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Water and electricity shut-off today in parts of Wichit, Phuket Town

The Phuket Provincial Waterworks Authority announced yesterday (Oct 7) that water and electricity in areas of Wichit and Phuket Town will be shut off today, Sunday, October 8, due to high-voltage electrical works.

Man, 20, and woman, 27, arrested with 195 ya bah pills in Pa Khlok

A 20-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman have been arrested for selling ya bah pills in Pa Khlok, Thalang yesterday (Oct 6) evening at about 6.40pm.

Phuket woman, 46, dead after colliding with open truck door on Thepkrasattri Rd

About ten metres away was a yellow-black scoopy scooter on its side and a woman lying on the road, bleeding profusely, said Capt Ekkasak.

Vietnam rice paper artisans roll with tradition

VIETNAM: Stuffed, rolled, baked or fried: rice paper rules in food-obsessed Vietnam, where diners have spurned factory-made versions for homespun ones, propping up a thriving cottage industry in the Mekong Delta.

Confusion continues over torpedo at Phukets Sirinat National Park

A section of Sirinat National Park was closed off to the public yesterday (Oct 6), and is expected to remain so for at least three to four days, as over 40 officers from the Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command and relevant departments inspected the torpedo-shaped object that was found on Nai Yang beach on Tuesday (Oct 3).

Trumps says youll find out after cryptic military warning

President Donald Trump on Friday fueled speculation about his cryptic warning that this is the calm before the storm, further refusing to explain the comment.

Expats get app to apply for work permits

The country launched its first smartphone app on Friday allowing expats to lodge requests for work permits and have them approved, though applicants will still need to make at least two offline trips to specially set up centres to complete the procedure.

Humble Hero: The story of how Phuket expat Steve Kelsall brightened kids’ lives

Steve Kelsall, Guest Service Manager at the Ao Chalong Villa Resort & Spa, embodies the generous spirit of Phuket’s large and long-standing expatriate community.

Phuket lifeguards? We’ll do it ourselves, say local mayors

PHUKET: Mayors and other leading authorities at key tourist beaches along Phuket’s west coast today (Oct 6) called for the ability to provide their own lifeguards at their beaches instead of relying on the Phuket Provincial Administration Organisation (PPAO, or OrBorJor), which has overseen the role for years.

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