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Grand Mercure Patong offers exciting Thai cooking class concepts

PHUKET: Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas has recently launched three Thai cooking class formulas that not only focus on the recipes themselves, but also on the sourcing and understanding of the ingredients. It is time to refresh your culinary skills and enjoy an authentic Thai experience by learning how to cook local dishes, explore a unique fish market, picking up lots of delightful recipes and cooking tips along the way. The first option allows you to explore Patong's local market, “Baan Zaan market” and learn how to select and buy fresh ingredients before cooking them in a fully-equipped workspace at Bubbles Restaurant. This half-day package sells for THB 2,500 per person, or THB 2,000 per person when a [...]

By |2019-09-18T17:15:03+07:00September 18th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Bidroom hotel booking platform launches in Asia Pacific

BANGKOK: Bidroom, a fast-growing and multiple award winning online travel community, is now ready to transform the hotel room booking world of frequent travelers in Asia Pacific. Launched in 2014 in the Netherlands, Bidroom currently offers 125,000 hotel properties in 128 countries to frequent travelers who benefit from guaranteed lower room rates compared to other online travel agents. The company's primary mission is to serve as a fair alternative to the online booking market which is currently defined by excessive online travel agent commissions pocketed by giants such as, Expedia,, Ctrip, Agoda and others. The fees travelers pay on such platforms include commissions up to 25%. "Bidroom is demonstrably cheaper than all known online travel agents," says Bidroom [...]

By |2019-09-16T22:17:57+07:00September 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Panya art exhibition 2019

On September 13, 2019, the French Consulate, located on Bypass Road, in Phuket Town, hosted the Grand Opening of their monthly art exhibition. This month, the exhibition is titled Panya, the 2008-2018 Collection, and is the work of K. Panya Hongthong, a Graphic Design, Fashion Photographer, and Artist. The exhibition is divided into three areas, which all feature a different side from the artist; drawings,  acrylic paintings and photographs. The exhibition will last until October 4, 2019.

By |2019-09-15T11:56:02+07:00September 15th, 2019|Last Night in Phuket|0 Comments

The Spa Karon Beach

The Spa Karon Beach Welcome to The Spa, located at the 5-star Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket, which balances the traditions of Eastern and Western treatments to create indulging mind, body and soul-soothing experiences. From the elegant Sala lounge areas to the serene villa treatment rooms - all are infused with an ambiance enhanced by touches of Thai aesthetic charm. Scenic outdoor bathing pools and couples-friendly suites accentuate The Spa philosophy of providing an intimate, rejuvenating haven for sharing those special moments.Renewing treatments available range from traditional massages to body scrubs, facials and wraps that incorporate local, tropical ingredients for the ultimate pampering experience. For guests [...]

By |2019-09-11T23:48:38+07:00September 11th, 2019|Activities, Activities in Karon Beach, Karon|0 Comments


OrientAsia Restaurant OrientAsia is a sophisticated Asian-inspired restaurant that serves up some of the best tastes and flavors from different corners of Asia. Located on the beachfront in Karon, the cuisines served at this restaurant include Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese and Indian. A range of authentic Asian dishes that combines fresh produce and the finest of ingredients promises guests an unforgettable dining experience among restaurants in Phuket. Must-try from the restaurant's impressive menu highlight a selection of Thai curries such as Gaeng Kiew Wan (green curry), Paneang Gai (red curry) and Massaman Beef, as well as flavorful soups such as Tom Khai Gai (chicken in coconut milk), Tom Yam [...]

By |2019-09-11T15:54:54+07:00September 11th, 2019|Karon, Restaurants, Restaurants in Karon Beach|0 Comments

Two Chefs Bar & Grill

Two Chefs Bar & Grill Two Chefs are indeed better than one when the name of the game is variety! Located in the heart of Karon Beach, Two Chefs Bar & Grill offers you the greatest hits of Thai, Mexican, and Italian cuisines, and one thing is for sure: you are not leaving hungry. Chicken Quesadillas are on the starters menu, promising hefty eating to come: the smoky grilled chicken, peppers, and zingy salsa are sandwiched between crispy tortillas and are almost good as a meal on their own. But there's also Gambas Al Ajillo-- large shrimp sauteed with garlic and chili and served with garlic bread - vying for top spot [...]

By |2019-09-11T13:47:01+07:00September 11th, 2019|Karon, Restaurants, Restaurants in Karon Beach|0 Comments

Thai businesses launch “Every Child Needs a Family” charity run

PHUKET: Naughty Nuri's in The Forest, together with Flying Hanuman, Hanuman World, Banana Beach, Kan Eang@Pier, Three Monkeys and Seven Marine Yachting, have announced their joint efforts to the local community and the launch of a fundraising campaign called "Every Child Needs a Family" for local orphanages in Phuket. Naughty Nuri's in the Forest Phuket, in corporation with its associated partners; Flying Hanuman, Hanuman World, Banana Beach, Kan Eang@ Pier, Three Monkeys Restaurant and Seven Marine Yachting, came up with their first social campaign for Phuket orphans, which has been rising rapidly and need immediate supports. They believe that it is the responsibility of all Phuket residents to participate in improving the lives of orphans and less fortunate children in [...]

By |2019-09-11T08:37:14+07:00September 11th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Jungceylon’s exhibition “Together for the Protection of Children”

On September 8 and 9, 2019, Jungceylon Shopping Center, in Patong, organized a two-day art exhibition, titled "Together for the Protection of Children in Travel and Tourism", to raise awareness about child protection in the travel and tourism industry. The exhibition was a collaboration between The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism (The Code), an initiative to protect children from sexual exploitation in the industry, and the local network on Child Protection. Visitors witnessed stage performances by Thai and Burmese school students, participated in painting activities and were able to visit several booths where the Child Protection network introduced activities and games. On stage, a panel discussion took place, explaining [...]

By |2019-09-10T23:37:56+07:00September 10th, 2019|Last Night in Phuket|0 Comments

CNN Travel names Phuket Town one of Asia’s most picturesque towns

PHUKET: Phuket's Old Town can now add its listing by CNN Travel as one of Asia's 13 most picturesque towns to its long list of accolades. The article highlighted that whilst the island is renowned for its world-class beaches and leisure, maritime and adventure tourism activities, Phuket Town delivers on romance, history and cultural beauty. Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor K. Yuthasak Supasorn, said the article correctly highlighted Phuket's cultural diversity and history; things that are often eclipsed by its beaches. "Phuket Town retain its charm and unique identity that comes from the influence of the Baba-Peranakan culture, which started when Chinese families migrated to Phuket. We are seeing more fully independent tourists with discretionary spending power who want [...]

By |2019-09-09T12:10:34+07:00September 9th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Kathu Connection

Kathu Connection The perfect hybrid between a beach club, a water park, a restaurant and a spa, Kathu Connection is located right in the center of Kathu, on Phra Phuket Kaew Road. The main attraction of the club is the Slip’n’Fly, a 30-meter long water slide that catapults you six to ten meters up in the air, before landing in the main swimming pool. Make sure to follow the instructions of the life guards before initiating the slide. Located around the Slip’n’Fly is the secondary swimming pool, which comes with many sitting options as well as a pool bar, serving delicious cocktails. If you don’t fancy sitting in the water, you [...]

By |2019-09-07T17:48:39+07:00September 7th, 2019|Activities, Activities in Kathu, Kathu|0 Comments