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, August 21st, 2023, to Sunday, August 27th, 2023.
Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!
- A 49-year-old American tourist apologized after a video clip of him using a machine to blow cannabis smoke across Bangla Road went viral on social media, leading to intense debate around cannabis and cannabis rules and regulations.
The Phuket Express noted that police did not name the tourist. They also did not state about any possible legal action taken against the tourist.
The Phuket Governor Naroong Woonciew later personally arrived at the scene to visit the rescued students and thank them for what he called their bravery.
The first time in Thailand was reportedly 14 years ago in Phuket. Most of them are found around Okinawa (Japan), Taiwan, the Philippines, and Australia.
The Prime Minister of Thailand Srettha Thavisin visited the Bangla Road in Patong. The reason for visiting Phuket was because of it being the main gate, according to Mr. Thavisin, of the country’s international tourism income.
The visit was well-received by the overall Thai public and business owners in Phuket who hope relaxation of opening hours and rules around alcohol consumption will take place.
That’s all for this week, as always thanks for your support!