Phuket Tourism News – Water safety, Bolt in Phuket, Phuket Turtle rescue
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Phuket Tourism News – Water safety, Bolt in Phuket, Phuket Turtle rescue

Phuket Tourism News – Water safety, Bolt in Phuket, Phuket Turtle rescue

Last updated on June 13, 2023 By

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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.

Shooting at Boat Avenue Laguna Phuket



As reported in the Phuket Tourism News, there was a very rare shooting at Boat Avenue Phuket just outside the major resort area of Laguna Phuket.

Since we reported on this shooting the authorities and caught a suspect and they are currently being questioned.

Dmitry Aleynikov, 44, was shot four times while in his car in front of a restaurant at Boat Avenue laguna, an outdoor shopping complex. He was shot once in his chest and twice in his left arm. A fourth bullet sliced his wedding-ring finger. He is still recovering in a Phuket hospital.

Police are still investigating the motivation for the shooting.

Read More Here: Shooting at Boat Avenue Laguna Phuket

Phuket Surf Contest confirmed


Phuket surfing competition confirmed – June 23 – 25 at Kata Beach

Local surfers have the chance to enter the upcoming competition in Phuket free of charge and stand the chance to win cash prizes, organizers have confirmed.

Read More Here: Phuket Surfing Competition Confirmed

The event will take place at Kata Beach which is one of the most popular surfing beaches in Phuket.

Kata Beach extends 1.5 kilometers on the west coast of the island of Phuket in Thailand. It is a very popular tourist destination, with multiple hotels and restaurants near the beach and a few surf schools open during the rainy season when the surf is at its best in Phuket.

Bolt now available in Phuket


The Department of Land Transport (DLT), operating under the Ministry of Transport of Thailand, has officially confirmed that the Bolt application and its drivers are now legally authorized to operate in Phuket and throughout Thailand.

With this confirmation, the total number of taxi apps available for local residents and tourists to use has reached seven an will hopefully help the high prices that have been historically charged by taxi drivers in Phuket.

Turtle rescued in Phuket


An injured olive ridley sea turtle was discovered at Thai Mueang Beach in Phang Nga province on Thursday (June 1) and is currently undergoing rehabilitation at the Phuket Marine Biological Centre (PMBC). The young turtle lost one of its flippers after getting entangled in fishing nets, wildlife experts believe.

Read More Here: Turtle Rescued In Phuket

Phuket declared Thailand’s first rabies-free province by DDC


Phuket has been declared the first rabies-free province in Thailand by the Department of Disease Control (DDC). The announcement was made by Phuket Vice Governor Danai Sunantharod, who revealed that DDC Director General Tanet Kratsanaitawiwong praised the province’s successful efforts in preventing and controlling rabies in both animals and humans.

This achievement comes after a steady decline in rabies-related deaths in Thailand, with 18 fatalities reported in 2018 and only three in the following year. Notably, Phuket has not experienced a single rabies-related death in the past 15 years.

Good news considering the number of street dogs there are in Phuket.

Read More Here: Phuket Declared Thailand’s First Rabies Free

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