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The bus comes to rest after crashing down Phuket's Patong Hill tonight

Phuket Bus Driver Saves 24 Tourists in Patong Hill Crash Then Runs Away

Latest A driver who steered a crashing bus into a temple wall and an electricity pole probably saved serious injury to 24 tourists on board a crashing bus on Phuket's Patong Hill. Then he fled.

Sunbeds are illegal for some but not for others on Patong beach today

Phuket Tourists are Screaming and Crying on Beaches, Says Police Commander

Latest Phuket police were struggling to handle the Governor's edict that all beach chairs are banned with language a barrier in talking to veteran tourists especially, says the island's police commander.

Phuket's administrators listen to Governor Nisit's beach edicts today

No Sitting, No Smoking, No Sunbeds: Phuket's 10 Percent Rules Please Just a Few

Latest Resort managements are being conscripted to help Phuket's administrators enforce new beach rules that tourists don't like. The rules are likely to drive many to other holiday destinations.

Paramedics at the crash scene where the young man was killed yesterday

Phuket Police Keen to Know Identity of Mystery European Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Latest The identity of a young European man killed when a motorcycle crashed into a pole in southern Phuket remains unknown more than 24 hours after his death.

Sunbeds return at Phuket's Bang Tao beach:we knew they would

Phuket Beach Policy in Chaos: Resorts Show No Sign of Supporting 10 Percent Zones

Latest The plan by Phuket's governor to apportion 10 percent of beaches for commercial activities, beach chairs and umbrellas has yet to win the support of island resorts.

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Re: Phuket Tourists are Screaming and Crying on Beaches, Says Police Commander
Arun Muruga wrote on Friday February 27, 2015 at 17:42

Why would anybody put up with this ongoing farce? Being told where to sit and what you can bring to the beach? It's p...

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Re: Phuket Bus Driver Saves 24 Tourists in Patong Hill Crash Then Runs Away
Kurt wrote on Friday February 27, 2015 at 23:02

Great! I was already worried that this week would pass by without a crash at Patong Hill. So, we got it! Was the bus ...

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Re: Phuket Beach Policy in Chaos: Resorts Show No Sign of Supporting 10 Percent Zones
Richard wrote on Friday February 27, 2015 at 22:38

@Editor You state that demand led to one row of sunbeds becoming two etc. If there is a demand from the tourists what...

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Re: No Sitting, No Smoking, No Sunbeds: Phuket's 10 Percent Rules Please Just a Few
Steve L wrote on Friday February 27, 2015 at 22:24

Pretty soon - no swimming - no tanning - no talking!

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Re: No Sitting, No Smoking, No Sunbeds: Phuket's 10 Percent Rules Please Just a Few
Impossible wrote on Friday February 27, 2015 at 21:13

NOBODY is going to enforce this! The police and resort staff don't want to be out in the hot sun... It's just not ...

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Re: Phuket Tourists are Screaming and Crying on Beaches, Says Police Commander
J wrote on Friday February 27, 2015 at 21:09

I agree sherlock. All stakeholders need to be at the table, police and tourists too. You cant get the police to...

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Re: Sounds Like Phuket Radio's 91.5FM Will Soon Be Back on Air
Sue wrote on Friday February 27, 2015 at 20:17

@Ed will you translate also posted comments?

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Re: No Sitting, No Smoking, No Sunbeds: Phuket's 10 Percent Rules Please Just a Few
Michael wrote on Friday February 27, 2015 at 20:00

Never seen or heard of anywhere banning smoking on beach, national parks yes, me-thinks the Boys in Brown will be usi...

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