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 differ 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 27th, 2023, to Sunday, April 2nd, 2023.
Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!
- A wild brawl involving both foreign staff of a bar/restaurant and foreign tourists went viral in Phuket, Thailand.
This case drew significant discussion on social media, with some disagreeing about the penalty, seeing it as minor for the crime.
He is being accused of illegally operating a tour business, being an illegal tour guide, and working without permission.
Beaches are considered public land in Thailand and encroachment of businesses for private use is illegal without special permission from local administrations.
More property companies from head offices are investing in Phuket. Trends in these properties in the future are to decrease carbon, decrease energy usage, and using clean energy.
Thai police state they will continue to crack down on human trafficking and child sexual exploitation not only in Phuket but across Thailand.
That’s all for this week, as always thanks for your support!