Phuket’s Life

Over 16,000 workers register at Phuket migrant workers centre

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PHUKET: Over 16,000 migrant workers registered at the fifteen-day migrant worker registration centre set up at Saphan Hin on July 24. The registration center was announced last month by Phuket Vice Governor Siwaporn Chuasawas and held from the July 24 until yesterday (Aug 7), at the Indoor Stadium in Saphan […]

Tourists, expats called to dress respectfully for HM King’s birthday

Tourists, expats called to dress respectfully for HM King’s birthday

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PHUKET: The Chief of Phuket office of the Public Relations Department has asked for foreigners, tourists and expats alike, to dress appropriately as a mark of respect for the 65th birthday of HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun this Friday (July 28) while the nation remains in a state of mourning. […]

Phuket’s main offices to close for HM King’s birthday

Phuket’s main offices to close for HM King’s birthday

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PHUKET: Government offices across Phuket will close this Friday (July 28) as the nation celebrates the 65th birthday of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun. The government announced back in April that July 28 would be one of two new public holidays introduced this year, the other being Oct 13, […]

Migrant worker registration centre opens in Phuket

Migrant worker registration centre opens in Phuket

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PHUKET: The migrant worker registration centre for Phuket opened at Saphan Hin, on the outskirts of Phuket Town, yesterday (July 24). The centre in Phuket, located at the Indoor Stadium (see map below), will remain open for 15 days, from 8:30am to 4:30pm, until Aug 7. The centre is one of […]

Phuket prepares to commemorate HM King’s birthday

Phuket prepares to commemorate HM King’s birthday

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PHUKET: Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong has instructed officials throughout Phuket to make sure that activities held to commemorate HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun’s 65th birthday next week are respectful and appropriate. The order was handed down by Interior Ministry Permanent Secretary Kritsada Boonrach, who held a video conference with provincial […]

Phuket Lobster Festival to be held next month

Phuket Lobster Festival to be held next month

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PHUKET: The ‘Phuket Lobster Festival’ is to be held from August 1-31 and is expected to generate revenue of 200 million baht for local businesses. Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong and Wirachai Pranveerapaibool, Managing Director of Pracharath Rak Samakkee (Social Enterprise) Co Ltd, Phuket, yesterday held a press conference at the […]

Phuket Gov announces checkpoint as ‘temporary solution’ for accidents

Phuket Gov announces checkpoint as ‘temporary solution’ for accidents

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PHUKET: The Phuker Governor has announced plans to build a checkpoint to inspect the condition of cars and drivers on Patong Hill in order to avoid accidents in that area. Governor Norraphat Plodthong held a meeting at Phuket Provincial Hall with Patong Police officers and Patong Mayor Chalermluk Kebsup yesterday […]

Tesco CEO to headline Phuket Business Dinner seminar

Tesco CEO to headline Phuket Business Dinner seminar

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PHUKET: John Christie, who heads Tesco Lotus operations throughout Thailand, will be the guest speaker at a special Business Dinner event in Phuket next month. The event, organised in collaboration with the Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce (NTCC) and the Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce (AustCham), is part of the British Chamber […]

More than 4,000 cyclists join Phuket biking event

More than 4,000 cyclists join Phuket biking event

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PHUKET: A 20-kilometer bike ride organized as part of the ‘Nation Bike Thailand 2017’ event was held in Phuket yesterday and attracted more than 4,000 cyclists to the island. “The event was held under the theme of ‘Pan Yon Muang, Chim Ahan, Laokhan Reung Muang Too at Phuket’, or ‘Cycling […]

Phuket hosts tropical fruit festival

Phuket hosts tropical fruit festival

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PHUKET: Central Festival Phuket yesterday hosted the launch of ‘Thailand Amazing Durian & Fruit Festival’ which is to be held in Phuket till July 4. Phuket Vice Governor Siwaporn Chuasawad presided over the opening ceremony. “Following successful feedback in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, we launched the festival in Phuket to […]