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Phuket, Thailand Newswire

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  1. German tourist killed by box jellyfish in ThailandRead the original story w/Photo

    19 min ago | The Peninsula

    A 20-year-old German tourist has died after being stung by a poisonous box jellyfish off the popular island resort of Koh Samui, police said Wednesday, the third known fatality in Thailand in just over a year. The woman was pronounced dead late Tuesday at a private hospital on the island after the attack during a nightime swim at Lamai beach.


  2. Thailand: PM calls for regional haze cooperationRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Crofs Blogs

    This seems to be an especially bad year in southeast Asia for air pollution caused by Indonesian slash-and-burn practices. Via the Bangkok Post : PM calls for regional haze cooperation .


  3. Meet the Thai Ladyboy SuperstarsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Blaze

    A huge part of the nightlife in Thailand's holiday resorts, the Ladyboys are world famous - and they are here in Adelaide. Peter Burdon spoke to one of the show's stars Lada and entrepreneur Damian Syred.


  4. Chinese arrivals surge for Golden WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    China's current national holiday, dubbed Golden Week, has pushed up the number of leisure travellers from Greater China to Thailand by 30% from the same period last year. Aggregate arrivals from China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan at Suvarnabhumi airport have reached 17,096 a day.


  5. Haj pilgrim in Yala 'may have Mers'Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    A Yala woman suspected of having contracted Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has been hospitalised after returning from the haj pilgrimage to Mecca. Parudoh Sengsor, 59, of tambon Lammai in Yala's Muang district, was admitted to Yala Hospital Tuesday after showing flu-like symptoms, a source at the Yala health office said.


  6. Phiangkhwan "Eing" Pawapotako Blitzes Competition At Asian Age Group ChampionshipsRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Swimming World & Jr. Swimmer

    Representing the BISP JSA Swim Academy , part of the British International School, Phuket , were Phiangkhwan "Eing" Pawapotako , swimming for Thailand, and Year 13 student Jeremy Lim , part of Team Philippines. Accompanying them was Head Coach Simon Jones , who was named coach for the Thailand swim team at the championships.


  7. Island in the sunRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Nation

    TRAT Island in the sun Soneva Kiri in Koh Kood is offering a two-night Ever Soneva So Sabai Sabai package priced at Bt88,000 for two sharing. It includes private plane transfers between Don Mueang International Airport and Koh Kood, a two-night stay in Bayview Pool Villa Suite, daily breakfast and dinner, and one 50-minute spa treatment for two.


  8. The Sarojin Opens New Beach Bar in ThailandRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | Pressat

    Luxury boutique resort, The Sarojin, has enhanced its five-star facilities for guests with the recent opening of a brand new beachfront bar, perfectly perched on the shores of the Andaman Sea in Khao Lak, Thailand. Introduced in September 2015, the newly-developed Edge beach bar is breezy chic and stylish, serving up a heady mix of professionally-made cocktails and spectacular panoramic ocean views.


  9. Book Murder on the Andaman Sea by Charlie Flynn Released- Details...Read the original story

    23 hrs ago | PRWeb

    "Murder on the Andaman Sea" outlines the investigation and prosecution conducted by U.S. Attorney Jennifer Shasky Calvery and U.S. Attorney Gregory Lisa of Russian mobsters, but failed to indict them for unknown reasons. It is the untold journey of a family taking a vacation in Phuket, Thailand as Russian spies embedded in Salt Lake City, Utah attempted to drug, torture, kidnap and murder them.


  10. DOJ to probe alleged communication between Mercado, Reyes brothersRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | ABS-CBN News

    ... witnesses under the program agree to specified restrictions. The Reyes brothers were recently arrested in Phuket, Thailand; they are now detained to face trial before the Puerto Princesa Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 52 for Ortega's killing in ...


  11. BANGKOK: Haze in south Thailand rises beyond safety markRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Asia News Network

    Songkhla governor Songpol Sawasditham yesterday called an urgent meeting of agencies to combat the Indonesian forest fire smog in the southern province, which reportedly saw tiny dust particles rising to 173 micrograms per cubic metre well above safety levels. While many southern provinces' air quality readings were within the maximum safety standard of 120 micrograms, local authorities were on alert and monitoring the situation closely.


  12. Entry: 20 baht, 200 baht if you look farangRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Bangkok Post

    Jack Keen gives a thumb down to Emerald Pool, Krabi, after the gatekeeper told him to pay the 'farang' price. Photo credit: Facebook user Grittapohn Chattreesagoon Two-tier pricing is in the news again, but this time the dissatisfied customer was not a tourist but a Thai permanent resident, born in the US but raised in Phuket.


  13. Boat Booking Website Zizoo Launches in UK: Set to Revolutionise Sailing HolidaysRead the original story

    Monday | Pressat

    Zizoo , the boat booking website, officially launches in the UK today, at the same time as uncovering a new long haul sailing collection which includes Caribbean, Indian Ocean and Thailand rental locations, perfect for Winter Sun holidays. The site is set to revolutionise sailing holidays by totally digitalising the booking process, offering easy access to over 6000 boats in 30 countries worldwide.


  14. Haze is seen over Phuket on Monday.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Bangkok Post

    Smoky haze from Indonesian forest fires clouded the skies of southern Thailand Monday, reaching unhealthful levels in Songkhla, Yala and Pattani provinces. Particulate matter in Songkhla's Hat Yai district reached 171 microgrammes per cubic metre of air today, the highest level this year.


  15. updateFarang price for 'Thai' manRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Bangkok Post

    Jack Keen gives a thumb down to Emerald Pool, Krabi, after the gatekeeper told him to pay the 'farang' price. Photo credit: Facebook user Grittapohn Chattreesagoon A gatekeeper at a popular tourist destination in Krabi charged a Thai permanent resident 200 baht for a 20-baht entry ticket because he looks like a foreigner, or farang in Thai.


  16. Chevron and NSTDA launched Bangkok Mini Maker FaireRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The Nation

    Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, the Ministry of Science and Technology's National Science and Technology Development Agency and maker groups in Thailand launched the first Bangkok Mini Maker Faire, a showcase of innovations and inventions that aims to inspire and foster a "maker" culture within Thai society. Bangkok Mini Maker Faire was open to the public free of charge on September 26-27, in front of Hard Rock Caf, Siam Square.


  17. ThePhuketInsider Says GoodbyeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 4 |

    All good things, bad things or even the mundane everyday things in life eventually run their course, and the worst thing is to outstay your welcome and end up jumping the shark. For over six years now, since starting the blog as a reaction to the global financial downturn and a series of high impact political crisis in Thailand, I've spend more time than I can count putting out a Phuket-focused newline covering hotels, tourism and property.


  18. Aussie battles child sex, slave tradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 3 |

    AN AUSTRALIAN man battling child sexual exploitation and slavery in Asia is now extending his fight to the Caribbean - and he needs your help. PANIC rooms, shooting ranges and bowling alleys.


  19. Thailand Press-Land & Houses to develop malls in Pattaya, Phuket - Bangkok PostRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 1 | Reuters

    Thailand's largest property developer Land and Houses Plc plans to spend 14 billion baht to build 'Terminal 21' shopping centres in major tourist destinations Pattaya and Phuket, the Bangkok Post reported citing chairman Anant Asavabhokin.


  20. Most Thais deterred from overseas tripsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 1 | The Nation

    Most Thais are expected to make domestic leisure trips rather than overseas visits during the remainder of the year due to their lack of disposable income and a general economic decline in the region, executives of MasterCard said on Wednesday. The latest findings on Thai consumer behaviour were unveiled by the global financial-services group, which conducted a survey on Thai consumer confidence earlier in the year.