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Latest Phuketwan welcomes 2016 with a burst of innovation by bringing viewers the Countdown to New Year from Phuket's Cape Promthep LIVE. Enjoy the last moments of 2015.
Latest A Royal Thai nNavy warship has succeeded in rescuing seven crew who survived the sinking of a cargo ship in rough seas about 118 nautical miles off Phuket.
Latest An extra 30 days is being sought by the Phuket Prosecutor in which to consider an appeal in the controversial Phuketwan case. A judge will reveal the decision early next week.
Latest With a jet-ski crash part of the Hollywood gossip mix about Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, the Amanpuri is said to be the Phuket resort where the stars are staying with their children.
Latest The New Year and beyond will bring continuing work on Phuket's underpasses with one just starting, a second ahead of schedule and a third well behind schedule. The first is complete and a fifth yet to begin.
Latest A reader says these photographs show that jet-ski operators on Phuket's Kata beach intend to allow their private businesses to prosper in public space in comfort. More »
By Phuketwan Reporters
Phuket Updating Digest Lufthansa budget brand reaches Phuket; Thailand's police chief says junior trafficking investigators were not threatened; Chinese tourists are shamed. More »
Latest A hostage in the Philippines has been decapitated; More than 100 are on a vessel stricken off Indonesia; Myanmar torn between 'delight and despair'; B52s raise China's anger. More »
Innovation of the Year This year's Phuketwan Phuket Innovation of the Year goes to the ''10 percent zones'' on the holiday island's beaches that have only benefitted jet-skis and parasailers. More »
By Chutima Sidasathian
Latest Two vessels crash off Phuket with the prospect of an international dispute but the incident ends peacefully with the French master of the Indonesian holiday craft paying all costs. More »
Phuket Updating Digest A man who escaped from being handcuffed to a hospital bed is recaptured; Phuket's road toll mounts with a double fatality; Christmas rush hits Don Muang. More »
Around the Region Philippines rebels attack under cover of typhoon; Thailand, Cambodia to play football friendly; Smoke fills Singapore's Lucky Plaza; Silk flight hit by bird strike. More »
Latest A tuk-tuk driver who allegedly assaulted a British tourist during an altercation has surrendered to police in Patong and been charged with assault after the tourist filed a complaint. More »
Latest A prisoner who had been handcuffed to his bed every night at a Phuket hospital is on the run after escaping while being treated for TB and a respiratory complaint. More »
By UNHCR media release
Latest Numbers of refugees globally are reaching unprecedented levels, says the UN's refugee body in a report that says the developing world carries most of the burden. More »