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 16th, 2023, to Sunday, October 22nd, 2023.
Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!
- The Phuket Vegetarian festival has officially begun after the Go Teng Pole was raised this past weekend.
- The first day of the vegetarian festival street procession started at the Jor Su Kong Naka Chinese Shrine in Wichit yesterday, October 16th, 2023.
Devotees were stabbing their faces with various items such as sharp rods and swords to show that they had relieved the burden of unlucky things and bad karma from the people who were waiting for them along the road.
Climbing on sharp razor ladders is to demonstrate their devotion to gods to show razors cannot hurt them as well as to relieve the burden of unlucky things and bad karma from the people who were watching the ritual ceremony.
The Tuk Tuk taxis was found with 43 methamphetamine pills, three sharp rods, and a small hammer.
That’s all for this week, as always thanks for your support!