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, February 20th, 2023, to Sunday, February 26th, 2023.
Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!
- Three Mongolians have been arrested after they stole a credit card from a Singaporean at Patong Pier before using it to buy expensive products.
They are facing charges of theft, fraud, and using other people’s credit cards.
- Phuket is planning to connect Wichit and Chalong in the Mueang Phuket district with a bridge.
The plan for the bridge is to be eight meters wide and 280 meters long.
Mr. RYCHKOV KIRILL, 34 Russian national. He is being accused of working without a permit.
Ms. Apiradee Hanyek, 39 is being accused of selling a controlled herb (cannabis buds) without a permit.
Eighty percent of them do not have driving licenses, some were wearing swim suits, driving at high speed, and not familiar with routes.
The Patong Municipality has continued to clean up algae on Patong beach everyday due to the current blooming.
That’s all for this week, as always thanks for your support!