Chartered Bank House, New Landmark in Phuket Town, to Open Next Month

Phuket –

The Standard Chartered Bank House renovation in Phuket town is now 85 percent completed. It is expected to be opened as a new landmark for tourism next month, the Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew told the Phuket Express.

The Sino-Portuguese house is where the Standard Chartered Bank managers lived in the past. The house is located on the Damrong Road in Talad Yai, Mueang Phuket. The house has been renovated to be a new landmark for tourism which tourists can visit. The total renovation budget is 28 million baht.

The Chief of Phuket Public Works and Town and Country Planning Mr. Suwit Pansangiem told the Phuket Express that the renovation has taken almost two years. Now it is 85 percent completed. A little more renovation is still needed inside the house and the surrounding area. The renovation is expected to be fully complete next month.

Before renovation via MGR Online
After renovation

The Phuket Express noted that the Standard Chartered Bank in the Sino-Portuguese architecture style was the first foreign bank in Phuket opened in 1907. It is now a museum which is located in Phuket Old Town.

The Standard Chartered Bank in Phuket Old Town

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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 three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also 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.