Phuket’s Life

Jam-packed Thailand Yacht Show & RendezVous opens at Royal Phuket Marina

Jam-packed Thailand Yacht Show & RendezVous opens at Royal Phuket Marina

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The fourth Thailand Yacht Show & RendezVous opened its doors today for yachting enthusiasts and lifestyle-seekers from around the region. Boasting a line-up of leading international yacht brands and brokers, charter agencies, luxury property developers, bespoke travel organisers and leading names in the hospitality and food and beverage industries, the […]

City by the Bay – Laguna Phuket’s urbanisation

City by the Bay – Laguna Phuket’s urbanisation

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If you were going to play a soundtrack to this story, perhaps it could be started off best with the 80’s hit “We Built This City”. If you toured the Laguna Phuket area in the year the song charted in 1985, the area was an eerie lunar landscape of a former tin […]

Phuket Immigration to close for New Year

Phuket Immigration to close for New Year

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PHUKET: Officers at Phuket Immigration are reminding foreigners who need any immigration services over the New Year holiday period to make arrangements to visit the office before the New Year four-day weekend, from Dec 29 through Jan 1. “We will be open on Friday, December 28,” Phuket Immigration Deputy Chief […]

Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous returns

Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous returns

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The Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous (KRSR) returns to Phuket from December 6-9, 2018. Sponsored by Infinite Luxury and in collaboration with luxury Thai Resort Kata Rocks, this unique event will see some of the world’s most iconic superyacht brands come together on Phuket. The KRSR, now in its third year, […]

Phuket Immigration to launch ‘Drive Thru’ service

Phuket Immigration to launch ‘Drive Thru’ service

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PHUKET: Phuket Immigration is adding a ‘Drive Thru’ lane at its main office in Phuket Town in the hopes of making it quicker and easier for foreigners to complete simple procedures, including completing the mandatory 90-day reporting required of all foreigners staying on long-term visas. Phuket Immigration Chief Lt Col […]

Central Floresta and overpass officially opened

Central Floresta and overpass officially opened

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The ‘soft’ opening for the new Central Floresta was on September 10. Now the new shopping centre has had its official endorsement. The Thai Minister of Transport yesterday officially opened the Central Floresta and walkway, linking Central Festival and Floresta. The opening ceremony was lheaded up by the Minister of […]

Central commits to B1bn Phuket lifestyle mall

Central commits to B1bn Phuket lifestyle mall

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BANGKOK: The Central Group of Companies, Thailand’s biggest retail conglomerate, plans to spend B1 billion to build its first outdoor lifestyle mall in the Bang Tao area of Phuket next year. Lertvit Pumipitak, the group’s senior executive vice-president of corporate business development, said the company will start to develop Porto […]

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, […]