A History of Phuket book launch
Colin Mackay launches his new book, A History of Phuket and the Surrounding Region, at a packed event at Royal Phuket Marina. Also in Phuket Today's News and Events section, we preview the next week's PIMEX 2013, the Thalang Festival and 91.5FM deejays Doris and Gerry remind everybody to turn out t...
Pjae Stanley at the Underwood Art Factory
Soulful blues singer Pjae Stanley and her band serenade the week away every Friday night at the Lost Legends Theater in John Underwood's Art Factory. Phuket Today talked to both Pjae and John about the weekly shows and their plans for the future of Lost Legends and the Art Factory.
Phuket Invitational Car Rally
Organized by the Grumpy Old Men's Society in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Patong Beach, the British Business Association, IBAP, AustCham and many other island organizations, this year's Phuket Intvitational Car Rally saw 45 competing teams take to the less-traveled roads of Phuket for a fun d...
OTOP City Fair
The OTOP City Four Regions Fair brought together village industries from around Thailand to showcase their products at Sapan Hin park in Phuket Town. Phuket products on display included batik fabric from Chaiya Batik and other traditional designer fabric products; etched leather accessories; locally...
Lion King rehearsals at BIS
The students, parents and teachers at Phuket's British International School are working hard to perfect their musical stage production of The Lion King in time for its premiere on 1 April. Head of Arts, Neill Thacker, talks about the challenges they still have to overcome. The show runs from 1 to 3 ...
Colin Mackay – A History of Phuket
Having studied history at Edinburgh University, it had often bothered Colin Mackay that he could not find an inclusive history book for Phuket – and so he decided to write one himself. A History of Phuket and the Surrounding Area looks back over thousands of years of human development in the region ...
ACYC Family Day
The Ao Chalong Yacht Club has taken delivery of a shipment of Open Bic junior sailing dinghies and has launched a youth sail training program. Yacht club Commodore Mick Kealy explains what makes the new dinghies perfect for sail training and club manager, Kim Mitchell, talks about the club's popular...
Old Phuket Town Festival
The annual Phuket Old Town Festival saw the centre of Phuket City taken over for three days of celebrations of the town’s historical origins and its unique mix of cultures. The festival is designed to encourage Phuket residents to contribute to the promotion of the Old Town and to help develop and c...
Laguna Phuket Turtle Release
Phuket Today heads for the shimmering sands of Bangtao Beach for the 19th annual Laguna Phuket sea turtle release. Laguna Phuket helped raise over 200,000 baht for the Phuket Marine Biological Center and Third Area Naval Command to assist them with their turtle rescue programs.