BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET
Oak Maedow Phuket BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Fast and Furious 9 filming brings Krabi ‘low season’ boon

Fast and Furious 9 filming brings Krabi ‘low season’ boon

PHUKET: The filming of Fast and Furious 9 in Krabi, across Phang Nag Bay from Phuket, has delivered a B50 million boost to the province, Krabi Governor Pol Lt Col (Rtd) ML Kitibodee Pravitra has announced.


By The Phuket News

Wednesday 17 July 2019, 06:03PM


Filming at an old quarry near a protected forest began on Monday and will remain in production there until July 27. Photo: PR Dept

Filming at an old quarry near a protected forest began on Monday and will remain in production there until July 27. Photo: PR Dept

Governor ML Kitibadee revealed the news as filming in Krabi on Monday moved to an old quarry in the province. “This is for one the important scenes,” he said.

Fast and Furious 9 film production staying here now has generated at least B46-50 million per week for Krabi as the filming team are spending more than B40mn per week on hotels, restaurants, security staff and van operators,” he added.

“Recently, Krabi has been more like high season while Phuket tourism is still quiet,” the delighted Krabi Governor said.

“Krabi people, please be a good host to them. I believe more film production units will come to Krabi later, and I have informed Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha about this already,” Governor ML Kitibadee added.

Filming at the old quarry began on Monday and will remain in production there until July 27, he said.

Thai Residential

The Governor declined to identify where the quarry was located.

“The new location is on 89 rai in the limestone hills near a protected forest area. The Royal Forest Department Region 12 office has inspected the location and confirmed that filming there will not cause any harm to the protected forest,” he said.

Under the terms of use for filming at the location, filming is not to encroach onto the protected forest area and no explosions are allowed, he added.

Governor ML Kitibadee did confirm that Klong Sakeaw Rd in Tambon Khao Thong, Muang District, Krabi, will be used for filming a race scene on July 27.

“And there will be two helicopters used in the filming, so people should not worry if they see those in the area,” he said.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Bangla workers plea to health ministry for help

Red years ago that many bars, 'clubs', souvenir shacks on Bangla Rd are illegal built. To ke...(Read More)


Phuket restaurant in hot water over charging tourists high prices

@Lalala, never comment to this DKK, This it’s are a very very si.k person. ...(Read More)


MP Sira cleared of allegations of interfering in Phuket officials’ ‘handling’ of condo project probe

Mr Sira should be applauded for his deed by the other MP's. Unfortunately many people are makin...(Read More)


Phuket restaurant in hot water over charging tourists high prices

Before this, we always gave a 10-20% discount to Thai customers, if they asked for it,” Mr Sitthit...(Read More)


Phuket’s notorious Nui Beach club finally torn down

Over the past few years many restaurants and bars have been demolished on Layan/Lapang. Of course th...(Read More)


Phuket Immigration clarifies minimum income requirement for permit to stay for foreigners with multiple employers

Yup Edward,if you don't understand the reason behind it ,you should get out of Thailand asap.( E...(Read More)


Thai hotels transform under the ‘New Normal’

@ericphuket Who would like to have tourists from USA right now ? Maybe no problem for Bali/Indonesi...(Read More)


No US base in Thailand: Apirat

@Tbird As you say:" The USA is overlooking..." That's exactly what the US like to ...(Read More)


Bangla workers plea to health ministry for help

@Galong/ And people who can't afford to go home after many years of living here and earning mon...(Read More)