Artikel tagged “Phuket Magazine”

  • Phuket TAT launches 9 Temples Tour

    Phuket TAT launches 9 Temples Tour

    PHUKET: The Phuket “9 Temples Tour” began today as a way to round out the Chinese New Year festivities and to usher in the Phuket Old Town Festival, which gets underway on Sunday.

  • Phuket gets cooking with Local Food Festival

    Phuket gets cooking with Local Food Festival

    PHUKET: The 4th annual Phuket Local Food Festival kicked off at Saphan Hin in Phuket Town last night with the preparation of what is purported to have been the world’s largest pot of tom som (sweet and sour soup). The event was officially opened by Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha, who joined together with Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) President Paiboon Upatising in preparing the colossal cauldron of soup, which measured about two meters across.

  • Phuket Business: Now is the time to structure your financial investments

    Phuket Business: Now is the time to structure your financial investments

    PHUKET: Now that 2012 is in full swing and no doubt many of the New Year’s resolutions have been thrown out of the window, it’s time to get a hold of the purse strings and have a set plan for the forthcoming year. I have already given my views previously on what I believe we can expect from the year ahead

  • Eighth suspect, school kid, arrested for Phuket Pla-wan attack

    Eighth suspect, school kid, arrested for Phuket Pla-wan attack

    PHUKET: Police have arrested an eighth suspect wanted in connection with the stabbing of

  • House fire leaves Phuket poor homeless

    House fire leaves Phuket poor homeless

    PHUKET: A young girl and her aunt lost what few possession they owned to a house fire yesterday, leaving them without money for their monthly motorbike rent or for the girl’s school fees. Prapha Pongkunchorn, 52, and her niece Mookrin Pongkunchorn, 16, had been living rent-free in the house, which had been converted from a garage and had no address, for about two years. They were sitting in the storeroom adjacent to the house when the fire started.

  • Henan Acrobatic Troupe dazzles Phuket

    Henan Acrobatic Troupe dazzles Phuket

    PHUKET: Thousands of people who attended a Chinese New Year celebration in Phuket Town last night were spellbound by a performance by one of the world’s top acrobatic troupes. The fun began in the late afternoon, as scores of Thai and foreign tourists dined on a huge variety of local dishes on offer by vendors lined up under a walkway adorned with hundreds of red lanterns. As they waited for the show to begin they watched dancing and martial arts demonstrations and posed for photos with two new “OrBorJor Mascots”, both bearing a striking resemblance to Paiboon Upatising in his spectacles and trademark pink blazer.

  • Phuket Live Wire: The best apps for iPad owners on the island

    Phuket Live Wire: The best apps for iPad owners on the island

    PHUKET: Continuing my series of articles answering questions that I hear most often… it seems like half the people I know have got an iPad recently. The question I’m hearing over and over: What apps should I put on my iPad? There’s no definitive answer because the iPad ecosystem changes faster than a Republican primary.

  • Phuket Business: Hotel leaders to confer at Thailand Tourism Forum

    Phuket Business: Hotel leaders to confer at Thailand Tourism Forum

    PHUKET: Thailand’s hotel leaders and international experts will discuss the state of the hospitality sector at the Thailand Tourism Forum (TTF) 2012, to be held on February 2 at the InterContinental Bangkok. Key event participants include Chanin Donavanik, chief executive officer of Dusit Hotels and Resorts, Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of the Minor Hotel Group, and Peter Henley, CEO and president of the Onyx Hospitality Group. Providing a report card and benchmarking Thailand and its major destinations such as Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, Koh Samui and Chiang Mai, will be key players from Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, Horwath HTL, PATA, STR Global, Quo and the Phuket-based C9 Hotelworks.

  • Phuket tourism: China lifts travel warning

    Phuket tourism: China lifts travel warning

    PHUKET: Good news for the Phuket tourism industry came yesterday when China removed its travel advisory for Thailand.

  • Tropical Phuket likely to be caught in center of next El Nino heat wave

    Tropical Phuket likely to be caught in center of next El Nino heat wave

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community 2011 ninth warmest year in recorded history, NASA saysPhuket Gazette / News Wires PHUKET: The global average surface temperature in 2011 was the ninth warmest since at least 1880 [maybe earlier], according to NASA scientists on Thursday. Nine of the ten warmest years have occurred since the year 2000