The sixth annual “Lucky License Plate Auction” perform today (26/2) at Metropole Hotel in Phuket Town with the sought plate selling of Kor Nor9999 for 1.4 million baht. Thai believes numbers “8” and “9” are fortune numbers. Further motorcycle repair shop owner Jaruk Kaewpunnaray, 30, taking home the top seller by giving the second-most expensive [...]
Entries from February 28th, 2011
February 28th, 2011 · No Comments · Business and Economy, Events
February 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Local Updates
Police receiving complaints about “suspicious youngsters” in a housing estate in Wichit emerged three days of raids led to 13 arrests while it got seven wtoln motorbikes, heroin and other drugs an inactive grenade. The raids followed tip-off from Irawadee village locals who complained about youngsters often riding motor bike without license plates through the [...]
February 21st, 2011 · No Comments · Travel and Tourism
High season for tourism in Phuket came with urgent request of rare negative blood donation for a Danish road accident victim. Negative blood types are seldom found among Thais who made bulk of the donors at Phuket Regional Blood Center at Saphan Hin or at year-round mobile clinics facility.
February 16th, 2011 · No Comments · Local Updates
Over 100 Phuket police and volunteers led a raid in Patong last night in a “Valentine’s Night” harshness on youth crime. The raid location focused on internet cafes, computer game shop, public parks also rental rooms and houses where youngsters stayed. The raid began after a flock of troops met in Patong Police Station at [...]
February 14th, 2011 · No Comments · Environment and Ecology
The Meteorogical Department (MET) recorded if the rainiest season pointed to the last month period. A meteorologist who placed in the Southern Meteorological Center (West Coast) at Phuket International Airport told the Gazette if his station recorded 77mm rain at both MET monitoring stations on this island.
February 8th, 2011 · No Comments · Local Updates
Procedural problems in drug testing are weakening efforts by the Phuket Police to press narcotics use on the island, said a provincial committee on drug oppression last week. Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha said central government policy was get to the point and easy to playback on drug issues.
February 7th, 2011 · No Comments · Travel and Tourism
Phuket got flooded by huge tourists’ arrival for this Chinese New Year event. Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) valued the island revenue will reach over the festival period to the peak of eight-billion-baht from both domestic and foreign markets. The occupancy rates were reaching 90 percent in three and four-stars hotels.
February 1st, 2011 · No Comments · Environment and Ecology
Phuket Vice Governor Somkiat Sangkaosuttirak responded to continuous complaints about water supply by holding a meeting last week to submit for more long-term management in the middle of water authorities on the island. Vice Gov Somkiat said his office received complaints from Phuket locals about water supply problems, many of them want local tambon administration [...]