Getting a PO box
I need a postbox for my one-year stay in Phuket. Where can I find one and how much will it cost?
Asked on Saturday, August 25, 2001 | 12:28 AM
Jonas Malm, Phuket.
A number of post offices around the island have PO boxes for rent: Thalang Post Office (Tel: 076-311186), Kathu Post Office (Tel: 076-321009), Koh Kaew Post Office (Tel: 076-223691), Patong Post Office (Tel: 076-340365), Phuket International Airport Post Office (Tel: 076-327430/1), Karon Post Office (Tel: 076-330937), Rawai Post Office (Tel: 076-381393) and Phuket Town Post Office (Tel: 076-211010). Bring your passport plus a photocopy when applying at the post office. There is a 300 baht refundable deposit for the key plus a rental fee of 150 baht a year. To get your deposit back after you have finished using the PO box, you must bring in the receipt.
You can rent a PO box for 300 baht a month, plus key deposit of 50 baht. Larger sized boxes are also available, for 600 baht a month or 1,200 baht a month. For larger sizes, discounts are available for contracts of six months or longer. To rent a box, you may apply in person at 168/2 Phuket Rd.