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Black water still flowing into ocean at Phuket’s Kamala Beach

A popular Facebook page has posted a video and photos this week of black, dirty water flowing into Phuket’s Kamala Beach on the island’s west coast. The page, titled Monsoon Garbage Thailand, claims that the dirty black water was released from nearby businesses without any treatment. The Phuket Express reports that local business owners and government representatives have not yet responded to Monsoon Garbage’s claim. The photos and video, however, have gotten some shares, along with angry reactions and comments. Monsoon Garbage tags Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Varuvat Silpaarcha in the post, saying there is dark waste water released […]
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Phuket tourism hopes for cash flow from the long weekend

The Tourism Authority of Thailand, Phuket office, is hoping for cash to flow over this 4 day weekend (Friday was a public service holiday for Ploughing Day and tomorrow is the substitute holiday for today’s Visaka Bucha Day). TAT Phuket’s director, Nanthasiri Ronnasiri, said yesterday that the average hotel room occupancy rate is 44.5%, and it’s expected to jump to 60% during the long weekend that runs through Monday. Today is Thailand’s Buddhist holiday of Visakha Bucha Day. Yesterday it was reported that Koh Lan, just off the coast of Pattaya, was 100% booked for the long weekend whilst other […]
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Big storm plunders homes in Patong

A storm of fierce rain and wind caused several large trees to fall down and plunder 3 houses in Patong on Phuket’s west coast yesterday. No injuries were reported, and staff from the local Disaster Prevention and Mitigation office arrived to cut and remove the trees from the area. But photos by The Phuket Express revealed that the houses were reduced to rubble, with roofs blown off and parts scattered everywhere. Patong’s authorities have not yet revealed how much financial damage the storm yesterday caused. This news comes as Thailand officially begins its rainy season today. A low pressure cell […]
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On May 14 and 29, children can get Pfizer vaccines at Phuket airport

Phuket International Airport will have walk-in Pfizer vaccinations for children 5-11 years old on May 14 and 29. Parents can bring their children to get vaccinated at Terminal X from 9am to noon on both dates. The Phuket Provincial Health Office’s Facebook post about the vaccinations includes a graphic that only mentions “shots 1, 2” for children 5-11 years old. The writing in the Facebook post says, however, that people 12 years old and older can get shots 1, 2, 3 and 4. The PPHO added that people who have had Covid-19 before, and want to get a Pfizer vaccine, […]
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Phuket prepares reforestation activity for National Tree Day

National Tree Day is coming up next Friday, May 13, and Phuket is getting ready to celebrate! Phuket authorities plan to host a public event where people can come and plant trees. The event will start at Wat Kosit Viharn Temple, off Thepkrasattri Road in Rassada, and move to Toh Sae National Forest reserve, which is behind the temple off Damrong Road. The event will begin at 8am with religious ceremonies at the temple, and registration will begin at 8:30am. Phuket Governor Narong will then give an address at 9am, and tree planting will start at 10pm. Attendees are asked […]
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What makes Phuket one of the best destinations in the world to retire

Have you been dreaming of spending your retirement years in a tropical paradise? Would you like to escape the hustle and bustle of busy city life? If the answer is yes, then Phuket can be a fantastic destination for you. There are so many excellent reasons to retire in Phuket. With its gorgeous beaches, lively nightlife, and fascinating culture, Phuket has something for everyone. Plus, the people are welcoming, and the island has an amazing mix of Thailand culture and Western conveniences. But besides these reasons, there are numerous other advantages that make Phuket one of the world’s top retirement […]
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Phuket Taxi driver assaults 15 year old Australian passenger

An Australian father has filed an official complaint to Phuket police saying a local taxi driver assaulted his 15 year old daughter at a parking area in a shopping centre in the middle of the island. The driver was released after an investigation and confessing to police that he just wanted to admire the passenger’s short pants. Phuket taxis are in the spotlight again after complaints over expensive charges, and now this alleged sexual harassment incident. On April 30, the 44 year old Australian father ‘Christopher’ reported to Police at Choeng Thale Police Station that a taxi driver ‘touched his […]
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Another Phuket festival shows the island’s traditional clothing

Another Phuket seafood festival, but this time, there’s a unique new feature! From Friday until Saturday night, officials in Kathu district Phuket organised the ‘Suk Jai Naithu’ festival. The festival included a parade of people dressed in colourful, elaborate costumes. These costumes are the traditional clothing of Phuket. ‘Suk Jai Nathu’ means ‘Happy Naithu’. Phuket Vice Governor Amnuay Pitsuwan and the mayor of Kathu were there to launch the festival. It opened with the parade, and there were also many seafood stalls and local shows on five stages. As with the other two seafood festivals organised this year in Phuket, […]
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  • As travel opens, Phuket officials gather to fight drug problem
    by Tara Abhasakun on May 19, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    Now that Thailand’s travel restrictions are easing, Phuket officials are on guard for an expected increase in demands for illegal drugs. This morning, a group of officials held a meeting at Phuket City Hall to discuss drug issues in the island province. The meeting was led by a director from the Region 8 Drug Enforcement Administration. Officials from other government agencies also attended. The officials noted that drug users and sellers consistently communicate with email, social media, and […]

  • Thai officials vow to solve household debt problem at Phuket event
    by Tara Abhasakun on May 19, 2022 at 12:59 pm

    Thai officials held a ‘Household Debt Reconciliation Fair’ in Phuket yesterday. At the event, Thailand’s Minister of Justice Somsak Thepsutin said the government has designated 2022 as the “Year of Solving Household Debt”. He said that 2,810 people had registered for the event. Somsak said that several government departments have organised events to “facilitate the mediation process of household debts throughout the country”. He added that Phuket now has 5 People’s Dispute […]

  • Danish man left suicidal after being raped for a week in Phuket
    by Bob Scott on May 19, 2022 at 10:01 am

    A Danish man confessed he was left suicidal after being kidnapped, drugged and raped at the popular Thai holiday resort of Phuket five years ago. Mathias Søby Kristensen revealed in a no holds barred interview on a Danish TV documentary how he still has nightmares after being drugged and sexually abused by a Thai man while on holiday at the picturesque island retreat in 2017. The 27 year old made public on the Danish TV series how his drink was spiked on a night out in Phuket. He remembers […]

  • Thailand’s biggest light festival is headed to Phuket
    by Tara Abhasakun on May 18, 2022 at 5:43 pm

    After it began last week in Krabi, Thailand’s biggest light festival, known as the Aqua Lumina Illumination Festival, is headed towards Phuket. The festival will dazzle the shores of Nai Harn Beach from this coming Friday until May 31. The festival in Phuket will display lit up sculptures and multimedia shows, as well as projection mapping with 3D images with light. Aqua Lumina’s theme in Phuket will be “Land of the Guardians of the Andaman”. Local musicians will perform at the […]

  • Black water still flowing into ocean at Phuket’s Kamala Beach
    by Tara Abhasakun on May 18, 2022 at 3:46 pm

    A popular Facebook page has posted a video and photos this week of black, dirty water flowing into Phuket’s Kamala Beach on the island’s west coast. The page, titled Monsoon Garbage Thailand, claims that the dirty black water was released from nearby businesses without any treatment. The Phuket Express reports that local business owners and government representatives have not yet responded to Monsoon Garbage’s claim. The photos and video, however, have gotten some shares, along with […]

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