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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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The Thaiger Phuket

  • The Area Hotel Quarantine – tweaking Thailand’s arrival options
    by The Thaiger on March 7, 2021 at 8:51 am

    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 […]

  • 2 Phuket Town nightclubs shut down after allegedly violating multiple laws
    by Ann Carter on March 6, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    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 ordered 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,” […]

  • Early morning drug busts in Phuket yield 9 arrests
    by Ann Carter on March 5, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    An early morning drug bust in Rawai, Phuket has yielded 9 arrests. The first raid yesterday consisted of 30 task force members who raided a sea gypsy shack near the beachfront in Rawai. 43 year old Saroch Homhuan, and 34 year old Juree Bangjak, were arrested and charged with posession of a Category I drug with the intent to sell, after police found 9 pills of methamphetamine, or yaba in Thai, over 6 grams of crystal meth, or ya ice in Thai, and 3 other “items of evidence.” 31 year old […]

  • Thailand to introduce “area quarantine” for international visitors from April
    by Maya Taylor on March 5, 2021 at 10:49 am

    From next month, foreign visitors to the Kingdom will be able to experience the delights of “area quarantine”, after the government confirmed the scheme for 5 provinces. Following a meeting with the Public Health Ministry, the Tourism Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn confirmed that Phuket, Krabi, Chiang Mai, Chon Buri (Pattaya), and Surat Thani (Koh Samui and Koh Pha-ngan) have been chosen to pilot the scheme. Foreign tourists opting for area quarantine will be required to remain in their […]

  • Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO
    by The Thaiger on March 3, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    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. […]

The Phuket News

  • New plan proposed for hotel quarantine
    on March 7, 2021 at 10:46 am

    THAILAND: A proposal to allow foreign visitors to leave their hotel rooms after the first three days of their mandatory 14-day quarantine period will be submitted to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

  • Darasamut Underpass to close for cleaning
    on March 7, 2021 at 2:50 am

    PHUKET: Traffic passing through the Darasamut Underpass will be affected on Tuesday (Mar 9) while the Phuket Highways Office carries out cleaning to remove sand and trash from inside the tunnel.

  • Four rallies go ahead despite new ban
    on March 7, 2021 at 2:40 am

    BANGKOK: Hundreds of pro-democracy demonstrators gathered outside the Criminal Court on Saturday evening (Mar 6) to call for the release of detained colleagues and the abolition of the lese majeste law, defying a fresh order banning public gatherings in the capital.

  • Phuket Opinion: Hearing the message loud and clear
    on March 7, 2021 at 2:23 am

    PHUKET: The order issued on Friday for the Maldives nightclub in Phuket Town to remain closed for five years set a new benchmark for Phuket entertainment venue operators to be wary of, and revealed how heavy the punishment can be at the whim of officials targetting your venue.

  • Governor orders Phuket Town nightclub closed for five years
    on March 6, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    PHUKET: Two nightclubs in Phuket Town central to noise complaints filed by the Provincial Police Chief from another province have been closed by order of the Phuket Governor. One of the venues has been ordered closed for five years.