Connect with us


Phuket wins To Be Number One prizes



Phuket wins To Be Number One prizes | Thaiger

PHUKET: Phuket province was honored with two prizes in this year’s To Be Number One competition, held at Impact Muang Thong Thani in Nontaburi on June 25: one for committed support of the competition and another for dedicated participation.

The competition recognizes community projects put forward to tackle drug abuse by local youths.

Phuket, Yasotorn and Khon Kaen provinces were each awarded 100,000 baht and a trophy.

Rattiya Chancawee, policy and plan analyzer of the Phuket Provincial Health Office, said, “Phuket has participated in the To Be Number One competition since it started in 2004. We have supported this project by setting up the To Be Number One Club in Phuket.”

The To Be Number One Club, a community project based in Baan Liporn Khaolan, in Thalang, also picked up a 100,000-baht prize and a trophy in recognition of its efforts to curb drug abuse among minors with the support of the public and private sectors.

Jittra Romin, a PPHO officer and consultant to the To Be Number One Club, told the Gazette that the club won the regional competition with its project aimed at persuading children to engage in productive activities, such as playing sports.

At the national competition in Bangkok, the team was given two hours to come up with a new project.

“We decided to make a tree which had fruits on it, with each fruit being a picture and details of different activities that we hold in our community so that children don’t turn to drugs,” said K. Jittra.

“The prize money will be used to develop other community activities at the club,” she added.

The competition was held the day before a Phuket Provincial Police drugs suppression unit seized 1,384 ya bah (methamphetamine) pills in Kathu.


Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Election8 mins ago

‘Big Joke’ goes back to school to hunt visa crooks

Insurgency42 mins ago

Insurgent bomb derails train in Songkhla

Bangkok1 hour ago

Fire at Bangkok’s CentralWorld mall sends shoppers scurrying (video)

Sponsored1 day ago

Marketing in Thailand as a Foreigner: Volume #3 The Marketing Noises

Video2 hours ago


Transport2 hours ago

Disruptive Phuket-bound passenger thrown off flight in Karachi

Tourism3 hours ago

Air Canada’s Vancouver-Bangkok flight touches down Thailand

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Bangkok Travel18 hours ago

Ari All Link is a must-attend skill-up workshop for Ari people

Cannabis News21 hours ago

Anutin responds to photo of cannabis smoking kids on Pattaya Beach

Education21 hours ago

Thai student allegedly raped by Hyderabad U professor

Tourism21 hours ago

Phuket welcomes 6,730 flights in December

Tourism22 hours ago

Thailand tourism predicted at 80% of pre-Covid in 2023

Transport24 hours ago

Bangkok airport expansion prepares for bidding war

Crime24 hours ago

Child Protection Foundation leader faces child labour charges

Road deaths1 day ago

Red-Bull hit-and-run prosecutor dismissed

Transport1 day ago

Phuket flight cancellation due to earlier cancelled flight, runway maintenance

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11