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 20th, 2023, to Sunday, March 26th, 2023.
Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!
- Four ports development and construction projects in the ‘Andaman Ring’ are being planned to connect Phuket, Phang Nga, and Krabi.
The project is now in the process of a 735-million-baht budget request to the Thai government for submission. The budget will be for four ports in three provinces.
The Phuket Provincial Court has issued arrest warrants for two Thai women and a Swiss man.
Four foreign tourists, three women and one man, and a male minivan driver had sustained injuries.
The restaurant manager was taken to the Sakoo Police Station for further legal action. Shisha, or Baraku, is illegal in Thailand.
After three years of no Songkran water splash celebrations, this year there will be more than 30,000 people joining in.
For the first time one did something wrong, they gave them yellow cards for a warning and reported their behavior to consulates. If they did it again, they will receive red cards. Their visa will be withdrawn and they will be deported.
That’s all for this week, as always thanks for your support!