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Swimming at Phuket beaches still allowed, confirms lifeguards
PHUKET: Swimming is not banned at all beaches in Phuket today (July 25), The Phuket News has confirmed.
Raise the Phoenix efforts still going ahead, assures Phuket Tourist Police chief
PHUKET: The chief of the Phuket Tourist Police today confirmed that efforts to raise the Phoenix tour boat are still continuing, despite lengthy delays in organising the equipment needed to float the large tour boat from its resting place 1.5 nautical miles off Koh Hei (Coral Island), south of Phuket.
One injured in Phuket crane collapse
PHUKET: One construction site worker was injured yesterday when a crane lifting concrete slabs collapsed at the construction site.
Phuket hotels deny worker crackdown brings pressure
PHUKET: Leading figures in Phuket’s tourism hospitality industry have played down the impact of the new regulations on migrant labour ordering employers to hire four Thais for every one foreign worker employed, saying that it will have little to no effect on the island’s hotel, resort and restaurant sectors.
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.
Chinese tour cancellations for Phuket ’worse than estimated’
PHUKET: A leading figure in Phuket’s tourism industry has warned that the current state of advance booking cancellations of Chinese tourists could be worse than first reported in the aftermath of the Phoenix boat disaster, which killed 47 tourists.
Slippery road blamed for Phuket underpass crash
PHUKET: The driver of a concrete mixer lorry that crashed in the Darasamut Underpass this afternoon has blamed the accident on a slippery road.
Tour boats allowed at Phi Phi’s Loh Samah Bay
PHUKET: Tour speedboats lined up on the beach at Loh Samah Bay, bringing with them day-tripping tourists, are allowed, officials at Hat Nopparat-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park have confirmed to The Phuket News today (June 28).
Phuket landslide risk areas hit new map
PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Office of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM-Phuket) has created a map available to the public showing landslide risk areas across the island.
Storm damage mounts as winds blast Phuket
PHUKET: Phuket was battered by another day of heavy rain and strong winds gusting up to 45km/h today (June 18), with damage reports starting to come in from all areas of the island.
Myanmar Airlines suspends Phuket flights
PHUKET: Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) has suspended its flights between Phuket and Yangon from June through August, citing low passenger traffic during the tourism “low season”.
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