On November 16, 2019, Phuketify and The Guide Phuket were invited to the Grand Opening of Diamond Resort, a brand new hotel located in Cherng Talay. Over 500 guests joined the opening ceremony, which included numerous shows, such as The Stream of Miracle Show, The LED Wing Show, Aerial Silk by Thailand’s Got Talent 2010 Winner, alongside talented Jazz singers to keep the evening pumped up to the max! We started the day by visiting the different rooms available among the 292 accommodations that the resort offers, and had the pleasure to grab lunch at the Infuse Restaurant, which offers a menu that balances modern and traditional cuisines that plays on new flavor brought to diners from Europe. The [...]
On November 11, 2019, Utopia Corporation arranged the Utopia Music Festival at their condominiums in Nai Harn Beach, using a theme of superhero. The concept of ‘Dare to Dream’ showcases the outstanding and unique properties under Utopia Corporation. The music festival started with a speech from Utopia CEO Hachi Yin and Vice President Leo Li, who explained their various properties across Phuket, currently valued at almost 6 billion Baht. Their speech was followed by an exciting glow-in-the-dark light show and some awesome performances and talented DJs. The party goers were all dressed in superheroes, from Son Goku to Wonder Woman, to Maleficent and Harley Quinn. Plenty of Phuket local street cuisine was available in the food trucks around the [...]
On October 5, 2019, the team at Boat Lagoon organized the 2019 Oktoberfest festival, next to the white marquee. Hundreds of beer-loving fans gathered at the venue to indulge in German specialties, such as home-made pretzels, sauerkraut and delicious sausages with mustard. The entertainment was provided by a live band and DJ, while the one and only Jason Wilder made sure everyone had a lot of fun though games and competitions.
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.
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 [...]
On August 17, 2019, Limelight Avenue Phuket, a shopping center located on Dibuk Road, in Phuket Town, celebrated its fourth year of operation with a thank you party for friends, medias, and family. Dubbed "For Fans For Fun", the event gathered many celebrities, as well as singers and dancers. Hivetel, Dibuka and Pint Factory took care of serving delicious appetizers and refreshing drinks, while the Lemongrass Restaurant hosted the dinner, with a full-on BBQ stand, sashimi platters and a Thai buffet with many of the restaurant's specialties. The management of Limelight Avenue Phuket took this opportunity to announce the launch of a series of stickers for the famous chat application, Line, which are available for download since yesterday. All [...]
On Mother's Day, August 12, 2019, Phuket was invited to the High Tea @ Chao Fah event, hosted at the Ramada Plaza Chao Fah, in Phuket Town, to celebrate the lovely mothers out there and to be given the opportunity to try some wonderful tea pairing with delicious pastries. The event gathered a nice crowd of mainly locals, who were seen exploring the six different varieties of tea promoted by TWG Singapore. Alongside the refreshing beverage were a selection of beautiful crafted pastries, both sweet and savory, to elegantly pair with the hot teas. This promotion is available every Saturday and Sunday, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, and is currently priced at THB 490.- per person, or THB [...]
On July 25, 2019, Phuketify was invited to the Gardens Gastronomy Bar, in Phuket Town, for the launch and reveal of the leading Norwegian craft gin in Phuket: Harahorn Norwegian Small Batch Gin. A selection of media and cocktails connoisseurs gathered at the mixology venue to discover some unique flavors delivered by the Norwegian spirit. Det Norske Brenneri, which can be translated as The Norwegian Distiller, is the largest private distiller in Norway and produces some 1.8 million bottles annually from its Grimstad base, in Southern Norway. "We distill the essence of traditional craftsmanship, using only the best Norwegian ingredients. The success of Harahorn domestically and in export markets is a direct result of this, including numerous awards at [...]
On July 14, 2019, Phuketify had the pleasure to celebrate French National Day at the Royal Phawadee Village, in the center of Patong. The celebration started at 6:30pm, with a refreshing Pina Colada cocktail served in a bamboo cup and with a bamboo straw, showcasing the sustainability efforts of the venue towards environment. After a speech from Mr. Claude de Crissey, French Honorary Consul in Phuket, Phuket Vice Governor and other Phuket officials, the crowd listened to both the royal Thai anthem and the French anthem. The buffet was composed of French classics and Thai traditional dishes, including a large selection of seafood, cold cuts and delicious cheese; nothing short of what is expected from French National Day celebrations. [...]
From July 5 to 7, 2019, the Phuket Hotel Craft & Skill Expo 2019 took place at the Royal Phuket City hotel, in Phuket Town. This three-day event welcomes industry professionals and interested parties to discover the latest trends in hospitality. A number of suppliers in food & beverage, HVAC and IT showcased their products on the main floor of the event. The center stage welcomed various competitions over the weekend, such as the Southern Region Barista Latte Art competition, the Thailand Bartender Championship, and the Creative Coffee Break Challenge, to encourage the development of MICE business in Phuket. The organizer expected a little over 10,000 visitors over the weekend. The Phuket Hotel Craft & Skill Expo 2019 was [...]