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Vendor tents now temporarily  in operation at Laguna Phuket

Laguna Phuket Confirms Beach Vendor Kiosk, Local Taxi Project

Friday, December 12, 2014
PHUKET: Laguna Phuket has confirmed its plan to build a series of shorefront kiosks as part of a ''local vendors support centre'' project.

As Phuketwan revealed exclusively in a report on November 20, the group of resorts has opted to help the local beach stall proprietors to end a long-standing dispute over unsightly beach shacks.

Laguna Phuket has also assigned an area within the resort as a Local Taxi Centre with basic facilities for taxi operators at the resort's hotels to use, a meeting was told yesterday at Phuket Provincial Hall.

Two parking spots have also been provided in Laguna hotel's car park.

The resort also provided letters to certify taxi operators in Laguna Phuket to apply for proper plate and license with the provincial office.

A total of 22 kiosks will be erected along the shorefront at Laguna Phuket within three or four months. each 3.5 metres by 3.5 metres.

The project is already underway in Phase I, using tents. All costs will be supported by Laguna Phuket who will set rules and regulations.

Cherng Talay Mayor Ma-Ann Samran said yesterday he was talking to other resorts in the Bang Tao area to see whether Laguna Phuket's proposed solution would also work for them.


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How beautiful that will look. I can't wait.

Posted by Tbs on December 12, 2014 09:50


In the early years, James Batt, was always on the front line to help, and support locals in the Laguna area. He is a great man. Hopefully, they will continue their goodwill to these people. The kiosks are not a bad idea, because the canal village is really poor nowadays to get some necessities.

Posted by Carl on December 12, 2014 14:03


Most of them work as touts for jet-skis, parasailing and and sell tours for getting huge commissions.

We, tour-operators have to provide ton of documents, to pay expensive insurances, to employ TAT registered guides, have minibus and boats registered for transport for passengers; and those touts without any legal license are not arrested by the Tourist Police and TAT officers.

We feel injustice today and all officials in Phuket should know it.

Posted by Whistle-Blower on December 14, 2014 08:51


Doubt there being good guys supporting the poor downtrodden vendors these tents and kiosks be a pretty rent indeed just be more arguments over the haves and have not's it certainly has merit that a workable solution is sort but will this work or will illegal vendors crowd out front for the overflow and being first seen for sales.

Posted by slickmelb on December 14, 2014 09:38

Editor Comment:

The rents are extremely reasonable, we are told.


It is a great initiative to help the local vendors. Let us just hope that not the 'influential' vendors ( the ones with wintersports holidays, expensive cars and kids study overseas) are taking over this pleasant project. Keep fingers crossed.

Posted by Kurt on December 14, 2014 14:40


The reason this may work in Laguna, is because it will be foreign owned and operated.

Posted by Ed Sanders on December 16, 2014 19:38

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