Phuket Tourism News – How Long Prior To A Flight Should I Arrive At The Airport?
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Phuket Tourism News – How Long Prior To A Flight Should I Arrive At The Airport?

Phuket Tourism News – How Long Prior To A Flight Should I Arrive At The Airport?

Last updated on June 7, 2023 By

Phuket Tourism News | Episode 20 | June 4

Welcome to the Phuket Tourism News. Each week Shaun and Jay Leshark will bring you weekly Phuket Tourism News. Phuket News that is for you, Phuket News for those coming to Phuket, and Phuket Tourism News that is what you need to make sure you have an amazing time when you come on holiday to Phuket.

Phuket Cannabis Association is calling for support

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As reported here on PTN over the last few weeks, In the recent elections the party that won had in its manifest that it would make cannabis illegal again. This has sent shock waves around Thailand as cannabis has become a billion THB industry in a very short time and has created lots of new jobs and helped to bring back tourists.

The Phuket Cannabis Association is calling for support to stave off any prospect of cannabis becoming recriminalized under the coalition formed by the leading Move Forward Party.

We still are not 100% sure what will happen, but after talking to some of the many weed shop owners here in Phuket, they think that cannabis will not be criminalized again, BUT that there will be new restrictions put into place such as asking for id for anyone buying weed and keeping these records so that authorities can see.

It will be interesting to see what happens in the next few months.

Phuket launches inspections to curb foreign crime

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Last week the ‘white accommodation scheme for foreigners’ was announced by Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew. The scheme is being overseen by Pol. Col. Thanet Sukchai, Superintendent of Phuket Immigration.

The scheme aims to work with landlords who have foreigners residing on their properties, including rented houses, apartments, condos, and hotels.

The Phuket landlords will be asked to monitor the behavior of all foreigners staying at their residences to ensure that no inappropriate activities are being carried out, with a particular focus on international crime syndicates that may use Phuket as a base for their illegal ventures.

The dinner was to help raise money so that local children can play a greater role in the industry’s future in Phuket as it offers scholarships to local students who wish to fulfill their dream of working in the hotel industry.

Over 3 million THB was raised on the Phuket Charity Events from silent auctions, online auctions, and a live auction which had some amazing prizes.

The event was a huge success and well done to the Phuket Hotels Association

Snake Season in Phuket


Every year when the rains start to arrive in May snakes across Phuket Island are on the move to find shelter and food, and this does mean that during May and June, there is an increase in people calling for help to remove snakes from their homes.

There are a few different types of snakes in Phuket with 2 being venomous.

Golden Tree Snake – Non-Venomous

Rat Snake – Non-Venomous

Reticulated Python – Non-Venomous

Monocled Cobra – Venomous

King Cobra – Venomous

The most common snake found in people’s homes is the Monocled Cobra. They eat small rodents so people’s house is an ideal places to find their favorite food. But before you all start canceling your trips to Phuket due to snakes, it’s highly unlikely that you will encounter a snake, or even get close enough to be bitten. Most snakes don’t want to encounter humans so they will just try to get away, and it’s only when people start to try to interact with snakes that they will bite.

Phuket Som Tam Restaurants gives back 200,000 THB

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A European tourist had his bag returned by a kind hearted Phuket Son Tam restaurant owner, with the tourist’s bag containing money and assets worth 200,000 baht.

The tourist had visited the restaurant the day before and had a 60THB tasty and spicy som tam before forgetting his bag (with 200,000 THB in it)

The next day he contacted the restaurant owner and came back to collect his bag. The bag was there with everything still in side.

The big question is WHY would you be walking around with a bag with 200,000 THB worth of things inside????

Tik Tok star gives Phuket fruit vendor 2000 THB

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In something of an internet trend, a Tik Tok “Star” from Australia has given a fruit vendor in Phuket 2000 THB for his kindness, and of course to help the Tik Tok get likes and engagement.

The way this type of video works is that a person (the person doing the video) pretends that they are homeless or have not eaten or has some sort of desperate story and then begs for food or drink. If the person gives something to them, the big revile is that the person doing the video IS not broke and homeless and has lots of money so gives away money for people’s kindness.

The fruit vendor gave the Tik Tok guy some mango and sticky rice for FREE after the guy had said he had not eaten all day and had no money.

This type of video has been going on for a few years on social media and it’s a good way to increase likes and subscribers.

Is it a nice thing to do? Well, giving someone 2000 THB might not change their life and to be fair it’s cheaper than paying for online adverts so maybe it is a good thing to do.

I guess it must work as it made the local news.

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