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Phuket Immigration Chief Col Thanet Sukchai meets with British Ambassador Mark Gooding and Phuket Gov. Narong Woonciew Monday.

Phuket Immigration Warns Expats About Failing to Make 90-Day Reports

Immigration officials in Phuket have warned foreign expats they face fines of up to 4,000 baht if they fail to report their whereabouts every...
The Emerald Terrace Condo in Patong

3 Foreigners Charged with Lethal Recklessness in Russian’s Phuket High-Rise Plunge

Phuket police on Wednesday charged three foreign friends of a Russian woman who fell from an eighth-floor condo in Phuket with recklessness causing death. American...
The Emerald Terrace Condo in Patong

3 Foreigners Arrested in Phuket Condo-Fall Death of Russian Woman

. American, Russian, Jordanian held on drug charges as murder probe continues
A public sign in Phuket telling people to wear masks ... at the beach.

Phuket Completely Revokes Mask Order, Capping Incompetent Week of Flip-Flops

Capping half a week of flip-flops and miscommunication, Phuket’s governor on Friday completely rescinded two orders he issued earlier this week relaxing outdoor face...
Phuket Mask Mandate Revised Order June 2

Phuket Walks Back Order Ending Outdoor Mask Mandate

. Masks still required in public, except at beaches, parks
German Woman Alzheimers Found Phuket

Missing German Woman Found Alive in Phuket National Park

A 76-year-old German woman with dementia was found alive today in Phuket’s Sirinat National Park. Missing for a week, Barbara Elisabeth Monika Glag Lange was...
Barbara Elisabeth Monika Glag Lange was last seen on CCTV cameras walking on a road in Mai Khao Subdistrict after leaving her hotel in Thalang District May 9.

German Alzheimer’s Sufferer Now Missing 5 Days in Phuket

A 76-year-old German woman with dementia has now been missing for five days in Phuket, with authorities expanding their search to Sirinat National Park. Barbara...
Canada had offered a Can$100,000 reward for the capture of B.C. man Gene Karl Lahrkamp who was charged with killing former Vancouver gangster Jimi Sandhu in Thailand in February.

Wanted Phuket Hitman Killed in Canada Plane Crash

. Gene Karl Lahrkamp, who had ducked police since Feb., couldn't duck gravity
Thailand Moken Sea Gypsies South Andaman Phuket

Thailand Pledges Houses, Aid for Moken ‘Sea Gypsies’

Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit promised to provide appropriate housing for stateless Moken people in Phuket and other southern areas in the Andaman Sea. Jurin announced...
Tourists Browse Street Market in Phuket

Phuket Lifts All Covid-19 Restrictions on Vaccinated Domestic Tourists Sunday

Fully vaccinated domestic tourists will be able to visit Phuket without restriction starting Sunday as the province tries to pump up its tourism industry. Gov....
US American Ukrainian Tax Evasion Employment Taxes Arrest Phuket Thailand

2 Ukrainian-Americans Busted in Phuket for US$10 Million Tax Evasion

Central Investigation Bureau police team arrested two Ukrainian-Americans for allegedly evading US$10 million in employment taxes. The arrest made at the request of the U.S....
Thais and tourists water fight on Khao San Road Wednesday night.

PHOTO VIEW: Thais, Tourists Rise Up, Ignore Songkran Water Ban

After two years of having their Songkran fun snuffed out, young Thais, joined by growing numbers of foreign tourists, are ignoring bans on water...
Russians Tourists Phuket Ukraine War Stranded Thailan

Almost 10,000 Russians, Ukrainians Extend Stay in Thailand

Authorities in Phuket continue to offer assistance to Russians and Ukrainians impacted by the war in Ukraine and sanctions imposed on Russia even as...
Phuket Beach Sign Thailand

Tourists, Returnees Dumped ฿50 Billion into Phuket ‘Sandbox’ Since Launch

The Phuket “sandbox” tourist-entry program continues to generate solid income for Thailand, garnering more than 50 billion baht since its launch in 2021. The Tourism...
Monopoly Phuket Edition Hasbro Board Game Thailand

No Gouging Taxis, Go-Go Bars in Monopoly: Phuket Edition

Now you can buy overpriced condos, charge rent for Bangla Road ladyboy bars and send foreigners to jail for riding electric scooters in Monopoly’s...
The partially nude body of Swiss tourist Nicole Sauvain-Weisskopf, 57, was found at the rocky base of the Ao Yon Waterfall on Phuket’s eastern coast Aug. 5.

Phuket Man Gets Life Sentence for ‘Sandbox’ Murder of Swiss Woman

A Thai man who murdered a Swiss tourist in the early days of the Phuket “sandbox” was sentenced to life in prison. Teerawat Thothip was...
Thailand Immigration Visas Russians Ukranians

Phuket Immigration Extends Russian, Ukrainian Tourists’ Visas

The Phuket Immigration Office set up a special unit to extend the visas of the Russian and Ukrainian tourists who cannot return to their...
Tourists Russians Beach Phi Phi KRabi Thailand

7,500 Russians, Ukranians Trapped in Thailand with No Cash, No Way Home

Thousands of Russian tourists are stranded in Thailand after their country’s invasion of Ukraine triggered global economic sanctions, Russian diplomats say. There are about 6,500...
Surveillance camera images of two people they are searching for in the murder of a former B.C. gangster. (Photo: Royal Thai Police)

1 of 2 Phuket Hitmen Captured in Alberta – Canadian Media

One of two men wanted for gunning down an international gangster in Phuket has been arrested in Canada, local media there reported. The Vancouver Sun...
Thailand Coronavirus Covid-19 Test Testing-

New Curbs Eyed as Daily Covid-19 Cases Pass 33,000, Pushing Health System to ‘Critical’...

. Phuket, meanwhile, readies plans to declare virus endemic, ease quarantine
Jimi Singh Sadhu Gunned Down Phkuket Thailand

Indian Gangster’s Killer Escape Thailand; Accomplice Arrested, Guns Found

Police found two guns used to kill an Indian “gangster” in Phuket and arrested a suspected accomplice, but admitted the gunmen have escaped Thailand. National...
Phuket International Airport staff and medical personnel wear personal protective equipment as they help travelers entering Phuket.

Thailand Blaming Phuket Tourists as Daily Covid-19 Cases Top 10,000 Again

Thailand again crossed the 10,000-mark for new daily coronavirus cases on Saturday, but the government spent its time blaming tourists arriving in Phuket. A week...
A passenger reacts after taking a Covid-19 test following his arrival under the Phuket "sandbox" scheme at Phuket International Airport.

70-80% of Covid-Infected Phuket Arrivals Have Omicron

The Phuket Tourism Association said 70-80% of international arrivals who test positive for Covid-19 are infected with the omicron coronavirus variant. The PTA noted, however,...
'Sandbox' tourists arrive at Phuket International Airport.

Phuket to Stay Open to Foreign Tourists Despite Covid-19 Surge – Governor

Phuket will remain open to tourists under despite a surge in new Covid-19 infections, Gov. Narong Woosiew said Thursday. In order to maintain the provincial...
Phuket Countdown 2022 Andrea Bocelli

No Lisa, But Bocelli Still to Appear Friday at Phuket NYE Countdown

There’s no Lisa, but Phuket will sing in the New Year with Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli officially confirmed to appear at the province’s countdown...
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