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No more Uber in Thailand

No more Uber in Thailand

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PHUKET: Uber Thailand will cease operations in Thailand under a merger of resources with ridesharing service Grab. In a notice issued to members yesterday (Mar 26), the company noted, “Uber will be combining our operations with Grab to lead you in the next chapter of ridesharing in Thailand and across […]

Phuket in the mix as Leopard 51 Powercat marks 100

Phuket in the mix as Leopard 51 Powercat marks 100

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PHUKET: Leopard Catamarans recently completed hull number 100 of the highly popular Leopard 51 PC, which has proven to be very popular in the Asian market with nine yachts already delivered among Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, and two more on their way to Phuket by April of this year. Built […]

Maliwan takes on mantle as Phuket’s sole Honda auto dealer

Maliwan takes on mantle as Phuket’s sole Honda auto dealer

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PHUKET: Honda Automobile (Thailand) has confirmed that the new authorised dealer and service centre in Phuket is the Honda Maliwan showroom on Thepkrasattri Rd in Rassada, just south of Mission Hospital Phuket. The news follows the closure last Thursday (Mar 1) of three Phuket showrooms operated by Anuphas Vividhkarn Co […]

Singha Estate enters B11bn deal to buy Outrigger hotels, including Outrigger Phuket

Singha Estate enters B11bn deal to buy Outrigger hotels, including Outrigger Phuket

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PHUKET: Thai-listed group Singha Estate has entered into an agreement to purchase the 255-room Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort through affiliated entities, reports Bill Barnett of consultancy C9 Hotelworks. The deal includes five other Outrigger flagged properties in Koh Samui Thailand, Maldives, Mauritius and Fiji, (See report here.) “The portfolio outside […]

Aussie enviro-startup sets sights on mosquito-borne diseases

Aussie enviro-startup sets sights on mosquito-borne diseases

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PHUKET: An Australian company is looking to break into the Thai market, and elsewhere in Asia, with a revolutionary product that prevents disease-carrying mosquitoes carrying dangerous diseases such as dengue, Chikungunya and malaria from breeding in standing water. The product, simply called Mosquito Drops under the brand EnviroSafe, is effective […]

Singapore developer enters deal for new B579mn marina in Phuket

Singapore developer enters deal for new B579mn marina in Phuket

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PHUKET: The owner and operator of the ONE°15 Marina at Sentosa Cove in Singapore has bought a 60% stake in a Thai company that already has construction permits to build a B579 million 171-berth marina with adjoining 66-room hotel on 24 rai near the Phuket Deep Sea Port at Ao […]

Honda assures Phuket dealer on its way

Honda assures Phuket dealer on its way

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PHUKET: Honda (Thailand) has confirmed that a new official car dealer and service agent will open in Phuket, but say they cannot confirm the new centre’s opening date. The news follows the announcement by Anuphas Vividhkarn Co Ltd on Saturday (Feb 17) that after 32 years the company will cease […]

Anuphas Vividhkarn’s withdrawal leaves Phuket without Honda dealers

Anuphas Vividhkarn’s withdrawal leaves Phuket without Honda dealers

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PHUKET: After 32 years, Anuphas Vividhkarn will cease to serve as a the sole Honda car dealer in Phuket, it was announced at a press conference at the Novotel Phuket Phokeetra Hotel in Phuket Town on Saturday (Feb 17). For decades, Anuphas Vividhkarn has served as the only Honda dealer […]

Essence of experience: Thailand Yacht Show experiential format takes shape

Essence of experience: Thailand Yacht Show experiential format takes shape

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The Thailand Yacht Show (TYS) 2018 is less than a month away. With strong promotional support from the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thai Airways, and new main sponsors BMW Asia and Torqeedo, as well as a whole host of international hospitality and tourism groups, TYS will welcome visitors from all […]

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon achieves Gold Green Globe status

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon achieves Gold Green Globe status

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Sustainable maintenance of the 52-rai lush garden is assisted by its own natural wastewater treatment plant, which provides 65% of the daily water consumption in the gardens. Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket has become a certified Green Globe Gold member in 2017 having recently received the coveted eco-sustainable […]