    The battle between traditional taxis and ride-hailing app drivers seems to have reached a boiling point. Yet another fight between taxi drivers in front of customers took place in Phuket. It resulted in charges against both of the drivers and highlights the continuing problem Phuket and other tourist destinations in Thailand face with taxis. This incident took place at a popular Kamala area nightlife hotspot where a queue of taxi drivers line up to pick up club-goers and bar patrons. A customer […]

  • Phuket Vegetarian Festival wraps up
    by Tara Abhasakun on October 5, 2022 at 9:54 am

    The Phuket Vegetarian Festival officially wrapped up its last day yesterday. The last day began with street processions in the main city district. The processions started in the morning at the Lor Rong Shrine and headed toward Saphan Hin Public Park. Later in the afternoon, there was a fire-waking ritual from Kathu Shrine. In the evening, there was another fire-walking ritual from Bang Koo Shrine in Koh Kaew. The festival closed late last night with farewell rituals at every shrine. The ritual […]

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