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, October 9th, 2023, to Sunday, October 15th, 2023.
Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!
- Three Tuk Tuk taxi drivers were charged with bodily assault after attacking a Saudi Arabian tourist in Patong over a taxi fee dispute.
The three Tuk Tuk taxi drivers are facing charges of bodily assault and have reportedly admitted to the crime.
Arnon told police that the entire incident was in self-defence and he did not mean to kill Mr. Wiroon.
It’s that time of year again!
5. One person was pronounced dead at the scene while at least seven people have been injured after a sedan plunged into the vegetarian festival area in Phuket Town just days before the official launch of the festival.
A female Mercedes Benz sedan driver is facing charges of reckless driving causing death after crashing into a famous vegetarian festival area in Phuket Town just days before the official start of the event.
The event drove immense criticism over the road being open even though the event hadn’t officially begun yet.
That’s all for this week, as always thanks for your support!