Foreign tourists wrongfully arrested for faud in Phuket

Foreign tourists wrongfully arrested for faud in Phuket

PHUKET: Two Chinese tourists were arrested and subsequently released yesterday after officers in Phuket received a warning from officials in Bangkok about their alleged involvement in credit card fraud. “Mr Jun Jie Ju and Ms Jia Xin Chen were arrested at a Cherng Talay hotel at about 3pm,” said Lt Col Tianchai Chompoo of Phuket Immigration Police. The colonel said that the tourists had asked their friend in China to reserve a hotel for them via an agent, adding that the agent made the booking using travel website Agoda. “It was later discovered that the agent had used another person’s credit card for the booking, whic

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Across the Land: Luxury villa rentals picking up in Phuket

Across the Land: Luxury villa rentals picking up in Phuket

PHUKET: This year, the luxury villa rental inquiries are coming in early. By March, agents had already started calling around asking for rental rates over the holiday season of December 2017 to April 2018. Luxury villa rentals over the last two holiday seasons have been somewhat disappointing, with villa owners either not achieving any rentals for their properties at all or conceding a lower rental rate to accommodate the budget of the booking. It was also noted that the length of bookings over the last two holiday seasons, if any, were shorter than previous years. The holiday season also looked quite positive, with inqui

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Krabi locals complain as new factory dumps waste into canal

Krabi locals complain as new factory dumps waste into canal

KRABI: More than 60 Krabi Town locals yesterday urged Krabi Dhamrongtham Center representatives to look into the activities of a factory releasing waste into a nearby canal. At about 11:30am, the locals presented clear pictures of the palm oil factory draining wastewater directly into the water body, which has reportedly caused it to stink over the past year. “The factory was built last year, and since then we have had to suffer. Their manner of waste disposal will lead to respiratory problems, especially in children,” said local resident Sanguan Moongmai. The Tapprick Temple nearby has also been affected. “We have appr

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Phuket man streams live video of his suicide and murder of his baby daughter

Phuket man streams live video of his suicide and murder of his baby daughter

PHUKET: A young father and his 11-month-old baby were found hanging at an abandoned construction site for a hotel in an apparent murder-suicide in Nai Thon last night. Thalang Police were contacted by 21-year-old Jiranuch Trirat earlier in the evening asking for help to find her husband and daughter, who had both disappeared from their house in Baan Mood Dok Khao. Thalang Police then referred the case to Sakoo Police. “We found Wuttusan Wongtalay, 21, and his daughter Natalee Wongtalay, hanging from a 10-meter-high wall at [the partially completed construction for a] Peninsula Hotel,” said Capt Jullaus Suvannin of Sakoo

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East meets West in bold new collection

East meets West in bold new collection

PHUKET: Quattro Design, one of Thailand’s top importers and designers of exclusive furniture, recently launched a limited edition collection named ‘East Meets West’, and the philosophy behind it is to represent the relaxed, tropical lifestyle of Phuket. 'East Meets West' is a collaborative effort between Eichholtz (a home furnishing brand from the Netherlands that Quattro distributes) and Jim Thompson, the world renowned textile house in Thailand. “This is a perfect combination of top western and eastern brands, which users perceive as both modern as well as representative of the tradition and culture of the east,”

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10-year-old Russian tourist injured in Phuket parasailing accident

10-year-old Russian tourist injured in Phuket parasailing accident

PHUKET: A 10-year-old Russian tourist was injured after he fell from a height of 2.5 meters while parasailing at Karon Beach this afternoon. Rescue workers and police received reports of the incident from lifeguards at Karon Beach at about noon. The victim, Timur Gadylshin, received first aid on the spot and was then taken to Patong Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. “The parasail operator, Noppadon Nakeepet, explained that while the captain was driving the boat, the propeller got stuck in a plastic bag which caused the boat to stop moving,” said Capt Weerayuth Thansirisukhaworakul of Karon Police. The b

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