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Tim Newton

Tim Newton
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.

Three nabbed over fake goods and items seized in Karon

An undocumented migrant from Myanmar and two others from Cambodia have been arrested in Karon for selling pirated goods. The arrests, in a bid to...

Is the Kathu Temple involved in a zero dollar Chinese tour scam?

Hundreds of Chinese tour buses are clogging the tiny streets around 'old Kathu' on the northern side of Phra Phuket Kaew Road every day...

I’ve got a drone. Can I bring it with me to Thailand? Yes, but…

INFOGRAPHIC: Tourism Authority of Thailand Last week it was reported that over 7,000 drones had been registered for flying in Thailand since October 2, 2017...

Here I am. Look at me.

Editorial by Tim Newton Yingluck’s in London. Yep, it’s her.  Somehow a Facebook page has been able to achieve what the entire Royal Thai Police...


Blood group A is urgently required at Vachira Hospital. People who are able to donate blood, you are requested to go to the Blood Bank,...

Phuket Headlines – November 1, 2018

PM says election delays 'inevitable' Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha says he may have to delay the calling of elections because the Sub-Committee for Drawing Things...

2017 – Phuket’s year in review

2017. What a year. As the clock is about to click over into 2018 we look back at another busy year on the island....

The new Smart Visa and digital nomads

PHOTO: neverendingvoyage.com The new Smart Visa might be a visa solution for some, but not all, of the 'digital nomads' that have been become ubiquitous...

The Top Ten Songs for 2017 as played on The Thaiger 102.75 FM  At The Thaiger 102.75 FM, music is the heart and soul of the...

How was the tsunami reported on the island 13 years ago?

Imagine sitting in a news office on the morning of December 26, 2004. You're working as a journalist in Phuket. It was that morning that...