PHUKET: Convicts serving only short sentences at Phuket Prison have been given priority in being granted freedom in a mass pardon to be honored tomorrow. Prison Director Pichit Wanajit has applied to the Phuket Provincial Court for release warrants for 233 prisoners, including 25 women. The prisoners are to be released in accordance with a royal pardon issued by HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej to mar
PHUKET: No sexy outfits, sexy dancing, alcohol in water-play zones and no rolling water-fight trucks are allowed in Phuket during the Thai New Year Songkran festival on April 13-14, the island’s top cop has announced. Also banned is the mixing of powder, ice or foam with water used to ‘bless’ fellow Songkran celebrants, said Phuket City Police Superintendent Col Kraithong Chanthongbai. “
PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Health Office (PPHO) has called on all local administrations on the island to take steps to prevent any further child drownings in their areas. The move to ramp up water safety throughout Phuket follows Public Health Minister Dr Ratchata Ratchatanawin on Monday issuing a nationwide order for all relevant agencies to launch water-safety campaigns. Dr Ratchata pointed
PHUKET: Aside from the wishful thinkers who request beachfront properties, the majority of inquiries for properties in Phuket are for those with a sea view. Thankfully, as the island boasts 70 per cent hillside coverage, there are many properties on the island that fit this criteria. It all really depends on how close of a view you wish to have. However, some home owners like to boast ‘sea view
PHUKET: The Phuket Cycling Fest returned for its second year last weekend with more than 680 cyclists joining a 46km fun-ride tour of the south of the island on Sunday. Phuket Governor Nisit Jansomwong chaired the opening ceremony at Saphan Hin on Saturday evening, joined by Uthit Limsakul, deputy director of the Tourism of Thailand (TAT) Phuket office. Governor Nisit also joined Phuket Town May
PHUKET: In the latest and likely final move to clear undesirables from Phuket’s beaches, the island's local authorities today began a massive operation to remove the sand from key tourist hotspots along the west coast. The beach cleanup campaign that began last year under military protection is expected to be complete
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PHUKET: The Pheu Thai Party yesterday tried to dissuade the government from invoking Article 44 of the interim charter, warning of an even more adverse impact than martial law on business, tourism and investment. Pheu Thai deputy secretary-general Anuttama Amornwiwat said the government's economic advisers must look into the possible negative impacts of the law and provide accurate information to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha because it would be harder to correct the situation, as the cou
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PHUKET: Large fishing vessels will be banned from working in the southern Andaman Sea from April 1 to June 30, it has been announced. A total of 4,696 square kilometers from Phuket to Trang will be closed during the spawning season. “According to our research, most marine life in the Andaman is breeding between April and J
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PHUKET: Prosecutors in the case of a U.S. couple accused of murder on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali on Tuesday called for the pair to be sentenced to at least 15 years in prison. Chicago-area residents Tommy Schaefer and Heather Mack are being tried separately over the premeditated murder of Mack's mother, Sheila von
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I recently bought two bean bag chairs from Index Living Mall. Within a couple of days they started to fall apart, the seams opened and all the contents of both started to fall out.
Yesterday, I found the time to get them back to Index and ask for a solution to this problem.
I was surprised to hear that they don’t offer any quality warranty on their products and was told that the only way I could make an exchange is if the product is in good condition.
All of my efforts to make customer service staff understand that I needed to exchange because of bad...
The road near Como Hotel at Cape Yamu used to have a few speed bumps, but in the last couple of weeks more and more have appeared, usually overnight.
There are now 13 across the road once you turn off the main road by the 7/11 convenience store. Many are new, difficult to see, and not good for car and bike suspension.
I appreciate road safety, but can just anyone make these across the road? And shouldn’t they be clearly visible?
Beside the Escape de Phuket hotel on Pracha Uthit Soi 5 is a bridge. One side collapsed a few months ago, forcing the authorities to close it to traffic.
But it was repaired poorly, and now a portion of the same side has subsided.
Is there a “standard” for bridge repair?
At Nai Harn Beach, sometimes a motorboat arrives from one of the many sailboats anchored in the bay. These boats land directly on the beach and often arrive at high speed in the middle of the swimmers, jeopardizing the safety of tourists with their propellers.
What laws are in place regarding motorboats near the shore? Are such boats forbidden within a certain distance from the shore? Or do the people driving the boat have the right to do as they do now with the engine and the propeller on?
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