Chinese consulate discussed for Phuket
PHUKET: The Songkhla-based Chinese Consul General, Xu Mingliang, met Wednesday, May 30 with Phuket Vice-Governor Chamroen Tipayapongtada to discuss opening a consulate in Phuket.
Thursday 31 May 2012, 01:59PM
Mr Xu noted that almost 400,000 Chinese tourists visited Phuket in the first three months of 2012.
“Thailand, and Phuket, are the top destinations for Chinese tourists. It would be easier to support them if there is a consulate in Phuket too, rather than just in Songkla, which is far away,” he explained.
V/Gov Chamroen said he would relay the proposal to the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Mr Xu also said there should be more Chinese translations on the island’s signage.