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Are the 10% beach zones becoming 20% zones?

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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Despite appearances that the 10% beach zones seem to be magically growing into the remaining 90% of Patong Beach, Patong Mayor, Chalermluck Kebsup has assured the Phuket Gazette that the rule remains the same and the operators are still following the rules for the placement of sun lounges and umbrellas.

“The 10% zoning remains the same and there are signs that clearly specify the area of 10%. There are also officers from the Patong Municipality, police officers and some military officers conducting random surveys at the beach.”

“However, it is tourism high season now and the operator might have increased the number of their rented umbrellas, making it appear more packed on the beach, but they are remaining in the zoning area,” she noted.

She explained that the renters on the beach are the 59 people who have rented the umbrellas and sun loungers before 2014 when the government created the beach management.

As far as the new cigarette ban is concerned…

“The tourists actually like and respect the policy and we can see people smoking at the designated smoking areas arranged by the municipality. However, there are some people that break the rule by dumping trash at the smoking zone.”

- Kritsada Mueanhawong

Collecting the daily news around Phuket for many years. One of the island's most accurate and timely news-gatherers.

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  1. joe

    December 13, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    “The tourists actually like and respect the policy” Why should they bans like that? Because of air pollution, with stinky exhaust gases numerous jet-skis all over? The real problem is that people (tourists and locals) dropped cigarette buttss everywhere, so wouldn’t it make more sense to teach people to collect these and other garbage as well? Bothering tourists unnecessary only leads to a fall in tourism revenue, which no sensible authorities can be interested in!

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Phuket: Persistent Python vs Dog

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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Today in Phuket.. Lucky dog. 😇.. My brother just told me this is actually at bangpae waterfall in Phuket.

Posted by Kim White on Thursday, June 21, 2018

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Sansiri launches THE BASE Central – Phuket

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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Sansiri launched another one of their ‘BASE’ branded condos with the launch of ‘THE BASE Central Phuket’.

Quoting from their media release, “The design is influenced by an enchanting lifestyle where the native people and Chinese from across the seas come together to create the Peranakan culture under the new concept ‘MARK MY BASE’.”

Poomisak Julamaneechot, Vice Managing Director of the condominium development project, San Siri Public Company Limited says, “Sansiri has continued under The Base brand in Phuket by launching this new project ‘The Base Central –Phuket’ with a budget for construction 1,660 million Baht.”

“The unique location at the heart of the island near Central Festival, and just one minute from the proposed new light rail station.”

“The project is under the branding of ‘Complete Your Living Experience’. The project will be available for initial registration and reservations on June 23-24 with prices starting from 1.99 million Baht.”

Check out some more about the new project HERE. (In English and Thai)

 

 

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Krabi: Chinese tourist drowns at Railay Bay

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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After all the heavy monsoonal weather along our coasts in recent days, we’re lucky we haven’t had more reports of risky swimmers getting into difficulty. Sadly, Krabi has reported a drowning.

Thai Rath reports that a 32 year old Chinese tourist staying in the Railay Beach area drowned after ignoring officials’ warnings not to go into the water. The report says that the tourist had gone to Phranang beach where beach patrollers told him not to enter the water due to the high seas. He said he wouldn’t and was just taking photos. Later he ventured into the waters without a life jacket where he quickly got into difficulty.

Fellow tourists, climbing groups, Park officials and staff from the First Standard Clinic in Ao Nang were all involved recovering Ma Xuxa from the waters at Phrasing Beach. Once he was back on shore CPR was applied in an effort to resuscitate him.

He was subsequently transferred by boat and ambulance to the Krabi Hospital. Medics continued to apply CPR during the journey but the man was pronounced dead upon arrival at hospital.

The Chinese Consulate has been advised of the incident.

SOURCE: Thai Rath HERE.

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