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WHERE TO GO THIS SUMMER, THAILAND HAS PHUKET

Phuket is an island and a province. It’s the largest island in Thailand – 48 km north to south, 21 km east to west. It’s about 20% smaller, in area, than Singapore but much less densely populated.  Whilst the island nation of Singapore boasts a population of nearly 6 million, Phuket has a permanent population of around 400-450,000 (but varies a lot with the influx of tourists and a workforce that is always changing). Most of Phuket remains jungle and tropical rainforest despite an acceleration of development over the past…

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Man attacked by Phuket Town monkeys

Officials have long warned against feeding the monkeys on Toh Sae Hill in Phuket Town. Photo: The Phuket News / file The man, who Kusoldharm Foundation rescue workers said did not give his name, was carrying peanuts up the hill to feed the monkeys, as he had done many times before. Today, however, the monkeys took the feeding ritual into their own hands and scrambled to take the peanuts from the man long before he was ready, one rescue worker told The Phuket News. Frightened by the screeching monkeys, the…

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Four Reasons You Need To Visit Phuket, Thailand

As the biggest travel destination in Thailand, Phuket encapsulates both the good and bad sides of Thai tourism. I recently spent a month here, and while overcrowded beaches and rowdy bars are part and parcel of resort towns like Patong, scratch beneath the surface and you’ll discover a whole other side to this island. From trying traditional Thai experiences, visiting secret beaches and kicking back at the very best hotels, here are my top four reasons to visit Phuket. 1. A stay at Sri Panwa Phuket has no shortage of…

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JW Marriott’s Andaman Grill named one of Thailand Tatler’s Best Restaurants of 2017

Award winning Phuket beach resort, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa has added to its global reputation with its famous seaside steak and seafood restaurant. Andaman Grill recently received an award in the prestigious Thailand Tatler’s Best Restaurants list for 2017, the respected guide to the best of fine dining in Thailand. For the 16th year running, the Thailand Tatler Best Restaurants Awards 2017 is back again with this year’s pick of the top 230 restaurants that have been anonymously sampled by the team of judges over the past few…

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Chinese tourist dies after photo attempt

KRABI: A Chinese tourist drowned on Tuesday after attempting to take underwater photos at a national park in Krabi. At about 4pm, Jampen Pormpakdee, chief of the Koh Hong protection zone at Than Bok Khorani National Park, and lifeguards recovered 31-year-old Wang Xitiang, administered CPR, and transferred her to Krabi Hospital. “I heard shouts for help and found Ms Xitiang barely conscious in two meters of water,” Lifeguard Supakit Prompakdee told the Phuket Gazette. Ms Xitiang’s partner, who remains nameless, told Mr Jampen that she had gone under water to…

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Leicester City FC takes time out in Phuket Thailand

PHUKET: More than 70 players and staff from the English Premier League’s Leicester City Football Club touched down at Phuket Airport yesterday for a three-day stopover before traveling to Myanmar on Sunday. The team arrived in Phuket on an AirAsia flight from Bangkok’s Don Muang Airport at about 1.35pm and were given a warm welcome by Airport Director Monrudee Gettuphan and a contingent of officials including Santi Pawai, director of the Ministry of Tourism and Sport (MOTS) Phuket Office. Accompanying the team was Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Leicester City FC’s Thai chairman…

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Phuket International Airport Scam

  Visa on arrival application forms were kept at several writing stands in the hall and there was a photo stall in a corner for those who forgot to bring a 4×6 cm picture along. The lady at the photo counter was kind enough to staple my picture on the form I had filled. Up to that point everything was “as usual”. Then I approached the Visa on Arrival counter where “document check” or something like that was written. The window was small so I could not see the officer…

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Phuket Property Scam

Two con artists in Patong, Phuket have been arrested after they allegedly made over THB16 million (US$535,491) by posing as real estate agents, reported the Phuket Gazette. The couple lured potential clients into fixed gambling matches of fantan. Police arrested Wasan Choothong, 29, and Tiwalai Ruprasut, 58, acting on reports from two men who claimed the couple had scammed them out of THB200,000 (US$6,693) and THB900,000 (US$30,142) respectively. Wasan already had three arrest warrants that had been issued by Phuket City Police, Bor Pud Polce and Ranong City Police, with…

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