American tourist badly injured in rock climbing fall

American tourist badly injured in rock climbing fall

KRABI: Another tourist, this time an American, has been seriously injured while rock climbing in Phuket's neighboring Krabi province. At about 2pm, a rescue team and the Krabi Tourist Police received a report from the 'Railay Rock Climbing Club' that American tourist Eduardo Keane had fallen off a viewpoint from the near-vertical cliff face at Railay Bay. “Mr Keane is seriously injured around his face. One wound around his chin is about 10cm long; his nose is bleeding; and he's badly injured on his right cheek,” Sub Lt Suwan Tuamsri told the Phuket Gazette late yesterday. The rescue team used a speedboat to take him a

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ATM skimming: Two more Chinese tourists arrested

ATM skimming: Two more Chinese tourists arrested

PHUKET: Two Chinese ATM skimmers were arrested in the act of installing their equipment at an ATM in Thalang yesterday afternoon. “The suspects, Chaopeng Zhou, 30, and Qihong Zhou, 24, were nabbed in front of a 7/11 in Baan Lipon on Thepkrasattri Road northbound,” says Lt Col Natthaphop Phongsapan of Thalang Police. Officers seized two pieces of skimming equipment, four mini-cameras and connecting lines at the scene. “Later, when checking their room in a hotel in Nai Yang, we found and seized more items – four phones, three video mini-cameras, a notebook computer, two hard disks and many other skimming related devic

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Masked robbers with a shotgun and an M16 foiled by a single man in Phang-nga

Masked robbers with a shotgun and an M16 foiled by a single man in Phang-nga

PHANG NGA: Police are hunting for two men who used an M16 machine gun in a failed attempt to rob a snooker hall in Phang-nga on Monday night. The 35-year-old owner, who refuses to be named, filed a complaint about the attempted robbery with the police in Phang-nga Town yesterday morning, along with evidence from CCTV footage. The footage shows that the two men, covered in full face masks, threatened and abused the victim, who fought back and refused to part with any of his valuables. “It happened when I was closing the entrance door to my place. There was one man wearing a blue jacket with a mask covering his whole fac

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Minister hammers Phuket Airport, alleging that women are allowed to touch monks

Minister hammers Phuket Airport, alleging that women are allowed to touch monks

PHUKET: Phuket Airport Director Phet Chan-charoen made a statement yesterday after mass circulation Thai Rath newspaper reported that an unnamed ex-minster is criticizing the airport for allowing female security staff to use hand-held metal detectors to search monks, instead of strictly limiting that process to male inspectors. “We have investigated the incident. It occurred on May 1 when a monk walked through the standard, arched metal detector. That detector produces a loud alarm when activated, as happened in the case with this monk. After such an event, use of a hand-held detector is required for verificatio

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Hooper Trips Asia: Inle Lake Boy, Inle Lake, Myanmar

Hooper Trips Asia: Inle Lake Boy, Inle Lake, Myanmar

Life on Inle Lake hasn’t changed much in the last 150 years. It is an idyllic place in this modern world where life is far less complicated. It is not an easy life by any means; hard manual labor is commonplace, but the slow paced, easy going nature of the people is a treasure. Here a young village boy toils in the early morning hours on his family’s long tail boat. He rises before the sun each and every day to gather sea grass that he dredges by and from the shallow waters of the lake. The lake’s waters provide everything for these people, it is their lifeblood in the very truest sense. The sea grass is used as fertil

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Army soldiers and Phuket police raid 16 massage parlors at Poonpol Night Plaza

Army soldiers and Phuket police raid 16 massage parlors at Poonpol Night Plaza

PHUKET: Following an order by Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong, a 'task force' of 100 police and soldiers raided 16 massage venues in and near Poonpol Night Plaza last night. The raids were led by Capt Bhavorn Promkeawngam. The purpose of the operation was to suppress illicit behavior, including possession of drugs, working without a permit and human trafficking. Police say the massive effort uncovered five illegal migrant workers, all female, from three venues, as follows: – at the Violin Massage parlor: 1 Lao, 2 Hill Tribe girls from the north of Thailand (non-Thai)– at the Angel Massage parlor: 1 Cambodian– at th

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