The week in news
We thought we’d do a roundup of the week’s big stories. There’s been a lot happening in Thailand what with major protests in Bangkok and a country once again on the drink of crisis. However, it is the holiday season and Songkran is just around the corner.
The Phuket Post has a story about getting ready for Thai New Year. More interesting than that, however, is the story that PAD supporters are planning to hold a large concert in Saphan Hin in Phuket on April 18 with up to 20,000 people expected to attend.
The Phuket Gazette’s top story for the past three days has been the newspaper’s integration of Google Maps into its online classifieds section. Nothing else has happened since then. Slow news week, perhaps. A little down the page and there’s news of the latest drug to take the region by storm: a mixture of longkong leaves, cola, ya bah (methamphetamine), cough medicine, mosquito repellent, florescent chemicals from tube lights, tobacco and yogurt. Lovely.
Phuket Wan has a story about plans to build a 200-meter tower in Phuket. This one has been causing a lot of debate recently as its one of many initiatives to thrust tourism on the island into the future. You have to wonder what kind of cocktails the authorities must drink to come up with these ideas. Actually, maybe the Phuket Gazette already has the answer.