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Patong official denies wastewater to blame for macro algae bloom along beachfront
A Patong official is denying that wastewater flowing into the beach’s bay is causing a large influx of algae, leading to mass amounts of red sea urchins being stranded on the shore. Nattawut Thepthon, Chief of the Patong Municipality Sanitary Works Division told The Phuket News that the appearance of sea urchins is a natural phenomenon. But the chief of the Phuket Marine Biological Centre disagrees, saying the urchins are swarming the shore as they are attracted to algae. He says the algae blooms are the urchins’ food source and high tides during the spring season are adding to their […]
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Dutchman in Thai jail for alleged involvement in SPM scam now getting donations
While Dutch national Wesley Halbach sits in Thai jail for charges related to the dodgy money-making app SPM Shopping Mall said to have scammed thousands, a GoFundMe page has been set up, asking for donations to help pay bail, hire a lawyer and reunite Wesley with his family overseas. The page claims that the 37 year old father is a “victim of a big set up.” In previous reports, police said they suspect Wesley was an administrator for the scheme’s Line messaging chats and that there are around 40 other suspected “Line Admin.” A recent Facebook post, with a link […]
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Phuket officials warn public of crocodile spotted near Chalong pier
Officials in Phuket are warning residents near Chalong Pier of a crocodile sighting in the area over the weekend. Nation Thailand reports that Natchaphong Pranit from the Phuket Port Authority Office says the reptile was spotted in the water around 3pm on Saturday. “We advise operators of boat services and general public to exercise extra caution when entering the pier area, either to park their boats or for other activities. If you find or have information about the crocodile, please contact hotline 1199 or 076-391-174.” Chalong Bay is Phuket’s largest bay, located around 10 kilometres south of Phuket town. The […]
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American has false negative Covid-19 test result in Thailand, positive result after returning to the US
An American, who recently travelled to Phuket and Bangkok, tested positive for Covid-19 after returning to the United States. The man was tested prior to leaving Thailand and Thai health officials now say that result was a false negative. Thailand’s Department of Medical Sciences reviewed the man’s Covid-19 test that was taken right before leaving Thailand and now say the result is positive for the coronavirus. A timeline of the man’s travel history was posted on the Bangkok Public Relations Department’s Facebook page. The man travelled through Thailand throughout February. He was released from the mandatory 14-day quarantine on January 26 […]
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Officials meet in Phuket to discuss implementing “area quarantine” from April
A number of officials, including Tourism Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn will meet in Phuket today to discuss the implementation of area quarantine on the southern island, possibly as soon as next month. Thai PBS World reports that various hotel representatives and other tourism businesses are expected to attend the meeting. The idea of area quarantine has been proposed for a number of tourist destinations, including Phuket, in the desperate hope of attracting more foreign tourists. Visitors would still need to have all the necessary paperwork and insurance for travel to Thailand, including a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of travel. […]
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The Area Hotel Quarantine – tweaking Thailand’s arrival options
We spoke about the new proposal for an Area Hotel Quarantine last Friday and in Thailand News Today. The mandatory 14 day quarantine (magically extended a couple of days at many facilities at the foreigner’s cost) remains the key sticking point for the return of tourists or travellers, in any significant or useful numbers. A number of visas and quarantine programs has done little to increase the numbers of foreign arrivals to Thailand. The proposal, leaked out as a ‘discussion’ pending cabinet talks and a final decision, has not received much support from the overseas community that are trying to […]
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2 Phuket Town nightclubs shut down after allegedly violating multiple laws
2 Phuket Town nightclubs are shutting down after allegedly violating multiple laws. The Maldives and H20 on Lim Sui Ju Road, on the south end of Phuket Town were ordered by the Phuket Governor to close immediately, with the Maldives being orderd to close for 5 years. The order comes after the Phuket City Police inspected the Maldives club, arresting the manager for operating an entertainment venue without a permit, allowing people under 20 years old to work or “use services in the venue,” and for selling alcohol without a permit. Governor Narong cited his authority under Section 4 of […]
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Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO
There was the original Covid-19 outbreak and lockdowns back in April and May in 2020, then again just before Christmas and New Year when the new clusters emerged in Samut Sakhon and the eastern coastal provinces, Patong’s nightlife was quiet enough, almost non-existent. Now when the restrictions are lifted, Nimz will take you through Phuket’s famous nightlife spot Bangla Road, Patong Beach and Phuket Town. It’s quiet, but there are still clubs open and operating and ready to welcome you.
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- Phuket bar raided for illegal operation, underage drinking and restricted hoursby Mitch Connor on June 7, 2023 at 5:32 pm
A crackdown on illegal entertainment venues in Phuket Town continued as a bar was raided by authorities in the early hours of yesterday. Muang Phuket District Chief Pairote Srilamoon led a team of officers from the Department of Provincial Administration (DOPA) in the raid on the ‘At Five’ bar at 1.30am. They were joined by Danai … The story Phuket bar raided for illegal operation, underage drinking and restricted hours as seen on Thaiger News.
- Phuket shooting: Russian restauranteur targeted in daylight attackby Bob Scott on June 7, 2023 at 4:57 pm
The idyllic streets of Phuket were rocked today by a brutal act of violence as a man, believed to be a Russian restaurant owner, was shot inside his car outside a cafe. The incident unfolded in broad daylight, sending shockwaves through the peaceful neighbourhood. Police rushed to the scene on Boat Avenue in Cherng Talay, … The story Phuket shooting: Russian restauranteur targeted in daylight attack as seen on Thaiger News.
- Two killed in Patong motorcycle crash near De Coze Hotelby Mitch Connor on June 7, 2023 at 2:17 pm
A tragic road accident near De Coze Hotel in Patong claimed the lives of a foreign man and an unidentified woman yesterday evening. Patong Police are currently investigating the case. The collision between a car and a motorcycle occurred on Phra Metta Rd, also known as Phang Muang Sai Kor Rd. Upon arriving at the … The story Two killed in Patong motorcycle crash near De Coze Hotel as seen on Thaiger News.
- Phuket orders small boats to stay ashore until Saturday amid heavy weatherby Mitch Connor on June 7, 2023 at 10:41 am
In Phuket, a ban has been issued on boats shorter than 10 metres leaving the shore until Saturday, June 10, due to heavy weather conditions. The order, issued by Phuket Marine Office Chief Natchaphong Pranit, applies to all sailing and motor yachts up to 32.8 feet. The ban comes as a reminder of the importance of safety … The story Phuket orders small boats to stay ashore until Saturday amid heavy weather as seen on Thaiger News.
- Missing Phuket fisherman found dead amid weather alertby Mitch Connor on June 6, 2023 at 1:09 pm
The lifeless body of a 59 year old Pa Khlok resident was discovered floating in the sea by a local fisherman yesterday. Prachoen Thammawong had gone missing after failing to return home from his fishing routine the previous day. Upon receiving the news, Thalang Police Station officers and rescue workers arrived at the scene, where … The story Missing Phuket fisherman found dead amid weather alert as seen on Thaiger News.
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- PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: 1 Injured in Boat Ave. shooting, Small boats to stay ashore, Doctor shortage in Thailand? || June 7on June 7, 2023 at 6:09 pm
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- Russian man shot outside Boat Avenue baron June 7, 2023 at 4:01 pm
PHUKET: Authorities have confirmed that a Russian man was shot and severely injured in a popular part of Boat Avenue in Cherng Talay earlier this morning (June 7).
- Crackdown on illegal bars continueson June 7, 2023 at 1:44 pm
PHUKET: The crackdown on entertainment venues operating illegally continued in the early hours of yesterday (June 6) after a raid on a bar in Phuket Town.
- Foreign man, unidentified woman killed in Patong road accidenton June 7, 2023 at 11:29 am
PHUKET: A foreign man and an unidentified woman lost their lives in a road accident that occurred near De Coze Hotel in Patong yesterday evening (June 6). Patong Police are investigating the case.
- Ukraine evacuates thousands after key dam destroyedon June 7, 2023 at 10:57 am
KHERSON: Ukraine was evacuating thousands of people from flooded areas today (June 7) after an attack on a major Russian-held dam unleashed a torrent of water, inundating two dozen villages and sparking fears of a humanitarian disaster.