PHUKET: A group of about 150 Phuket beach vendors today took their complaints all the way to Bangkok, where they submitted a letter imploring Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha to revise the current beach management system. The letter accused Phuket Governor Nisit Jansomwong of ignoring the requests of local beach vendors and going ahead with bans on beach chair rentals and other businesses on
PHUKET: Police this week arrested five Frenchmen, one who was wanted by Interpol, for skimming ATMs in Kamala and Chalong. The men Kevin Tahiango Theodore Okito, 29; Mel Duval Poaty, 29; Accel Jonathan Poaty Pambou, 26; Samir Maruof, 29; and Jessy Bianvenu Vincence, 33 were presented at a press conference at Phuket Provincial Police Station this morning. The men are being held in Phuket
PHUKET: Karon Police are investigating allegations of bag men working in Kata for the Phuket City Police, extorting money from more than 100 bars and restaurants. “We are now trying to identify those who have been illegally collecting money from businesses in the name of the police,” Karon Police Superintendent Sompong Boonrat told the Phuket Gazette today. “We cannot provide any further
PHUKET: The journey to Le Versace began with an exciting climb up an impressive hill. It felt like we were ascending to a restaurant for the gods. Our anticipation of what was to come heightened with the trek. On arrival, we were ushered to the balcony, where we were treated to a spectacular view of Patong Beach a much more peaceful-looking place from our perch. The decor as you walk out o
PHUKET: Tour de France green jersey winner and former Australian national team “hard man” Baden Cooke will be joining the inaugural Thanyapura Gran Fondo bicycle road race on April 19. Cooke, who retired in 2013, is a veteran of six Tour de France campaigns and competed in the 2004 Olympics. At the 2003 Tour de France, he won the sprinters points classification competition green jersey by two
PHUKET: The hospitality industry in Thailand is struggling. Not because there aren’t enough guests, quite the opposite the number of rooms on the island is multiplying to accommodate year-on-year increases in the number of tourist arrivals. The problem is the lack of skilled workers, explains Patteera Maneesri, Tris
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PHUKET: Phuket has been named as a top choice for the launch of a Thailand Yacht Show, to be organized by the Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MOTS). The location for the yacht show, planned for the end of this year, has been narrowed down to Phuket and Pattaya, explained Deputy Minister of Transport Ak
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PHUKET: Airports of Thailand (AoT) officers are scrambling to take care of passengers arriving on charter flights at Phuket International Airport, as the tourists’ buses are now being forced to park at one of the unfinished parking buildings. “Due to the airport expansion, buses have to park quite far away from the t
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PHUKET: Although more than 2,000 people were on hand to enter the Lucky Draw and enjoy the bustling Lighthouse Market at the Boat Lagoon on February 21-22, only five could go home with the prizes. Following the Lucky Draw on Sunday, the Market is now happy to announce that the winners and their prizes were as follows: First Pr
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There is a huge termite mound 50cm from my house, but on my neighbor’s land. I am worried the termites will eat my house. What can I do?
I believe that my neighbor will be held responsible for any damage that happens to my property, but I don’t know the neighbor well and I haven’t seen him for years.
I am staying in a hotel on Soi Sansabai, where it costs me 20 baht to park my motorbike on the street. The fee is not a big deal, but there are so many bikes on the street in the evening that I can’t even walk safely down the street.
When I asked why was this so, I was told that it was a private street and that one person owned it. Wahoo! That’s a first for me. How can a person own a public street?
Is this true? And if so, is the owner liable for maintaining the street?
I figure that the owner makes...
I drive on the road behind Surakul Stadium every day. Each day, I smell a terrible stench near the Chinese graveyard where homeless people live. It is a terrible smell and garbage, squatters and buses fill the area.
Many hundreds of people drive past there every day. Recently, the road there was re-paved, which is great, because it used to be filled with dangerous potholes. Now, why not clear out the wretched smells and garbage?
I am currently in India and want to bring back some spices and teas, what are the regulations?
The Thai Customs website says I should “refer to your local embassy”. I have tried the contact page on several of the consulate pages for India, but the contact pages do not seem to work (says access denied).
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