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POLL: Do do you feel safe in Phuket?

PHUKET: The bomb blast at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok last Monday (August 17) that killed 22 people and injured more than 120 others has sent shockwaves throughout Thailand and around the world.

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By The Phuket News

Monday 24 August 2015, 06:03PM


Monrudee Gettuphan, Director of Phuket International Airport scanned by security personnel.

Monrudee Gettuphan, Director of Phuket International Airport scanned by security personnel.

Since then, Phuket Police have called on public awareness for safety and for anyone to report any suspicious activity or items left in public places. (See story here.)

Meanwhile, in solidarity against the terrorist violence, scores of local community leaders rallied at Provincial Hall to make it plain that the people of Phuket abhor such acts and sent their heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families. (See story here.)

Yet, Phuket tourism leaders have noted that the island could even benefit from the fallout of the blast, as more tourists than ever before can now arrive in Phuket on direct flights without passing through Bangkok.

Local tourism leaders also noted that Phuket has never been a focal point for political tension or terrorist attacks. (See story here.)

But the real question is for you – the tourists who visit Phuket and the people who live here.

How safe do you feel in Phuket?

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To gauge how safe people in Phuket feel, this simple question is asked in the latest online poll by The Phuket News.

Responses available are:

  • Very safe, after the bombing Phuket has become as safe as it can get
  • More safe than before due to the heightened security and extra vigilance
  • Just as safe as before, the Bangkok bombing has nothing to do with Phuket
  • Not as safe as before, as the perpetrators have yet to be caught
  • Not safe at all, the Bangkok bombing is something that could now happen anywhere in Thailand

To cast your vote, click here.

The poll will run online until September 7.

NOTE: Due to the speculative nature of this poll, comments will not be permitted on this article.

 

 

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Bjay | 25 August 2015 - 04:35:57

Sorry I could not work out how to Vote? So this is my personal opinion: Not safe at all, the Bangkok bombing is something that could now happen anywhere in Thailand! If Terrorist wish to cause damage to the Thai economy by attacking tourists where easier than Patong? A heavy concentration of Farang of all nationalities! I hope & pray that I am wrong?

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