Year: 2009

Phuket

Phuket burglars in for quite a shock

Sadly, as more and more people lose their jobs, the crime rates go up as people have to turn to burglary and other means of survival. This is especially true on the island of Phuket, where the amount of burglaries have shot up in the last few months....Read More

South

Koh Samui welcomes flights from China

Hotel and restaurant staff on Koh Samui are currently brushing up on their Chinese skills in order to welcome Chinese tourists, who are expected to start flocking to the island in just a couple of weeks.Canton Nanher International Travel Service, one...Read More

Pattaya

Pattaya: Nine injured in freak storm

Thailand is well known for its good weather, with plenty of sunshine and tropical temperatures. However, intense storms do sometimes happen, as anyone who was in the Sattahip outdoor market in Pattaya last week would have witnessed.With almost no war...Read More

Phuket

Mysterious tourist death on Phi Phi

The mystery continues over the two tourists who were found dead in their guesthouse on the picturesque island of Phi Phi. USA citizen J. St O. and Norwegian J. B. died within hours of each other in Phi Phi Island Hospital near Phuket at the start of May. They had been staying in rooms next […]Read More

South

Samui: A fair price for taxis

Anyone who has taken a taxi ride in Samui will know that trying to pay a fair price can sometimes be rather tricky. Although most taxi drivers are honest and use the meter, many refuse and try to charge passengers highly inflated fees. Unfortunately, m...Read More

Pattaya

Pattaya shoppers make vital contribution

Visitors to Pattaya at the moment have the perfect opportunity to combine shopping with helping the community. Simply head over to the Mike Shopping Mall and find the Red Cross stall to donate precious pints of life saving blood.The Red Cross has set...Read More

South

Local fishermen net holy catch

Fishermen are used to all sorts of weird and wonderful things turning up in their nets. However, Samui fishermen Saereeya Sabin and Suthep Sookdee had a bit of a surprise last week.The two friends, both 35, were fishing under the new bridge of Nathon...Read More