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Top surfers will drop in
(2009-04-07 12:22:32)
THE Phuket Boardriders Club is hoping to attract some of the world’s top international surfers to the Thailand Surf Series in June. The series, which will become part of the Asian Surfing Championship circuit, will be held at Kalim, Kamala and Kata beaches between June and September. Boardriders Club chair- man, Chanin Aiyarak, said a ranking system would provide a platform for Thai surfers to compete against other Asian surfers from around the region.
What's On
(2009-04-07 12:05:14)
March 24-April 24 IB Visual Arts Exhibition The British International School Phuket is hosting an arts exhibition in the Main Teaching Building. The Visual Arts exhibition will be open between 7pm and 9pm for private viewing and will open to the public from March 24 until April 24. For further information, call 076 238 711-20.
(2009-03-20 17:41:21)
NEXT month’s Songkran festival look set to be a dry affair, at least for the locals. There will be plenty of water thrown about, but alcohol sales are likely to be banned during the three-day annual carnival. But, according to senior government officials, the proposed ban will probably only apply to Thais.
(2009-03-20 16:44:57)
March 22 Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort and Spa Community Day Its only 50 baht per person, so bring the kids, bring the family and enjoy a Community Day mixing with old friends, or meeting new ones.
(2009-03-09 11:44:58)
LAUNCHED on April 3rd 2007, Firefly, Malaysia’s first community airline, is operated under FlyFirefly Sdn Bhd, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Malaysian Airline System Berhad. Firefly offers the quickest routes in the air within Peninsula Malaysia, as well as to some very famous tourist destinations in Thailand and Indonesia, aligning itself with the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMTGT) agenda.
Upcoming Events
What's on around the island
(2009-03-09 10:03:42)
March 10 Punchline Comedy Club. The Punchline Ciomedy Club will present three top-line international comedians at the Holiday Inn in Patong on Tuesday night, March 10. You’ll split your sides laughing at Aussie comedian Hung Le, British funnyman, Eddy Brimson, and American magician-comedian John Lenahan.
International Blues festival was fantastic
(2009-03-09 09:43:40)
A RECORD number of music fans turned out for the first night of the Phuket International Blues and Rock Festival last weekend. More than 800 people flocked to the Hilton Arcadia site and almost as many were there for the second night. Organiser, Andy Anderson, said this year’s line-up was one of the best ever.
(2009-02-23 11:54:14)
PASSENGERS arriving at Phuket International Airport are being welcomed with a free copy of the Phuket Post. In a move to increase the paper’s circulation, the Post has joined forces with local developer North Shore Real Estate to give away the paper at the airport. Ladies in traditional Thai outfits will present incoming passengers with a free copy of the Phuket Post.
PHUKET Town will take on a distinctive Japanese flavour next month when the fourth Phuket Japanese Festival takes place in Queen Sirikit Park. The festival, on Saturday, March 7, will feature Japanese films, Edo-inspired performance by the Hensei Nozomi no Kai acting school, and a speech contest for Japanese language students.
(2009-02-23 11:46:45)
NINE couples were married in a mass wedding ceremony in Phuket Town on Saturday, February 14, St Valentine’s Day. Eight Taiwanese couples and one Thai pair tied the knot in an ancient traditional Baba wedding ceremony. And according to all reports, the multi-marriage wedding ceremony went off without a hitch.
Romantic Phuket’s perfect for sweethearts looking for love
Underwater weddings, roses and chocolates will be on the menu all over the island as Romeos woo their Juliets
(2009-02-09 16:29:16)
LOVESTRUCK couples around the world will spend next Saturday, Valentine’s Day, celebrating with flowers, chocolates and anonymous love letters signed ‘From your Valentine’. And it will be more of the same here on one of the world’s most romantic holiday island. Phuket is the perfect place to fall in love.
Brides around the world are trashing their outfits
(2009-01-23 14:19:12)
A BAREFOOT bride in a gorgeous white wedding gown walks into the foamy ocean at sunset. Within seconds, the waves have done their work, and the expensive dress is now nothing more than a dripping, shapeless mess. It sounds like a scene from a movie, but it is the latest real-life bridal fashion trend sweeping the world called Trash the Dress.
Where to go and what to do on New Years Eve
(2008-12-26 12:40:50)
PHUKET is set to explode on New Year’s Eve. Fireworks will light up the skies right across the island, the beaches will be full of revellers, and people will be out partying hard everywhere. As the clock strikes midnight on Wednesday night, the boys will be kissing the girls, the girls will be kissing them back, and shouts of ‘Happy New Year’ will echo across the island.
(2008-12-15 11:15:32)
YOU better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why. Santa Claus is coming to town. That’s right, Santa’s coming to Phuket and will soon be making appearances all over the island. He’ll be at the Green Man pub all this week, ready to have his photo taken with all the good little kiddies, and on Christmas Eve, he’ll strip down to his board-shorts, and he and his pretty helpers will cool off with a cold drink and a swim at the ‘Wet ‘n’ Wild’ pool party at Ricky’s Flamingo Splash Bar in Kata.
(2008-12-15 10:15:14)
THIS year’s Phuket Carnival is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before. The six-day carnival, which celebrates the official opening of the high season, will begin on December 15, after being put back from November because of bad weather. Throughout the six days, there will be plenty of action, mostly on the beachfront at Patong and in Bangla.
(2008-12-15 10:10:07)
ARTIST Manit Sriwanichpoom’s Pink Man has pushed his pink trolley into Phuket’s galeria346 in Phuket Town. The Pink Man in Paradise, an exhibition of performance-photography works, is set in Bali after the nightclub bombings of October 2002. The Pink Man wanders through pictures of the island’s natural surroundings pushing his trademark pink trolley as a jarring symbol of tourism’s consumer culture.
Keep up to date with what to do and where to go in the coming days
(2008-11-14 15:24:17)
Special Dinners, Shakespearean actors, guest international Dj's, Football and fishing. Its all happening over the next 2 weeks so click on the link below to find out more information
Piano Master
After 18 years, Tommy Doyle still opens new musical doors
(2008-10-29 16:13:37)
A remarkable man lives behind a piano in Baan Rim Pa, a famous restaurant just outside Patong. An unassuming, genuinely modest local legend, even now — 18 years after his initial three-month contract ran out — Tommy Doyle wonders why people come to see him. Despite the pointers along the way, he remains unaware of his gift. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1936, he was soon on the move as his family moved from place to place. He was a diminutive, sensitive boy, and other kids realized this, bullying him, and his self-confidence took a beating.
Mass Market
Phuket weekend market is lavish with delicacies, fashions, and even pets
(2008-10-29 16:10:14)
Night markets first appeared in China AD 836 and provided a cool sanctuary for fresh-produce traders to sell their commodities away from the midday sun. The marketplace was a communal venue for villagers, traders and local townspeople to share stories, catch up on local news, manage information and socialize. Open from 5.00-11.00pm every Saturday and Sunday, Chatuchak Market, also known as Taay Rod, Perd Taay or JJ Weekend Market, sits opposite the Nakha Temple, just off Chao Fa Road West, in Phuket Town. On these nights, this usually dusty, barren patch of land morphs into a teeming mass of locals, tourists and traders.
Loy Krathong
Ancient festival, and one of Thailand’s most beautiful, can be used to cast demons into the water
(2008-10-29 15:43:22)
Loy Krathong, which translates literally as “floating krathong”, is one of the most affecting festivals in Thailand. It dates back about eight centuries, and probably originated in the ancient northern Thai capital of Sukhothai. In modern times, ponds and waterways all over the country are covered with flotillas of krathongs -- little lotus-shaped banana-leaf boats carrying flowers, incense sticks and coins -- the light from their candles reflecting delicate motifs on the waters.