Russian tourists cause most problems, not expats: Phuket Deputy Honorary Consul

PHUKET: Santi Udomkiratak, 48, has been the Deputy Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation for the provinces of Phuket, Krabi and Phang Nga since 2008. Born and raised in Phuket, Mr Santi received a degree in mechanical engineering from King Mongkut’s University of Technology in Bangkok. Here, he gives his views on Russians in Phuket.

Most of the problems we have to deal with are from Russian tourists, who come to Phuket because it is very cheap and they don’t need a visa to come here.

Read more: Phuket Gazette

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