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PHUKET CITY: Phuket police swept the city last night in a final crime crackdown before the start of the annual Vegetarian Festival that officially starts at midnight tonight.

Officers assembled in front of Phuket City Police Station at 6.30pm before fanning out and setting up police checkpoints at the following spots:

In front of Muang Mai Motors on Thepkrasattri Road;

Soi Phanaeng, off Yaowarat Road in Rassada;

In front of Dowroong Wittaya School, with extra patrols in tambon Wichit;

At Hatchana Niwet Intersection, with extra patrols in tambon Rassada;

Near Koh Kaew junction, with extra patrols in tambon Koh Kaew;

The clampdown led to investigations into 10 cases involving drugs and firearms violations, police said.

“The Vegetarian Festival is about to start and we are expecting huge crowds to gather in Phuket City,” said Phuket Provincial Police Commander Pekad Tantipong.

“Our forces are ready to protect them from danger and assist motorists, because many roads are under repair and this causes traffic problems,” he said.

Although the festival officially starts at midnight tonight, many devotees in the trademark white clothes can be seen on city streets and many restaurants have already switched over to selling only vegetarian fare.

As October is statistically the second rainiest month in Phuket, there is always the threat of rain during the festival.

The seven-day forecast for Phuket by the Thai Meteorological Department calls for scattered showers covering from 20% to 40% of the island throughout the period.

Highlights today feature the raising of the Go Teng poles to welcome the Chinese Warrior Gods at the following places and times:

Kathu Shrine

17.00 Lantern Pole Raising

24.00 Jade Emperor & Nine Emperor Gods Propitiation

Jui Tui Shrine

17.09 Lantern Pole Raising

23.09 Jade Emperor & Nine Emperor Gods Propitiation

Bang Neow Shrine

17.09 Warriors Propitiation & Lantern Pole Raising

22.00 Jade Emperor Propitiation

23.00 Nine Emperor Gods Propitiation at Saphan Hin

Ban Tha Rue Shrine

17.00 Lantern Pole Raising

24.00 Jade Emperor & Nine Emperor Gods Propitiation

Sui Boon Tong Shrine

16.00 Lantern Pole Raising

24.00 Jade Emperor & Nine Emperor Gods Propitiation

Samkong Shrine

17.00 Lantern Pole Raising

24.00 Jade Emperor & Nine Emperor Gods Propitiation

Cherng Thalay Shrine

16.59 Lantern Pole Raising

21.09 Jade Emperor Propitiation

23.59 Nine Emperor Gods Propitiation at Surin Beach

Yokkekeng Shrine

17.00 Lantern Pole Raising

22.30 Jade Emperor Propitiation

24.00 Nine Emperor Gods Propitiation

Sapam Shrine

17.45 Lantern Pole Raising

24.00 Jade Emperor & Nine Emperor Gods Propitiation

Bangkoo Shrine

16.45 Lantern Pole Raising

23.00 Jade Emperor & Nine Emperor Gods Propitiation

Jang Ong Shrine

15.45 Lantern Pole Raising

23.00 Jade Emperor & Nine Emperor Gods Propitiation

Tae Gun Tai Tae Shrine

16.30 Warriors Propitiation & Lantern Pole Raising

23.00 Jade Emperor & Nine Emperor Gods Propitiation

Gim Tsu Ong Shrine

17.20 Warriors Propitiation & Lantern Pole Raising

23.00 and 24.00 Jade Emperor & Nine Emperor Gods Propitiation

Choor Su Gong Naka Shrine

10.09 Lantern Pole Raising

21.09 Jade Emperor & Nine Emperor Gods Propitiation

— Pimwara Choksakulpan

 

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