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Officials at the resort beach where sunbeds were illegally on the sand

Phuket Patrol Raids 'Private' Beach Over Sunbeds: Public Access a New Issue

Latest Photographs posted on Facebook have led authorities to raid a ''private'' beach in front of a five-star resort as special beach patrols are set up to enforce the no-sunbed rules.

Andy Hall with migrant workers on Phuket earlier this year

Thailand Faces Protests in Cities Across Europe, US Over Criminal Defamation Trials

Latest Protests are being organised across four cities in Europe and the US over criminal defamation and Computer Crimes Act prosecutions in Thailand against migrant rights activist Andy Hall.

French tourist Daniel Estermann, 70, fought off two and captured one

Holiday Couple Fight Off Knife Wielding Phuket Bag Snatch Teenagers

Latest A French couple who are pulled over in a motorcycle bag snatch fight back and capture one knife-wielding attacker themselves in a dramatic attempted bag snatch.

Paul Goudie with son Jake after being mauled by a tiger on Phuket

I Whacked the Tiger As It Mauled Me, Says Aussie Tourist After Attack on Phuket

Exclusive Interview An Australian truck driver has told Phuketwan what it was like to be mauled by a tiger at the Tiger Kingdom tourist attraction on Phuket, where visitors enter the cages.

Expat's Body Found in Phuket Condo: Patong Police Probe Mystery

Latest Police are not speculating about the circumstances surrounding the death of an expat whose body was found in a Patong condo that appeared to have been ransacked.

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Re: Phuket Patrol Raids 'Private' Beach Over Sunbeds: Public Access a New Issue
Dobby wrote on Friday October 24, 2014 at 13:45

Last week I went to the La Meridien Resort explained to the security I would like to go to the beach and was allowed ...

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Re: Sharky Likes Pattaya Just the Way It Is Thanks, Thailand
Manowar wrote on Saturday October 25, 2014 at 02:36

Yasiminpats, Great segue!

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Re: Rumors of a Return of Phuket Sunbeds Are Scotched By Beach Authorities
khunphilip wrote on Saturday October 25, 2014 at 00:46

If the beach is public, the government can rent out beach chairs in a proper way so the money can go to the Thai peo...

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Re: Phuket Patrol Raids 'Private' Beach Over Sunbeds: Public Access a New Issue
Sue wrote on Friday October 24, 2014 at 23:27

Yes, Haad KaRon Noi - the official geographic designation - in touristic jargon is turned into the Relax Bay. I pe...

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Re: Phuket Patrol Raids 'Private' Beach Over Sunbeds: Public Access a New Issue
Mister Ree wrote on Friday October 24, 2014 at 23:14

If a holiday revolves around a sunbed and an umbrella there is something fundamentally wrong with it. For all the peo...

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Re: Phuket Patrol Raids 'Private' Beach Over Sunbeds: Public Access a New Issue
8 time Phuket visitor from Finlan wrote on Friday October 24, 2014 at 22:11

We have been in Karon or Patong but now we must change destination. We do not care Jet Skis but like Beach Chairs and...

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Re: Sharky Likes Pattaya Just the Way It Is Thanks, Thailand
Yesiminpats wrote on Friday October 24, 2014 at 21:31

Trafficking is a huge problem. Way too many cars.

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Re: Phuket Patrol Raids 'Private' Beach Over Sunbeds: Public Access a New Issue
Sue wrote on Friday October 24, 2014 at 21:26

@Dobby Has the Le Meridien put sunbeds on public sands of Karon Noi? Had they allowed you to park your vehicle ...

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Saturday October 25, 2014
Seabreeze Cafe & Terrace at Holiday Inn Phuket

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