Category Archives: Phuket News

Now you see it, now you don’t – questions asked as building in Phuket spoils a great view

Picture: TNews

PHUKET: — Online speculation about the legality of building on a beautiful stretch of the Phuket shoreline was rife at the weekend.

A Facebook post by “Bank Thanadon” said that an idyllic view on the Nai Han to Krathing cape had been ruined by the erection of a luxury property.

“I don’t know who to blame for this,” went the post that was reported on Tnews. “”When I first saw it I just thought what a bloody shame”.

The poster said a great place to view the sunset was now blighted by the development.

Tnews reported that the Rawai municipal authorities have known about the development since complaints surfaced at the beginning of the year but the council claimed that the building was legal.

They are now coming under increasing pressure as social media is rife with allegations that the development should not have been given permission.

Many people posted before and after pictures of the area and expressed their frustration at a great view ruined.

Source: TNews

Aussie Man Falls To Death From Parasail On Phuket Beach

A screenshot from video shows the moment an Australian man fell to his death from a parasail on Phuket’s Kata Beach.

PHUKET — An Australian man plunged to his death Wednesday afternoon after a parasailing accident on Kata Beach in front of more than a 100 onlookers.

Operators told police the 70-year-old man confused the ropes on his parasail and pulled on a hook which unstrapped his harness, causing him to fall to the sea below. He was taken to Patong hospital, where he later died.

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Giant Lizard Goes For Stroll On Phuket Beach

PHUKET: Lifeguards caught a ‘massive’ lizard that scared several locals and tourists at Nai Harn Beach yesterday.

Pictures of the lizard taking a stroll on the beach and a triumphant lifeguard appeared on a Facebook page named ‘Phuket Lifeguard Service’ with the caption “Nai Harn has a guest today. We had to take it off the beach.”

The lizard was about a meter long and weighed more than seven kilograms.

It was removed and released into the forest to avoid any ‘biting’ incidents with beach-goers, who officials feared might have attempted to take selfies with the reptile.

“The lizard may have come from the forest, as Nai Harn is close to the hills of Laem Promthep,” said one of the lifeguards present at the scene.

— Winai Sarot