A new Makro store for Phuket is believed to be likely to open later this year opposite the large Tesco Lotus supermarket in Thepkasattri Road, Thalang. Spokespeople for the brand are coy but Phuketwan has learned that the new Makro has a similar dimension to the original Phuket Makro opposite Central Festival Phuket. Other Makro stores have since opened in Patong and a specialist food store is serving customers in Rawai.
Phuket’s demographics are rapidly changing now from the days when the main population centres were Phuket City and Patong. An urban spread is seeing the island become one low-rise city – a good reason why Thailand’s government needs to find a way of slowing development in Phang Nga and Krabi. phuketwan.com