The Phuket Gazette - 20 years and still going strong
For the past 20 years the Phuket Gazette has been the island's top English-language newspaper. The media company's staff, friends and supporters gathered to celebrate this achievement with a fun night at founder John Magee's Laguna home featuring cool sounds from Black & Blue and Cannonball.
Gulu on Gov: he's really an action man
Billionaire Phuket property developer Gulu Lalvani dubbed provincial governor Maitri Inthusut an "action man" while describing his delight that - after ten years of delays - work has finally begun on dredging the channel that leads to Royal Phuket Marina and the Boat Lagoon.
ML Usni Pramoj at the Baan Kata Arts Fest
Classical musician and composer. Mom Luang Usni Pramoj visited Phuket to perform at the Baan Kata Arts Fest with the Pro Music String Quartet. The music - Mendelssohn's String Quartet in E Minor Op 44 No 2. The location - the Usni-Moshe Music Room at Mom Tri's Villa Royale.
Nepal Consulate opens in Phuket-PGTV
A Buddhist blessing ceremony was held to inaugurate the opening of the new Nepal consulate office near Saphan Hin. The new consulate will be able to issue visas and offer travel advice for visitors to the mountain kingdom. According to Honorary Consul to Phuket for Nepal, Ajarn Pranee Sakulpipatana,...
The Sri Chinmoy Bhajan Singers in concert
As part of their annual get-together, the Sri Chinmoy Bhajan Singers - who hail from all corners of the globe - gathered for a concert at Phuket's Rajabhat University. The event also featured an exhibition of Sri Chinmoy's art, which had also been on show at the United Nations building in New York.
A tour around the Andaman Embrace Resort
Freya Eve enjoys a day at the Andaman Embrace Resort and Sukko Spa. This Patong resort stands out not only as a stylish hotel in the busy beach town, but is also one of just a few that is privately owned by a local Thai family with services and facilities that rival the international brand hotel...
Training Bella at Tiger Muay Thai – Part 1
In a new occasional series for Phuket Today, we take fitness fanatic Bella Thirapan to try out some of the many training disciplines on offer at the Tiger Muay Thai and MMA Training Centre in Chalong. This week Bella gets to grips with the gym's cornerstone Muay Thai workout and meets Muay Thai ...
The Counterfeit Beatles play Phuket
Phuket Today meets the fake Fab four. The Counterfeit Beatles were on the island for two nights of performances at the Boat Lagoon's new marquee. Organized by Events International, this was the second in a series of tribute concerts that they are planning to bring to Phuket with more to come in ...
2014 Bay Regatta results
This year's Bay Regatta – which sails around the hongs and limestone karsts of beautiful Phang Nga Bay – saw 39 boats in five classes take to the water. As much about the parties and sight-seeing as it is about racing the Bay Regatta did however, stage 4 days of hotly contested sail races. Here ar...
Davis Cup comes to Phuket
The Davis Cup tennis tournament came to Phuket with Thai and Hong Kong teams competing in the regional (Asia/Oceania) matchup at Thanyapura. After an uncertain start which saw Thailand’s Warit Sornbutnark defeated in the opening match against Hong Kong’s Phillip King, the home team rallied to win ...