Phuket beaches to get tourist service centers
By next month, 3 beaches on Phuket will have manned 24 hour tourist service centrers to improve visitor safety and security. Due to a rising number of incidents involving tourists who have been robbed of valuables, suffered injuries or even death, the Phuket governor Chamroen Thippayapongthada had proposed setting up tourist service centres on popular beaches and some islands in Muang, Kathu and Thalang districts. In Muang district, the centres would be set up on Kata, Karon, Nai Harn and Yanui beaches, and on Koh Racha, Koh Hae and Koh Mai Ton islands. In Kathu district, there would be centres on Patong, Kamala, Kalim and Tri Trang beaches. In Thalang, proposed locations are Mai Khao, Nai Thon, Nai Yang, Bang Tao, Surin, Layan and Sai Kaew beaches and Koh Naka.
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Photo – Patong beach in Phuket is popular among foreign tourists. (Bangkok Post file photo)