Phuket banks closed for mid-year holiday

PHUKET: Banks throughout Phuket are closed today for the annual “Mid-Year Bank Holiday” across Thailand.

However, to ensure some access to finances, branches at some major retail centers are open.

Somrudee Kanhayuva at the Kasikorn Bank call center in Bangkok confirmed that Kasikorn branches at major department stores are open as usual.

“In Phuket, Kasikorn has seven branches open today: Jungceylon Phuket, Central Festival Phuket, Lotus Chao Fa (on Chao Fa East Road in Wichit), Lotus Rawai, Lotus Phuket (on the bypass road) and at Karon Beach and Kata Beach,” she said.

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Government offices remain open today, despite many people heading home to other provinces to vote in the general election on Sunday.

“We are working today as normal and will be open on Monday, July 4, as well. This is normal. It is not special,” said Thalang Senior Assistant District Officer Udom Siriprukbong.

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