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Kicking off Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Kicking off Phuket Vegetarian Festival

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Around the shrine there were plenty of vegetarian food vendors with big crowds of people along the streets. Phuket’s annual vegetarian festival kicked off last night with religious rituals happening at the main Chinese shrines of the island with a large number of attendees including Phuket’s Governor, authorities, locals and […]

Thailand Yacht Show stays in Phuket, dates moved to Chinese New Year

Thailand Yacht Show stays in Phuket, dates moved to Chinese New Year

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PHUKET: The organisers of the Thailand Yacht Show (TYS) have announced revised dates for the third edition of the show, which will return to Phuket’s Ao Po Grand Marina on Feb 22-25, 2018, with the Thailand Yachting Forum (TYF) scheduled to take place on Feb 21, 2018. The third edition […]

Show and tell – Governor in BKK to promote Phuket Street Food

Show and tell – Governor in BKK to promote Phuket Street Food

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During September, which is the green season, hotels and resorts also offer special rates to welcome more travelers, which is a great opportunity to enjoy several activities in Phuket. Phuket’s Governor attended a press conference regarding the Phuket Street Food Festival 2017 in Central World Mall, Bangkok. The events will […]

Mövenpick to open new Phuket resort amid Asia growth drive

Mövenpick to open new Phuket resort amid Asia growth drive

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PHUKET: Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts will open a new resort in Mai Khao, at the northern end of Phuket, as part of the company’s expansion throughout Southeast Asia, The Phuket News has learned. The new venue will be built at the site of the existing DVaree Mai Khao Beach resort, […]

Would you pay One Million Baht for a number plate?

Would you pay One Million Baht for a number plate?

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There have been 11 auctions so far in Phuket reaping a total revenue of 214,022,331 Baht and this amount of money has been spent on road safety measures Phuket’s Land Transport Office released 301 new car license plate numbers for auction expecting a 22 million Baht windfall. The Director-General of […]

Ramada to open distinctive ‘Peranakan’ hotel in Phuket

Ramada to open distinctive ‘Peranakan’ hotel in Phuket

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PHUKET: Wyndham Hotel Group have announced the continued expansion of its globally-recognised Ramada brand in Thailand with the signing of Ramada Plaza Chaofah Phuket, a franchised hotel with Southern Star Hotel Co Ltd, an affiliate of the CAS Group. The 270-room upscale hotel is slated for completion in 2018 and […]

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 […]