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Phuket News
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Nai Harn croc search! Murder suspect shot? Lunar eclipse coming! || July 20
PHUKET XTRA - July 20 Nai Harn Crocodile: The search continues |:| Jet ski rider missing for 4 days |:| Film committee for cave rescue story |:| Murder suspect shot in street justice? |:| Lunar eclipse next weekend! Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
Phuket Governor leads beach cleanup ahead of HM King Birthday
PHUKET: Phuket Governor Norrapat Plodthong presided over a “Keep Phuket Clean by our Hands and Hearts” beach cleanup at Kata Beach today as part of the preparations for the 66th birthday of His Majesty The King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, which will be celebrated Saturday next week (July 28).
Search for missing Phuket jet-ski rider enters Day 4
PHUKET: The search for 25-year-old Koset ‘Oat’ Deebukdam, who disappeared while riding a jet-ski off Naka Yai Island, off Phuket’s east coast, after he was caught in the storm that hit Phuket late Tuesday afternoon continued today (July 20).
Phuket on alert over beach surf danger
PHUKET: People intending to swim at beaches along Phuket’s west coast have been warned to stay between the red-yellow “Swim Here” flags – or best not go in the water at all.
PACC takes action on abuse complaints from foreigners
BANGKOK: Some 30 complaints have been submitted to the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) by foreign tourists and business operators claiming they were badly treated by Thai authorities.
Tropical storm lashes upper Northeast
BANGKOK: The upper Northeastern provinces are being hit by a tropical storm centred in Vietnam raising the water level in the Mekong River to a critical point.
Phuket crocodile hunt continues as tourists ignore safety warnings
PHUKET: The search for the crocodile in the Nai Harn Beach and Yanui Beach area on Phuket’s southwest coast continues today after the search failed to find the crocodile yesterday (July 19).
Weather warning still in effect for Phuket
PHUKET: The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) has re-issued its standing weather warning for Phuket and the Andaman coast with forecasts of heavy thundershowers and waves reaching up to three metres.
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Nai Harn crocodile sighting? Grenade in trash! Massive bust in Patong! || July 19
PHUKET XTRA - July 19 Crocodile off Nai Harn! |:| B150 Mn call center bust in Patong |:| Grenade in Karon trash? |:| Cave boys speak to the public! |:| Tourists safe back to Phuket Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket
Belgium man, 39, dies in high speed Phuket motorbike crash
PHUKET: A 39-year-old Belgium man died this morning after he crashed his motorbike at high speed in Rawai.
 
The Thaiger
Water Park Wars – Phuket wettest battlefield

by Xinyi Liang-Pholsena of ttgasia.com ttgasia.com is reporting that the water park battle in Phuket is getting very intense as new players enter the marketplace. Among them Blue Tree Phuket, poised to open its doors early 2019 as an upscale family entertainment and lifestyle complex. The sprawling 22.5ha development, located around Cherngtalay, is the result […]

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Sattahip: 15 year old motorbike driver crashes with her 3 year old brother

Two children have been injured riding a motorbike in Sattahip, south of Pattaya. The pair were hurt when their motorbike slammed into a utility pole during heavy rain in Sattahip. The Pattaya Mail reports that 15 year old Umarin Chumchai suffered a broken leg July 10 while her 3 year old brother Thanakorn Charoenwong escaped […]

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Love Rawai FB page captures the actual crocodile, on video

Crocodile near beaches! Exclusive! Video with a crocodile! A rare cadre of a predator was shot by the operator Love Rawai. The third day continues the operation to capture a large crocodile found in the area beaches Nai Harn and Yanui. Until the time the crocodile is caught, swimming in these areas is limited. Posted […]

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Channel dredged between Nai Harn beach and lake to help with croc catching

A channel has been dredged to connect Nai Harn beach with Nai Harn Lake to allow the crocodile to move in, making it easier to catch (The Thaiger suspects the crocodile might be on to the officials’ Cunning Plan). More than 50 officials and a specialist crocodile catcher team from Surat Thani have been planning […]

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Man douses young Thai woman in petrol, sets her alight and is given bail

Thai Rath has reported on the case of a Bangkok man who doused a 22 year old Thai woman from Ubon Ratchathani in petrol while she was eating with friends at a somtam stall. Thai Rath notes that the 23 year old Thai man, who committed the crime, was given bail by the court in Bangkok […]

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Thai PE teacher allegedly continued to rape students over three years

Sanook is reporting that a Thai PE teacher was effectively allowed to continue raping students after an initial complaint. A student complained three years ago that she was forced to the floor by the teacher who, the student claims, then tried to rape her. But the claims of the girl were not properly investigated or acted […]

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AI company invests 350 million baht in SE Asia – opens office in Phuket

Invacio, an artificial intelligence company, are busy setting up their operations in Thailand as part of their global operations. They are investing up to 350 Million baht in south east Asia Invacio Research Analytics, a group subsidiary of Invacio founded by William J D West, has launched in Thailand, led by Linleeya West (Thai/Swiss educated) […]

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Crocodile catchers waiting for conditions to moderate at Nai Harn beach

A specialist crocodile searching team from Surat Thani today (July 20) has joined the crocodile search operation along the shores of Nai Harn and nearby beaches, while battling with strong winds and waves. Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong paid a visit to the crocodile search operation centre at Nai Harn Beach this morning. The crocodile search […]

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Man arrested with 19,800 methamphetamine pills at checkpoint

Tha Chatchai Police have been conducting a crackdown on drugs at the Phuket Checkpoint and scored a major haul, arresting a man with 19,800 methamphetamine pills. The police arrested 37 year old Peerawat ‘Joke’ Bualoy from Pattalung.  Police seized 10 packages of methamphetamine pills, a total of 19,800 pills at the Phuket Checkpoint while he […]

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High performance coaching for a fantastic day

by Hayden Rhodes High performance in any discipline – requires discipline. Physical health, mental well-being and business practice to name a few, are all impacted by your behavior. One cornerstone to consistent high performance is having the discipline to wake each day with routines that get you in the zone for sustainable performance. Successful people […]

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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Rainy weekend looms, Kanchanaburi swamped
The upper northern and western regions of the country are bracing for heavy rain this weekend, although tropical storm Son-Tinh is losing steam.
K Plus tops Apple app downloads in Thailand
K Plus of Kasikornbank has emerged as Thailand's most popular app on Apple's iOS platform in a report which also saw commercial banks dominate the list.
Official slams agencies' interviews with Wild Boars
International news agencies' exclusive interviews with the boys rescued from Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai province may depress the young boys, justice deputy permanent secretary Tawatchai Thaikyo warned Friday.
2018 Mazda CX-3 facelift: Thai prices and specs
B-segment SUV is updated with mid-life facelift and some dynamic tweaks to improve comfort.
Japan to ban passengers carrying knives onto trains
TOKYO: The Transport Ministry said on Friday that passengers will be prohibited from carrying unpacked knives onto trains as part of new security measures following a recent fatal stabbing rampage on a bullet train.
'Duck boat' capsizes, kills at least 11 in Missouri
Police say at least 11 people drowned when an amphibious 'duck boat' capsized and sank in stormy weather on a lake in Missouri with 31 people aboard, including children. — Reuters
Airbus Beluga XL soars into skies for first flight
Airbus's new oddly shaped Beluga XL plane took off for its maiden flight from Toulouse Airport on Thursday. — Reuters
Charming village
A village by the Phrom River in Kaset Somboon district in Chaiyaphum province is set as a model for community tourism. — Jetjaras Na Ranong
Giant painting commemorates Wild Boars rescue mission
CHIANG RAI: Artists from across the northern region have painted a large tableau on canvas at the Art Bridge Chiang Rai (ABCR) centre in Muang district commemorating the rescue of the 12 “Wild Boars” and their football coach.
Major banks' earnings beat estimates
Banking shares rose on Friday after the four biggest lenders all reported second-quarter profit that beat market estimates, as a decision to waive fees for digital transactions had a milder impact than analysts expected.
 
NationMultimedia.com
A giant leap for social Commerce
New deal allows one-stop shopping for Thai online consumers
Nitchapon finds her second wind in Singapore
Second seed Nitchaon Jindapol brushed aside a sluggish home result from the last week Thailand Open to reach her third semi-final of the year in the Singapore Open on Friday.
Boat tours and fanciful formations
“EVERYBODY, that is Fukuro [owl] rock. It’s a work of art created by nature,” says pleasure boat guide Yoshiteru Mizuguchi, 79, pointing to a rocky area sticking out into a blue sea.
Creatures from our dreams
Skeletons and scares at Portugal's dino park
Making a hole in medical waste
Kasetsart’s Scrap Lab takes on the garbage discarded by a Bangkok hospital
Shoes with that pull factor
Onitsuka Tiger releases a new collection of sneakers inspired by a tug-of-war
Southern comforts
Unspoilt by tourism and full of interesting attractions, the southern province of Narathiwat is a great place to chill
At Sensi, no sense goes neglected
The Italian restaurant’s new team tickles with surprises – including spice-infused napkins
Probe launched after student’s alleged ‘disciplinary’ beating at university
A probe has been launched after a student was allegedly badly beaten and suffered a ruptured spleen as part of a military-style “disciplinary” punishment by his seniors at Rajamangala University of Technology Krungthep.
 
Chiang Mai, Thailand News
Storm Son-Tinh reaches the Northeast

The 2-million-cubic-metre Huai Si Thon reservoir in Muang district, Kalasin, is overflowing after persistent rain brought by Tropical Storm Son-Tinh. Tropical storm Son-Tinh landed in Vietnam and was expected to downgrade to a depression as it moved into the upper Northeast of Thailand on Thursday, with the forecast for heavy rain and flood warnings for most of the country.


Teen dies in boarding school fire in Chiang Mai

A 15-year-old girl was killed in a fire that engulfed the living quarters of a Protestant boarding school in Chiang Mai's Fang district early on Wednesday. Fang police were alerted at 1:30am to the fire at the Christian Paolo School that is run by the Evangelical Fellowship of Thailand.


Scoop: Coming Up on the Bachelorette on Abc - Monday, July 23, 2018

"Episode 1409" - Becca and her three smitten suitors travel to the jungle paradise of Chiang Mai, Thailand, where the country's tropical climate can only match the heat generated by her relationships with Blake, Garrett and Jason. The romantic overnight dates will give Becca the opportunity to spend intimate time with each of the men away from the cameras.


Malaysia to replace 'embarrassing' tourism logo

The logo, modeled after a postage stamp, was launched at the Asean Tourism Forum in Chiang Mai, Thailand earlier this year by former Tourism and Culture Minister Mohamed Nazri Aziz. Featuring the Petronas Twin Towers, an orangutan hugging a proboscis monkey, a turtle on a beach donning sunglasses, a questionable typeface in clashing colors, and the tagline: Travel.


From porn to shopping, how the internet is fuelling new addictions

Process addictions - an obsession with a behaviour, rather than a substance - are spiking, with counsellors blaming the internet and mobile devices for getting people hooked on porn, cybersex, gambling, gaming and much more "It was like zero to a hundred miles an hour in a heartbeat," recalls the 39- year-old expatriate British surveyor. "All of a sudden I could go down all these different avenues of pornography [and see] different types of girls."


Overtourism Becomes a Burden for Thailand as It Breaks Visitor Records

Overtourism is a phrase Skift has championed to describe a phenomenon that's increasingly common and that requires industry attention. In Thailand, the number of annual visitors to the country has gone from 25 million four years ago to an expected 40 million next year.


Tabada: Switch

IF a prostitute were mistaken for a politician, would he or she cry, "Foul"? Or shrug off the slip as just hair-splitting? The recent incident over a public official charged for misconduct stemmed when the official, a woman, verbally and physically assaulted hotel employees who mistook her for her male companion's "escort." In the official's own statements, the euphemism "escort" was replaced with the Cebuano slang for a sex worker, "pokpok."


The 2018 World's Best Cities

What makes a city truly great? Jaw-dropping architecture, distinctive restaurants, a rich array of cultural offerings, and intriguing shops are a must. A teeming street life, a friendly population, and a harmonious relationship with nature are equally essential.


Ministry seeks new design to replace Visit Malaysia 2020 logo

"It will be an open contest this time. The idea is to get a proper design with Malaysians joining in to give their perspective," its minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi said when contacted yesterday.


Football team freed from Thai cave after three-day diving mission

It took three missions over three days for a crack team of divers to guide the group one-by-one through the 4-kilometre-long labyrinth. Much of the journey to the cave's entrance was through freezing, muddy water that proved challenging for even the Thai Navy SEAL divers.


 
Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Rainy weekend looms, Kanchanaburi swamped
The upper northern and western regions of the country are bracing for heavy rain this weekend, although tropical storm Son-Tinh is losing steam.
3 Japanese execs indicted in Thai bribery case
TOKYO: Japanese prosecutors on Friday dropped a bribery charge in Thailand against a power plant manufacturer, citing the company's cooperation with investigations under Japan's first plea-bargain deal.
PM Lee the target in hack of 1.5m Singapore health records
SINGAPORE: A cyberattack on Singapore's public health system breached the records of 1.5 million people and targeted the prime minister, a two-time cancer survivor, officials said Friday.
Tug-of-war girl a Facebook superstar
NAKHON SAWAN: The spotlight may have shifted from the Tham Luang cave boys, but another Thai youngster has become a global Facebook celebrity.
Trump threatens to tax all China imports
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has indicated that he's willing to hit every product imported from China with tariffs, sending US markets sliding before the opening bell Friday.
Premier Leaguer's military deferral bid stirs Singapore
SINGAPORE: Singapore's refusal to allow its first footballer signed to the English Premier League to defer compulsory military service has sparked a debate over whether the rigidity of its conscription law is preventing young people from pursuing their dreams.
Road to Doi Angkhang to be closed for 9 months
A section of road to a tourist destination on Doi Angkhang mountain in Chiang Mai will be closed for nine months, starting on Wednesday, for major repairs.
Gunmen kill radio commentator in Philippines
MANILA: A Filipino radio commentator was shot about a dozen times as he was leaving for work Friday in a new fatal attack in a country with an alarming record of killings of journalists. The assailants escaped.
K Plus tops Apple app downloads in Thailand
K Plus of Kasikornbank has emerged as Thailand's most popular app on Apple's iOS platform in a report which also saw commercial banks dominate the list.
Official slams agencies' interviews with Wild Boars
International news agencies' exclusive interviews with the boys rescued from Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai province may depress the young boys, justice deputy permanent secretary Tawatchai Thaikyo warned Friday.
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