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Phuket Golf Tourney for Education
- Posted on 02 Apr, 2012
Phuket golfers are set to tee off for the 4th Annual Phuket Oilfield Classic Charity Golf Tournament at Loch Palm and Red Mountain golf courses from April 5-7. More than 200 overseas visitors are expected to visit the island for this event, which raises funds for local educational scholarships. Among the big prizes to be won are two tickets to anywhere in the world with Qatar Airways and a trip to South Africa.
Find more information at http://www.phuketoilfieldclassic.com.
Phuket Easter Egg Hunt
- Posted on 01 Apr, 2012
Phuket kids are set for an afternoon of fun and adventure at the Phuket Easter Market at Canal Village in Laguna Phuket, from 3pm-7pm on April 7. In addition to an Easter egg hunt, there will be egg painting, crafts, games, a bouncy castle and entertainment.
The event is being held in support of the Good Shepherd charity, which helps disadvantaged children around the island.
Call Vicky Coburn on 080-690 8448 for further details.
All Eyes on Phuket: Google Street View Arrives
- Posted on 30 Mar, 2012
Google Street View, the browser giant’s ground-breaking application that gives a 360-degree photographic view of an area on Google Maps, has now arrived to Thailand.
Phuket joins Chiang Mai and Bangkok as the first destination to be given the ‘view’ treatment, so prospective visitors hoping for an advance peek into the island will now have a chance to do so from the comfort of their own home. Many living on Phuket, meanwhile, have reportedly been spending time this week checking out their home streets and favourite places to see how they appear through Google’s long lens, as well as enjoying the thrill of exploring the roads with no traffic nuisances!
Phuket Boat Show Set to Launch
- Posted on 29 Mar, 2012
Phuket yachting fans will be treated to an up-close look at some of the world’s most fabulous vessels at the Phuket International Marine Exhibition (PIMEX), which opens tomorrow at the Royal Phuket Marina.
The event will feature on-water display of over 50 boats including superyachts, sailing yachts, power boats, tenders and dinghies. International brands will make their début alongside exhibitions of boat gear, marine accessories and luxury lifestyle products and services. Aside from the boat displays, visitors will enjoy social events, live entertainment and waterside restaurants.
PIMEX opens at 11am on March 29, and will run from 11am-8pm on March 30 and 31 and 11am-6pm on April 1. Visitor entry is free.
Visit www.phuketboatshow.com for more information.
Last Chance for Phuket Marathon Early Birds
- Posted on 26 Mar, 2012
The 7th Laguna Phuket International Marathon is fast approaching, and this will be the final week that Early Bird entry rates will be available. Sign up by March 31 and get a discount on the fee, as well as some additional motivation to keep moving until the big race on June 10!
In addition to the 42km marathon race, race entrants may sign up for one of the less gruelling courses including a half-marathon, 10.5km run, 5km walk, and a 2km run for kids.
Find more information on www.phuketmarathon.com
Phuket Fashion Sneak Peak for Charity
- Posted on 23 Mar, 2012
Phuket fashion fans are set to flock to Cudos restaurant in Surin to check out the latest designs of Island Bliss, at the charity runway walk from 6pm-8pm on March 23. Cocktail dresses, spring outfits and children’s wear are among the tropical-cool styles set to be modelled in this special preview show.
Free-flow drinks and canapés are included in the entry fee of 800 baht/person or 500 baht/person if drinking only non-alcoholic beverages. All proceeds will be donated to the Good Shepherd charity in support of disadvantaged children. Call Shelley Clowes to book your ticket on 081-270 2798.
For more information on Good Shepherd visit www.thegoodshepherd.info
Soi Romanee Walking Street Launched
- Posted on 21 Mar, 2012
The prettiest street in Old Phuket is set to transform into a festival atmosphere with the launch of the Soi Romanee Sunday Walking Street in Phuket City from 3pm to 8pm.
Back in Phuket’s tin-mining days of old, Soi Romanee was a notorious red-light district, which fell into a dilapidated state as the tin industry faded into the background. In recent years, however, the street’s been extensively restored as part of the Old Town revitalisation project and is now teeming with trendy cafes and picturesque shop fronts.
Thai PM Visits Phuket
- Posted on 19 Mar, 2012
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is visiting Phuket today on a mobile cabinet session where a number of key Andaman region projects and issues are slated to be discussed. Her tour includes a visit to the tsunami memorial site in Khao Lak , and later she will preside over the opening ceremonies for the One Tambon, One Product fair at Saphan Hin public park in Phuket City.
Phuket residents will have noticed several billboards with PM Yingluck’s image on them being erected in the days leading up to her visit. This welcoming gesture is quite a contrast from her last visit prior to winning the election, where she was practically chased out of a Phuket hotel by protesters.
Divas Get Ready! Lady Gaga Tix on Sale
- Posted on 17 Mar, 2012
The Lady that has inspired many a cabaret show in Phuket is finally ready make her Thailand appearance. Lady Gaga fans – known affectionately as her Little Monsters – are expected to clamour for tickets to her May 25 Born This Way tour stop in Bangkok, which go on sale tomorrow (March 17).
"The Haus of Gaga and I have worked for months conceiving a spectacular stage,” said Mother Monster. “THE BORN THIS WAY BALL is an Electro-Metal Pop-Opera; the tale of the Beginning, the genesis of the Kingdom of Fame. How we were birthed and how we will die celebrating.”
In addition to being at the top of the music charts, the 25-year-old pop star is known for her outrageous fashions and for having the one of the world's largest fan followings on Facebook and Twitter.
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Phuket Scores International Tennis Event
- Posted on 16 Mar, 2012
Phuket is set to boost its profile as an international sporting destination with the recent news that the Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Centre on the north of the island will host the Chang International Tennis Federation (ITF) Thailand Pro Circuit Women’s event from March 17 to 31.
Thanyapura Group President Robert Hauck said, “We couldn’t be happier following the decision to hold the event at TSLC. Thanyapura’s vision has always been to create world-class facilities in paradise, believing that if we build it, they will come. Well, now the ITF has come, and I believe this is just the beginning of a relationship that will go from strength to strength,” he said.
Among the players competing in the tournament include Thailand’s Noppawan Lertcheewakarn, who won the junior singles title at Wimbledon in 2009 and is currently ranked at 179 in the world, as well as world number 138 Erika Sema and world number 144 Kurumi Nara, both from Japan, Peka Luca Jani from Hungary (155), Julia Cohen from the US (158), Claire Feverstein of France (163), and Sarah Gronert of Germany (175).