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Phuket’s one-stop yacht center trial period hits first software snag
The one-stop yacht center at Chalong Pier hit its first snag on Monday, as check-in software failed, requiring officers to register all incoming yachts by hand. Photo: Isaac Stone Simonelli
The one-stop yacht center at Chalong Pier hit its first snag on Monday, as check-in software failed, requiring officers to register all incoming yachts by hand. Photo: Isaac Stone Simonelli
Thursday, Apr 24, 2014  12:38:59 PM
PHUKET: The long-awaited, 70-million-baht one-stop yacht center at Chalong Pier opened on Monday only to see system bugs force officers to register all inbound yachts and crews by hand.

“Monday was our first trial day for...

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Phuket Police brutality at heart of mega-blockade
Thursday, Apr 24, 2014  12:08:57 PM
PHUKET: Four police officers were removed from active duty last night to bring an eight-hour blockade of Phuket’s critical Thepkrasattri Road to an end at about 11:30pm.

The officers – Lt Akarapol Siwilai, Sub Lt Manus Faipetch, Sgt Maj Sansak Choti and Sgt Yongyuth Ritplud, all of the Tah Chat Chai Police Station – were transferred to Phuket Provincial Hall with immediate effect.

They will face an inquiry into allegations they struck three teenagers during questioning over the brutal rape of a 25-year-old pregnant woman on Sunday night. The three teenagers did not include the twin brothers who later confessed to the rape (story here).

Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut arrived at the blockade, just north of the turnoff to Phuket International Airport, at about 9:45pm – after hours of fruitless negotiations by the Phuket Police...
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Thailand News: Recession looms; Red shirt slain; Officer dies in helicopter plunge; Outrage over Chao Praya drownings
Thursday, Apr 24, 2014  9:59:08 AM
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Recesssion looms as MPC to further trim growth forecast in JuneThe Nation / Phuket GazettePHUKET: The Bank of Thailand's Monetary Policy Committee will lower its forecast for the Kingdom's 2014 economic growth at its next meeting in June.

Paiboon Kittisrikangwan, secretary of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), said at its meeting yesterday that prolonged political uncertainty had contributed to a slump in domestic consumption, investment and tourism, which led the committee to believe that the country's gross domestic product this year will expand by less than it had previously assessed.

The MPC has already announced one cut this year in its GDP growth forecast. This came at its previous meeting in March, when it slashed the forecast from 4.8 per...
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Body of Korean boy who raised alarm on sinking ferry believed found
Thursday, April 24, 2014  9:14:30 AM
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Body of Korean boy who raised alarm on sinking ferry believed foundReuters / Phuket GazettePHUKET: The body of a South Korean boy whose shaking voice first raised the alarm that a passenger ferry with hundreds on board was in trouble has been found, his parents believe, but a...
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Fire-preventing pump bursts into flames on old Phuket ferry
Thursday, April 24, 2014  8:39:41 AM
PHUKET: A pump meant to reduce the risk of fire by sucking up old oil short-circuited and burst into flames on a ferry in Ao Por on Tuesday afternoon.

All three men working on the ferry when the flames broke out jumped overboard and were rescued by a nearby boat.

“The ferry was old and the men were cutting up its steel...
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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

Unemployment benefits for expats
I have worked in Phuket for the past four years, paying about 750 baht a month for social security. Less than two months ago, I was laid off from my job. A friend just told me that I might be eligible...
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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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