Patong warns residents and businesses that no fireworks and floating lanterns are allowed

Patong, Phuket –

  The Patong Municipality has warned the public that no fireworks or floating lanterns are allowed for any event, unless special approval is given by Patong officials, with punishment strictly being enforced.

The Patong Municipality today (May 18th) has announced, “Any kind of fireworks or floating lanterns are NOT allowed in any Patong area.”

“Any violation could see one imprisoned for up to three years or fined up to 60,000 baht or both. ”

The Phuket Express notes that it is not entirely clear what led to the warning, but the rule has been in effect for an extended period of time and is especially enforced around Loy Krathong each year.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.