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New police station opens near Phuket airport

Legacy Phuket Gazette

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PHUKET: The new Sakoo Police Station officially opened its doors on May 11, to oversee Sakoo sub-district as well as the Phuket International Airport.

The new station, located near Nai Yang Beach in Sirinath National Park, was one of 88 police stations opened nationwide on the same day.

The new station’s operations cover five communities (Moo Baan) in Sakoo sub-district as well as one sub-district in Mai Khao. The station superintendent is Col Jirasak Siemsak, who was transferred from Koh Yao station in Phang Nga.

“This used to be a part of Tah Chat Chai Station and was renovated for temporary use. After the 2017 budget we will move into a permanent location,” said Phuket Provincial Police Commander Teerapol Thipjaroen.

“We need more officers; currently we are using Tah Chat Chai and Phuket Provincial Police officers,” he added. “Upon completion, we expect to get about 80-100 more police officers.”

The new station will be able to respond more quickly than Tah Chat Chai, especially to incidents involving tourists at the airport, Nai Yang, and Naithon beaches, noted Col Teerapol.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

- Legacy Phuket Gazette

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Phuket Surf Series 2018

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand, Phuket office, in collaboration with Surfing Thailand and the Phuket Surfing Club, is hosting the Phuket Surf Series 2018 from June to October this year.

A media briefing was held yesterday at SurfHouse Phuket in Patong in spectacular sunshine. Just across the road, at Patong Beach, the monsoon surf was surging into the west coast of the island.

Mrs. Kanallottika Kritwutikon, Director of the TAT, Phuket office, says that this year the TAT are supporting the promotion of the Phuket Surf Series. She says this will help to encourage the surfing market as well as tourists who are interested in surfing to travel to Phuket and participate in the event during the Andaman’s ‘green season’, the best time for surfing along the coast.

The event will be held at Patong, Kamala, Kalim, Surin as well as Pakarang Beach in Khao Lak – the final event in the 2018 west coast circuit.

“The TAT believes that this event further reinforces the tourism image of Phuket as a sports destination.”

Pearl of the Andaman Surfing Championships

June 30 – July 1. Patong Beach, Phuket.

Kamala Go Surfing 14th Contest

July 7-8, Kamala Beach, Phuket

RAST REnextop Asian Surfing Tour

July 18-21. Patong Beach, Phuket

Kalim Reef Surfer Surfing Contest

August 3-5. Kalim Beach, Phuket

Surin Beach Surfing Contest

September 22-23. Surin Beach, Phuket

Khao Lak Surfing Contest

October 26-28. Pakarang Beach, Khao Lak.

The Thaiger will be covering all surfing events over the next six months. You can follow the events with our partners SurfHouse Phuket as well.

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Phuket: Andaman Hotelier and Tourism Fair 2018

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The event is being held on June 22-24 from 10am to 9pm at the Central Festival Home Work’s side under the concept Green and Innovation.

The event was officially opened on June 22 by Phuket Vice Governor Thawornwat Kongkaew and Deputy Director of the Phuket Office of Tourism Authority of Thailand Montri Manator.

They say the Fair aims to support and develop hotelier and tourism skills and bring them up to a true international standard. The tourism and hospitality industry are providing advice at the Fair for people wanting to get into the business, special price package tours, seminars and chances to network with people in Phuket’s F&B industry.

The Fair’s theme this year is under the concept ‘Green’ and ‘Innovation’. Many competitions are being held at the fair such as recycling competitions, bouquet arranging and the cooking of local food.

The Miss and Mr. Andaman Hotelier 2018 competition is also being held with more than hundred thousand baht in prize money.

For more information please visit their Facebook Fan page: Andaman hotelier, or drop into Central Festival East and visit the Fair.

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Phuket: Two arrested in Rawai over illegal football gambling

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Two Thai men have been arrested in Rawai after they were found to be illegally gambling on World Cup football matches.

Yesterday afternoon a team of officials from the Chalong Police arrested 55 year old Gosri ‘Boon’ Rueangrit and 30 year old Sriwawut Rueangrit at a house in Rawai.

Police seized four books of loan lists from Gosri, a bank book and football match prediction lists (dated  June 21). The items and the men were taken to Chalong Police Station for further questioning.

Gosri has since been charged with offences relating to the Excessive Interest Rate Prohibition Act and providing illegal football gambling.

Police seized a mobile phone from Sriwawut with a screenshot of the ‘lion888.net’ website including the username ‘la151199’ – a football prediction App with predictions and betting odds from June 17-22.

Sriwawut has been charged with illegal football gambling.

 

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