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Animal activist petitions Thai government to help starving elephants

BANGKOK: Susan Field, a British citizen residing in Koh Samui, today presented a petition with almost 65,000 signatures to the Thai Government today asking them to provide urgent financial aid for elephants and their handlers who have received no income since tourists disappeared at the start of COVID-19. “The future for elephants in Thailand looks extremely grim. In order to make a few baht, the mahouts may take their elephants back to begging in the streets or other cruel and degrading activities,” said Field, adding “Do these magnificent animals, your national symbol, deserve this? I don’t believe they do.” If this tragic and desperate situation deteriorates further, and elephants begin to starve to death, Field believes this will have an [...]

By |2020-06-20T10:06:19+07:00June 20th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Phuket tourism representatives announce projects to revive the industry

PHUKET: A tourism press conference titled ‘Finally We Meet Again!’ was held yesterday (June 9) at the Jungceylon Shopping Mall on the first day of Phuket’s beaches re-opening, since all beaches across the island had been locked down with regards to the COVID-19 situation. The Phuket’s branch of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, alongside Patong Municipality and Phuket Tourism Association, announced their joined project ‘Phuket Great Time’ (www.phuketgreattime.com), which is a channel where local tourism-related businesses can promote themselves. In addition, the team also revealed their tourism promoting plan throughout this green season. The Director of the TAT’s Phuket Office, K. Napasorn Kakai, said that the website will be available from June 15 onwards and the team mentioned that there [...]

By |2020-06-10T14:12:56+07:00June 10th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Phuket Best Burger 6

Everyone loves a great burger. The perfect ratio of burger to bun, the selection of choice ingredients and the overall personality of the burger maestro are all major factors in determining whether any hamburger is worthy of the label “Phuket’s Best Burger”. Now in its 6th year, Phuket Best Burger has become one of Phuket’s most loved events. This year Phuket’s Best Burger will be getting all burgerliscious at Blue Tree Phuket on Saturday, March 28. Restaurateurs and chefs will all compete to see whose burger reigns supreme and become Phuket’s Best Burger 2020. Entrance to the event is free and burgers prices are capped to allow visitors to try as many as they possibly can!

By |2020-02-12T16:24:43+07:00March 28th, 2020||0 Comments

Supersports Laguna Phuket Marathon to support Phuket’s tourism

PHUKET: The award-winning Supersports Laguna Phuket Marathon will take place for the fifteenth time on June, 13 and 14 at Laguna Phuket, welcoming 15,000 runners from more than 70 countries and a new title sponsor, Supersports. With over 80% of runners coming from outside of Phuket and 20% traveling from overseas, Supersports Laguna Phuket Marathon is a leading destination marathon in Southeast Asia and an important event for Phuket island. Contributing THB 291.58 million in 2019 alone, the event drives domestic and international travel to the island with visitors spending in the local economy on accommodation, food and beverage, and more. With a strong family focus, the event has become a fun vacation for many and participants spend time enjoying [...]

By |2020-03-03T16:24:43+07:00March 3rd, 2020|News|0 Comments

Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa welcomes Yi-Fan Chu as Executive Chef

PHUKET: Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa is pleased to announce Chef Yi-Fan Chu has been appointed as the resort’s new Executive Chef. With over 15 years’ experience around the world Chef Yi-Fan has developed an impressive reputation for excellent food service and creative culinary concepts. Growing up in Taiwan and then California, Chef Yi-Fan discovered his passion for food at an early age when he helped his mother in the kitchen. He then acquired his culinary expertise at the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary program at California School of Culinary Arts, followed by a number of high-end hotels and restaurants in Germany, The United States, Thailand and Vietnam. Prior to joining Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa Chef Yi-Fan was [...]

By |2020-02-12T16:04:37+07:00February 12th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket celebrates Solidarity Week 2019

PHUKET: Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket continues its commitment to help change the lives of society's most disadvantaged members by celebrating Solidarity Week by AccorHotels. Since 2008, Solidarity Week has grown within AccorHotels properties and headquarters around the world. Each year, over the course of a week in December, employees are encouraged to participate in charitable initiatives, providing a practical response to the needs expressed by local organizations. As a part of this year’s Solidarity Week, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket visited Phuket Sunshine Village, a local charity located in Phuket Town that provides a loving home for children through foster care, to give them a safe place to grow and develop. On Saturday, December 14, [...]

By |2019-12-19T12:13:08+07:00December 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Laguna Phuket named DPE’s Honorable Contributor in Sports and Exercise

PHUKET: On Monday 9 December, Asia’s premier destination resort Laguna Phuket was named Honorable Contributor in Sports and Exercise by Ministry of Tourism and Sports’ Department of Physical Education (DPE) at its 86th anniversary celebration, held at National Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand. Presented by Minister of Tourism and Sports Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, the prestigious award was exclusively presented to seven organizations and 20 individuals selected by DPE’s judging panel from a rigorous nationwide award submissions. Laguna Phuket is the only awardee from Phuket Province in the organizations category. “We'd like to thank the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, and Department of Physical Education for the honorable recognition. 2019 is a year of harvest for us. Our 26th annual Laguna Phuket Triathlon [...]

By |2019-12-12T08:52:38+07:00December 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Chef pop up at Golden Buddha Beach Resort

Chef Weerawat ‘Num’ Triyasenawat, one of Thailand’s most acclaimed chefs, will be foraging from the savanna, gardens and seashores of Koh Phra Thong to prepare a seasonal and truly local menu. The dining experience will take place on December 4, 2019, at the Clubhouse of the Golden Buddha Beach Resort, on Phra Thong island. Enjoy a unique and memorable 7-course set menu and a welcome drink for THB 2,000 per person. Chef Num is the Chef and Owner of Samuay & Sons, a critically acclaimed restaurant located in the Isan region of Thailand, in the city of Udon Thani. Chef Num prides himself on the use of the best local, seasonal ingredients, prepared in ways that reference Thai dishes from [...]

By |2019-11-12T09:41:18+07:00December 4th, 2019||0 Comments

The 33rd Phuket King’s Cup Regatta set to get underway

PHUKET: Asia’s premier sailing event, the prestigious Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, celebrates its 33rd year from November 30 to - December 7, 2019. With 10 classes of Keelboats and Multihulls and six International Dinghy Classes, and the new IOMC class, the regatta aims to grow sustainable sailing communities and help develop the skills of a new wave of sailors and reaffirm Phuket as the hub for Asian Water Sports and Marine tourism. Kevin Whitcraft, President of the Organizing Committee, said: "We are delighted to welcome all international and Thai sailors to the 33rd Phuket King’s Cup Regatta. For 2019 and in past years, we have had a special focus on growing the dinghy components of our overall regatta, as we [...]

By |2019-12-02T15:05:57+07:00December 2nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Chiang Mai Flavors Promotion at Ginja Taste

PHUKET: Chef Kritphan Jitmanowan and his skilled team from Le Meridien Chiang Mai pops up at Ginja Taste restaurant to excite the palates of Phuket diners with the unique taste of northern Thai cuisine. For Food lovers, do not miss out the chance to try the Lanna cuisine at the guest chef’s event, ‘Chiang Mai Flavors, which is happening from 20 – 26 November 2019 at Ginja Taste & Ginja Cook, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa. The programs for the extraordinary cooking and dining experience are as follow: Lanna A la Carte Menu from 20 – 26 November 2019 from 6.00 – 10.00 pm at Ginja Taste Tantalize your taste buds with the selection of northern dishes on the [...]

By |2019-11-22T11:02:02+07:00November 22nd, 2019|News|0 Comments