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Irish Times Phuket “Jungceylon”

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Charity Dinner at NO NAME club

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10th Laguna Phuket International Marathon

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The Island’s beach lifeguards

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Tom Rhodes LIVE in Phuket

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4th annual UNESCO Phuket International Jazz

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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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