Finance Ministry considers incentives for Thais who spend on local tourism 

Thailand’s Finance Ministry is to roll out an incentive scheme to encourage Thai people to travel and spend domestically, in order to revive the local tourism industry, hard hit by…

Read More
Promthep Cape, Phuket, Thailand / Photo by Sumit Chinchane on Unsplash

Phuket to reopen conditionally to visitors on Monday

Thailand’s popular resort island of Phuket will reopen to outsiders on Monday, to coincide with the third phase of the easing of lockdown restrictions. Phuket Governor Pakkapong Thaweepat said that…

Read More

Hua Hin’s horses for hire to return to beaches next Friday

Life is gradually returning to Thailand’s Hua Hin seaside resort, after Prachuap Khiri Khan provincial administration eased lockdown restrictions on May 18th, allowing hotels, food shops, shopping malls, department stores,…

Read More
International tourists, predominantly Russian nationals, enjoy the beach despite concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and restrictions for travellers at a resort in Phuket on March 20, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Provincial governors ordered to screen everyone arriving from Phuket

All Thailand’s provincial governors have been instructed, by the country’s Interior Ministry, to screen everyone arriving from the southern resort province of Phuket and to quarantine anyone suspected of being…

Read More
Image Credit: NBT

Thailand reports five new COVID-19 infections on Sunday

Five new COVID-19 cases have been officially recorded in Thailand today, but no new fatalities. Accumulated infections in the country are now 3,009, while death toll remains at 56 with…

Read More
Photo from twitter Duangthip_ThaiPBS (File Photo)

Three new infections as Thailand begins a limited easing of COVID-19 rules

The daily rate of new COVID-19 infections in Thailand fell to 3 today, as the country takes the first steps in the relaxation of lockdown restrictions. Accumulated infections in the…

Read More

Krabi’s deputy governor apologizes for derogatory comment about Phuket

The deputy governor of Thailand’s Krabi province has offered a public apology to the people of Phuket for his derogatory and unproven claim that they had spread coronavirus to his…

Read More
Promthep Cape, Phuket, Thailand / Photo by Sumit Chinchane on Unsplash

Unemployed migrant workers allowed to leave Phuket

A group of unemployed migrant workers were allowed to leave the resort island of Phuket to return home yesterday (Tuesday), as the provincial administration agreed to temporarily lift the travel…

Read More

Phuket orders lockdown of famous Patong area

Phuket governor Pakkapong Thaweepat has ordered a lockdown of resort town’s night entertainment zone, as the provincial administration steps up its fight against the spread of COVID-19. Effective today (Sunday)…

Read More
International tourists, predominantly Russian nationals, enjoy the beach despite concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and restrictions for travellers at a resort in Phuket on March 20, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Phuket governor orders all hotels on the resort island closed

All hotels on Thailand’s popular resort island of Phuket have been ordered to close from Saturday until further notice. Governor Pakkapong Thaweepat issued the order today, in the wake of…

Read More

Phuket headed for a complete lockdown

The tourist island of Phuket is headed for a complete lockdown as its airport will be closed to all traffic starting April 10, according to an order of Governor Pakkapong…

Read More
In this March 26, 2020, photo, tourists play on a beach in Phuket, Thailand. Tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as airlines cancel flights and countries close their borders in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Penny Wang)

Phuket lockdown comes into effect at midnight on Sunday

Citing the worsening COVID-19 situation in Phuket province, Governor Pakkapong Thaveewat has imposed a lockdown of the popular resorting island, prohibiting all land and sea access to and from the…

Read More
In this March 26, 2020, photo, tourists play on a beach in Phuket, Thailand. Tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as airlines cancel flights and countries close their borders in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Penny Wang)

Tourists stranded in Asia by canceled flights, shut borders

PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — From the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand to the foothills of Mount Everest, tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as…

Read More

Tourist sector in Phuket reeling from lack of Chinese tourists

Tourism-related businesses in Phuket have been hard hit by the sharp drop in the number of tourist arrivals, especially Chinese, as a direct result of the COVID-19 outbreak in China…

Read More
Seabourn Ovation cruise ship ©seatrade-cruise.com

Two cruise ships dock in Phuket today

Two cruise ships from Malaysia and Singapore, carrying about 2,400 mostly European passengers and crew, docked in Phuket deep-seaport this morning for a brief visit. Provincial health officials boarded the…

Read More
(Photo) Sira Jenjakha/Facebook

Palang Pracharat apologizes for conduct of its Bangkok MP Sira Jenjakha  

Palang Pracharat party deputy spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonchana has apologised to the public over the conduct of one of the party’s MPs, who has been heavily criticized on social media for…

Read More

Super yacht catches fire in Phuket

A 100-million baht super yacht caught fire at a pier in Phuket yesterday. Pol Col Thirawat Liamsuwan, superintendent of Thalang district police, said that no one was injured on board…

Read More

Day 5 – Search continues as parents of Angelo Cortez hope he is found alive

On Sunday (July 21st) rescue teams were still searching for Mr. Angelo Bien Rafael Cortez, 29, a Filipino tourist who went missing while playing in the sea near Phuket’s Freedom…

Read More
(Photo) Siengtai News

Day 4 – Search for missing Filipino Angelo Cortez continues

Rescue workers continue to search for missing Filipino tourist, Angelo Cortez, 29, after the body of his friend, Noah Ibay, 43, was recovered from rocks near Freedom Beach yesterday (Friday)…

Read More

The body of one of the two missing Filipino tourists found

It is confirmed that a body, discovered this afternoon, is that of 43-year-old Noah Ibay. Mr. Ibay was one of the two Filipino tourists who went missing in heavy weather…

Read More
(Photo) Siengtai news

Day 3 – Body of Thai fisherman found, search continues for two Filipino tourists

Authorities continue to search for two Filipino tourists, identified as Angelo Cortez, 29 and Noah Ibay, 43, who remain missing from Phuket’s Freedom Beach after swimming in stormy weather on…

Read More
(Photo) Tiew Prasa Gu Facebook page

Updates – Rescue operation for missing Filipino tourists hindered by bad weather

Mr. Apichet Yim-on, head of the Kusoldharm Phuket Foundation rescue team, told Thai PBS World this morning that the rescue operation for the two missing Filipino tourists near Freedom Beach…

Read More
(Photo) Tiew Prasa Gu Facebook page

Two Philippine tourists missing in Phuket seas

Rescue workers from Kusoldharm Phuket Foundation have been searching for two missing tourists from the Philippines, who were reported to have been swept into the sea by high waves near…

Read More

Freshest of Phuket Morning Market

By – Ohhappybear Wise people, and I mean wise foodie people, once told me that to get to really know the place well, you might want to start at the…

Read More

Phuket’s Oldest Tea Snack ‘Pang Pia’

By Ohhappybear It is now not a secret that Phuket folks love their foods. They say with pride that locals, one proudly born and bred in town, are mostly familiar…

Read More

Phuket faces water shortage which may become critical in May if there are no rains

Thailand’s popular tourist destination of Phuket is now experiencing water shortage, with water in the province’s three reservoirs just enough for the production of tap water until May and the…

Read More
file photo

Police bust Chinese call centre gang in Phuket

Thai police, in Thailand’s southern resort province of Phuket,have broken up a Chinese call centre fraud gang, arresting 16 Chinese nationals at a rented house on Tuesday. The police also seized 18 computers, 68 cell phones…

Read More

Speed boat carrying Chinese tourists crashes into oil tanker off Phuket, 1  seriously injured

A number of Chinese tourists were injured, one seriously, when a speed boat in which they were travelling struck an oil tanker in the seas off Phuket province this afternoon…

Read More

French woman and Chinese tourists drown in Koh Samui and Phuket

The body of a French woman was found floating in the sea off Thong Gate beach in the popular island of Koh Samui on Tuesday. Hotel staff at the beach…

Read More

Tourist arrivals in Phuket increase 10 percent during high season

Tourist arrivals in the famous resort town of Phuket have increased by 10 percent, with more visitors from India though Chinese arrivals have not picked since the Phoenix tourist boat…

Read More

Bangkok top destination in the world last year: Mastercard’s Index

Bangkok was the world’s top destination last year, three years in a row, with 20.05 million people visiting the capital in 2017 and a 9.6% growth in number of visitors…

Read More

Over 20 sea turtles beach and most die in Phuket and Phang-nga in two months

More than 20 sea turtles landed on two beaches in Phuket and Phang-nga provinces and most of them died with the rest being seriously injured with little chance of survival…

Read More

PM thanks all for successful recovery of victims of Phuket boat tragedy

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha thanks all authorities, both Thai and Chinese, for having successfully recovered the bodies of all 47 victims who died on July 5 when the Phoenix dive…

Read More

Operation underway to retrieve last Phoenix victim

An operation is now underway to retrieve the body of a Chinese tourist, believed to be the last victim, stuck under the wreckage of Phoenix boat near Koh Heh in…

Read More

Divers to scour Phoenix dive boat for 23 passengers still missing

Navy divers equipped with special diving gears will today scour the sunken Phoenix dive boat in a search for 23 passengers, most of them Chinese tourists, still missing. The Phoenix…

Read More

58 still missing off Phuket after boats capsize

A search will continue today for 58 people, most of them tourists, who are still missing after three accidents in strong seas off Phuket involving two jet skis, a dive…

Read More

Search mounted for 49 people missing in sea off Phuket

Forty-nine people are still missing while 89 others were plucked from the rough sea off Phuket this afternoon after one dive boat and a yacht capsized. Phuket governor Norapat Plodthong…

Read More

Page 1 of 1

Login

Welcome! Login in to your account

Remember me Lost your password?

Lost Password