INDONESIA: A tableau of white sandy beaches, colourful coral reefs and turquoise water, the islands of Raja Ampat are set to be Indonesia’s next tourism hotspot – but locals fear the government is failing both them and the environment in its development push.
Phuket Provincial Administration Organisation (PPAO) Council President Teera Jiasakun has shown his utter contempt for the vital role Phuket’s lifeguards play in providing safety for beachgoers on the island – and by extension for the millions of tourists that enable Phuket’s economy to prosper.
FORMULA ONE: Lewis Hamilton has dominated qualifying for the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix, setting a new all-time lap record and banishing championship rival Sebastian Vettel by one place and almost half a second.
FOOTBALL: Heralded as Liverpool’s saviour when he was appointed two years ago, Jurgen Klopp has cut an increasingly tetchy figure in recent weeks as the Reds boss struggles to find the winning formula at Anfield.
UNITED KINGDOM: A nine-seat sushi counter in central London has won three Michelin stars, joining a select group of British restaurants with the coveted top rating, the French gastronomic guide announced this week.
The Phuket Provincial Waterworks Authority has announced today (Oct 7) that water and electricity in areas of Wichit and Phuket Town will be shut off tomorrow, Sunday, October 8, due to high-voltage electrical works.