Coup or no coup, you wouldn’t probably notice anything different and never know unless someone told you before hand! It’s been another beautiful week here in Phuket at Tiger Muay Thai. The second military coup, in eight years has left a scared feeling in many eyes outside of Thailand, but on the ground everything is pretty much as usually.
As of Thursday the 22nd of May, Thailand’s military has seized control of the country and suspended the constitution after rival factions failed in negotiations to end six months of political turmoil – resulting in the nation’s 19th coup in 82 years.
We would like to inform you that the current political situation in Thailand, has not affected the daily life here in Phuket.
The biggest adjustment of the coup is the Nationwide curfew in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Travel to and from the airport is exempt from the curfew as is medical emergencies
Curfew have been lifted nationwide!
There are no army personnel patrolling the streets of Phuket, but if you are stopped by authorities remain calm and follow their instructions.
We don’t believe the coup is going to have any massive complications in Phuket, and we believe that you will enjoy your holidays in Phuket and Thailand.
UPDATE – 14/6-14
Curfew has now been lifted nationwide including Bangkok. Read more: Bangkok Post – Curfew Lifted Nationwide
UPDATE – 11/6-14
Claiming that the situation has eased satisfactorily, the National Council for Peace and Order Tuesday night announced the lifting of curfew in another 20 provinces with immediate effect. Read more: Bangkok Post – Curfew lifted in 20 provinces
UPDATE – 7/6-14
All major Tourist destinations areas are now without any curfew as as of last night (June 6) when curfew was lifted in the provinces of Krabi and Phang-nga, as well as the districts of Hua Hin (in Prachuap Khiri Khan) and Cha-am (in Phetchaburi) Read more: The Phuket News – Curfew lifted in Krabi, Phang Nga & Hua Hin
UPDATE – 3/6-14
The National Council for Peace Order (NCPO) have issued an announcement ending the night curfew in Pattaya city, Koh Samui in Surat Thani, and the entire island province of Phuket. Read more: Bangkok Post – Curfew ends in Pattaya, Samui, Phuket
UPDATE – 27/5-14
The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has announced that the curfew period will be reduced to four hours a day. The new curfew hours, from midnight to 4am, will come into effect tomorrow night, May 28. Read more: Phuket Gazette – Phuket curfew reduced to four hours