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Miss Queen Andaman Power 2019 officially announced

PHUKET: The yearly competition Miss Queen Andaman Power has set its eyes on a new winner on March 31, 2019, in the person of K. Chadapit “Poy” Rungruang. This year’s transgender women beauty pageant was held at The Port Arena, in Jungceylon Shopping Mall in Patong, and gathered the General Manager of Jungceylon, K. Pairote Boonchan, and the President of the Andaman Power Group, K. Supakorn Suwan, alongside his team of organizers. The beauty contest aims to widen opportunities for transgender women and showcase their talents in a creative way, under the motto “Smart, Beautiful, Healthy and Volunteering”. The second prize went to K. Thanyarat “Run”Petchai, who also won the Miss Popular Vote and Miss Best Personality, while the third [...]

By |2019-04-03T09:36:05+07:00April 3rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

AirAsia adds flights Phuket – Phnom Penh

BANGKOK: AirAsia continues adding routes to its flight hubs with new direct flight Phuket-Phnom Penh of Cambodia, to be available 4 times a week. The launch is part of the airline’s establishment of a network across Asia and the steadily growing CLMV market, a major source of tourism for Thailand. Santisuk Klongchaiya, CEO of Thai AirAsia, said the airline has devoted great importance to adding routes to its regional flight bases, looking to build a strong network of destinations that provide the opportunity to add even further routes, providing ever greater convenience to travellers who will no longer need to stop over in Bangkok. “Phuket is a very important strategic flight base for AirAsia that has grown steadily along with [...]

By |2019-04-01T14:20:35+07:00April 1st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Phuket Best Burger 2019

The fifth edition of Phuket Best Burger kicked off on March 30, 2019, at the Boat Lagoon Phuket. Over 30 hotels, restaurants and burger professionals gathered to battle in this yearly competition. This year, the winner of Phuket Best Burger is Prime Burger Patong Beach, while the best vegetarian/vegan burger is Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort. Congratulations to the two of you!

By |2019-03-31T09:49:55+07:00March 30th, 2019|Last Night in Phuket|0 Comments

Phuket ready to welcome Hotel Craft & Skill Expo 2019 in July

PHUKET: The first edition of the Phuket Hotel Craft & Skill Expo, aiming at promoting Phuket tourism and the hospitality industry, will take place on July 5 to 7, 2019 and include a trade fair, competitions, entertainment, and networking opportunities. On March 28, 2019, the Phuket Chef’s Association, Andaman Food and Beverage Club, Andaman Engineer Association and Event Nine Marketing Co., Ltd., led by K. Anat Limjirawattana, held a press conference at Tiger Kingdom to announce the Phuket Hotel Craft & Skill Expo 2019, which will take place on July 5-7 at the Royal Phuket City Hotel, in Phuket Town. K. Anat Limjirawattana, Managing Director of Event Nine Marketing Co., Ltd., said that the purpose of the expo is to [...]

By |2019-03-28T15:48:29+07:00March 28th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Phuket Bike Week 2019 kicks off next month in Patong

PHUKET: Phuket Bike Week 2019, which will commemorate its 25th anniversary this year under the concept ‘World Ride Together’, held a press conference at Central Phuket Floresta yesterday (March 22), gathering members of the bikers' community to announce their annual get-together. The Phuket Bike Week is set from April 12 to 20 at the Dolphin Park, in Patong. Bikers from more than 20 countries are expected to join the activities, which include several parades in both Patong and Phuket old town. The press conference started with a concert from ‘Rock and Ride’, followed by a speech from the organizers of Phuket Bike Week and a Q&A session with the media, hosted by Phuket Governor, K. Pakkapong Tawipat, Director of Tourism [...]

By |2019-03-23T11:15:08+07:00March 23rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

The legendary run is back on the island – Laguna Phuket Marathon 2019

PHUKET: Laguna Phuket launches its world-renowned Laguna Phuket Marathon expecting more than 13,000 athletes from over 50 countries to attend the competition that will be held on June 8-9. The press conference was held at Cassia Phuket Hotel, in Cherng Talay, and attended by Phuket provincial authorities including Phuket Vice Governor Thanyawat Charnpinit and Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Phuket Office, Kanokkittika Kritwutikorn along with Laguna Phuket Vice President, Anthony Loh and General Manager of GAA Events (the organizer), Roman Floesser "It's delightful to have witnessed the steady growth of the running community in Thailand, especially in the past few years. Sport promotes a healthy lifestyle and running events can help to raise awareness and funds for meaningful [...]

By |2019-03-20T16:35:25+07:00March 20th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Phuket welcomes Governor of Almaty, Kazakhstan; plans to create sister cities

PHUKET: On March 13, 2019, Phuket Governor K. Pakapong Taweewat, with the help of several officials, welcomed Mr. Batalov Amandyk Gabbasovich, the Governor of Almaty, Kazakhstan, at the Phuket Provincial Hall, in Phuket Town to discuss the relationship between the two cities in hoping to make them sister cities, also known as twin towns. Phuket Governor said after the meeting that the Almaty Governor brought along hotel and tourism entrepreneurs as well. “There are currently 14 sister cities with Phuket and after this meeting, if there is no upcoming issue, Almaty will be the 15th. Kazakhstan has opened the country and is strongly encouraging its tourism industry. There is also a large number of Kazakhstani working and investing in Phuket. [...]

By |2019-03-14T13:54:31+07:00March 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Naka Market

Naka Market Naka Market, also known as Chaofa Variety Phuket Market or simply Week-end Market, is the largest of its kind on the island of Phuket. Located in Phuket Town, at the intersection of Wirat Hong Yok Road and Chao Fa West Road, the market spans over 28,000 meters square and offers pretty much everything you can think of. Whether you are looking for some new clothes or a pair of sunglasses to accompany you to the beach, you will find countless rows of small and medium-sized stalls where you'll have the opportunity to bargain. It seems as though they first tried to organize the market [...]

By |2019-03-12T15:13:25+07:00March 12th, 2019|Activities, Activities in Phuket Town, Phuket Town|0 Comments

Thailand named “Best Destination of the Year” by German lifestyle magazine

BERLIN: Thailand has been awarded the "Best Destination of the Year" by Connoisseur Circle, a German luxury lifestyle magazine. The Connoisseur Circle Hospitality Awards 2019 presentation ceremony was held on 6 March, 2019, at the Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel in conjunction with the ITB Berlin 2019, the world’s leading travel trade show, which was being held in Berlin during 6-10 March, 2019. Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, K. Tanes Petsuwan, said, "This award belongs to the entire Thai travel and tourism industry for making Thailand such a wonderful destination for German, Austrian and Swiss visitors." The "Best Destination of the Year" was judged on the basis of superior products and excellent services, outstanding efforts and [...]

By |2019-03-12T08:45:40+07:00March 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Ocean Property launches first Phuket development – Ocean Town Muang-Ratsada

PHUKET: The group continues their expansion outside of Bangkok with developments already in Pattaya and Khon Kaen, and now enter Phuket market with horizontal development, having identified buyers' demand and confident in Phuket's growth potential. Leading Thai real estate developer, Ocean Property, are continuing their strategic expansion outside of the capital with the launch of their first real estate development in Phuket, a townhome and modern commercial home office project "Ocean Town Muang-Ratsada", with a total development value of 700 million baht. Located in the heart of Phuket providing owners with easy access to all major infrastructure and island facilities, prices start from just 2.69 million baht. With property interests in Bangkok, Pattaya and Khon Kaen already, Ocean Property recognizes [...]

By |2019-03-16T13:47:49+07:00March 8th, 2019|News|0 Comments
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