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Gov cool to idea of twinning with Denpasar

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PHUKET: Governor Udomsak Uswarangkura was noncommittal about a proposal by the Indonesian Ambassador to Thailand that Phuket City and the Balinese capital of Denpasar become “sister cities”, saying he would first have to raise the idea with local tourism industry associations.

The idea of twinning the two cities was proposed by Indonesian Ambassador Ibrahim Yusuf during a December 2 courtesy call on the Governor at Phuket Provincial Hall.

Amb Yusuf was in Phuket as part of a four-day tour of Southern Thailand.

Other members of the Indonesian delegation included Satria Djambek, Indonesian Consul in Songkhla, and Muhammad Huda Ahmad Yadi, Education and Cultural Affairs Attaché with the Indonesian Embassy in Bangkok.

Although a letter issued by the Indonesian Consulate in Songkhla specifically states that the proposed twinning would be between the two cities (as opposed to the islands on which they are located) the Thai side was represented by Gov Udomsak, to whom the Indonesian letter was addressed, rather than the Mayor of Phuket City Somjai Suwannasuppana – who was notably absent from the meeting.

During the meeting, the possibility of educational and cultural exchanges between Bali and Phuket was raised. Also discussed was the idea of establishing direct air links between Phuket and points in Indonesia including Jakarta and Medan as well as Bali.

No firm agreements were reached on these issues, however.

In reference to security concerns following terrorist bombings in Bali in October 2002, and again in October this year, Gov Udomsak said that the issue of twinning the two cities at this time remained “sensitive”.

Phuket Province and Phuket City are already involved in a number of “sister” relationships with other tourism destinations around the world.

On September 25 this year, the island became twinned with Hainan Island in China. Before that, on June 29, Phuket and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands were formally “twinned” in an effort to bolster tourism links.

Phuket has also been twinned with Nice in France for decades and Phuket City has sister city relationship fwith Las Vegas, gambling capital of the US.



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Phuket tourist decides hotel awning more comfortable than his room

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PHOTOS: Rawai Rescue workers / Phuket Tourist Police

The Phuket Tourist Police have been notified that a tourist had jumped from a building in Rawai and ended up on a steel awning covering the bottom floor today. But that wasn’t, in fact, what had happened.

The local Tourist Police say the owner of the building told staff at the Tourist Assistance Centre that the tourist had checked into the room on February 13.

The tourist didn’t actually jump down from the building but had moved a mattress from his room on to the awning and slept on it (mosquitos!!) He was also drunk and damaged some property inside the room.

The man is a 37 year old Estonian tourist. He was staying at the room with a 25 year old male friend.

Chalong Police have charged them both with being drunk and damaging property. They have said that they will pay for all damages to the owner of the property. They are heading back home on February 26.

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Patong motorbike racer arrested and fined – VIDEO

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PHOTO: Patong Police

Patong Police yesterday arrested a motorbike racer after identifying him and his motorbike from video clips that were popular in social media this week.

Patong Police are investigating alleged foreign motorbike racing gangs in Patong after video clips went viral in local social media.

Read more about the racing around Patong’s streets HERE.

Patong Police report that they have now arrested one motorbike racer and charged him with the maximum fine.

Patong Police are also asking motorbike rental operators to explain basic traffic rules for motorbike drivers who want to rent a motorbike.

(The Thaiger is assuming this would be covered when they get their motorbike license, which they are required to have before a motorbike is rented to them.)

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500 free helmets handed out to motorbike drivers in Patong

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Patong Development Foundation together with Patong Police and Patong Municipality have given 500 helmets to motorbike drivers in Patong today under the campaign ‘Wear your helmet’.

Handing out the 500 helmets to motorbike user in Patong was led by Patong Police Chief Col Anothai Jindamanee, Patong Municipality Chalermluck Kebsup and President of Patong Development Foundation Preechawut ‘Prap’ Keesin.

Col Anothai says, “Many motorbike drivers have been injured and died in road accident. We want 100 percent of motorbike drivers and passengers wearing helmets. ”

“More motorbike riders are now wearing helmets as the number of not wearing helmet charges has been dropping in Patong with better enforcement.”

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