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, April 10th, 2023, to Sunday, April 16th, 2023.
Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!
- The “Songkran Seven Days of Danger” road safety campaign across the country this year starts on Tuesday (April 11th) until Monday (April 17th).
The main road deaths were from accidents caused by drunk driving and not wearing seatbelts and helmets.
By the middle of this year, Chinese tourists will be the top visitors in Phuket. More Chinese tourists are younger than the past and they are spending more money.
The suspect, identified only as Mr. Sarayut, 20, was immediately arrested.
Most road accidents were caused by exceeding the speed limit and most victims were those who were not wearing helmets.
One of Songkran’s big festivities was being held for five days and nights at Central Phuket.
That’s all for this week, as always thanks for your support!