Phuket’s biggest stories from the last week: Road damaged from rain, landlord allegedly assulting woman, fear of foreigner drowning and more

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 22nd, 2022, to Sunday, August 28th, 2022.

Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!

  1. A road in Kathu has been severely damaged after heavy rain on August 26th.
    The Kathu – Na Koh Road at a curve near a housing estate in Kathu has been severely damaged after heavy rain.
  2. A summons has been issued for a landlord who allegedly used a spare key to open a room before sexually assaulting a woman while she was sleeping at a dormitory in Phuket Town.

A landlord has denied accusations about allegedly sexually assaulting a woman while she was sleeping at a dormitory in Phuket Town.

3. A female foreigner went into the sea at Kamala Beach on August 24th while her pet dog was waiting on the beach. Locals called for help before she came up from the water, thinking she was drowning.

The foreign woman, whose name was withheld by rescue workers, pledged not to go swimming at night again and alarm locals.

4. A prominent politician visited entertainment venues on Bangla Road with a suggestion to open until 6:00 A.M..

Thai Civilized Party leader Mongkolkit Suksintharanon and his team visited the Bangla Road in Patong on August 22nd.

5. A crew member has been rescued after falling from a boat off Phuket.

The Royal Thai Navy went out to search for half a day before they saw the boat crew member Mr. Eakkarat Limsomboon, 43. He was wearing a life jacket and waving on a rock at Kaew Noi Island.

That is all for this week, as always thanks for your support!


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Goongnang Suksawat
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 four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some 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.