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Phuket’s Biggest Stories From the Past Week: Prime Minister Visits Again, and More

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...

Phuket Tram Project Expected to Start in About Two Years

Phuket — The Thai Minister of Transport vowed to make trams happen in Phuket City. However, the project will be after an ongoing road expansion construction project finishes which will take about 2 more years. On...

Maya Bay in Krabi, Thailand Reopens for Tourism

Krabi – The famous Maya Bay in Krabi reopened for the first day for tourism on Sunday, October 1st, after two months of closure for environmental recovery. Our previous story: The famous Maya Bay in Krabi is...

Man Arrested in Phuket for Allegedly Stealing Mobile Phones

Phuket – On September 29th, 2023, investigative officers from the Wichit Police Station, Phuket, captured Mr. Promma Hunthong, 41 years old, who was wanted on an arrest warrant from the Phuket Provincial Court for allegedly...

Thai Prime Minister Arrives in Phuket to Follow up on Major Transportation Projects

Phuket – The Thai Prime Srettha Thavisin arrived in Phuket on Friday (September 29th) to follow up on the development of airports in the Andaman provinces and major transportation projects in Phuket. Government Spokesman Chai Watcharong...

Unidentified Foreign Tourist Injured After Arguing with Restaurant Staffer in Patong

Patong – An unidentified female foreign tourist has sustained minor injuries after she reportedly got involved in an argument with a staffer at a restaurant on the Bangla Road. The Phuket Tourist Police told the Phuket...

Woman Arrested For Selling Floating Lanterns at Patong Beach

Patong – A woman was arrested after she was found selling floating lanterns without permission on Patong beach. The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that after midnight on Friday (September 29th) they arrested a woman...

Vendor Arrested for Selling Alcohol in Patong

Patong – A vendor was arrested in Patong after he was found selling alcohol from a box. The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that after midnight on Friday (September 29th) they arrested an alcohol vendor...

Russian Man Drowns at Phuket Beach

Phuket – A Russian man drowned while two other Russians were rescued from drowning at a beach in Thalang. The Phuket Tourist Police told the Phuket Express that on Thursday (September 28th) they were notified of...

Phuket’s Transformation into Regional Tourism Hub Proposed

PRESS RELEASE: BANGKOK (NNT) - A 148-billion-baht proposal is expected to be submitted to the cabinet by the transport ministry for upgrading infrastructure in Phuket province. This will include building a second airport to boost tourism...

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