Weekly video news about Phuket with Tim Newton.
It’s taken over 2 months but repairs on the collapsed section of Patong Hill Road are just ready to roll again. Over the last few days the new patch of road has been open as the contractors repave the road and allow some vehicles over the repairs for a test drive.
A 47 year old Chinese woman will be deported and blacklisted for future entry into Thailand after being arrested in Kamala and found to have overstayed her visa by more than 3 and a half years.
There’s no more potent symbol of the rebooting of Phuket’s tourism and shopping than the reopening of Patong’s largest shopping precinct, Jungceylon in Patong.
There are now over 17,000 jobs waiting to be filled in Phuket’s tourism sector, as international travellers flock back to the island. With the ongoing surge in tourists returning to Phuket, demand is fast exceeding supply when it comes to finding a beach sun lounge and umbrella at Patong Beach.