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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 shines in new property awards

Phuket shines in new property awards

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PHUKET: Phuket developers and residential projects shone brightly at the inaugural Dot Property Thailand Awards 2017 last week, winning Best Developer and scoring multiple awards for a slew of other projects. Organised by online property portal Thailand Property and the Dot Property Group, the awards honoured the best projects, developers […]

Emirates covers Thai visa costs

Emirates covers Thai visa costs

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PHUKET: Emirates is offering visa payment privileges to Thai nationals travelling via the airline to Dubai from Phuket and Bangkok. Thai travellers who book return tickets from Bangkok or Phuket to the Emirates home base in Dubai from now until Aug 14 – on trips until the end of November – are eligible for […]

B3.5bn retirement community inked for MontAzure

B3.5bn retirement community inked for MontAzure

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PHUKET: An upmarket senior living village valued at approximately THB 3.5 billion (US$100 million) will be integrated into Phuket’s rapidly expanding MontAzure mixed-use development in Kamala as the project fast evolves into one of Asia’s most exceptional luxury lifestyle communities. Kamala Senior Living Co Ltd, a partnership between Thai property […]

New TCEB President outlines strategy to boost MICE industry

New TCEB President outlines strategy to boost MICE industry

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BANGKOK: The new President of the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) public organisation, Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, has announced a new strategy to develop the TCEB into the leading organisation for MICE to improve the country’s economy with innovation to create prosperity and distribute income. Mr Chiruit, who was […]

Seminar on employment of migrant workers to be held in Phuket

Seminar on employment of migrant workers to be held in Phuket

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PHUKET: As many local employers still struggle to understand the peculiarities of proper employment of migrant workers, Phuket authorities are planning to organise a seminar on this issue for all concerned. The seminar was announced by Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong during the most recent meeting on migrant labour and human […]

Condo group warns of ‘fly-by-night buyers’

Condo group warns of ‘fly-by-night buyers’

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BANGKOK: Condo developers should be wary of “speculative” buyers in the high-end segment who may opt out of buying the units once a project is completed, says the Thai Condominium Association. President Prasert Taedullayasatit said the condo market is seeing a growing number of speculative buyers in middle- to-higher-end projects […]

Tourism revenue projected to hit B3.1trn

Tourism revenue projected to hit B3.1trn

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BANGKOK: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) forecasts revenue of B3.1 trillion in tourism revenue in 2018 by attracting tourists from second-tier Chinese and European cities and focusing on tourist quality, says TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn. The industry has remained sluggish during the past two quarters, but the plans are […]

Visa signs MoU as payments partner for Phuket Smart City

Visa signs MoU as payments partner for Phuket Smart City

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PHUKET: Visa has signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Phuket City Development Co., Ltd (PKCD) as an official partner of Phuket Smart City project to develop payment solutions for both residents and tourists on the island. Present to sign the MoU were Visa Country Manager for Thailand Suripong Tantiyanon […]

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 […]