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ALL SPORTS: Russia continued to pay a heavy sporting price for its invasion of Ukraine yesterday (March 1), frozen by a snowball list of sports, with perhaps the most painful blow being ice skating . Separately, Russian President Vladimir Putin has had his honorary black belt in taekwondo revoked by the sport’s international governing body …

BANGKOK (Reuters) – The Russia-Ukraine crisis will have a negative impact on foreign tourist arrivals, Siripakorn Cheawsamoot, deputy governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) for marketing communications, said on Thursday (February 24th). Beach chairs are placed on an empty beach in Phuket. File photo: Achadthaya Chuenniran / Bangkok Post The Russian-Ukrainian dispute will …

Following last week’s crackdown in Patong, electric scooters have been officially banned from all public roads in Phuket. Local police stations yesterday received an official notice from Major General Sermphan explaining how the stand-up scooter form of transport, popular among island tourists, fits in with current laws. He said anyone caught riding an electric scooter …

PHUKET: Amanda ‘Heidi’ Jensen, 22, from Phuket, has been crowned Miss Grand Phuket 2022. Heidi received the title at the Miss Grand Phuket 2022 final held at the Ramada Plaza Chao Fah in Wichit on Saturday February 19. Fellow Phuketian Charlotte Austin finished first runner-up, ahead of second runner-up Passanan Tadam of Songkhla and third …

FOOTBALL: English Premier League giants Manchester United and Liverpool will meet in an exhibition match in Bangkok in July, organizers announced yesterday (18 February). Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (left) and Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes will be in Bangkok in July as part of the exhibition match. Photo: AFP Fresh Air Festival said they have signed an …

Are people really that outrageous, or is this a case of “all publicity is good publicity?” Sri Pawna owner launches bizarre tirade Sri Pawna is a luxury resort in Phuket, and a Facebook user who went by the name of “Graz Suphawit” claimed to have stayed at the hotel from February 13 to 15, 2022. …

BANGKOK: The Cabinet on Tuesday (February 15) approved an incentive package including tax cuts and subsidies to promote the consumption and production of electric vehicles (EVs) between 2022 and 2023. Electric vehicles are showcased at a Bangkok International Motor Show. Photo: Patipat Janthong/Bangkok Post Subsidies range from B70,000 to B150,000 depending on vehicle type and …

Locals call for Phuket’s historic Provincial Hall to become a center for arts and culture PHUKET: A community group in Phuket Town has submitted a formal request for the 115-year-old Phuket Provincial Hall building on Narisorn Rd to be transformed into an arts and culture center. Chan Wongsattayanon, chairman of the executive committee of the …

Arrest warrants issued for Phuket hitmen Two Canadian nationals who shot dead an Indian mobster who allegedly left Thailand on February 6 A police officer holds one of two firearms used by two hitmen in the murder of Jimi “Slice” Sandhu in Phuket. They were found in the sea not far from the murder scene. …

SYDNEY: Australia officially listed koalas on part of its eastern coast as “endangered” today (February 11), as the marsupials struggle to survive the impact of bushfires, land clearing, drought and disease. Koalas have been listed as endangered across much of Australia’s east coast. Photo: Peter Parks/AFP Conservationists have said koala populations have crashed across much …

PHUKET: A 36-year-old Phuket expat has come forward to explain an in-depth scam involving a man wearing a police uniform claiming to be from the Phuket Town Police Station extorting tens of thousands of baht by threatening the expat 10 years in prison for receiving illicit funds. The scam began last Wednesday (February 3), when …

Cloud computing has revolutionized the business world. It gives businesses options that didn’t exist before. This is especially true for businesses in Thailand, where it can be difficult to find high-speed internet access and reliable electricity. As of 2021, the trend of cloud computing adoption in Thailand has increased. Search volume on Google for terms …

PHUKET: The latest daily COVID situation report from the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) reported 415 new confirmed local infections across the island yesterday (5 February), bringing the total number of infections recorded since January 1 at 17,662. The PPHO daily report for February 5, marked as accurate as of 8 p.m. last night, …

PHUKET: Although Phuket has seen below-average rainfall throughout the past year, there is still plenty of water in the island’s three main reservoirs to safely supply tourists and residents alike. island throughout the coming dry season, Phuket Deputy Governor Anuphap Rodkwan Yodrabum said yesterday. (February 3). Mr Anuphap made the announcement during a meeting at …

A stripped BMW found buried in an oil palm plantation in Chalerm Prakiat district, Nakhon Si Thammarat, is seen after being dug up on Tuesday evening. (Photo: Nujaree Rakrun) NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: The owner of the BMW car found buried in an oil palm plantation in Chalerm Prakiat district was an American who left Thailand …

Royal Silk Class has 42 seats in a 1-2-1 configuration. THE ROAD Flight TG478, Sydney to Phuket THE PLANE Boeing 777-300ER, one of 14 in the Thai Airways International fleet. THE LOYALTY PROGRAM Royal Orchid Plus, Star Alliance TO CLASSIFY Royal Silk (Business) DURATION Eight hours and 40 minutes, non-stop CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSION 2.3 tonnes …

TENNIS: An imperious Ashleigh Barty became the first Australian to win her Grand Slam on home soil in 44 years yesterday (January 29), stopping fearless American Danielle Collins’ charge in straight sets. Ashleigh Barty celebrates after her final victory at the Australian Open in Melbourne yesterday (January 29). Photo: AFP The world number one trailed …

The Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square welcomes Marie-Laure Fleury as General Manager of the historic Grade II listed property. After a long career in hospitality, Marie is taking her next step with Four Seasons to oversee the hotel, residences and private club at Ten Trinity Square. Marie, born in France, started her …

(Jan 25, 2022) Cathay Pacific carried 92,219 passengers in December 2021, an increase of 130.6% compared to December 2020, but a decrease of 96.9% compared to the pre-pandemic level in December 2019. Revenue passenger kilometers (RPK) in December increased 156.5% year-on-year, down 95.1% from December 2019. Load factor increased by 18.2 percentage points to 36.6%, …

As Phuket’s economy struggles to recover from the effects of a pandemic that decimated the local tourist economy for nearly two years, it is worth remembering how the island grew from a tropical holiday destination rather obscure to one of the most vibrant and sought after playgrounds in the world for those who want winter …

A transgender woman accused of human trafficking and child exploitation was arrested in Phuket yesterday during a police operation. The 37-year-old trans woman allegedly organized the prostitution of children under the age of 18 online via Twitter. Local police sought her out after learning of her exploitation on her Twitter account where her name was …

Early this morning, fishermen off Phuket found the body of a man washed up on the beach. The corpse showed no signs of injury, however, police found incriminating glue stains on his clothing and a can of glue near his body. They also found a shrimp bucket near the body. Police believe the man had …

PHUKET: A Phuket woman has filed a complaint with the police after her savings were cheated by what she claimed was a gang posing as police officers and bank officials. The 49-year-old Karon resident, using the pseudonym Miss Phi, holds up her complaint filed with Karon police. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub The 49-year-old Karon resident, using …

PHUKET: Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew has issued a provincial order allowing schools in Phuket to resume on-site classes for students of all ages, starting tomorrow (January 17). The move made national news, as schools elsewhere in the country must remain closed to on-site classes until January 31 under an order from the Ministry of Education. …

PHUKET: Long-term wear and tear left a pontoon at Chalong Bay Marina, next to Chalong Pier, dangerously this week, leaving officials to decide whether to simply repair it again or spend up to 1 million baht to replace him. The pontoon began to sink on Thursday January 13, leaving the platform tourists use to board …

KANCHANABURI: Five men accused of hunting and killing two Bengal tigers near the Myanmar border in Thong Pha Phum district were due to surrender to police today (January 13). Thong Pha Phum National Park official Charoen Chaichon said today that park officials presented evidence collected at a campsite near the border to investigators from the …

SINGAPORE – Well rested after a month-long hiatus, South Korean golfer Kim Joo-hyung is striving to end the Asian Tour season on a high note and win the Order of Merit. The rising star, whose last competition was the Laguna Phuket Championship in early December 2021, is third on the Tour’s merit list and just …

After a shooting on Friday at Phuket Municipality Fresh Market 1 that left 3 injured and 2 dead, police announced today that they have apprehended the suspect they hold responsible for the shooting. Investigators followed his escape after he fled from the crime scene and managed to retrieve it this morning. He reportedly confessed to …

WORLD: The total number of recorded COVID-19 cases worldwide surpassed 300 million yesterday (January 7), the rapid spread of the Omicron variant setting new infection records in dozens of countries during the week last. A woman waits for her turn to take a COVID-19 swab test at the urban bus station in downtown Brasilia, Brazil, …

CRICKET: The ACG hosted the final games of 2021 last week as the Phuket Cricket Group (PCG) team faced Pakistan’s Hat Yai Academy in a 30-man double-face. The host entered the competition with confidence after winning the previous year’s three-game series 2-1, though it was the visitors who struck first in the opening game on …

BANGKOK: The requirement for employees to be present in the office is disappearing, which means that the growing trend towards “workstations” and the increase in the number of digital nomads should allow Thailand’s tourism industry to rebound faster. Photo: Bangkok Post. MBO Partners’ State of Independence report shows that there were 15.5 million digital nomads …

PHUKET: After a terrible year 2020, everyone thought 2021 would be better. How wrong we were. As we enter another year under the shroud of COVID-19, Phuket still struggles to recover economically, still suffering the financial impact of a tourist-free island with many households across the island. without basic income. Tourists board a boat at …

PHUKET: Authorities in Phuket only recognized two people injured in traffic accidents on the first day of the “Seven Days of Danger” New Year’s road safety campaign. The news finally arrived in a report released by the Phuket office of the Public Relations Department (PR Phuket) late yesterday afternoon (December 30). The first day of …

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CRICKET: A relentless Australia led by debutant Scott Boland beat England to an embarrassing 68 today (December 28) to win the third test by one set and 14 points and keep the Ashes with two games to go. England batsman Mark Wood (center) leaves the pitch following his dismissal as Australian players celebrate day three …

A powerful underwater earthquake struck off the north coast of the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, at 7:59 a.m. local time, triggering a series of underwater shock waves that would eventually be felt all around the edge of the Indian Ocean. It was the Boxing Day tsunami (or Indian Ocean tsunami, or Asian tsunami) and it …

Kongkiat said sea turtle nesting has improved over the past two years as tourists are absent from beaches, while pollution has also been reduced. The number of nests has increased the most over the past 20 years. During the Covid-19 pandemic, tourist visits were restricted, a pleasant time for the laying of different species of …

PHUKET: The Mayor of Phuket Town, Saroj Angkanapilas, has launched a campaign to boost cultural tourism to attract more domestic tourists to the Phuket Town area to help local businesses and the economy of the island to recover. “The Municipality of Phuket must stimulate the domestic tourism market, especially in the area of ​​Phuket Town …

CRICKET: Australia beat a struggling England to win the second test in Adelaide today (December 20) and go up 2-0 in the Ashes series, leaving visitors’ dreams of reclaiming the tattered holy urn. Australian players launch a pre-wicket appeal against England batsman Ben Stokes (center) on the final day of the second Test of the …

It’s always difficult to rate a Marvel movie by delivering on the company’s promises. Every time a new Marvel movie comes out, they promise it’s bigger and better than the last one. Like all promises repeated sometimes they keep and sometimes they don’t, but trust me, you have to believe the hype when it comes …

Developed and managed by GCP Hospitality, the 177-room hotel spread over seven floors is strategically located in the prime area of ​​Bang Tao Beach on the island. Pool at the Hilton Garden Inn Phuket Bang Tao Hilton (NYSE: HLT) and GCP Hospitality today announced the opening of the Hilton Garden Inn Phuket Bang Tao, marking …

BANGKOK: Fake news has spread about the availability of shady services to issue COVID-19 vaccination certificates to people who have not been vaccinated. Authorities warn that this is false information and that falsifying state documents leads to legal penalties of imprisonment and fines. The government anti-fake News center verified the veracity of the news with …

PHUKET: ISCO Region 4, the military watchdog organization for all of southern Thailand, intervened about a Thai tourist arriving at a restaurant in Phuket to have a meal with friends, confronted and intimidated by a security guard. drunk parking lot. The problem arose after the tourist posted a video on social media yesterday (December 13) …

FORMULA ONE: Max Verstappen defeated Lewis Hamilton at the 2021 World Championship in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which ended the season yesterday (December 12), but Mercedes protests the result after a restart of the car safety in the last lap upset the race. Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen celebrates on the podium. Photo: …

PHUKET: A 57-year-old man new to driving escaped a serious injury last night (December 10) when he drove his new Nissan March into a grocery store outside his house. Wichit Police were called to the scene outside the Phuket Villa California subdivision at 7 p.m. Police accompanied by rescue workers from Wichit Municipality arrived to …

FORMULA ONE: You just couldn’t script it. After 21 innings, Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton are tied on points and brimming with animosity after an inaugural dynamite grand prix in Saudi Arabia last Sunday (December 5), and no one can guess who will be leaving Abu Dhabi with the championship. this week-end. Max Verstappen and …

PHUKET: Competitors from Toyota Gazoo Racing returned to Phuket this weekend for this year’s edition of the “Toyota Gazoo Racing Motorsport” street racing show. Under the theme ‘The Mind to Push the Limits’, four main races took place, with Mekratchakita Kalantanon outclassing her male rivals, taking 1st place in car 98 in the Toyota Vios …

Thani joined the informal Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC ISOM) Senior Officials Meeting, where Thai officials presented the visions and plans of Thailand’s APEC Presidency in 2022. The informal Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation senior officials meeting kicked off in Phuket, marking the trade bloc’s first face-to-face meeting since the pandemic. An official from the Ministry of Foreign …

PHUKET: Local residents expressed their anger over the poor organization of Pfizer walk-in vaccinations at Saphan Hin Indoor Sports Stadium yesterday (December 2). One of the biggest concerns was that people would stand outside for hours on end with no social distancing imposed in queues while waiting to be told to enter the stadium. When …

BANGKOK: Former protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban is on trial by the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court for political office holders for alleged irregularities in plans to build police stations and housing while he was deputy Prime Minister more than ten years ago. Former protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban, second from left, arrives at the criminal …

DENPASAR (Bali) – Mr Ide Bagus Sidharta Putra had hoped his beachfront hotel Griya Santrian in Sanur, Bali put the Covid-19 days of empty restaurants and meager reservations behind him. It was not to be. Six weeks after Bali airport was cleared to accept international flights, not a single plane from outside Indonesia has landed, …

GOLF: Chan Shih-chang of Chinese-Taipei positioned to win the Asian Tour for the first time in five years after taking the lead in the third round of the Blue Canyon Phuket Championship yesterday (November 27) with American Sihwan Kim, who is looking for his first victory. Chan Shih-chang from Chinese Taipei. Photo: Paul Lakatos / …

The Philippines tied a milestone in men’s action as the women pitched a gallant position in the Asian Senior Beach Volleyball Championships at Bang Tao Beach in Phuket, Thailand. 19th seed Jude Garcia and Krung Arbasto reached the quarter-finals after a stunning 22-20, 18-21, 15-12 victory over Ahmed Mahmoud and Saifeddin Elmajid of Qatar 2, …

The move caught the attention of Russell Crowe, a Hollywood actor who developed an affection for the Kingdom while filming his new film in Thailand. The Prime Minister called on the authorities to step up their efforts to relocate power and communication lines underground. Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha handed the directive to the Office …

FOOTBALL: Michael Carrick said yesterday (22 November) he relished the “privilege” of temporarily taking over Manchester United as captain Harry Maguire called on players to take responsibility for the disastrous results which led to the dismissal of ‘Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Carrick, who won several major trophies as a United player between 2006 and 2018, will …

FORMULA ONE: Lewis Hamilton took the most dominant pole position of the season to beat title rival Max Verstappen at the front of the grid under the spotlight at the Qatar Grand Prix yesterday (November 20). Hamilton established the biggest pole position margin in a dry qualifying session of the season, beating title rival Max …

The tech and financial industries are notoriously male dominated and often act as gatekeepers. Currently, the blockchain industry shares the same characteristics as the traditional industry. Despite the fact that more women are investing in cryptocurrencies, men still hold the bulk of jobs in the industry. This can be due to a variety of factors, …

As Thailand’s borders reopen, Avani welcomes new, familiar faces to lead the brand’s portfolio in Bangkok, Hua Hin, Phuket and the next destination – Khao Lak. Naowarat Arunkong joins Anantara Hua Hin Resort and Avani + Hua Hin Resort as cluster general manager. Naowarat Arunkong joined Minor Hotels in 1999 and got her first General …

Resort hotel The Slate has released a fluid genre collection with fashion label This Is Fred. The Phuket-based resort has teamed up with the London-based brand to produce urban, flowing clothing, inspired by the architecture and design of The Slate. “I discovered Fred in Shoreditch, a very creative and artistic area in East London where …

CRICKET: Village Cricket Club took a major blow in a final thriller against British Club Bangkok last Sunday (November 7) to finish clear for the Phuket teams in a weekend double-program at the Alan Cooke Ground (ACG), Thalang. The Village team poses for the camera after their scathing victory against British Club Bangkok last Sunday …

BANGKOK: The Government Center for Administering the COVID-19 Situation will allow Loy Krathong events to be held nationwide on November 19, provided that measures are taken to restrict the spread of the coronavirus. Family members prepare to take out their floats at a Loy Krathong festival at Kasetsart University Lake in Bangkok in October last …

Thailand has opened its doors to fully vaccinated Indians, but there are no direct flights to the country yet, possibly because the final set of rules for Indian visitors have yet to be finalized. However, MakeMyTrip has now partnered with IndiGo Airlines and GoFirst (formerly known as GoAir) to offer what it says is a …

It aims to make travel to Phuket easier, as the tourist destination remains closed to direct travelers from India, according to the official statement. MakeMyTrip in partnership with IndiGo launched exclusive Air Charter Holiday services in Phuket. As countries open up to vaccinated travelers, MakeMyTrip and the airline are making travel to the holiday island …

Tourists enjoy Nai Harn Beach on Tuesday, November 2. Photo: PR Phuket PHUKET: Phuket has become the first choice among searches for accommodation in Thailand on the Airbnb platform since the country reopened to visitors from 63 countries and territories without quarantine launched on Monday, November 1. As of Monday, searches for homes in Thailand …

Among the island destinations of the world, Phuket is one of the most popular. With its breathtaking mountain and coastal scenery, wide array of diverse activities, and world-famous Thai hospitality, it’s easy to see why travelers return to this tropical corner of paradise regularly. It’s no wonder then that Thailand’s largest island is leading plans …

BANGKOK, November 1 (Bernama): From Monday, Bangkok and three tourist destinations, namely Krabi, Phang-Nga and Phuket, in “tourist sandbox areas” or “blue areas”, will see the cover- night fire raised and restaurants allowed to serve alcoholic beverages. Although pubs, bars and entertainment venues remain closed in these tourist areas, most restrictions on business and recreational …

PHUKET: The Phuket Smart Bus will resume service on Monday (November 1) to meet the needs of domestic and international tourists. The bus will run from Phuket International Airport and along its standard route along the west coast to Rawai Pier at the southern end of the island. To support tourism, from November 1 to …

PHUKET: A local diver drowned while underwater fishing on Layi Beach in Kamala last Friday (October 29). Kamala Police Lt. Col. Suchart Meelampong was briefed on the incident at Layi Beach at an undisclosed time yesterday (October 29). The report mentioned a man who drowned while enjoying a spearfishing at Layi Beach. After an hour …

PHUKET: Burmese man arrested for beating 71-year-old man in robbery of gold store in heart of Phuket town on Saturday night (October 23) blamed online gambling debts as the reason for the execution of the flight. The arrest was revealed yesterday but officially announced to the Phuket Town Police Station earlier today (October 28) by …

PHUKET: Police arrested the wanted for beating a 71-year-old gold shop owner in Phuket Town on Saturday evening (October 23), who saw the thief running away with items in gold worth 8 million baht. Police confirmed the suspect was arrested at a Wichit Songkram Rd health center in Phuket Town at 7:30 a.m. yesterday (October …

PHUKET: Police in Region 8 have now joined in the investigation and manhunt of the wanted thief for the vicious attack on a 71-year-old owner of a gold store in Phuket Town on Saturday evening (October 24). Police officers from Region 8 at the northern end of the island, led by the Deputy Commander of …

With the global pandemic and the lack of tourists, you would think our beaches would be pristine and clean, but you’d be wrong. Despite our lack of visitors, the beaches are still inundated with plastic water bottles, bags and cigarettes, which means some of it comes from us. According to the association EcoWatch, Cigarette butts …

BANGKOK and Bali, Indonesia, 22 October 2021 / PRNewswire / – 15 community kitchens, 11 hotel kitchens, 8 individuals, 2 manufacturing companies and 1 Red Cross section (Phuket) helped Scholars of Sustenance cook for World Food Day the last October 16, 2021. A massive culinary event that fed 117 communities across Bangkok, Phuket, Hua Hin …

MMA: South Phuket based martial arts instructor prepares for 36 hour marathon workout to not only break world record but also help raise money for jiu-jitsu program for children. At 16, Campbell Symes left Australia for Phuket to train full-time for the Under-5s.e Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) diploma Olavo Abreu black belt at the Phuket Top …

Thailand has hosted 71 foreign film productions this year, generating more than 3 billion baht for the country, deputy government spokeswoman Rachada Dhnadirek said on Tuesday. The films were shot in 29 provinces between January and October and generated 3.4 billion baht, she said, citing figures provided by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. Bangkok …

Phuket is home to countless gourmet restaurants, and here are the best Italian restaurants to check out on your next visit. Italian cuisine is revered by diners around the world, and rightly so. Therefore, Phuket is also home to countless Italian restaurants. The next time you’re on the island, whether as part of the Phuket …

Long before COVID, expats caught without health insurance were trapped in nightmare scenarios, some of which have become island legend. Bruce Stanely recounts some of those tales of doom here and explores how to fix the problem. It was one of those familiar phone calls that make me sad. “Can you help us? We found …

PHUKET: The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has relaxed its requirements on airlines operating under COVID-19 protocols. Airlines are now allowed to operate flights until 11 p.m. and are now allowed to book flights at 100% capacity. The regulatory easing was signed yesterday by CAAT’s Managing Director Suttipong Kongpool and went into effect today …

PHUKET: Crowds gathered in the streets of Phuket Town last night (October 14) as the Phuket Vegetarian Festival entered its final night of rituals for this year’s nine-day festival with ceremonies to remember the nine gods emperors in heaven. The main gatherings of spectators were at the intersection of Clocktower Circle and Standard Chartered Bank, …

PHUKET: Senior island officials led by Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew observed a modest but solemn ceremony this morning to honor and remember King Bhumibol the Great, who died on this day five years ago. King Bhumibol, also known as Rama IX, died on October 13, 2016 at Siriraj Hospital. He was 89 years old. The …

Under Governor Narong’s new order, visitors to Phuket must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, recover from the disease less than 90 days ago, or have negative RT-PCR or antigen test results confirmed by a hospital or laboratory. The governor of Phuket has signed his order to ease the requirements on visitors who can show their …

The accolades include Bangkok as the 9th best big city in the world, 3 of Thailand’s best islands in Asia and Chiva-Som, named the best of US and global spas. Thailand once again garnered prestigious accolades on the global travel awards scene with top spots in top city, island and resort categories of the Conde …

Phuket Vice Governor Pichet said 496 Russian tourists have flown to Phuket under the Sandbox program since September 1, with hopes that airlines will soon launch direct flights between Russia and Phuket. (File photo – Phi Phi Island) Vice Governor of Phuket Pichet Panapong met Russian Consul General in Phuket Vladimir V. Sosnov to exchange …

PHUKET: Vladimir V. Sosnov, Consul General of the Russian Federation for Phuket Province, met with Vice Governor of Phuket Pichet Panapong to discuss the prospect of Russian tourists returning to the island early in the next month. Mr. Sosnov and his delegation met Vice Governor Pichet and other senior Phuket officials at the Provincial Hall …

PHUKET: The first street procession of this year’s Phuket Vegetarian Festival was held this morning (October 7) as Ma Song devotees and spiritual mediums from Naka Shrine in Wichit traveled to Saphan Hin at the back, straddling the backs of pickup trucks and the backs of flatbed trucks. The procession started from the shrine on …

that of Phuket Vegetarian party, also known as the festival of the nine emperor gods, has arrived. Spread over 10 days from October 5 to 15, the festival is iconic for those who love exotic and very, very unique cultural events. It is a commemoration that invites ancient Chinese spirits to descend from the sky …

Travelers are by nature adventurous. They always want to experience something completely new on their vacation that will provide them with memories for the rest of their lives, not to mention the bragging rights to their friends and family. One of the experiences that is gaining popularity is going on an overnight excursion with the …

Phuket authorities finally recognize island population in mass vaccination campaign PHUKET: Provincial authorities in Phuket have finally updated their population figures for the number of people on the island in their daily reports for the number of people in Phuket who have been vaccinated. Confirmation of the change did not even come overnight. It actually …

PHUKET, Thailand – Three months ago, with great fanfare, Thailand launched a campaign to revive its crucial tourism industry by allowing visitors who follow strict Covid-19 protocols to roam freely on the resort island of Phuket. The so-called Phuket Sandbox program has effectively turned Thailand’s largest island into a quarantine area for foreign tourists who …

PHUKET: A 23-year-old man escaped his car without injury after diving into a tin mine lagoon in Koh Kaew yesterday afternoon (October 3). Capt Kruefa Phongsapan of Phuket Town Police said she was notified of the crash, on Route 3030, which joins Thepkrasattri Rd in Koh Kaew with the North Kathu area, at 1:50 p.m. …

PHUKET: Phuket Triasara and Sripanwa luxury resorts face legal action over illegally acquired land following the announcement by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) and the Special Investigations Department (DSI) of the conclusion of their investigations earlier this week. Niwatchai Kasemmongkol, deputy secretary general of the office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), explained that Three …

BANGKOK: Fully vaccinated travelers from any country can now book a vacation in tourism paradise Phuket, the Thai government has said, as part of a struggling quarantine-free travel program. Thailand’s tourism industry is on its knees as the coronavirus pandemic and related restrictions have reduced the number of visitors from 40 million in 2019 to …

Blue Icon Foundation has stepped up efforts to support vulnerable groups and communities suffering from the effects of the pandemic, with the aim of helping them get back on their feet. The Thailand-based Blue Icon Foundation has launched charity events to help 10,000 families suffering from the debilitating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Blue …

MUAY THAI: It has been confirmed that Phuket has been chosen to host the 2021 International Federation of Muaythai Associations (IFMA) Junior and Senior World Championships. Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew and officials at the meeting last Thursday (September 23). Photo: Supplied The announcement was made during a meeting last Thursday (September 23) at the Blue …

Tourists pose for a photo on Patong Beach in Phuket, open to fully vaccinated tourists as part of its sandbox program. Phuket expects to generate tens of billions of baht from one million foreign arrivals over the next six months, tourism authorities said Thursday as they outlined their reopening schedule. The Center for Economic Situation …

PHUKET: A Nigerian and a Thai woman have been arrested in Phuket for their involvement in online “romance scams” that have seen their victims swindle at least B11 million. The Nigerian national, named by police “Mr. Abuchi Johnkennedy Onyenecherem”, and Thailand’s Ampha “Pink” Phatthap, 26, were arrested in a rented room in Srisoonthorn, Thalang on …

Outrigger Hospitality Group has announced its management team that will be opening three resorts in southern Thailand this peak season. Tony Pedroni, has been appointed Zone General Manager, Thailand. It will be supported by Sergei Kutuzov, Regional Sales and Marketing Manager, Thailand, and Lea counts, General Manager, Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort. They will be …

BALI – The Indonesian Minister of Tourism recommends “small steps” towards the reopening of Bali to foreign holidaymakers, with an official government decision probably as early as Thursday (September 30). “My recommendation is that we proceed with caution,” Sandiaga Uno told The Straits Times in an interview on Tuesday. “There are new variants (coronavirus) lurking. …

Readers are cautioned that the OP-eds do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of Loop Cayman. by ‘Traveler’ The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said it allows fully vaccinated international travelers to visit Phuket, one of Thailand’s largest islands. The idea of ​​the “Phuket Sandbox” (as it is called) also allows visitors to travel …

The islands of Southeast Asia are reopening their doors to visitors, one small step at a time. The region is home to countries, like Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, which have kept Covid rates low throughout 2020. That changed with the arrival of the delta variant, which forced many countries in Southeast Asia to face large …