Surin Beach recently shut down 39 local businesses, including restaurants, clubs and shops that were located along the sandy beach.
According to forecasts by the Department of Land Transport in Phuket, it is expected that this year will add more than 8,000 cars and almost 16,000 motorcycles to the province. This can mean as many as 24,000 vehicles on an island with an area of 543 sq. km. That equates to approximately 50 vehicles per square kilometer.
In the next couple of years the shopping industry in Phuket will greatly expand its boundaries with the construction of new shopping and entertainment centers.