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 Phuket province.
They are in no particular order of importance but roughly in order of publishing. These are from Monday, March 13th, 2023, to Sunday, March 19th, 2023.
Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!
- Seven people have been arrested for allegedly illegally processing cannabis buds on Bangla Road and Soi Sane Sabai in Patong.
They are being accused of processing controlled herbs (cannabis buds) without permission.
- Phuket tourism has rapidly recovered but 17,000 staffers are still needed as more foreign tourists are coming.
Chinese tourists are coming back and a new and growing tourist market are Kazakhstani tourists.
Five Patong senior police have been transferred after an illegal bar on Bangla Road in Patong was raided uncovering six victims of child sexual exploitation who were rescued, being minors under the age of eighteen.
4. The Rassada Municipality is planning for the ‘Green in the City’ project at Koh Sirey, Rassada. The 300-million-baht project will be suggested to the Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha who will visit Phuket on this Sunday.
The 300-million-baht project was suggested to the Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha who visited Phuket this past Sunday (March 19th).
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha arrived in Phuket yesterday (March 19th). He also inspected an area where the Specialized Expo 2028 – Phuket, Thailand is expecting to be held in Mai Khao, Thalang if Phuket has been chosen to host.
That’s all for this week, as always thanks for your support!