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Phuket News
Phuket Property Guide: What makes a condo in Phuket?
In our previous article we wrote about freehold property ownership, which is mostly limited to condominiums. Here, we go through the basics of what is defined as a condo in Thailand, and what that ownership means.
Phuket Opinion: The Expendables
PHUKET: The Rawai building collapse last Sunday (Aug 11) has brought home a few hard truths about Phuket and the Myanmar migrant worker community that the island has come to rely on.
Funeral services announced for honoured Phuket lifeguard founder
PHUKET: The Patong Lifeguard Club has announced the funeral services for Prathaiyuth Chuayuan, one of the main founders and driving forces behind Phukets essential lifeguard services, who died of a heart attack yesterday (Aug 16).
Couple arrested for spate of Phuket burglaries, B600k in stolen items recovered
PHUKET: Thalang Police today presented to the press a couple arrested for a spate of burglaries across central Phuket. The couple have been charged for nine break-ins, and stealing items with a reported value of B600,000 as well as 16 bank cheques to the value of B2 million.
NACC in Phuket over state land grab claims
PHUKET: Niwatchai Kasemmongkol, Deputy Secretary-General of Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), was in Phuket this week to be briefed on the progress of investigations into people attempting to claim state land.
Restaurant staffer caught in meth sting
PHUKET: Two men, including a restaurant staffer in Karon have been arrested for peddling methamphetamine (ya bah) pills and crystal meth (ya ice).
Young dugong Mariam dies in nursery tank
TRANG: Mariam the 8-month-old dugong died earlier today (Aug 17), three days after she was taken from the sea and placed in a nursery tank.
Top developers lead the outstanding winners at Dot Property Thailand Awards 2019
BANGKOK: The inaugural Dot Property Winning Weekend was the perfect setting for the 3rd annual Dot Property Thailand Awards as the real estate’s best turned out to celebrate the industry during a special event at EmQuartier. The top honour, Best Developer Thailand, went to Sansiri while the very first Peoples Choice Award for Project of the Year was won by BEATNIQ from SC Asset.
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: According to the Finance Minister |:| August 16
PHUKET XTRA - August 16 || brought to you by PVCPhuket.com According to the Finance Minister |:|The Port of Authority of Thailand is pressing ahead |:| Marium the 8-month-old dugong has been taken from |:| Two young men from Narathiwat province |:| Police in Phuket are waiting for a post-mortem
Phuket’s lifeguard founder, chief driving force, passes away
PHUKET: Prathaiyuth Chuayuan, the man who first helped Phuket to get our first beach lifeguards and drove them to achieve international certification and even compete in international lifesaving events, has died.
 
The Thaiger
11 die in early morning passenger van collision in Sa Kaew

PHOTOS: The Nation Eleven people have been killed and four others seriously injured after a chartered van carrying Lao workers collided with an 18 wheel truck in Sa Kaew province, east of Bangkok on the Cambodian border, early today (map below). The Nation reports that they were travelling to the Chanthaburi immigration checkpoint to renew their […]

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Chinese and Indians to be offered visa free arrival for 15 days in Thailand

The Tourism and Sports Minister says he’ll seek cabinet approval to offer visa exemptions to visitors from China and India for one year. Already Chinese tourists have a visa-on-arrival fees exemption. The current promotion is set to end on October 31 this year. If the new visa exemption is approved by cabinet it will start […]

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Department warns of possible floods and landslides for 12 provinces

FILE PHOTO Officials and emergency responders in 12 provinces have been instructed to be prepared, and put equipment on standby, to cope with possible floods and landslides until August 20 (Tuesday). Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation director-general Chayaphol Thitisak says the alert was issued because of heavy downpours in the North, the Central and […]

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What did this Bangkok homeowner find on their couch?

PHOTOS: Kapook The owner of a Bangkok house has returned home to find this on their couch… a) a piece of left-over pizza? b) a thousand baht note behind one of the pillows” c) a 2 metre monitor lizard sleeping peacefully? The correct answer is ‘c’. The home-owner of a house in Suksawat 26 walked […]

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Mae Sa and Tad Mork waterfalls in Chiang Mai closed

PHOTO: Mae Sa waterfall Doi Suthep-Pui National Park officials in the north of Thailand have closed the Mae Sa and Tad Mork waterfalls after heavy rainfall have caused high water flows and slippery paths “that may endanger tourists”. Mae Sa waterfall is approximately 30 minutes drive north-west from Chiang Mai and Tad Mork waterfall about […]

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Phuket’s lifeguards say goodbye to a champion of local beach safety

PHOTOS: Phuket Lifeguard Service A commemoration ceremony has been held for Prathaiyuth Chuayuan, a local Phuketian who helped drive Phuket’s first beach lifeguard services. He passed away on Friday morning after a heart attack. He first experienced chest pains whilst delivering his daughter to school in Phuket Town on Friday morning, drove himself immediately to […]

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Bangkok to Hong Kong the world’s second most popular flight, what’s the most popular?

The world’s top five flying routes are all in the Asia Pacific region, according to an International Air Transport Association (IATA) report. Aviation writers say the growth can be attributed to the addition of flights operated by low-cost carriers in the region. Passenger traffic between Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) and Hong Kong airport is Number Two on […]

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Mandatory health insurance details for some visas announced this week

Details on the proposed mandatory health insurance requirements for Non-Immigrant O-A visas will be made next week, according to ThaiVisa. A senior executive from one of the insurance companies involved in the scheme told ThaiVisa that the Office of Insurance Commission, Ministry of Public Health, Foreign Ministry and Immigration Bureau will announce the insurance requirements […]

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Thai farmers reluctant to scale down use of ‘toxic’ herbicides

Thai farmers say they oppose the proposed bans on herbicides paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos. The Thai government plans to phase out three chemical weed killers, widely used by Thai farmers, by the end of this year. Farmers say they oppose the restrictions of use because the chemicals provide higher crop yields, according to Thai PBS […]

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Phuket villager braves the surf to rescue tangled turtle

A local villager in Phuket’s north has risked his own life to retrieve a young sea turtle caught up in fishermen’s netting. The turtle was spotted, caught up in the branches of a fallen tree along the shores of Mai Khao beach. The monsoon was kicking up big waves and it’s unlikely the locals knew […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Bangkok bombings top public's concerns: Poll
The people are most concerned about the recent bombings in Bangkok, while most are not confident the government will survive the ongoing political crisis, according to the result of an opinion survey by the Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, or Suan Dusit Poll.
63 killed in Kabul wedding blast claimed by IS
KABUL: More than 60 people were killed and scores wounded in an explosion targeting a wedding in the Afghan capital, authorities said Sunday, the deadliest attack in Kabul in recent months.
Majority support anti-fake news centre plan: Poll
A majority of people support the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society's plan to set up an anti-fake news centre to deal with ill-intentioned or misleading information, according to the result of a survey by the National Institute of Development Administration, or Nida Poll.
Sailing into the future in Phuket
A blaze on a 240-million-baht super­yacht in Phuket may have been put out weeks ago, but worry over its impact on marina businesses is still a burning issue.
Marium death spurs 'dugong masterplan' talks
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will hold a special meeting on Monday to discuss the "national dugong masterplan", following the death of Marium, a baby dugong who died with pieces of plastic bags in her belly.
Rallies underline bitter Hong Kong divide
HONG KONG: Pro-democracy protesters marched on one side of Hong Kong’s famous harbour on Saturday to demand the government heed their demands. Across the water, a pro-government rally called for an end to the often violent protests.
Rice prices likely be set at B10,000 to B14,000
Paddy prices may be guaranteed at 10,000 to 14,000 baht a tonne for rice farmers initially, according to the commerce minister.
No water for farms from Aug 24 as reservoir dries up
NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Irrigation authorities will stop supplying water to farms in irrigated areas from Aug 24 as the Lam Sae reservoir in Khon Buri district is just 21% full and starting to dry up.
From tusks to tails, endangered species in spotlight
GENEVA: From guitars to traditional medicines and from tusk to tail, humans’ exploitation of the planet’s fauna and flora is putting some of them at risk of extinction. Representatives of some 180 countries are meeting in Geneva to agree on protections for vulnerable species, taking up issues including the trade in ivory and the demand for shark fin soup.
Insurgent group denies bombings links
A senior member of the main group fighting an insurgency in the largely Muslim south has denied involvement in Bangkok bombings on Aug 2 and said it had its first meeting with officials from the new government.
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Cambodia to ban online gambling, cites threat to social order
PHNOM PENH: Cambodia said on Sunday it is banning online gambling, which helped propel a wave of Chinese investment in casinos in the country, saying that the industry had been used by foreign criminals to extort money.
Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers join anti-government rally
HONG KONG: Tens of thousands of protesters poured into one of Hong Kong's busiest shopping districts on Sunday, braving a downpour to join an anti-government rally in the eleventh week of what have been often violent demonstrations in the Asian financial hub.
Village headman found dead in car after accident
LAMPANG: A village headman was found dead in a car that skidded off a road in Muang district early on Sunday, police said.
Digital TV still struggles despite fewer channels
Digital TV operators will continue their financial struggles despite the closure of some channels due to stiff competition, the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIC) has predicted.
Indonesian police shoot suspected militant after officer slashed
JAKARTA: A suspected Islamic militant has launched an attack on an Indonesian police station in the country's second-biggest city, slashing one officer with a sickle, before being shot and taken into custody, police officials said on Sunday.
Prayut to visit drought-hit Surin, Buri Ram tomorrow
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will on Monday visit Surin and Buri Ram provinces in the Lower Northeast which have been severely hit by drought, said government spokeswoman Narumon Pinyosinwat on Sunday.
Nakhon Nayok, 11 other provinces on water runoff alert
Nakhon Nayok and 11 other provinces have been put on the water runoff and landslide alert list by the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department until Tuesday.
Mekong water level rising steadily
NAKHON PHANOM: Water in the Mekong river in this northeastern border province is rising steadily by about 60-70 centimetres per day, pushing up the water level to about 7 metres, or about 6m below the spill-over point on the river bank, local media reported.
Bangkok bombings top public's concerns: Poll
The people are most concerned about the recent bombings in Bangkok, while most are not confident the government will survive the ongoing political crisis, according to the result of an opinion survey by the Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, or Suan Dusit Poll.
'Nightmare' as Egypt aided China to detain Uighurs
CAIRO: Abdulmalik Abdulaziz, an Uighur student, was arrested and handcuffed by Egyptian police and when they removed his blindfold he was surprised to see Chinese officials questioning him in custody.
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