Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2017 underway

Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2017 underway

PHUKET: A busy day on the water yesterday saw some excellent competition, close calls and racing incidents which resulted in a busy evening later for the Protest Committee onshore. The sailors were happy to be back out on the water as a forecast-defying 8-10 knot breeze got the fleet underway on Day 2 of the Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2017, being held in Phuket until Jul 23, 2017. PRO Simon James saw the boats off without delay. While East Marine Emagine (AUS) won the first race of the IRC I series yesterday, it has since been a show of speed from the largest in the class, Ray Roberts’ TP52 Team Hollywood (AUS) –

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Phuket gold thief identified, still on the run

Phuket gold thief identified, still on the run

PHUKET: Police have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect who stole a gold necklace from a jewelry shop in Thalang yesterday morning. “The 'Jip Leng Hong' gold shop, located beside Kasikorn Bank's Tarua branch, got robbed of a gold necklace made of one baht of gold,” said Capt Warawut Sensop of Thalang Police. Police used CCTV footage to identify the suspect as Pornsak Thongjit, 21. He was dressed in a long grey shirt with blue pants. Mr Pornsak drove to the shop on a motorbike, which he parked outside, and pretended to browse through jewelry. The staff brought a gold necklace for him to see, which he suddenly grabbed

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Australian tourist attacked by stray dog in Khao Lak

Australian tourist attacked by stray dog in Khao Lak

PHUKET: A 68-year-old Australian tourist was attacked by a stray dog in Khao Lak yesterday afternoon. Janet Frances Heath was on her way back from Sairoong waterfall with her husband when the incident occurred. She was taken to Takuapa Hospital for treatment and given a rabies shot. Ms Heath is reportedly safe. “We have found more than five fierce strays in the area. We will check to see who the owners are and charge them with section 377, which states that anyone with a vicious animal in their care who allows that animal to wander alone in a manner likely to cause injury to others shall be punished with imprisonment no

Friday, July 21, 2017 | 04:30 PM

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Drunk man rescued from ditch at Phuket Bus Terminal

Drunk man rescued from ditch at Phuket Bus Terminal

PHUKET: An elderly drunk was injured when he fell into a ditch behind some bushes at Phuket Bus Terminal 2 yesterday evening. The ditch is about 3.5 meters deep and half a meter from the perimeter wall. The man, named by rescue workers only as 'Samran', 60, reportedly went behind the bushes to urinate when he fell in. He shouted out to staff at the terminal, who then called rescue workers for help. Kusoldharm Foundation officers arrived at the scene and used a ladder to bring him back up. The whole problem took them only about five minutes to fix. Mr Samran was not injured, but had to be transported back in a wheelchair

Friday, July 21, 2017 | 02:25 PM

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Turkish Airlines announces direct flights to Phuket

Turkish Airlines announces direct flights to Phuket

PHUKET: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced the launch of new Turkish Airlines flights to Phuket this week. There are now four direct flights per week from Istanbul. “This new Istanbul-Phuket service is part of the collaboration between the TAT and Turkish Airlines to meet the growing demand for travel to Thailand from holiday-makers from Turkey, Europe and Latin America. In addition, 2018 marks 60 years of Thai-Turkish relations, and the TAT is planning to organize cultural and tourism activities in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Thailand,” said Pataraporn Sithivanich, the TA

Friday, July 21, 2017 | 10:00 AM

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Deceased tourists' family awarded B6mn in compensation

Deceased tourists' family awarded B6mn in compensation

PHUKET: The family of two Chinese tourists who were killed in an accident on Patong Hill was awarded a total of 6 million baht in compensation yesterday. Lyu Fei, 36, and his 10-year-old son were both killed on July 10 when the tour bus they were travelling on flipped over in the curve at the bottom of Patong Hill (story here). At least 22 others were injured in the crash. Nipon Bannawat, deputy managing director of Indara Insurance Public Company Limited, and Supong Weerasilpchai, chief executive officer of Moh Moh Insurance Brokers Co Ltd, were both present when the compensation was handed to the victims’ fam

Thursday, July 20, 2017 | 05:00 PM

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