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EXCLUSIVE Phuket New Year Party Coming LIVE as Holiday Island Welcomes 2016

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.

Navy Rescues Seven From Sea After Ship Sinks Off Phuket Coast

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.

Phuket Prosecutor Seeks Extra 30 Days in Phuketwan Case: Judge to Decide

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.

UPDATE Phuket Paparazzi Focus on Angelina and Brad at the Amanpuri

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.

Phuket Underpasses Make 2016 the Holiday Island's Year of Traffic

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.

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Portrayal of Wayward Christians Divides TV Viewers

Monday, March 10, 2008

The social aftershock of the 2004 tsunami has changed the religious mix along the Andaman coast and left some television viewers pondering the misdeeds of overzealous Christians. More »

High Season Tourism Boom Sparks 'Sustainability' Debate

Friday, March 7, 2008

Australians are coming in droves, along with Russians and East Europeans, TAT figures for 2007 show. But where are the benefits if development continues without debate, one official asks. More »

Patong Shortcut Planned; Hill Makeover Coming

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Patong bound travellers who live in Rawai or Chalong may eventually get there via a new shortcut, and the slippery slopes of Kata Hill are doomed under a 30 million baht reshaping. More »

Opinion: Why Phuket Needs a Casino

Monday, March 3, 2008

Should gambling be legalised? That's a decision for Thailand's Government. But it definitely makes sense for Phuket, as the country's international holiday hub, to have its own casino. More »

Trends: Billboards Show Signs of Taking Over

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Ah Phuket, such a beautiful tropical setting, yet blighted by world's ugliest collection of billboards. It's time the island's tourism chiefs put a stop to these screams for attention. More »

An Expert Survival Guide to Phuket Scams

Friday, February 29, 2008

Like every popular destination, Phuket has scamsters who take any opportunity to try to make a living from innocent tourists. Here's expert advice on how to avoid trouble on the island. More »

Police Move to Safeguard Phuket

Thursday, February 28, 2008

February 28 marks a new beginning for Phuket's future security with a number of large police projects underway, improving protection of residents and tourists. More changes are coming. More »

Island's Spas Celebrate Birthday Success

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The tally so far: more than 1000 beds and 100 spas. And wellness is the word as the island's theraputic industry looks to the next 10 years, going flat out. More »

Do Burma Divers Know What They Are Doing?

Saturday, February 23, 2008

The BBC is at loggerheads with Britain's union movement over tourism and a guide book for Burma. But from Phuket, you can still catch a dive boat and support the ruling generals' empire. More »

Thai Official Accused of Tsunami Corruption

Friday, February 22, 2008

Accusations of corruption by a Thai official take the edge off a generous international tsunami project that involved about 40 countries and gave names back to thousands of unidentified victims. More »

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