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Phuket to splash out B450k for animatronic Sea Gypsy Museum exhibit plans

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PHUKET: Local officials are searching for a private company to draw up the exhibit plans for the soon-to-be animatronic Sea Gypsy Cultural Center, Rassada Municipality Chief Administrative Officer (palad) Dechakanee Leelanont told the Phuket Gazette today.

“The Phuket Rajabhat University study group concluded their research into the history of the sea gypsies and the viability of using a 4D-exhibit model for the museum in January,” Mr Dechakanee said. “Overall, they agree with the proposal. However, they did suggest that for financial reasons some of the exhibits be set up in a more traditional way.”

The university research team developed outlines and detailed notes about the history of the sea gypsies, which were all compiled, along with their suggestions, into a single manuscript that will guide the private company designing the final exhibits.

“The inspiration for the 4D-exhibit model is from the Museum Siam in Bangkok and Suphanburi Museum in Suphanburi province. We want it to have activities, such as music, videos and more, in order to attract visitors,” said Mr Dechakanee.

Of the 20-million-baht budget slated for the exhibits about 450,000 baht has been allocated to draw up the final exhibit layout.

Since it’s construction, the building has repeatedly faced budget issues, with construction failing to be completed before responsibility for the facility was transferred to the Rassada municipality in 2012.

The building was since been abandoned, becoming a makeshift shelter for the homeless, until last year, when Mr Dechakanee announced the multi-million-baht budget to develop the museum over the next three years (story here).

Mr Dechakanee expects the museum to open in 2019.

— Kongleaphy Keam



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Police hunting for driver in hit and run – Patong

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Patong Friday, January 18, 2.06am – Police are trying to locate the driver of this hit and run silver sedan in Patong. If you have any information please contact the Tourist Police or Patong Police – 1155 or 191 (Thai)

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PHUKETWARNING: Extreme graphic contentPatong Friday, January 18, 2.06am – Police are trying to locate the driver of this hit and run silver sedan in Patong. If you have any information please contact the Tourist Police or Patong Police – 1155 or 191 (Thai)VIDEO: Newshawk Phuket

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UPDATE: Response to Rabies zone in Chalong

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‘Following the earlier reported rabies incident in Chalong, the Soi Dog Foundation yesterday (Friday, January 18) teamed up with The DLD and Chalong OBT to carry out vaccinations in the area the infected dog was discovered.

Jointly, the team was successful in vaccinating 128 dogs in a swift response to what is hoped to be an isolated case.

Working alongside the Chalong OBT and DLD, they carried out a door-to-door exercise, alerting local residents of the specific area in order to perform precautionary vaccinations of their pets, as well as street dogs in the vicinity.

Soi Dog Foundation, along with the Chalong Public Health Representative and DLD Representative, Dr.Suthat, are keen to urge the public that this is not an outbreak and are hopeful that it is an isolated incident.

However, as a further measure to ensure this remains as such, the team will continue with the rabies vaccination program on Monday, January 21.’

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Police searching for the killer after shooting near Saphan Hin

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A Thai man has been shot dead near Saphan Hin in eastern Phuket earlier today. The arrest warrant has already been issued for the suspect.

The Wichit Police were notified of the incident on Rattanakosin 200 pi Road near Saphan Hin at 3.40am this morning.

Police and rescue workers arrived to find the body of 30 year old Teerasak Saeong from Phuket covered with blood and laying on the road. Two bullet wounds were found on his right and left temple.

Seven bullets were also found around Mr Teerasak’s body. Nearby they found a motorbike. His body was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital for full autopsy and identification.

Witnesses told police that Mr Teerasak was stopped on his motorbike and was talking with the suspect who was in a black car. The suspect shot at Mr Teerasak and sped away.

Mr Teerasak was the son of a member of Rassada’s Municipal Council. At this stage police believe that the two had personal conflicts. Police are now searching for the driver of the vehicle who shot Mr Teerasak.

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