Suga from K-Pop band BTS in Phuket, New Phang Nga Airport
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Suga from K-Pop band BTS in Phuket, New Phang Nga Airport

Suga from K-Pop band BTS in Phuket, New Phang Nga Airport

Last updated on July 26, 2023 By

Phuket Tourism News | Episode 26 | July 23

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BTS’ Suga in Phuket and on a Private 5 Star Marine Boat Tour

Suga's BTS In Phuket

World superstar Suga from K-pop boy band BTS was in Phuket recently taking some time offer during the Asian leg of his world tour. While in Phuket Suga took a private boat tour with 5 Star Marine Phuket and shared his experiences with his millions of fans with a YouTube Vlog.

It was a super cool having Suga on board and the staff where rather excited.

Not sure that Jay Leshark or I really understood why the staff were so excited until we both got educated by the team.

I say educated, I mean screamed at and shown many Tik Tok and YouTube clips.

Read more here

Is a Phang Nga airport needed?

Suga's BTS In Phuket

The Joint Public and Private Sector Consultative Committee (JPPSCC) in the Andaman provinces has urged Airports of Thailand (AoT) to continue its feasibility study on Phang Nga Airport.

A meeting of the JPPSCC in the Andaman provinces of Krabi, Trang, Phangnga, Phuket, Ranong and Satun was held recently to continue

talks with Phuket Airport after the AoT decided to defer the project.

Phuket airport has reached its full capacity of 14 million passengers a year. If it is expanded, it can handle up to 17 million, still below its peak period when it handled about 18 million passengers prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Imagine when the economy picks up and when it is high season, how crowded Phuket airport will be?

Full story at the Phuket News here

Overseas arrivals now exceed pre-Covid levels

Suga's BTS In Phuket

The Bangkok Post has reported that overseas arrivals now exceed pre-Covid levels, with bold plans to add more.

Phuket is targeting over 14 million international and domestic tourists with tourism-related revenue expected to exceed 200–300 billion baht by the end of this year, according to Phuket Tourist Association (PTA).

Phuket was hit heavily by the Covid-19 pandemic during 2020–2021 but tourists started returning once the Sandbox scheme kicked off in July, 2021.

Read more at the Bangkok Post here

Pilot project bolstering reforestation to combat Climate Change

Suga's BTS In Phuket

A unique pilot project bolstering reforestation efforts was initiated in Phuket. This initiative marks a concentrated effort towards environmental sustainability and energy efficiency.

Spearheaded by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) and the Rowing Association of Thailand,

the project saw its launch at the Nai Harn public park in Rawai.

The event was strategically selected based on a national rowing event scheduled to take place there for five days.

This reforestation venture supports EGAT’s overarching ambition of reviving local ecosystems through the creation of green spaces. This is in line with EGAT’s commitment to maintaining a carbon-neutral stance by 2050.

Read the full story here

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