Phuket’s Life

Thailand Amazing Durian and Fruit Festival

Thailand Amazing Durian and Fruit Festival

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Jungceylon Patong yesterday (June 18) hosted the launch of ‘Thailand Amazing Durian and Fruit Festival’ which will last until June 24. Phuket Vice Governor Prakob Wongmaneerung and Deputy-director of Department of Internal Trade Chatchai Saksinchai presided over the opening ceremony. Khun Chatchai says, “The Ministry of Commerce has supported building […]

TAT highlights yachts at TTM+ media briefings

TAT highlights yachts at TTM+ media briefings

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PATTAYA: A total of 99 media representatives from 30 overseas countries received personalised, market-specific briefings on the Thai tourism industry today as part of a continued effort by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to grow the publicity value of the Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2018. Many of the […]

A tale of two cities, Phuket style

A tale of two cities, Phuket style

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The raindrops keep falling on my head. Rainy season always brings with it time to dust off the classics, and strangely enough, straight off my top shelf came Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities. Life is played out so well in these tattered pages, which are turned a mottled brown […]

From tropical paradise to busy urban island – Phuket

From tropical paradise to busy urban island – Phuket

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Phuket’s tourists, expats and property buyers are finding new reasons to head to the Pearl of the Andaman. They’re now spending more time and money seeking out alternative activities in areas other than the famed west-coast beaches. A report says that the island is transforming into a more well-rounded destination […]

Smart Bus takes the coastal route

Smart Bus takes the coastal route

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Phuket’s new smart bus kicked off yesterday featuring two initial routes around the island. The route travels along Thepkasattri Road until it reaches Thalang where it takes a turn towards the coast through Cherngtalay and Bang Tao and on to Surin, Kamala and Patong. Then it continues along the coast […]

Phuket welcomes new catamaran ‘Wasuthep’

Phuket welcomes new catamaran ‘Wasuthep’

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Phuket Marine Police have received their new patrol catamaran named ‘Wasuthep’ aiming to strengthen marine safety around the water surrounding the island with a fast, contemporary design vessel. Phuket Governor, Norapat Plodthong, chaired a ceremony to welcome the new addition at Rassada Pier after the boat arrived in Phuket from […]

Tourist safety tops Digital Economy Minister’s agenda in Phuket

Tourist safety tops Digital Economy Minister’s agenda in Phuket

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PHUKET: A slew of technology-focussed projects aimed at ramping up tourists’ safety topped the agenda during a visit by Digital Economy and Society Minister Dr Pichet Durongkaveroj to Phuket yesterday (Mar 16). Dr Pichet was in Phuket in person to hear from officials their top projects under the ambit of […]

Phuket public transport service centre kicks off

Phuket public transport service centre kicks off

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The central pillar of Phuket public transportation was launched yesterday (March 16) at the Phuket Bus Terminal 2 on Thepkassatri Road, aiming to become a one-stop-shop where people can call for car taxis and motorbike taxis. The automatic system to call for taxi services is expected to help solve problems […]

More wi-fi hotspots and ‘tourist tags’ – Phuket Smart City

More wi-fi hotspots and ‘tourist tags’ – Phuket Smart City

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Phuket will increase the number of hotspots for free Wi-Fi Internet connection to 1,000 around the island as part of its ambition to turn the island into a “smart city”, according to Thailand’s digital economy minister. The province may also develop an electronic wristband system for foreign tourists so their […]

Hi-tech pilot projects to create seven ‘smart cities’

Hi-tech pilot projects to create seven ‘smart cities’

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Universities will use artificial intelligence and other forms of high technology to turn the urban centres of Nonthaburi, Phuket, Yala, Udon Thani, Roi Et, Lamphun and Hat Yai into “smart cities”. The Council of University Presidents of Thailand, King Prajadhipok’s Institute and King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang have signed […]