Floating lanterns and fireworks were seized on the Patong beach after complaints.
The Kathu District Chief Siwat Rawangkul told the Phuket Express today (December 8th). “We have received complaints that there were vendors who were selling floating lanterns and fireworks on Patong Beach. These vendors have annoyed tourists and may cause some danger from floating lanterns and fireworks.”
“We went to Patong Beach last night (December 7th) where we found floating lanterns and fireworks hidden in trees at four points on the beach. Those items were seized but we didn’t find their owners. However, we are searching for them,” Mr. Siwat explained.
“Floating lanterns and fireworks are not allowed to be set off in public without permission. Anyone who offends this rule shall be fined up to 60,000 baht and/or imprisonment for up to three years,” Mr. Siwat noted.