8:54 pm - Monday September 26, 2016

Phuket’s license plate auctions

Phuket’s license plate auctions On 28-29 April at Metro Pole Hotel, Phuket, the 7th Phuket license plates auctions were held, aiming to raise funds to support the ‘cars and roads safety project’ set up by the transportation’s department.

Special license plates have become popular among growing numbers of people on the island and this was shown with the bids received. “กบ 9999” received the highest bid at a 1,199,999 baht, “กบ 8899” received 365,000 baht, “กบ 9988” 135,000 baht, “กบ 8998” 110,000 baht and “กบ 9889” 130,000 baht. On the first day of auctions, a Russian business man bid 900,000 baht for the plate “กบ 111”.

Mr. Teerayut, of Phuket’s transportation department said “For the latest auctions, we have raised up to 90,577,000 baht for our ‘roads safety fund’. For this auction we presume the revenue to be at least 20 million baht.”

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