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 29th, 2022, to Sunday, September 4th, 2022.
Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!
- Heavy rain on September 2nd in Thalang damaged 40 cars. A condominium near the Phuket International Airport and in front of a golf course near Thep Kasattri Road in Mai Khao were heavily flooded.
The Minister of Defense General Prayut Chan-o-cha on September 3rd has ordered the Royal Thai Army to assist victims in the Mai Khao sub-district in Thalang after flooding.
2. Drivers of two minibus services were summoned to the Phuket Police Station on Sunday, September 4th, following a quarrel over picking up foreign customers near the Rassada Pier in Mueang district on Friday, September 2nd.
The event went viral on social media.
Indians are expected to continue to be the top foreign tourist arrivals to Phuket for the rest of 2022.
The event concerned many local residents.
The crocodile was removed from the pond. The Phuket Fisheries Office said crocodiles are protected animals with permission need for possession.
That is all for this week, as always thanks for your support!