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Lifeguards Warn About Poisonous Jellyfish at Phuket Beaches

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Phuket – Lifeguards on beaches in Phuket have warned of poisonous jellyfish on Saturday (June 22nd). Lifeguards on Karon Beach in Mueang Phuket and Bangtao Beach in Cherng Talay, Thalang reported this morning that they...

Phuket Parade Festival Showcases Peranakan Culture and Competes for World’s Best Parade Award

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Phuket — On June 22nd, 2024, Mr. Sophon Suwannarat, the Governor of Phuket, along with relevant agencies and over 1,600 participants, led a grand parade along Phang Nga Road, Thalang Road, and Phuket Road, covering...

French National Claiming to be Religious Leader Arrested on Koh Phangan for Visa Overstay

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Surat Thani — Tourist police arrested a French man claiming to be a religious leader on Koh Phangan in Thailand's southern province of Surat Thani on June 23rd, 2024. The man was found to have...

Man Arrested in Phuket Town, 900 Grams of Crystal Meth Seized

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Chalong – A man was arrested in Phuket Town and 900 grams of crystal methamphetamine was Seized. The Phuket Provincial Police told the Phuket Express that on Friday (June 21st) they arrested Mr. Stapat ‘Fluke’ Kaewkhao,...

Man Injured from Airsoft Gun at Saphan Hin in Phuket Town

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Phuket – A man has sustained injuries from an airsoft gunshot at Saphan Hin Public Park in Phuket Town. The Phuket City Police were notified that a man had been injured on Friday (June 20th) at...

Kratom Juice Vendor Arrested on Roadside in Thalang

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Thalang- A Kratom vendor was arrested at a stall on a roadside in Cherng Talay. Officials from the Thalang District Office told the Phuket Express that on Thursday (June 20th) at 7:35 P.M. they arrested Mr....

Young Turkish Man Arrested for Drunk Driving in Patong

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Patong – A 19 year-old Turkish motorbike rider was arrested in Patong for drunk driving on Wednesday (June 20th). The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that they had set up a police checkpoint near...

Israeli Tourist Injured after Minivan Overturns in Thalang, Minivan Driver Blames Wet Road

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Thalang - An Israeli tourist has sustained injuries after a minivan overturned near an underpass in the Thep Krasattri sub-district. The Thalang Police were notified of the accident at noon on Thursday (June 20th) on...

Taxi Car Damaged in Kathu After Alleged Rock-Throwing Incident

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Kathu, Phuket – A taxi car sustained damage after reportedly being struck by a large rock thrown by a motorbike rider in Kathu. The incident occurred on Tuesday night, June 18th, along Wichit Songkram...

Italian Man Arrested on Samui Island for Allegedly Selling Cocaine and Illegally Operating a...

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Surat Thani – An Italian man was arrested on Samui Island after he allegedly sold cocaine and illegally operated a rental motorbike shop with 70 motorbikes using a Thai nominee to disguise his ownership. Surat...
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