Phuket’s Life

Phuket now has a world class shopping hub

Phuket now has a world class shopping hub

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The population of Thailand is around 70 million people. I think most of them were at the opening night of the new Central Floresta yesterday. As far as openings go this must have put a smile on the Central owners and management involved in bringing this new shopping experience to […]

The new Central Floresta is open

The new Central Floresta is open

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The new, highly-anticipated (by locals) Central Foresta opens it doors for the first time. Opposite the ‘old’ Central Festival, located at the Darasamuth Intersection, the new Central Floresta creates a ‘central’ shopping destination for the island to match anything in Thailand. The new Central Floresta combines the highest-end luxury brands […]

Launch of Integrated Green Urban Transport Plan for Phuket and southern islands

Launch of Integrated Green Urban Transport Plan for Phuket and southern islands

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The Integrated Green Urban Transport Plan has been launched. The launch was held at the Pullman Acadia (Nai Thon) Hotel led by Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, Minister of Transport who is part of the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT). Joining him was outgoing Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong and other officials. Khun Arkhom says, […]

The new Blue Tree waterpark and entertainment precinct unveiled

The new Blue Tree waterpark and entertainment precinct unveiled

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Phuket’s tourism industry has received a major shot in the arm with the unveiling of the new Blue Tree Phuket – a US$40 million investment and multi-dimensional destination waterpark and entertainment complex set over 140 rai in Cherng Talay. Positioning themselves as ‘Phuket’s premier family attraction’, Blue Tree is the […]

Phuket Tasty Fest set to shine

Phuket Tasty Fest set to shine

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PHUKET: A teaser promotional event for the upcoming Tasty Food Fest 2018 was held at Queen Sirikit Park in Phuket Town on Thursday, with dozens of stalls selling local delicacies from Phuket and elsewhere throughout Southern Thailand. Present were Tourism Authority of Thailand Phuket office Director Kanokkittika Kritwutikon and Noppadon […]

First Chevrolet 2S Service Centre opens in Phuket

First Chevrolet 2S Service Centre opens in Phuket

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PHUKET: Chevrolet Thailand held the grand opening of its first new Chevrolet ‘2S’ Service Centre of Thailand in Phuket today (Aug 16) with its dealer, TK Automobile. The centre, located on the bypass road, is open Monday to Saturday, from 8:30am to 5:30pm. “To expand the service coverage and customer […]

Central Phuket opens on September 10

Central Phuket opens on September 10

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The new Central Phuket is set to open its doors on September 10. The announcement was made at Centara Grand Beach Resort, also owned by the Central Pattana Group. The concept of the new shopping centre, twice as big as the current Central Festival, is ‘The World Comes To Play’. […]

Russia set to establish Consulate-General in Phuket

Russia set to establish Consulate-General in Phuket

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The Russian Federation is poised to open a Consulate-General in Phuket in response to the growing Russian expat community and consistent stream in Russian tourists coming to the island. Russian PM Dmitriy Medvedev signed the order last Saturday ratifying the new diplomatic mission on the island. There are no details in […]

The cost of living in Phuket

The cost of living in Phuket

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Living costs in Thailand can vary wildly, depending on where you live – it’s the same anywhere in the world. But the situation becomes more exaggerated on a tourist island like Phuket. No longer simply the tropical island paradise with kilometres of beaches, the island is now a bustling tourist […]

Water Park Wars – Phuket wettest battlefield

Water Park Wars – Phuket wettest battlefield

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ttgasia.com is reporting that the water park battle in Phuket is getting very intense as new players enter the marketplace. Among them Blue Tree Phuket, poised to open its doors early 2019 as an upscale family entertainment and lifestyle complex. The sprawling 22.5ha development, located around Cherngtalay, is the result of […]