Hello, Phuket Express Readers and Supporters!
The following is our weekly feature in which we highlight the top local stories in our area of Phuket, from the past week. The number of stories differs from week to week.
These are chosen and curated by our editorial team and are designed for our readers to get a quick “catch-up” of important stories they may have missed. We publish many stories daily and it is easy to lose track of important events or changes in our area. We do national recaps in a separate article, this is only the top local stories in the Phuket province.
They are in no particular order of importance but roughly in order of publishing. These are from Monday, August 8th, 2022, to Sunday, August 14th, 2022.
Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!
- A Singaporean driver died while four Singaporean passengers have sustained various injuries after a a sedan crashed into a bus in which a Korean national and two Thais were injured on Kata Hill on August 12th.
The 21-year-old female Singaporean driver had been sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
Mr. David, 37, an Austrian national, is a wanted suspect from Austria where he has been allegedly illegally involved in drugs, fraud, and possession of illegal weapons.
Firefighters reported the cause of the fire started from sparks from a high voltage electric cable above the bar.
The fire evacuation drill will be held at Illuzion night club on Bangla Road in Patong on August 18th from 1:00 P.M. onward.
Indian tourists are Phuket’s top tourism market. From May this year until now there have been 87,292 Indian tourists who have visited Phuket.
The person posted a handwritten bill from the restaurant for 11 dishes for a total of 10,460 baht. It is a small local restaurant stall in a large fresh market there for more than 40 years.
That is all for this week, as always thanks for your support!