One strong and extremely powerful force in Phuket are the tuk tuk operators, who have defined the Bangla Road area as their most favored turf, where the most money is to be made.
Sadly enough, Bangla Road has also built a certain reputation for spiked drinks and here's a tragic video from a young man, who had ended up at Bangkok International Hospital after some serious intoxication. So, please watch out to avoid ending like him and read some more warnings at worldnomads.com
In fact, Bangla Road looks so nice on a sunny early Christmas morning
Patong visitors will be well advised to treat tuk tuk drivers always friendly and with total obedience, as some of them have proven to be extremely violent to their passengers while knowing, that the police will always be on their side.
Many tourists on Bangla Road like to have this drugged Iguana on their shoulders for as little as 100 THB, what has also become a lucrative business.