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, January 16th, 2023, to Sunday, January 22nd, 2023.
Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!
- A tragic true love story ‘Sarasin Bridge Love Story’ between Dum and Giw has been turned into a brand new film.
A man named ‘Dum’ who was a Baht bus driver and a woman named ‘Giw’ who was a teacher were lovers. Western readers will recognize similar themes to Romeo and Juliet.
Mr. Daryl Cai Yonghui, 32, a Singaporean national, was on the wanted list of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI). Almost 10,000 Thais filed complaints over this Ponzi scam.
The wider search ended and moved to local fishermen and residents to help continue searching for him.
The first group of Chinese tourists landed at the airport in a direct flight from Spring Airlines from Shanghai to Phuket.
Mrs. Shoira Rakmonova, 41, Uzbek national was arrested at Thai Customs (import) in the international terminal. Seized from her were eight bags of cocaine weighing in total 2.23 kilograms.
That’s all for this week, as always thanks for your support!