Phuket News October 2011

all photos from Phuket Gazette

Ouch - trust the Tourist Police when told to sign a document 
which is written in Thai?
read this report about a SA gentleman in jail.
he did :-)

More accidents - Patak Road 

Be careful driving to the airport - yes, a good idea, crazy fast drivers!!!
NO - they are widening the road and there you might have an accident.

There has been a lot of rain here...

and more rain

The hill road to Patong breaks...

but this was 2009...
Are our Roads Killing us?

An illegal dam bursts!!!!
So nobody noticed a construction of a dam?...

- Tesco Lotus is staying 

European Bartender School in Patong
well there are a lot or bars....
don't have a fight on your graduation night!
show off your Muay Thai moves...

Man falls off balcony in Patong and dies...

all in Patong - you could not say that Patong was boring?

Worlds largest Solar Powered Boat arrived in Phuket.
Not a lot else solar powered in Phuket?

A neighbour builds an extension for swiftlets in order to make bird's nest soup
- they have been ordered to remove it
Health and Safety?
Noise Pollution?
Building Permit Irregularity?
Phuket Zoning?

NOT good PR for MacDonalds!!!!

Rampaging elephant
Not sure I would have an elephant ride again...

Thieves are stealing water meters from homes.
The homeowner has to pay for a device which is not their property?
Where is my water meter located?

When you are told that you will get a lot of money by gambling 'some'
read the story - and it is not the only time.
BUT haven't we had spam and more cons for a while?

This is NOT Phuket but in the Phuket Gazette

Wait for; 
the power went down - no pics
there was someone in the way - no pic
someone pulled the plug - no pics
the list is endless.

another criminal on facebook!
Does the police simply read facebook and wait...
If found guilty - watch this space...


Taxi thugs mentioned previously fined 
BUT what about the damage to the reputation of Phuket?

300 Baht a day - hurrahs through the Phuket....
Senator Anothai Rittiphanyawong stressed that the minimum wage hike effective tomorrow affects government employees only.

“Is service charge [paid to employees] to be included in calculating the 300 baht a day,” asked Bhummikitti Ruktaengam, a vice president of the Phuket Tourist Association.

To this, Senator Anothai replied plainly that the rate was the flat minimum rate employers were to pay their employees for a day’s work – “this includes overtime and other payments”.

“Will I be arrested if I don’t pay it?” he asked.

To this there was no clear reply.

Do not forget to register your boat for it to enter the Similan Islands...
you need to have a permit to enter
boats without this permit to enter will be fined
how much is it to register and how much is the fine?
“Any boat operators found feeding the fish, disturbing marine life or dumping untreated waste-water into the sea will be fined and their permits canceled. I would like them to be friends with our natural resources and to let damaged areas recover as soon as possible,” said Mr Mana.

Ladies - don't tell the doctor you have

Aphrodite - another katoey cabaret - a soft opening...
who got the tickets?

Thailand's biggest musical fountain at Sapan Hin?
Is a dancing fountain worth it?
it was not working on 11th Oct 2011?

Be careful - Phuket Noodles are dangerous - hot and spicy food!

no wonder it was closed, too many?

ya bah
Taking marketing to a new level... 

White tuk tuk with prices on.
so not painted white they have no guide?

The Chinese (or Italians) do not get a water safety pamphlet
too late for the person of that descent?
but where is it?

For more information or to obtain pamphlets from the OrBorJor, contact the Tourism and Sports Department at 076 217 087.
Who does this?

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