A land reclamation project provided abundant new land now used for parks and public facilities at
Sapan Hin, located where Phuket Rd., meets the sea in Phuket Town. In the circle is the Tin Mining
Monument, shaped like a large drill bit, dedicated to the memory of Captain Edward Thomas Miles,
the Australian who brought the first tin dredge to Phuket in 1909. The monument was built in 1969 on
the occasion of the 60th anniversary of tin dredging in Phuket. The Sport Center is located in the park.