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Phuket mechanics unable to fix problem before it gets worse today

Blaze Sends Phuket Mechanics Fleeing as Car is Destroyed: Photo Special

Latest Four mechanics took a customer's car for a spin to try to detect what the problem might be - and about 4pm discovered that the problem was going to be something they couldn't fix.

Jason Hoffman is being asked to pay $100,000 before he can leave Phuket

Fatal Phuket Smash Leaves Young Tourist With $100,000 Ransom to Pay, Says Report

Latest A motorcycle smash in which one person was killed and two injured has left an injured Canadian stranded on Phuket with $100,000 to pay before he can leave, a media report says.

Medical staff at Patong Hospital work on the shot man but failed to save him

Phuket Killers Strike After Prayers: Kalim Man Shot Dead

Latest A man who was involved in a dispute over ownership of a narrow lane in Kalim, north of Patong on Phuket;s west coast, has been killed in broad daylight by a gunman or gunmen.

No judges of handbags: thieves discarded a Louis Vuitton valued at 80,000 baht

Phuket Snatch Pair Discarded Louis Vuitton Bag Worth 80,000 Baht

Latest Ignorant snatch and ride thieves junked a Louis Vuitton handbag valued at 80,000 baht - worth more than the contents they decided to keep, a tourist said after she got her bag back.

Lives of swimmers must not be sacrificed to bureaucratic bungling on Phuket

Inappropriate Phuket Haggle Over Lifeguards Could Cost Lives - and Millions of Dollars

News Analysis The governor should tell the Phuket Provincial Administrative Organisation that Phuket, as an international swimming destination, must have lifeguards on its beaches every day of the year.

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PHUKETWAN readers have posted 345 comments in reaction to articles in the five days from April 12 on. We know which site on Phuket is tops for news and views. The one, the only one. Phuketwan.

PHUKETWAN'S READER FORUM: Have Your Say

Re: Blaze Sends Phuket Mechanics Fleeing as Car is Destroyed: Photo Special
Manowar wrote on Sunday April 26, 2015 at 04:52

Yes Sir, We have fixed the rattles and we've hotted up your car. Are there any other issues we can help you with?

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Re: Fatal Phuket Smash Leaves Young Tourist With $100,000 Ransom to Pay, Says Report
Kurt wrote on Sunday April 26, 2015 at 16:54

@ Paul, You explain well how different thai and foreigners are seen when it comes to payments ( is like entrance fees...

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Re: Krabi Bids for Year Round Appeal to Tourists
Sam Wilko wrote on Sunday April 26, 2015 at 15:14

Well, slickmelb, if it's a 'rebounding success' they want, they should simply hire a bouncy castle...

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Re: Fatal Phuket Smash Leaves Young Tourist With $100,000 Ransom to Pay, Says Report
Arthur wrote on Sunday April 26, 2015 at 14:48

I wonder did he have travel insurance or is this another case of a young person who thought that it was a waste of mo...

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Re: Fatal Phuket Smash Leaves Young Tourist With $100,000 Ransom to Pay, Says Report
Discover Thainess wrote on Sunday April 26, 2015 at 14:10

From my experience, regardless of who actually caused the accident the foreigner usually takes the blame for one of t...

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Re: Fatal Phuket Smash Leaves Young Tourist With $100,000 Ransom to Pay, Says Report
FS wrote on Sunday April 26, 2015 at 14:09

@ sue, you can sue for the loss of income which the deceased can't earn anymore. this quickly amounts far above the ...

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Re: PhuketWATCH Quake, Avalanches Kill 1500; Climbers in Peril; Phuket Search for Diver Ends; UN Call for Rohingya Citizenship
Sue wrote on Sunday April 26, 2015 at 13:14

Good acquaintants of mine were at Mt Everest above the Base Camp at the EQ time; the contact has been established , t...

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Re: Blaze Sends Phuket Mechanics Fleeing as Car is Destroyed: Photo Special
Shwe wrote on Sunday April 26, 2015 at 13:06

4 mechanics to check for rattles, reminds me of the joke of how many ####(choose whatever nationality you want)electr...

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Sunday April 26, 2015
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