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PHUKET: FC Phuket will kick off the second half of the Thai Premier League (TPL) Division One 2011 season this weekend in Nakhon Pathom.

Phuket face Rajapracha FC, or the “Crowns”, who sit 7th in the table, two places ahead of Phuket in 9th position.

Speaking to the Phuket Gazette this afternoon, club secretary Soranun Sanae, clarified details of this weekend’s league fixture.

“Kickoff will be at 4pm on Sunday, July 31 and the match will be played at Mahidol University Salaya campus football stadium,” confirmed Soranun.

“There’s been some confusion on many websites about our schedule. Rajapracha had requested to postpone the game from July 30 to 31,” he explained.

Phuket’s last encounter with Rajapracha was on February 26 at Surakul stadium, ending in a disappointing 1-1 draw.

However, a few days later Phuket fans rejoiced when the TPL amended the draw to a victory following protests about Rajapracha fielding six foreign players on the pitch, when rules permit a maximum of five.

The 5,000 Phuket supporters who went to that match will not be outshone this Sunday, however, since MU Salaya stadium has a maximum capacity of 2,800 seats.

The ‘Crowns’ have attracted an average crowd of 1,000 supporters in their six home games this season, compared to Phuket who have drawn an average crowd of 5,740 in ten home matches.

Nonetheless, fan turn out – or lack thereof – will not be Phuket’s focus with three upcoming away matches.

Soranun, who travels and coordinates the team on the road said, “Our FC Phuket squad is in full form and we are ready to win every game.”

“After the game against Rajapracha, the squad will stay in Bangkok for a month before coming back to Phuket for a home game against Bangkok United on September 10.”

“During the month’s stay in Bangkok we have matches scheduled against BBCU, JW Rangsit and RBAC FC,” he explained.

Other TPL Division One games scheduled for this weekend are as follows:

Saturday, July 30, at 6pm
Chainat – J.W. Rangsit
Buriram FC – Bangkok Utd
AFUTD – RBAC

Sunday, July 31 at 4pm
CCFC – Songkhla
Samut Prakarn Customs – Chiangmai
Bangkok FC – Thai Honda

Sunday, July 31 at 6pm
Suphanburi – BBCU
Saraburi – PTT Rayong

Keep checking the Phuket Gazette Online for the latest FC Phuket updates.

— Steven W. Layne

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Thailand targeting specific Chinese provinces for “tourism bubble”

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Thailand’s minister of tourism and sports says his ministry will target specific provinces in China in a bid to attract tourists back to the resort island of Phuket as travel restrictions are gradually eased. Pipat Ratchakijprakarn says the ministry will not splash out money launching a tourist campaign all across China but rather target some of the many provinces that have brought Covid-19 under control.

He didn’t specify which provinces, but said Phuket is being eyed to lead the planned “tourism bubbles” comprising Thailand and its selected partners. The primary target is selected Chinese cities and provinces.

“China is the first market with potential, because flying time to Thailand is less than six hours.”

Other markets being discussed include South Korea, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and some south east Asian countries.

Before the pandemic, 1 in every 4 foreign visitors to Thailand was Chinese. There were almost 40 million foreign arrivals last year.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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Crime

Officials raid 2 Phuket casinos, arresting 87 illegal gamblers

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Officials have raided 2 Phuket casinos resulting in 87 people being arrested for allegedly gambling after the island’s provincial police received complaints of gambling dens operating around the clock – a violation of the current Emergency Decree which bans crowds.

The first raid took place at about 3:30 pm and was at a casino in tambon Talat Nua of Muang district. The premises provided parking spaces for motorcycles and up to 30 cars, and was fenced on all sides with metal sheets. Officials arrested 45 gamblers-30 men and 15 women. They also seized 62,420 baht that was placed as wagers and a gold necklace that was 15 grams in weight.

Around the same time, a second team raided another casino tambon Sisunthon of Thalang district in Phuket’s north. It was also fenced with metal sheets and featured an ample amount of parking space. 42 people- 22 men and 20 women- were rounded up with police seizing 64,260 baht in placed wagers.

All have been charged with illegal betting and violating the Emergency Decree which was recently extended through July.

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Business

Phuket’s (in)famous “Soi Bangla” district reopens today

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Today is the official reopening of Phuket’s famous (or infamous) “Soi Bangla” nightlife district, but only about 20% of venues say they’re reopening during this early stage. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration announced yesterday that all night entertainment venues may reopen but must strictly adhere to health guidelines set out to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin, the spokesman for the CCSA, says night entertainment venues, including pubs, bars, karaoke venues and beer gardens will be allowed to open, but only until midnight. Social distancing measures will be strictly enforced, and customers must use the Thai Chana app to check in and out.

The Patong Entertainment Business Association president says only about 20% of the 324 registered members are expected to reopen initially, but he expects more to reopen soon. Among the 22 rules announced last week- to be presented to the CCSA for approval- were that all staff must wear face masks and face shields, but performers may wear face shields only. No bottles are to be served, and all drinks are to be served in glasses. No pool table games (including snooker and billiards) and no dart games are to be allowed.

The number of guests in each venue is to be restricted to cater for social distancing, with at least 2 metres between tables, or partitions must be installed to ensure patrons are seated at least one metre away from each other.

Undercutting the main reason people visit popular venues, the draft rules also call for groups to be limited to 5 people, and for guests to be prohibited from dancing and singing, gathering, shouting, or “wandering around the premises”.

“I have no idea what the rules will be, but we will open anyway. If the full list of 22 rules for pubs, bars and entertainment venues is to be applied, we won’t be able to enforce all the rules, because enforcing all these rules is impossible. But we can follow some of the rules, such as social distancing, wearing masks and checking temperatures.”

Even Patong’s mayor told The Phuket News that she is yet to receive a copy of all the rules to be enforced.

“The next thing to do is follow up with the CCSA about the rules. This is very important for the entertainment industry in Patong. I will help and consider being flexible with the rules for entertainment businesses in Patong, because the rules announced by CCSA are the general rules for many places. But some of these rules are not appropriate for businesses here. We have to apply the right rules and optimise them for businesses in Patong.”

The PEBA president dismissed a few entertainment zones being singled out in other countries as “hotbeds for starting a second wave” of Covid-19 infections.

“I do not care what some people claim is the risk of being in a bar. If the government is genuinely concerned about the risk of Covid-19 spreading, then it is not just about bars, pubs and entertainment venues. The risk of Covid-19 spreading applies anywhere where people are around, not only at bars and pubs.”

SOURCE: The Phuket News

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