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Phuket’s new Smart Bus service

Tanutam Thawan

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The photos, the news, the hope.

News of Phuket’s new Smart Bus service has reached all the way to international travel bogs so it must be right. Right?!

“Phuket is a world tourism destination drawing a large number of travellers, but still lacks proper public transportation,” Watchara Jaruariyanon from Phuket City Development said at the launch of the service.

“To travel from the airport to Phuket town or to the beaches takes about one or two hours because of the traffic jams, which affects the tourism situation in Phuket. The smart bus is part of the longer-term solution for this. We only use brand new buses from Mercedes because we trust the quality of the engines and braking systems and the buses provide more space for luggage.”

Lonely Planet has picked up news of Phuket’s Smart Bus service – the best chance Phuket has ever had to make a go of a professionally run bus service, backed by a Government-sanctionde plan to provide world class services for the holiday island.

Read more about the Smart Bus service HERE.

Read the Lonely Planet rose-coloured glasses article HERE.

 

 

 

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Local Thai journalist speaking fluent Thai and English. Tanutam studied in Khon Kaen before attending Bangkok’s Chulalongkhorn University.

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