Phuket Town

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Phuket reports 4 new Covid-19 cases, breaking 7 day streak

    Phuket Health authorities reported 4 new cases the Covid-19 coronavirus, breaking a week-long streak with no new reported cases on the island. The number of officially confirmed infections since the outbreak began in Phuket has now risen to 224. Here are the details of today’s new cases… Case 221: A 23 year old Thai woman, a secretarial assistant who lives…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    New Phuket city hall gets makeover as emergency Covid-19 hospital

    The new, as yet unfinished, Phuket City Hall is preparing to adjust its meeting spaces to a be a 40 bed field hospital which will accommodate Covid-19 patients as a frontline measure, if the situation worsens in Phuket. The new facility is 40% ready and will be fully functional this Friday (March 27). The facility is in Phuket Town, near…

  • Crime

    Police shoot knife-wielding attacker in Phuket Town

    A police officer has shot dead a robber in Phuket Town early yesterday (Wednesday). The knife-wielding robber, 34 year old Aekkasit Kesorn, from Nakhorn Sri Thammarat, had attacked the officer whilst being interrupted in the middle of a robbery. The policeman ended up with a knife wound to the neck. The officer pulled out his firearm and shot the attacker…

  • Tourism

    Phuket Town – In CNN Travel’s “Asia’s most picturesque towns”

    “Though most famous for its beaches, the Thai island of Phuket offers ample opportunities for cultural immersion as well.” Phuket’s Old Town was listed as one of Asia’s 13 most picturesque towns by CNN Travel. The article mentioned, that whilst the island is renowned for its world-class beaches and leisure, offshore and adventure tourism activities, Phuket Town delivers on romance, history…

  • Events

    Last night of Phuket vegetarian festival was a blast – VIDEO

    Last night (October 7), Phuket local shrines gathered for the final day parades of the Phuket Vegetarian Festival, which took place from September 29 to October 7. Almost all of the Chinese shrines in Phuket had their Mah Song walking around the city with members of the shrine holding palanquins adorned with Chinese gods for blessing people lining the streets…

  • Road deaths

    Truck runs over motorcyclist in Phuket Town – VIDEO

    WARNING: Viewer discretion is advised. The content of the video could be distressing to some. Yesterday afternoon (Thursday) a 10 wheel truck ran over a motorcyclist at the intersection in front of the Thepnimit Temple – Soi Thep Anusorn on Chao Fah East Road. At the scene, police found a white 10 wheel truck parked next to the traffic light and…

  • Tourism

    Phuket Town – the UNESCO City of Gastronomy reveals some secrets

    VIDEO: Thai PBS A UNESCO City of Gastronomy, Phuket Town is a real foodie town. Among their amazing arrays of local delicacies is a variety of tea snacks, many of which are the integral part of their daily life. The delicate and cute and delicious Pang Pia is among the oldest recipes. Phuket Town has gone through several transformations. Once…

  • Phuket

    Fire destroys house in Phuket Town in an alleged arson attack

    Fire has destroyed a house that was selling petrol bottles out the front in Phuket Town earlier today. Witness say they saw a woman near the house before the fire started. Phuket City Police were notified of the house fire in Soi Hatchaniwet in Phuket Town t at 1.50am this morning. Fire fighters headed to the scene with five fire…

  • Phuket

    Fire destroys buildings in Phuket Town

    A fire has destroyed a building in Phuket Town, damaging nearby buildings before it was brought under control. Fire fighters at the Phuket City Municipality were notified of the incident at a building near Phuket Bus Terminal 1 in Phuket Town on Phang Nga Road at 8.53am. About 10 fire engines arrived to find the three storey building was in…

  • People

    Street art gallery in the ruins of Ban Roeng Chit

    An interesting part of the Phuket Town’s street art culture is that it tackles taboo social topics. It is a loud shout from street artists to express their opinions in a creative way and the former stand-alone theatre ‘Roeng Chit’ has become the location of Phuket street artists where they are allowed to freely spray their thoughts away. One of…