Crocodile sighted off Phuket’s Bang Tao Beach

PHUKET: People at beaches in the Cherng Talay area were warned of a crocodile spotted just a couple of hundred metres offshore from Bang Tao Beach this afternoon (Jan 21). The crocodile was first spotted by people on a speedboat who had stopped to fish some 200 metres off Bang

Phuket face mask campaign targeting tourists begins

PHUKET: Police began patrolling Bangla Rd, Patong, last night to begin enforcing heightened measures to get tourists to wear face masks in public areas. Patong Police Chief Col Sujin Nonbordee led an assembly of police officers, health officials and officers from Patong Municipality at the police box at the beach

Patong Police to crack down on face masks

PHUKET: Patong Police tonight will marshall at the beach end of Bangla Rd before patrolling busy nightlife street to enforce the order for all people to wear face masks in public.Patong Police from tonight (Jan 20) will crack down on ensuring tourists on Bangla Rd, Patong, are wearing face

Test & Go for overseas arrivals to be restored, fine-tuned

BANGKOK: The Test & Go programme will be reintroduced soon while entry rules under the scheme will be tweaked to allow close monitoring of overseas arrivals’ health, said Gen Supoj Malaniyom, head of operations at the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).International passengers arrive at Suvarnabhumi airport on Dec

Phuket officials reveal booster jab strategy

PHUKET: Phuket officials have released their strategy of which vaccines are to be used to provide third- and fourth-dose vaccination ‘booster jabs’. The strategy was revealed in a notice issued by the Phuket Info Center, operated by the Phuket office of the Ministry of Interior, last night (Jan 18). The notice

Power outage to affect Srisoonthorn Rd, again

PHUKET: The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) has announced that the electricity supply will be temporarily shut off along a section Srisoonthorn Rd tomorrow (Jan 20) as work is carried out on upgrading low-voltage cables. The power outage will be from 9am to 4:30pm The area to be affected by the power

Man welcomed to Phuket with gunshot threats

PHUKET: Police have charged a man for intimidating a new resident behind the Tha Reau Shrine by confronting the new resident and firing a handgun and a pump-action shotgun into the air reportedly a total of 30 times. The new resident, Wisa Choo-in, 45, from Phatthalung, reported to Thalang Police