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Thailand’s well-known fruit is promoted for tourism at the “Phuket Durian Fair.”


On Narisorn Road in the heart of the island province’s capital, the inauguration ceremony was conducted in front of the structures holding the Phuket Provincial Agriculture Office. The director of agriculture in Phuket emphasized the value of durian to the local population. Given the current pricing of the fruit, which incentivizes farmers to grow more durians, we estimate that farmers would use more of their land to produce durians instead of other crops.

Your breath will smell like you’ve been French kissing your dead grandma, as the late Anthony Bourdain memorably said of the durian.

The fruit is fairly well-liked, particularly with tourists from adjacent Asian nations, claims Chief Suban Rakthong. Local farmers will benefit more, according to Suban, if Phuket is entirely accessible to tourists. clench your nose. This week, Phuket’s agriculture officials launched the “Phuket Durian Fair” in an effort to increase consumer knowledge of the well-known Thai fruit and increase sales for the benefit of the local farmers. He asserts that durian production takes up around 2,511 rai of the island, and the 610 tonnes of durian produced annually are valued at nearly 53.7 million baht. Suban claims that there are 789 homes in Phuket where durian farmers reside. Thailand’s main export at the moment is durian. The well-known fruit’s export in 2021 brought in over 187 billion baht. Rubber barely generated 90 billion baht, compared to 100 billion for rice. The Centre Association’s Director, Professor Dr. Att Pisarnvanich, claims that due to fierce competition from Malaysia and Vietnam, its export market share may fall from 85% to 76%. Competitions for the best locally grown durians and associated goods were also held throughout the festival. There were also exhibits featuring various durian varieties. For the next five years, Thailand is expected to remain the top provider of durian in the globe.

The next Phuket building project is scheduled to be finished in 2019


The government has allocated more than 59 million baht to the underground construction project in the island province’s major city district. According to the head of the Provincial Electricity Authority’s Patong office, tourists had complained about electrical poles and cables.

According to Phuket City Mayor Saroj Angkanapilart, the 600-meter-long subterranean construction project would be on Phuket Road between the Bang Neaw Intersection and Soi Kor Pai. A big construction project in Phuket will start next month and be completed in April 2023. Authorities from Phuket put power and communication lines on Bangla Road in Patong, a city on the west coast of Phuket, last year. Beginning in 2019, the installation of cable across Patong was finished in 2021. However, Mayor Saroj believes that the construction project in Phuket’s city district will be completed in less time than a year. Only time will tell if it is possible.

The construction is expected to cause substantial traffic delays, therefore motorists are encouraged to avoid the area if at all possible. According to Mayor Saroj, the project would cost a total of 59,723,000 million baht. He asserted that the construction allegedly pushed them below in an effort to improve the area.

Following noise complaints, establishments in Phuket are accused of breaking the Covid-19 rules


Following complaints of loud noise after the midnight closing period, Phuket police detained two nightclub operators earlier this week. Both of its locations are in the central business district of the island province. Phuket officials have been alert for Covid-19 as Thailand’s bars and clubs have ‘officially’ reopened around the nation.

Both managers are accused of breaking the curfew and COVID-19 rules, and one is also accused of breaking the regulations governing entertainment employment at entertainment venues. Both managers were brought to Phuket City Police Station to await additional legal repercussions. This week in Phuket, a dispute over violations of the Covid-19 limit evolved from noise concerns. Although it is hoped that all of the pronouncements made on Friday will be effective as of July 1, this will require posting in the Royal Gazette first, which is a Thai administrative requirement.

Before presenting a proposal to the cabinet, the CCSA is requesting clarification from the National Security Council so that it can examine the legal specifics of the new closing periods. In an effort to determine if venues were according to public health regulations, Phuket Vice Governor Pichet Panaphong, Phuket City Police, and other officials visited locations near the Nimit Circle (also known as Seahorse Circle) earlier this month. The CCSA in Thailand declared last week that as of July 1 the closing time would be changed to 2am (and 1am in “certain” locations). There are three rules that regulate the closing times for night entertainment venues, therefore this week a CCSA spokeswoman stated that “it is still unclear when operating hours would be extended to 2am.”