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Valentine’s Day in Phuket

Valentine’s Day in Phuket December 20, 2011 | Events | Read More
It’s never too early to start preparing for Valentine’s Day. Phuket is a popular honeymoon destination, as well as a popular place to propose. Whether you’re hoping to surprise your loved one next Valentine’s Day or just looking for a romantic night out, here are some tips to help you make the...

Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Phuket

Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Phuket December 8, 2011 | Events | Read More
The Chinese New Year falls on January 23rd in 2012. Although Thailand has its own calendar (that differs from the Chinese calendar), New Year’s celebration is still an important event in Phuket. The city has a strong Chinese heritage, with streets and temples still reflecting the influx of Chinese...

Travel Tips for the Holiday Season – Celebrating in Style

Travel Tips for the Holiday Season – Celebrating in Style October 12, 2011 | Events, Travel Tips | Read More
photo by Alex Bramwell   It can be hard to get into the spirit of Christmas when you have 90-degrees weather and sunny beaches just outside your door. Still, being in Thailand doesn’t mean you have to shun your holiday celebrations. It does mean you have to plan your holiday travel well in advance...

Halloween in Phuket – Prepare in Advance!

Halloween in Phuket – Prepare in Advance! September 29, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
The Halloween scene has grown significantly in Phuket over the past few years. This year, at least a couple dozen places –including restaurants, bars and night spots— will be hosting Halloween celebrations. Don’t expect to see kids trick or treating on the streets –Thailand is not there...

Phuket’s Vegetarian Festival: Say Hello to Quirky

Phuket’s Vegetarian Festival: Say Hello to Quirky September 10, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
photo by Electrostatico In September, Phuket is home to one of the most interesting festivals in Thailand: the Phuket Vegetarian Festival. In 2011, the festival kicks off on Monday 26th September and lasts until Thursday October 6th. The festival kick starts at Chinese temples all over Phuket, where...

Sport Events in September

Sport Events in September September 1, 2011 | Events | Read More
photo by Sharath Looking for some-sport related entertainment? Phuket has it! Rather than heading to a sports bar to watch something on a big screen, give some real-life sports a try. 4th of September The Ao Chalong Yacht Club organizes two boat races around Koh Dokmai island in September. The competitors,...

New Restaurant: Panache

New Restaurant: Panache August 21, 2011 | Events, Food, Things to Do, Whats New | Read More
Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort and Villas is one of the premier 5-star villages on the island. Already home to a number of restaurants and cafes, Outrigger is now opening a new eating space on site, Panache. Panache is special in more ways than one. The restaurant is all about providing healthy food...

Celebrate the Queen’s Birthday

Celebrate the Queen’s Birthday August 8, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
In Thailand, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the day the present queen was born. For the past few decades, Mother’s Day has fallen on August 12. The queen’s birthday is a major affair in Thailand and Phuket has a range of special celebrations planned for the day. The day’s celebrations launch...

Thailand’s Por Tor Festival

Thailand’s Por Tor Festival July 25, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Por Tor Festival is the closest it gets to Halloween in Thailand. The best part? Por Tor lasts an entire month, rather than just one day. This year, Por Tor starts on July 31st and runs until August 28th. This corresponds to the seventh Chinese month, important because the legend of Por Tor started...

Thailand’s Khao Phasan Festival

Thailand’s Khao Phasan Festival July 15, 2011 | Events, Whats New | Read More
Khao Phansa (Buddhist Lent) is one of Thailand’s most important religious holidays. Khao Phansa is a time of spiritual renewal and the period when young men enter the temple to start their monk-hood. It’s a time of reflection and retreat – in fact, starting today, monks will remain within temple...
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