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Tim Newton has lived in Thailand since 2012. An Australian, he has worked in the media, principally radio and TV, for nearly 40 years. He has won the Deutsche Welle Award for best radio talk program, presented 2,800 radio news bulletins in Thailand alone, hosted 330 daily TV news programs, produced 1,800 videos, TV commercials and documentaries and now produces digital media for The Thaiger and Phuket Gazette.

PSU sending a Safe Sex message – 25,000 condoms at a time

Students from Phuket's Prince of Songkhla University were busy this afternoon preparing thousands of condom packs. It's a regular voluntary activity each semester at...

Laos – the ‘battery’ of South East Asia

LAOS POWER FACTS: Number of power plants soon to be completed by 2020: 53 hydropower plants under construction or in the planning stage, including those set to...

Intrepid beach cleaners head out into the storm

Gloves on and umbrella up, Phuket's Governor Noraphat Plodthong does his bit to help clean Karon Beach Despite the postponement of the mega Phuket Hotels...

Hail Caesars Palace. Dining in Rococo style overlooking Patong.

The new 'Caesars Palace' is now open in Patong, three floors of kitch Italian plush with, arguably, the best view over Patong. We met...

The tide is low but it has been lower in the past

It's been drier in the past. Bang Wad dam May 2015 Bang Wad dam is low for this time of the year but Richard Rognard...

Ranong Visa Run – a few things you should know

From time to time we need to do those pesky visa runs. The nearest land border to Phuket is about a five hour drive...

And you thought WE had problems with crocodiles!?

OK, so we have one elusive crocodile playing hide 'n seek with a 'consortium' of crocodile hunters (we'll admit we don't know what the...

Crocodile – 1. Crocodile Hunters – Nil.

This afternoon (August 31), the croc-hunting team corralled for the search failed to capture the rascally reptile. The team includes Fisheries Officers, crocodile catchers...

Three metre crocodile spotted off Bang Tao beach

So this is how it happened... Phuket expat 'Mike', along with his wife, were walking their dogs along Bang Tao beach last Friday. They say...

Sunday drenching for Phuket

Consistent and heavy rains are drenching Phuket this morning as emergency services are stretched to assist drivers and motorcyclists who were stuck in flooded...
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