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6 Elephants added to camp anticipating Chinese tourists
Chinese tourists are returning to Thailand, and with it, operators at elephant sanctuaries and shows are expecting a swell in customers. The Pang Chang Kamala Elephant Camp in Phuket has recently bought six new elephants to keep up with the rise in bookings after the Lunar New Year. The camp offers a variety of activities …
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Phuket man threatens wife from leaving house at knifepoint
A man in Phuket allegedly used a knife to threaten his wife and prevent her from leaving their house yesterday. Kathu Police said they were alerted that a man was using a knife to force his wife to remain inside the house on Soi Ketho Soi 6, The Phuket News reported. Fifteen officers arrived at …
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Man allegedly beats Russian ex-girlfriend in Phuket
A man allegedly beat his Russian ex-girlfriend in Phuket, a local news outlet reported yesterday. The victim, 32 year old Julia Bolshakova, reported to Chalong Police on January 13, immediately after she left Chalong Hospital following the attack. A medical report confirmed multiple contusions from Bolshakova’s ex punching her in her face and head. Bolshakova …
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No, you can’t get a driver’s license via LINE
Despite what you may have read on the Internet, you absolutely cannot get a legal driver’s license by messaging someone via the LINE app and having them take the test for you. The Department of Land Transport Phuket Office issued a warning about a scam involving illegal and online driving licenses. The scam has been …
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Russian woman almost drowns on Patong beach
It was a close call for one Russian woman who almost drowned on Patong Beach yesterday. The incident happened at the part of the beach near the Bangla Police Box. Tourists pulled the unconscious woman out of the water, and lifeguards, once aware of the situation, rushed to help. The lifeguards, and a tourist who …
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British man claims he was tortured by Thai police
A British man claims he was tortured by Thai police for seven days straight in Phuket, southern Thailand when his holiday abroad went gravely wrong. British authorities have launched an investigation into the alleged abuse, reports FirstPost. He allegedly sustained broken ribs, bruised limbs, septic infections, swollen wrists, and lost four teeth in the ordeal. The …
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Flights between Shanghai and Phuket, Guangzhou and Chiang Mai resume
Flights between Shanghai and Phuket, and Guangzhou and Chiang Mai, will resume this month says Shanghai-based Spring Airlines. The budget airline also revealed that flights from Shanghai to Hong Kong, and Taipei, will also be relaunched in January while the resumption of flights between the metropolis and Singapore is being considered. Another Shangai-based airline, Juneyao Air, announced late last month that it will resume its flights between Shanghai and Chiang Mai on Wednesday, January 18, adding more flights to other outbound destinations likely to resume. Meanwhile, international online travel agency Trip.com reported a 254% increase in flight bookings from China […]
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‘Buffalo’ Suttipong’s trash-talk tarnishes Phuket’s reputation
The trash-talk of Interior Ministry Permanent Secretary Suttipong Juljarern tarnishes Phuket’s reputation, according to the president of the Phuket Lawyers Association. As the highest-ranking civil servant at the Interior Ministry, Suttipong can’t seem to keep his foot out of his mouth or his name out of the headlines. The latest of the senior servant’s woes comes as people in Phuket prepare to rally today to protest over insults to the province’s garbage disposal system. Suttipong is opposed to Phuket’s bid to host the “Specialized Expo 2028″ because, he says, the province has destroyed its own environment while failing to take […]
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- PM Prayut says Phuket Expo 2028 could bring in 40 billion bahtby Neill Fronde on March 20, 2023 at 3:23 pm
Phuket has its eye on hosting the Specialised Expo in 2028 and received the backing of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. The PM reckons the massive exposition could rake in as much as 40 billion baht. If the Phuket Expo 2028 bid is accepted, the event would run from March 20 to June 17, 2028. The … The story PM Prayut says Phuket Expo 2028 could bring in 40 billion baht as seen on Thaiger News.
- Get set for a world-class techno music festival at “Drumcode x Blue Tree Songkran”by Thaiger on March 20, 2023 at 3:18 pm
Press Release This Songkran, awaken your spirit with Drumcode x Blue Tree Songkran, featuring the ‘DRUMCODE’ stage and renowned DJs such as Kolsch, Joris Voorn, Teenage Mutants, Victor Ruiz, Juliet Fox, Bart Skils, Alex Stein, Tom Pooks, Nakadia plus many local DJs. Awaken the fun and party over 2 Days on 2 Stages with 2 … The story Get set for a world-class techno music festival at “Drumcode x Blue Tree Songkran” as seen on Thaiger News.
- Phuket child prostitution scandal: Entertainment venues lose 100 million bahtby Bob Scott on March 20, 2023 at 9:45 am
In the wake of a child prostitution scandal in Phuket, several entertainment venues have lost 100 million baht. Local authorities ordered the early closure of bars, restaurants, and adult entertainment establishments, following the discovery of underage girls being employed at Velvet bar in Phuket to engage in sexual activity with foreigners. The venues were ordered … The story Phuket child prostitution scandal: Entertainment venues lose 100 million baht as seen on Thaiger News.
- Chinese ambassador visits Phuket as tourism surgesby Neill Fronde on March 19, 2023 at 3:34 pm
Chinese tourist arrivals are expected to surge to over 300,000 in April, according to the Chinese ambassador to Thailand, Han Zhiqiang. The ambassador made a courtesy visit to Phuket governor Narong Woonciew at the Provincial Hall on Saturday, where the two worked to strengthen ties between Thailand and China and increase tourism to Phuket and … The story Chinese ambassador visits Phuket as tourism surges as seen on Thaiger News.
- Foreign owner of Patong bar in trafficking scandal flees thailandby Tara Abhasakun on March 19, 2023 at 10:33 am
UPDATE The foreign owner of the Patong bar at the centre of a recent sex trafficking scandal fled Thailand to Laos, according to the Deputy Commander of the Royal Thai Police, Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn. Big Joke arrived in Phuket yesterday to follow up on the case. He said the bar is related to a … The story Foreign owner of Patong bar in trafficking scandal flees thailand as seen on Thaiger News.
The Phuket News
- Police chief orders full probe into siegeon March 21, 2023 at 9:34 am
BANGKOK: The national police chief has ordered a full investigation into the 27-hour siege at a house in Bangkok’s Sai Mai district, where a mentally disturbed police officer fired his weapon more than 50 times before being overpowered by a Swat team.
- New tax reduction for land and buildings comes into effecton March 21, 2023 at 9:29 am
BANGKOK: A 15% reduction in the land and building tax has taken effect, says Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) director-general Pornchai Thiraveja.
- EU agrees 2-billion-euro ammunition plan for Ukraineon March 21, 2023 at 9:18 am
BRUSSELS: European Union (EU) ministers agreed on a two-billion-euro plan yesterday (Mar 20) to raid their own arsenals and jointly purchase desperately needed ammunition for Ukraine.
- Rawai hit-and-run driver found, to face chargeson March 21, 2023 at 12:08 am
PHUKET: The driver of the car in the hit-and-run of a woman on a motorbike on Wiset Rd, Rawai, earlier this month has been found by police and will face charges, Chalong Police Chief Col Ekkarat Plaiduang has confirmed.
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