Phuket’s Biggest Stories From the Past Week: Vegetarian Festival Begins, and More

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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...

Minivan Driver Charged after Threatening Taxi Driver with Knife at Phuket Intersection

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Phuket- In Phuket, a minivan driver named Mr. Thanong, aged 57, has turned himself in to the police following the spread of a video on social media. The video, which became popular on Saturday, April...

Phuket Airport to Hold Fire and Evacuation Drills in Buildings

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Phuket – Phuket International Airport has announced that they will be holding annual fire and evacuation drills in airport buildings as follows; On Monday (August 21st), 2023 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the car...

Where to go for Songkran 2023 in Phuket: Big Events and Concerts

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Phuket - Songkran Festival this year returns with full activities after four years! The festival will be celebrated all over Thailand, including in Phuket, one of the most famous tourism destinations. So, here are some...

Man Arrested with Magic Mushrooms at Patong Cannabis Shop

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Patong – A man was arrested with magic mushrooms at a cannabis shop on the Bangla Road in Patong. Magic mushrooms are listed as illegal category 5 drugs in Thailand. The Patong Police told the Phuket...

Sea turtle rescued on Kata Beach in Phuket

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Phuket- A sea turtle has been rescued on Kata Beach after being washed ashore yesterday (May 30th). The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) Phuket Office was notified by a hotel staffer of the distressed...

Roads in Phuket Old Town to Close for New Sunday Walking Street

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Phuket – Some roads in Phuket Old Town will be temporarily closed every Sunday for a new walking street. Our previous story: The Chartered Walking Street will be launched next month in Phuket Old Town. Now, our...

Yet Another Man Arrested for Selling Fireworks on Patong Beach

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Patong – A man was arrested for selling fireworks on Patong Beach, part of an ongoing campaign to try to rid the beach of fireworks. The Patong Police told the Phuket Express over this long...

Myanmar Man Arrested For Allegedly Working Illegally at a Cannabis Shop in Patong

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Patong - A Myanmar man was arrested after he was allegedly found working in a cannabis shop and selling e-cigarettes in Patong. The Phuket Provincial Police told the Phuket Express that earlier this week they were...

Phuket Taxi Driver Charged After Kicking a Motorbike in Patong

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Patong – A taxi driver who was caught on CCTV footage kicking a motorbike in front of his taxi car was charged. The Patong City Police told The Phuket Express that the motorbike owner filed a...
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