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Rescue workers at Nai Yang beach, where a man's body was found today

UPDATE British Man's Body Found Embedded in Sand at Phuket Beach

Latest The morning tide embedded the body of a Caucasian man in the sand at Phuket's Nai Yang beach where it was recovered by rescue workers and police. ID cards were in his pockets.

A policeman in Patong with the Aussie and the Phuket tiger prawns today

Phuket Police Nab Aussie Tourist Who Walked Off With Two Raw Prawns in Patong

Latest An Aussie holidaymaker has been fined 500 baht for walking off with two raw prawns from a restaurant in Patong and refusing to return them. He put the prawns in his pocket and kept walking.

Singaporeans on Phuket remember the man who gave them a country

Phuket Marks the Passing of a Great Man Who Gave Singaporeans Something Special

Latest The death of Lee Kuan Yew has brought Phuket's Singaporean community closer together and reminded all the island of the values he developed that Phuket so desperately needs.

A sign is no substitute for 88 lifeguards who won't be on Phuket's beaches

Warning: On Phuket, the Beach Holiday Island, Your Next Swim May Be Your Last

Latest Yet again authorities have failed to adapt the system to prevent Phuket, an all-year beach swimming destination, being without lifeguards through sheer lack of will to fix the problem.

The final Facebook photo of Khun Suthida, 21, at Phuket's Sarasin Bridge

Phuket Pickup Driver Crashed to Kill, Say Police: Passenger's Forlorn Final Facebook Message

Latest The 20-year-old driver of a pickup that collided head-on with a SuperCheap truck intended to kill himself and his passenger, say Phuket police.

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Re: UPDATE Much-Praised Phuket Beach Club Faces Elephant Facebook Questions
Arlene Gardsbane wrote on Saturday March 28, 2015 at 19:51

Unfortunately the lack of understanding the natural behavior of animals and the increased desire to want to be near a...

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Re: Phuket Police Nab Aussie Tourist Who Walked Off With Two Raw Prawns in Patong
spuds wrote on Saturday March 28, 2015 at 19:06

I suspect the Aussie is just a prawn in a bigger scheme as police troll to catch the really big fish.

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Re: UPDATE Much-Praised Phuket Beach Club Faces Elephant Facebook Questions
PJ wrote on Saturday March 28, 2015 at 16:04

Tourists bring the money. All the while they buy into this it will continue. They are the drivers of change. This n...

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Re: UPDATE Much-Praised Phuket Beach Club Faces Elephant Facebook Questions
slickmelb wrote on Saturday March 28, 2015 at 16:00

controversial issue but I know this much there's nothing sadder than a out of work domesticated elephant putting them...

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Re: Phuket Police Nab Aussie Tourist Who Walked Off With Two Raw Prawns in Patong
slickmelb wrote on Saturday March 28, 2015 at 15:32

he asked do you serve prawns here we serve anyone here mate! what a prawn he is wonder they didn't take him to the a...

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Re: Phuket Police Nab Aussie Tourist Who Walked Off With Two Raw Prawns in Patong
Matt wrote on Saturday March 28, 2015 at 15:19

Maybe he just wanted to put another shrimp on the barbie?

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Re: Asean Today: 'Slaves' Await Rescue; Why Lee Banned Gum; Army Backs Burma Poll; Laos or Lao?
Kurt wrote on Saturday March 28, 2015 at 12:02

At that time I was living in S'pore. Sir Burr is right. Chewing gum became a very much technical problem, beside of t...

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Re: UPDATE Much-Praised Phuket Beach Club Faces Elephant Facebook Questions
peter allen wrote on Saturday March 28, 2015 at 11:56

Any type of animal be they elephants, sheep, horses etc show the whites of their eyes when frightened by the way they...

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Saturday March 28, 2015
Seabreeze Cafe & Terrace at Holiday Inn Phuket

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