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Phuket hit-and-run Russians now fugitives
Thursday, Apr 17, 2014  8:28:00 PM
PHUKET: Chalong Police are seeking arrest warrants for two Russians who have fled the country amid an investigation into a fatal hit-and-run of a 16-year-old boy in Phuket in the early hours of April 5.


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Seacon Group plans three new villa projects in Phuket worth Bt1 billion
Thursday, Apr 17, 2014  5:03:32 PM
PHUKET: Seacon Group plans to launch three new villa projects worth 1-billion baht in Phuket, aiming for sales growth of about 5 per cent this year as the property market in Bangkok has declined.

The group's executive director Piya Sosothikul said the company predicted that demand for homes in Phuket would grow by 15-20 per cent annually over the next three years, driven by new Russian buyers and returning European customers, who have traditionally been the main purchasers of real estate on the resort island. He said foreign investment in the Phuket property market was recovering very nicely from its low in 2008.

The main push in the past few years has been from Russians, who now account for about half of total sales.

Last year, the market began to see a significant...
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Huge line up of events for Phuket Pride Week 2014
Thursday, Apr 17, 2014  3:28:25 PM
PHUKET: The Phuket Loves You Club (PLU) has just announced its line up of events for Phuket Pride Week 2014 with eight days of fun and celebrations planned. The theme for this year’s Pride Week is “Celebrating Who We Are”.

All through the week there will be parties and events which will offer the opportunity for all people – gay, straight or undecided – to come together and have fun while celebrating their diversity and the fact that we live in a mixed and understanding society – and also raise money for HIV charities in Phuket.

The PLU's goal is to raise 1 million baht, which will go to help support their partnered charities.

The “Life Home Project” sponsors the education of children living with HIV or who have parents with HIV, thus giving these...
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Wolfpack gore the Galahs to retain Cricket 7s title
Thursday, April 17, 2014  11:17:47 AM
PHUKET: Australia’s Wolfpack retained their title by winning the 11th Annual Phuket International Cricket Week 2014 Kata Group International Cricket 7s at Republic Phuket Football Ground last weekend.

Captained by Australian Indoor Cricket Team champion Will Badger, the Wolfpack fought back to defeat the Galah Cricket Team, who had been admirable opponents during the Kata 7s.

Wolfpack had defeated Phuket Cricket Week...
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Phuket survives Day 6 of Songkran road-safety campaign
Thursday, April 17, 2014  10:04:25 AM
PHUKET: No road deaths were reported in Phuket yesterday, the sixth day of the Songkran Seven Days of Danger national road-safety campaign, but one more injury was added to the official tally.

During the 24 hours from midnight on April 15 to midnight on April 16, only one victim of a road accident was reported admitted to a hospital for treatment...
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Queer News

Phuket Queer News: Man finds fully protected truck floating with no wheels
PHUKET: Despite extreme measures taken to ensure the safety of his vehicle, a man woke up to his pickup truck “hovering” above the ground – without wheels.“I woke up at about 9am and was shocked to fi...
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Queer News: ‘I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts,’ says survivor
PHUKET: A Myanmar national survived more than 12 hours alone in the sea by holding onto two coconuts.The 21-year-old man, who identified himself as Poy, was pulled from the water by men on a longtail ...
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Phuket Gazette Queer News: Man snores traffic to a halt
PHUKET: Motorists in Phuket who think traffic is bad here should prepare themselves if they are planning a visit to Pattaya, where a man last week caused a huge tailback on a major road after falling ...
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Issues & Answers - life in Phuket

Phuket building restrictions in residential areas
A multi-storey condominium is being built in our village, Irrawadee, in Moo 1, Kathu. It’s got four storeys now and they are adding a fifth. Each storey is about four-meters high.It’s in the middle of...
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Trick Question: How many people can you fit on a motorbike in Phuket?
How many people can legally ride on a motorbike? It's pretty common to see three people on the one motorbike, and I've often seen whole families of five. Is there a limit?...
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When will Soi Han Farang be fixed?
The Phuket Gazette published  a story last September about residents protesting the large number of construction trucks spreading dirt and dust on Soi Han Farang (story here). The article mention...
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Phuket parking by curb colors
what do the painted lines on curbs mean? I’ve seen black and white stripes, red and white stripes, and yellow and white stripes.  And some curbs are not painted at all. I assume it has something ...
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The official Phuket Airport metered taxi rates
A friend and I arrived at Phuket Internatioonal Airport and went to the metered taxi area to request a cab to Kamala Beach. We were quoted 700 baht for the journey.I asked if they would use the meter ...
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