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Phuket lifeguards assist overturned catamaran as heavy weather hits Surin Beach

Phuket lifeguards assist overturned catamaran as heavy weather hits Surin Beach

Strong winds and rain struck Phuket’s Surin Beach on the afternoon of March  20th, causing a rented Hobie cat to overturn and toss two tourists into the rough water. Surin…

Thai man in alleged suicide while in police custody in Phuket

Thai man in alleged suicide while in police custody in Phuket

A 29-year-old Thai man was found hanged in a cell at Cherng Talay Police Station in the early hours of yesterday. The man had earlier been arrested for trespassing. Maj…

Foreign man’s attempted suicide visa related, say Phuket police

Foreign man’s attempted suicide visa related, say Phuket police

Tourist Police investigating the attempted suicide of a foreign man in Thalang this morning have said they believe the man attempted to take his own life as he had overstayed…

Foreigner spared from hanging as rope breaks over major Phuket road

Foreigner spared from hanging as rope breaks over major Phuket road

A foreign man was spared death by hanging from a pedestrian bridge over the island’s busiest road in central Phuket on the morning of Feb 14 after the rope broke,…

Two men die in separate electric shock accidents in Patong

Two men die in separate electric shock accidents in Patong

Two male electrical workers have died after receiving electric shocks while fixing appliances in Patong yesterday afternoon (Feb3). At 1 pm yesterday (Feb 3), Lt Col Weerapong Rakkhitoe of Patong…

Two abandoned suitcases in Phuket Town cause bomb scare

Two abandoned suitcases in Phuket Town cause bomb scare

Two abandoned suitcases suspected of potentially containing explosive devices were found in two locations in Phuket Town yesterday evening (Feb 3). They were both found to be harmless after inspection…

Phuket elephant hits out at mahout

Phuket elephant hits out at mahout

A 15-year-old male elephant showing signs of aggressive behaviour possibly due to it being the mating season thrashed it’s mahout yesterday leaving the man with an injured hand. At 10:30am…

Russian expat found dead in Phuket home

Russian expat found dead in Phuket home

A 49-year-old Russian man was found dead in a rented home in Cherng Talay yesterday evening. Police have not yet confirmed what cased the death but believe it was the…

Transport office exonerates Phuket visa-run service in fatal crash

Transport office exonerates Phuket visa-run service in fatal crash

A legal loophole in vehicle registration allows visa-run companies in Phuket to freely continue their business unimpeded and excludes them from the ongoing transport-safety crackdown ordered by Prime Minister Gen…

Phuket elephants DNA tested to curtail trafficking

Phuket elephants DNA tested to curtail trafficking

Officials from the National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department (DNP) yesterday took DNA samples from 67 elephants, including those that perform at the popular Phuket FantaSea tourist attraction in…

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