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Phuket enjoys 50,000-tourist boost during Golden Week

Speaking to The Phuket News today, Uthit Limsakul, Deputy Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phuket office, declined to estimate how much revenue the Golden Week visitors generated in Phuket during the eight-day holidays …

PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Killer whale spotted! Baby dumped in Patong? 13th Turtle Fun Run! || October 9

PHUKET XTRA - October 9 Killer whale spotted off Phuket coast! Baby found in Patong launderette? Thai airlines WINNING! Day 8: Lifeguard Strike! And the 13th Mai Khao Turtle Fun Run & Mini-Marathon! Hosted by: JP Mestanza   #Phuket

‘No more dumping in my klong,’ says Chalong Mayor

PHUKET: Chalong Mayor Samran Jindapol has urged local residents to stop dumping garbage in the small estuaries that feed into the well-known Klong Mudong canal on Phuket’s east coast, fouling the water and blocking the streams from emptying into Chalong Bay.

Banyan Tree appoints Ian John Thomason as Executive Chef

Banyan Tree Phuket has announced the appointment of Chef Ian John Thomason as its new executive chef. The winner of TV show “Iron Chef Thailand” will bring his innovation and culinary expertise to the resort’s dining outlets.

Thai airlines get safety boost as UN agency lifts ‘red flag’

AVIATION: The UN’s aviation agency has removed a safety “red flag” against Thai carriers, the kingdom’s junta leader said today (Oct 9), in a major boost to the country’s stuttering airlines.

Orca ‘killer whale’ surfaces off Phuket

PHUKET: A leading marine life specialist has called on people to not panic after a large orca, or “killer whale”, was spotted off Phuket’s west coast yesterday (Oct 8).

Thai sport leads way with 60 submissions making local finals of SPIA Asia 2017

AWARDS: Organisers of the 2017 SPIA Asia - Asia’s Sports Industry Awards & Conference revealed the Thailand finalists in Bangkok today (Oct 9) at a live announcement presided over by Minister of Tourism and Sports, Ms Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul.

No matched DNA results in Yingluck’s escape

BANGKOK: DNA samples taken from a Toyota Camry were too contaminated to be compared with samples from former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s residence to confirm whether she used the vehicle when she fled the country.

Phuket Opinion: Getting the Phuket lifeguard crisis dead wrong

PHUKET: Now that the inevitable has started to occur and the drownings without professional lifeguards on Phuket’s beaches have started, it is time for the Phuket Provincial Administration Organisation (PPAO, or OrBorJor) to quit posturing and get down to business. The game is over. It is time to throw in the towel on managing Phuket’s lifeguard situation, and let the municipalities take over.