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Ambassador Joan Boer made some plain-talking points to Phuket's governor

Jet-Skis, Taxis Top Dutch Envoy's List of Phuket's Must-Solve Problems

Latest The pressure went up a notch or two this week when Dutch Ambassador Joan Boer said that jet-ski and taxi issues must be solved quickly or tourists will quit Phuket.

The new development near Phuket International Airport: 500 condos, plus

Project Near Phuket Airport to Offer 500 Condos, Shopping Mall, Resort, Office Buildings

Latest A large new development is coming to the t-junction near the airport with more than 500 condos, a resort with pool villas, a shopping mall and office buildings on the blueprint.

Wendy and David Farnell with Gammy's sister Pipah

Thailand Votes to Ban Baby Gammy-Style Commercial Surrogacy

Latest Thailand legislators outlaw commercial surrogacy after a Japanese fathered 15 children and wanted more and an Australian couple claimed a healthy daughter but left a son behind.

The main street of Khao Lak at night: difficult to cross safely

Finnish Tourist Killed by Motorcycle While Crossing Khao Lak's Main Street

Latest A tourist was killed while crossing Khao Lak's main street when struck by a motorcycle travelling at speed, local police say. The main street is regarded as difficult to cross.

The distinctive tattoo on the man's leg that may lead to his identification

Body of Caucasian Man Found in Sea Off Phuket's Kata Noi Beach

Latest A body found off a Phuket beach today carries a distinctive tattoo and appears to be a Caucasian man. Officers from karon Police Station are hoping to quickly identify the man.

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Re: Phuket Jet-Skis Win Special Zones Off Patong, Kamala: Sunbeds Back Soon, Says Mayor
Davemc wrote on Friday November 28, 2014 at 06:41

I have experienced the "new" beaches and the "old" bed beaches. Either way there will never be agreement. I just do n...

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Re: Jet-Skis, Taxis Top Dutch Envoy's List of Phuket's Must-Solve Problems
Duncan wrote on Friday November 28, 2014 at 13:23

The cynical in me has to laugh at the last paragraph. The standard line when someone in authority doesn't want to/ ca...

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Re: Phuket Jet-Skis Win Special Zones Off Patong, Kamala: Sunbeds Back Soon, Says Mayor
Sam wrote on Friday November 28, 2014 at 13:07

Ed: Some Chinese would certainly occupy sunbeds as soon as those are back on the beach. I wonder if Ken and retire...

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Re: Showdown on Phuket: Mayor of Patong Aims to Restore Sunbeds, Keep Jet-Skis
Alan wrote on Friday November 28, 2014 at 13:07

It would appear that IF the latest reports are correct of locals being allowed to sell sun beds and umbrellas to tour...

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Re: Phuket Jet-Skis Win Special Zones Off Patong, Kamala: Sunbeds Back Soon, Says Mayor
christian wrote on Friday November 28, 2014 at 12:41

I want to drive on the wrong side of the road. I also want to set up a restaurant in the middle of soi bangla. What's...

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Re: Phuket Jet-Skis Win Special Zones Off Patong, Kamala: Sunbeds Back Soon, Says Mayor
Sam wrote on Friday November 28, 2014 at 12:32

Ken Freed and 1000,000s of Chinese tourists visiting phuket and patong nowadays. Their contribution to local eco...

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Re: Phuket Jet-Skis Win Special Zones Off Patong, Kamala: Sunbeds Back Soon, Says Mayor
BeerChang wrote on Friday November 28, 2014 at 11:43

Dear Editor, regarding your comment on reader's comment, we are discussing the mayor of Patong here, not of Chalong. ...

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Re: Finnish Tourist Killed by Motorcycle While Crossing Khao Lak's Main Street
wyn wrote on Friday November 28, 2014 at 10:39

The 0.5 km section of Route 4 (Phetkasam Road), north from the KhaoLak Laguna is an extremely wide, fast and dangerou...

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Friday November 28, 2014
Seabreeze Cafe & Terrace at Holiday Inn Phuket

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