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Uzbek Tourist Nabbed With Dodgy Dollars In Phuket

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Uzbek Tourist Nabbed With Dodgy Dollars In Phuket

A tourist from Uzbekistan was arrested in Phuket on Monday after he tried to exchange dodgy dollars at a money booth.

Boboyeb G’olijon Obidovivh, 27, was detained in Rawai after the owner of the M&P money exchange suspected some of the $1700 baht he wanted to exchange was counterfeit.

The eagle-eyed money man was spot on as police soon discovered 9 of the 17 $100 bills were indeed fake.

Uzbek Tourist Nabbed With Dodgy Dollars In Phuket

Boboyeb had some cock and bull story but the boys in brown weren’t buying it although they did say they would follow up on his claims he’d been handed the dodgy dollars at a bank.

He was taken to Chalong Police Station while police investigate his claims.

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Curfew Cut, Opening Hours Extended, Happy Endings Return In Phase 3 Easing Measures

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Phase 3 Restrictions And Reopening Info

The easing of measures and restrictions put in place by the government under the emergency decree to contain the spread of COVID-19 are slowly being lifted with the curfew cut, opening hours extended and happy endings making a return from June 1.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration today announced a list of changes that will come into effect from Monday 1st June following their publication in the Royal Gazette within the next 24 hours.

    – The curfew will be cut by an hour from Monday and will run from 11pm until 3am.
    – Opening hours for malls have been extended by one hour and can operate until 9pm.
    – Cinemas can reopen with safe distancing (couples can sit together)
    – Massage parlours can open with a 2-hour time limit.
    – Gyms can reopen.
    – Hair salons can now offer further services including colouring with a maximum 2-hour treatment.
    – Sporting venues including football and boxing can open
    – Bowling Alleys, skating rinks and other amusement facilities and parks such as zoos have also been given the go-ahead.

Inter-provincial travel is not restricted, however, unless it is essential it is not recommended as rules vary from province to province. A comprehensive list of rules and restriction by province is here.

There is no news on phase 4 and no decisions have been made regarding the emergency decree ending, the curfew being axed, bars reopening, or inbound passenger flights resuming.

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The Grand Palace Reopening To Visitors From June 4

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The Grand Palace Reopening To Visitors From June 4

It has been announced that the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok will reopen to visitors from Thursday, 4 June 2020.

The update was posted on the Royal Office website on Monday.

The reopening will be under strict health and safety measures to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Visitors to the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, must follow the health and safety recommendations by maintaining social distancing, wearing a mask, and frequently washing their hands.

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Villagers Complain About Cable Chaos

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Villagers Complain About Cable Chaos

Villagers in Phetchabun have taken to the internet to complain about cables on their property, laid across roads, blocking entrances and being a danger to everyone living there.

The Provincial Electrical Authority subcontracted the cable installation to a private company who started work laying around 500 meters of cable last November.

Despite repeated complaints by the residents of Pong Kham Fak village to the power company, nothing has been done for six months forcing them to turn to Facebook in a bid to catch the attention of someone with the power to put things right.

The village headman said he was concerned about the cables and was worried a resident would be hurt if something wasn’t done about them.

Villagers Complain About Cable Chaos

Villagers Complain About Cable Chaos

Villagers Complain About Cable Chaos

Villagers Complain About Cable Chaos

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