Patong

  • Thailand News

    Patong: Intoxicated tourist causes chaos on Thaweewong Road

    Authorities in Patong had to intervene when a foreign tourist, heavily intoxicated, caused a disturbance on Thaweewong Road early Tuesday morning, May 14. Despite the incident occurring four days prior, details were released today, underscoring that officers adhered to standard police protocols. At approximately 2.30am on Tuesday, Patong Police Station received multiple alerts from concerned citizens and tourists about a…

  • Phuket News

    Patong police intensify crackdown on drink driving in Phuket

    Patong Police, located in Phuket’s prominent tourist town, ramped up their efforts against drink driving, arresting nine people over the past five days for their reckless behaviour. Among those detained were a mix of Thai and foreign nationals, including 34 year old Spanish man Cabria Gonzales, who was charged for drink driving last Thursday after he was stopped between 1am…

  • Thailand Cannabis Guide

    Where to buy cannabis at Patong in Phuket

    Welcome to the vibrant city of Patong – a paradise for those who love a bit of green thanks to some awesome changes in the law. This place is buzzing and is absolutely on the must-visit list for anyone looking to explore the lively cannabis scene. Whether you’re already a big fan or just curious about what’s all the fuss,…

  • Thailand News

    Russian graffiti vandals busted in Patong

    The two Russian men on a graffiti rampage after a booze-fuelled escapade in Patong, Phuket, have been arrested. Police Major General Saranyu Chamnarnrat, Deputy Chief of the Provincial Police Region 8, revealed the arrest of the Russian vandals today. Identified as 23 year old Evgenii Egorov and 22 year old Oleg Shirshov, the spray-painting mischievous pair were nabbed from a dormitory…

  • Phuket News

    Patong prepares for Songkran Music Festival on the Beach 2024

    Patong is gearing up for the annual Songkran Festival celebrations, with a press conference in place on March 15. The conference was held at Bangla Plaza, Patong Beach, at 5pm, to discuss the upcoming Songkran Music Festival On The Beach 2024, scheduled for April 12 to April 14. The Phuket Governor, Sophon Suwannarat, led the press conference and was accompanied…

  • Thailand News

    Third Russian woman nabbed in Patong for illegal sex services

    Phuket Immigration arrested a third Russian woman at a Patong hotel for providing sex services illegally. The operation unfolded following a tip-off about illegal activities involving Russian prostitutes in the area. The undercover sting operation orchestrated by the police targeted the woman, who had been discreetly advertised on an undisclosed website. Going by the moniker Linda Agency on WhatsApp, the Russian…

  • Phuket News

    Patong businesses deny service refusal to Thai nationals

    The vibrant tourist hotspot of Patong in Phuket has come under scrutiny amid allegations circulating on social media platforms. Claims suggest that certain local businesses have been denying service to Thai nationals. In response to these allegations, Weerawit Kreuasombat, the President of the Patong Entertainment Business Association (PEBA), has stepped forward to speak on behalf of the businesses in question.…

  • Thailand News

    Beats behind bars: Belgian shooting suspect caught spinning tunes in Phuket nightclub

    A fugitive wanted for a shooting in Belgium ten years ago has been apprehended in Phuket, where he was spinning tracks as a DJ in a Patong nightspot. Phuket immigration police, led by Police Major General Phanthana Nuchanart, swooped in on 36 year old Achmal (surname undisclosed) at an apartment on Patong beach. The wanted man, holding both Belgian and…

  • Phuket News

    Colombian man arrested in Patong for bag snatching incident

    Friday was an unsettling day for a Russian tourist as she found herself at the receiving end of a bag snatch incident while holidaying in Patong, Thailand. The incident occurred at the entrance of Soi Suk Charoen off Phra Mettha Road as Karolina Rusaleeva was returning to her hotel room from a nearby 7-Eleven store. An unidentified man, who later…

  • Thailand News

    Phuket: Motorcycle taxi rider fatally stabbed during brawl, another injured

    Two motorcycle taxi riders got embroiled in a brawl in Patong, Phuket, yesterday, leading to one fatality at the scene, while the other sustained serious injuries. The deceased taxi rider, 61 year old Samanmart Ueanoth, was found with three stab wounds to his chest and was transported to the local hospital. However, he succumbed to his injuries and lost his…

  • Phuket News

    Mysterious death in Patong: Thai woman’s tragic demise investigated by police

    A disturbing incident unfolded on Saturday in the heart of Phuket’s bustling tourist area, Patong, where a Thai woman lost her life under mysterious circumstances. Patong Police are diligently probing the matter, which took place at a local hotel, involving a New Zealand man. The incident came to light at approximately 1.40pm, on January 6 when employees of a hotel…

  • Things To Do

    The best nightclubs in Phuket 2024

    What’s a trip to Phuket if you don’t hit at least one or two nightclubs during your stay? When the sun sets in Phuket, the island comes to life as party animals come out to play. After a day well-spent soaking up the sun at the beach or exploring other things in Phuket, nothing can beat the pulsating feeling that…

  • Road deaths

    Brazilian national’s reckless car chase in Patong leads to multiple collisions

    A reckless high-speed car chase on the streets of Patong resulted in the capture of a Brazilian national. The man’s careless actions not only caused multiple collisions but also sent a van carrying foreign tourists careering off the road. Early this morning, a report came into the local police station about a hit-and-run incident near the Government Savings Bank Intersection…

  • Phuket News

    Illegal mushroom mayhem: Patong’s peaceful dawn disrupted by police raid

    The tranquil resort town of Patong was startled in the early hours yesterday morning, as police swooped on a local shop, apprehending one individual for the illegal sale of mushrooms. The Patong Police confirmed the raid, which took place around 12.10am yesterday. The illicit merchandise seized by the police was an assortment of mushrooms, each variety carefully stored in separate…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket MP urges swift action on delayed Patong Tunnel

    Phuket MP Chalermpong Saengdee recently took the floor in the House of Representatives, using his platform to challenge the ongoing delay in the construction of the much-anticipated Patong Tunnel. The Speaker of the House and the Deputy Minister of Transport were present to hear his concerns. With a reputation as a renowned tourist hotspot, Patong’s economic health is largely reliant…

  • Phuket News

    Patong launderette thief selling stolen items for rent money

    Patong police have captured a thief responsible for numerous thefts at a local launderette. The 30 year old suspect, a native of Songkhla Province, was apprehended at a dormitory near the Q Speed Wash & Dry launderette on Nanai Rd in Patong. The arrest took place yesterday afternoon, followed by the accused thief being taken to Patong Police Station for…

  • Phuket News

    Barber shop owner’s illegal tangle: Hot water over hiring allegations in Phuket

    In a recent incident unfolding in the heart of Phuket, a 38 year old female business owner in Patong finds herself in hot water because of allegations of illegal employment practices at her barber shop. Known only as “Petladda,” the woman is facing potential charges for her suspected recruiting habits after a second incident of a foreigner found working illegally…

  • Phuket News

    Patong gunfire: Prime suspect in the incident nabbed after intense manhunt

    In a recent development in the ongoing investigation into a street shooting that occurred on the morning of August 3 in Patong, Phuket, police arrested the prime suspect. Two men were injured during the gunfire incident and are currently receiving medical care at Patong Hospital. An arrest warrant was issued for 34 year old Nattapong Nachom on Friday, August 4…

  • Phuket News

    Patong shooting stemmed from Facebook payment demand

    In a recent act of violence in the Patong area of Phuket, two people were apprehended following a street shooting incident that happened early yesterday. The shooting led to two victims who have been hospitalised for treatment of gunshot wounds. The victims of this unfortunate incident were 20 year old Nuttawut Hemra a resident of Trang who sustained a gunshot…

  • Phuket News

    Patong Police seize illegal fireworks, amplify beach safety measures

    Patong Police sprang into action on Patong Beach, Phuket, at around 11.30pm on July 15. Patrolling officers, under the leadership of Thongplew Kruehom near the bustling Bangla Road, apprehended a young man. The charge was an unauthorised sale of fireworks to the public along the beach, as confirmed by Patong Police. Unwilling to reveal the identity of the individual, the…

  • Phuket News

    Serpent’s supper: Patong officials triumphantly seise colossal 4-metre python after ravenous feast

    In a thrilling escapade that unfolded within the heart of Patong, officials managed to nab a massive 4-metre long python after it reportedly devoured an unknown animal. The saga began when a concerned resident alerted the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) Department at Patong Municipality yesterday. According to a DDPM staffer, the resident’s distress call alerted authorities to the presence…

  • Best of

    Where to dine in Patong: The 5 best restaurants to try

    As the pulsating heart of Phuket and the premier tourist hot spot, Patong truly has it all, especially when it comes to delighting your taste buds. But let’s face it, with so many incredible places to eat, you’d need more than a week to grub your way through the best spots. That’s why we’ve rounded up this list of must-try…

  • Phuket News

    Two killed in Patong motorcycle crash near De Coze Hotel

    A tragic road accident near De Coze Hotel in Patong claimed the lives of a foreign man and an unidentified woman yesterday evening. Patong Police are currently investigating the case. The collision between a car and a motorcycle occurred on Phra Metta Rd, also known as Phang Muang Sai Kor Rd. Upon arriving at the scene, Lt Col Chayakorn Tangsakul…

  • Phuket News

    Russian man tragically drowns off Patong Beach

    A tragic incident occurred yesterday off the coast of Patong Beach when a Russian man drowned while swimming in the sea. The drowning was reported to the Patong Police Station at 7.55am, Bangkok Post reported. Rescue workers, lifeguards, and Patong Hospital personnel attempted to save the man. Despite their best efforts to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the man could not be saved.…

  • Things To Do

    5 beach clubs in Phuket you have to visit today

    Nothing beats chillin’ at a beach club on a toasty day, sprawled on a sunbed, knocking back a cool drink, and groovin’ to the DJ or the sweet sound of waves rolling in. And guess what – some of Thailand’s grooviest beach clubs are nestled in the fabulous Phuket. The island’s got the goods for everyone – from easy-peasy spots…

  • Politics News

    Patong local election may impact Bangla Road nightlife

    Patong Municipality has announced a local election set to take place on June 11, which will impact the popular nightlife district of Bangla Road and its surrounding areas. The election is being held to elect a new representative for Patong Municipality Constituency 3, covering the heart of the bustling tourism town. The need for a new representative arose following the…

  • Phuket News

    Australian TikTok star gives Patong fruit vendor 2,000 baht as reward for kindness (video)

    An Australian TikTok star with 1.5 million followers gave a Patong fruit vendor 2,000 baht as a reward for his kindness and generosity. TikTok star Luke Erwin this week shared a brief video where he decided to test the generosity of a fruit vendor in Patong. In the video, Erwin approached the vendor, saying that he hadn’t had any food…

  • Phuket News

    Shirtless Patong man scares people with machete

    A shirtless Patong man scared locals and tourists by walking around and swaying a machete back and forth. Patong Police arrested the man yesterday morning near the Suwan Khiriwing Temple (Patong Temple). Officers found the shirtless man swaying the machete and wandering aimlessly in the area. Residents were scared since there is a large number of tourists in the area.…

  • Phuket News

    British man punches tuk tuk taxi driver after crash in Patong

    There’s been another late-night conflict in Patong. A British man punched a tuk tuk taxi driver in Patong following a crash late on Tuesday night. The incident occurred after a group of foreign motorbike riders, including the suspect, crashed into a parked tuk tuk taxi. The tuk tuk taxi driver, Armin Longklang, demanded compensation for the damage caused to his…

  • Phuket News

    Driver who rammed car at Patong massage shop faces multiple charges

    UPDATE The driver who rammed his car into parked motorbikes following a conflict at a Patong massage shop is now facing multiple charges. The charges include causing loss of property, bodily harm causing injury, and reckless driving causing injury, The Phuket Express reported. Four people were injured, and four vehicles were damaged in the incident on Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road on Monday…