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Royal Cremation information for Phuket – things you need to know

This list will be added to in coming days as we receive more updated information… Dresscodes If you are attending any official Phuket services for the Royal Cremation or Funeral, this is what you will be required to wear. Women • Respectful black shirt with sleeves and collar. No skin-tight, gym-slip or tube top and […]

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Posted on 21 October 2017 | 3:41 am

Free share-bike extended to the end of the year

The operators of the Ofo and Obike share-bike scheme have agreed to extend the free service from the end of this month to the end of the year to provide more time for Phuketians and tourists to get used to the share-bike system. The extension was announced during a press conference yesterday (October 20) to […]

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Posted on 21 October 2017 | 2:43 am

HRH Princess Sirindhorn joins the final rehearsal

A huge crowd turned out around Sanam Luang on Saturday to watch the final dress rehearsal of the historic Royal Cremation Ceremony for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Many of them had arrived at 9pm on Friday and camped out to reserve vantage viewing positions for the dress rehearsal of the royal processions […]

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Posted on 21 October 2017 | 2:24 am

French man arrested in BKK after posting nude photos of ex-Thai girlfriend

File Photo A French tourist was arrested in Bangkok on Friday for allegedly posting nude photos of his Thai girlfriend to her Facebook wall without her permission. Police said 34 year old Vincent Anthony Jean Marie LeGrand was arrested at 6.25 am on Thursday upon arrival at the Suvarnabhumi Airport on Flight QR826 of Qatar […]

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Posted on 20 October 2017 | 9:16 pm

Scandal over new toilets at the royal Rajabhakti Park in Hua Hin

The Army on Thursday is defending construction of 15 billion Baht toilets and shops in the royal Rajabhakti Park, claiming that it is worth the investment and the process was sufficiently transparent to stand up to close scrutiny. “They won’t be typical toilets you can see everywhere,” said Army spokesperson Colonel Winthai Suvaree. “We believe […]

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Posted on 20 October 2017 | 4:05 am

Shooting at a Thalang rubber plantation

40 year old Danudech Maliwan from Phang Nga, a worker at a rubber plantation in Thalang, has been shot on his left arm by an anonymous shooter driving a white car. Police found a .357 bullet left at the scene. The rubber plantation is located at the entrance of the Tonsai Waterfall in the Thepkasattri […]

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Posted on 20 October 2017 | 3:33 am

Colour returns to Thai TV screens

On October 1 all TV stations ‘toned down’ their programming under orders from the National Broadcasting Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). Programming was toned down both in content and the actual colours. The same was applied to most websites as the colour and saturation were ’toned down’ out of respect for the anniversary of the passing of […]

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Posted on 20 October 2017 | 3:01 am

2017 Phuket Vegetarian Festival Calendar

October 20 Official start of the Vegetarian Festival Every day from October 23 – 28 There’s a ritual paying respects to Chinese guardian angels (Ko Gun) at Bangniew Shrine and from October 22, the ceremonies can be seen at Jui Tui Tao Bo Keng Shrine and Ta Rua Shrine as well. October 23 A ritual […]

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Posted on 20 October 2017 | 2:30 am

THAIGER TODAY Friday, October 20

Vegetarian Festival launched in Phuket | On-again, off-again, maybe on-again with Facebook meeting | Training in full swing for new lifesavers | Forecast looking good in BKK for October 26 | ‘Tara’ the elephant saved from canal.

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Posted on 20 October 2017 | 12:59 am




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