PHUKET: Smoking and eating are now banned on Phuket beaches following a press conference today to clarify the new “no beach chair” rule (story here).
Governor Nisit Jansomwong called the conference following tourists’ protests of police officers asking them to remove their beach chairs from the sands (story here).
“Despite smoking and eating being banned, people will still be able to drink on the beach,” Gov Nisit told the Phuket Gazette.
The governor made the announcement with Navy Region 3 Deputy Commander Narudol Pancharien and Provincial Police Commander Patchara Boonyasit at his side.
“It is time to move forward. We can’t do it alone. We all must work together,” Gov Nisit said.
— Chutharat Plerin