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Smart Bus takes the coastal route

Smart Bus takes the coastal route

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Phuket’s new smart bus kicked off yesterday featuring two initial routes around the island. The route travels along Thepkasattri Road until it reaches Thalang where it takes a turn towards the coast through Cherngtalay and Bang Tao and on to Surin, Kamala and Patong. Then it continues along the coast […]

Phuket welcomes new catamaran ‘Wasuthep’

Phuket welcomes new catamaran ‘Wasuthep’

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Phuket Marine Police have received their new patrol catamaran named ‘Wasuthep’ aiming to strengthen marine safety around the water surrounding the island with a fast, contemporary design vessel. Phuket Governor, Norapat Plodthong, chaired a ceremony to welcome the new addition at Rassada Pier after the boat arrived in Phuket from […]

Tourist safety tops Digital Economy Minister’s agenda in Phuket

Tourist safety tops Digital Economy Minister’s agenda in Phuket

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PHUKET: A slew of technology-focussed projects aimed at ramping up tourists’ safety topped the agenda during a visit by Digital Economy and Society Minister Dr Pichet Durongkaveroj to Phuket yesterday (Mar 16). Dr Pichet was in Phuket in person to hear from officials their top projects under the ambit of […]

Phuket public transport service centre kicks off

Phuket public transport service centre kicks off

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The central pillar of Phuket public transportation was launched yesterday (March 16) at the Phuket Bus Terminal 2 on Thepkassatri Road, aiming to become a one-stop-shop where people can call for car taxis and motorbike taxis. The automatic system to call for taxi services is expected to help solve problems […]

More wi-fi hotspots and ‘tourist tags’ – Phuket Smart City

More wi-fi hotspots and ‘tourist tags’ – Phuket Smart City

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Phuket will increase the number of hotspots for free Wi-Fi Internet connection to 1,000 around the island as part of its ambition to turn the island into a “smart city”, according to Thailand’s digital economy minister. The province may also develop an electronic wristband system for foreign tourists so their […]

Hi-tech pilot projects to create seven ‘smart cities’

Hi-tech pilot projects to create seven ‘smart cities’

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Universities will use artificial intelligence and other forms of high technology to turn the urban centres of Nonthaburi, Phuket, Yala, Udon Thani, Roi Et, Lamphun and Hat Yai into “smart cities”. The Council of University Presidents of Thailand, King Prajadhipok’s Institute and King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang have signed […]

Phuket Smart Bus kicks off

Phuket Smart Bus kicks off

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The first route of the Phuket Smart Bus has been launched today (February 28) connecting Phuket International Airport all the way to the south of the island – Rawai Beach. The Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Panupong Sawetarun, chaired the opening ceremony of the Phuket Smart Bus. […]

Third Edition of the Thailand Yacht Show gets underway

Third Edition of the Thailand Yacht Show gets underway

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PHUKET: The third edition of the Thailand Yacht Show got underway yesterday (Feb 22), and from now until Sunday (Feb 25), some of the world’s most prestigious marine lifestyle brands will be present at Ao Po Grand Marina. The growing destination for the world’s high-spending yachting community, Phuket is hosting […]

Phuket Chinese New Year festivities get underway

Phuket Chinese New Year festivities get underway

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PHUKET: Phuket City Municipality officially opened the island’s Chinese New Year celebrations yesterday (Feb 21) with an event titled “Back to the Past of Phuket”. The Back to the Past of Phuket event got underway yesterday night (Feb 21) at the 72nd Anniversary Queen Sirikit Park – also known as Dragon […]

PLTO approves Phuket Smart Bus for operation, service to begin Feb 28

PLTO approves Phuket Smart Bus for operation, service to begin Feb 28

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PHUKET: An official press release sent to The Phuket News today (Feb 19) by Phuket City Development (PKCD) confirms that the Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO) has approved their Smart Bus initiative and that the service is set to commence on Feb 28. PKCD chairman Karn Prachumpan recently welcomed officials from the PLTO […]