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ISSUE 116 # NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2018

REGULARS 6 8 10 42 55 62

Phuket’s beaches What’s On Movies Nearby islands Useful numbers Classified advertising

BOATING 14 15 16 20

Tide tables sponsored by Royal Phuket Marina Thailand Yacht Show & Rendezvous Ocena Marina Pattaya Boatshow Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous 2018

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Takua Pa steeped d in history

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Ethical elephants

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Fish the exotic Andam Andaman man Islands

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Recipe and signature signatture dishes

DINING

28 Hot food promotions. Don’t miss out! 31 Recipe and signature dishes from Phuket’s top chefs

TRAVEL 24 38 44 56

Boutique luxury at The Boathouse Phuket Ethical elephants Takua Pa steeped in history Fish the exotic Andaman Islands

LEGAL MATTERS

54 Property: legal & practical tips for high season

PHUKET LIVING

12 Social Phuket 34 People in business: Meet Uncle Nun & Auntie Yai 58 Your Phuket: Things to do on the island

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What's your favourite beach?

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Phuket's fame and fortune is founded primarily from its stunning beaches – and they are still the fundamental reason most, if not all, holidaymakers hit this tropical island year after year. But how many are there? Where are they? Which is the most beautiful? Why? On this page, and on Page 7, you'll find most of Phuket's beaches. The number in the blue circle corresponds to the same number on the Page 7 map, making it easy to plan your beach itinerary. We recommend renting a car – and driving carefully!

Mai Khao Beach

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Nai Yang Beach

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Bang Tao Beach

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Naithon Beach

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Layan Beach

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Surin Beach

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Leam Sing Cape

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Kamala Beach

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Hua Beach

Kalim Beach 10

Paradise Beach

Karon Nui

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Patong Beach

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Kata Noi Beach

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Karon Beach

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Ya Nui Beach

Tri Trang Beach

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Nai Harn Beach

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WHAT’S ON. PHUKET EVENTS

UNTIL 23 NOVEMBER Art Exhibition @ Mom Tri’s Wok Gallery Kitchen Sumet Leelavivattana, a Thai artist from Krabi, is a lecturer at the Institute of Technology & Vocational Education, . +66 76 333568.

1-5 NOVEMBER Phuket Harmony @ Jungceylon, Patong World Puppet Festival features outdoor stages & street shows. +66 89 222 9974, www.harmonypuppetthailand.com yp pp

1-5 NOVEMBER Carnival @ Patong

Colour Fun Run

Phuket Carnival 2018. The event sees parades, entertainment, stage shows, displays & activities. facebook.com/patongcity.pr p g yp

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6 NOVEMBER

Junior Open & 3rd Faldo Series Thailand Championship South. From 2,950 baht. golf@lagunaphuket.com.

Melbourne Cup @ Outrigger Laguna Phuket Hosted by Good Shepherd Phuket & Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation. 9am-2pm. 3,000 baht. +66 80 143 9554. info@phukethasbeengoodtous.org

10 NOVEMBER Colour Fun Run @ Thanyapura This annual run combines sport with family fun, encouraging people of all ages & abilities to join in. The route distances are 1.5 km & 4 km. +66 76 336000. info@thanyapura.com

9-11 NOVEMBER Phukethon Run @ Saphan Hin 42km, 21km & 10km, plus there’s a 5km Jelly Beach Run, Colour Fun Run & Running Expo. www.phukethon.com p

Golf Tournament @ Laguna Golf Phuket

17 NOVEMBER LPT Charity Fun Run @ Laguna Phuket Saturday afternoon of the Laguna Phuket Triathlon from 4-8pm. 5km, 10km & 2km Kids Run Entry is from 500 to 800 baht. www.lagunaphukettri.com g p

18 NOVEMBER Phuket Triathlon @ Laguna Phuket 25th Laguna Phuket Triathlon. The first “25 For 25 Sprint” with a distance of 25km (swim 0.5km, bike 18.5km & run 6km) will take place. The 25th LPT (swim 1.8km, bike 50km & run 12km) takes athletes through spectacular tropical scenery. +66 2 236 2931. info@lagunaphukettri.com

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18 NOVEMBER Kata-Karon Open Beach Run #1 @ Karon Park Categories include 10km Run, 5km Run & VIP Run. 400-1,000 baht. +66 65 728 8815. facebook.com/FollowRunner/

18 NOVEMBER Rotary Phuket Charity Run @ Bang Wad Dam South Charity Run. Categories include 10.5km Mini Marathon & 3km Fun Run. 350-400 baht. +66 95 896 5424.

23 NOVEMBER Loy Krathong Festival @ Phuket & Thailand People float krathongs to pay respect to the goddess of water on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the Thai lunar calendar. tatphuket@tat.or.th

Photo by Guy Nowell

25 NOVEMBER Rock Charity Live Concert @ Saphan Hin Live performances by Big Ass, Num Kala, Labanoon & The Sun. Tickets are 500 baht. +66 76 530356.

24-25 NOVEMBER

28 NOVEMBER-1 DECEMBER

Marina Market @ Phuket Yacht Haven

Exhibition @ Novotel Phuket Phokeethra

Features activities & entertainment such as relaxed educational workshops, street food & drinks, local traditional & modern crafts. +66 76 397979. www.pyhmarina.com py

Architect & Buildtech 2018 will showcase construction tools & materials, design & décor items. www.pic-phuket.com p p

25 NOVEMBER Foremost Ironman 70.3 @ Laguna Phuket This event sees local & international participants at Bangtao. thailand70.3@ironman.com

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1-8 DECEMBER 32nd King’s Cup Regatta @ Kata Beach The King’s Cup attracts keelboats & ocean-going catamarans from around the world. It features upwards of 90 boats & 5-600 sailors. International-standard racing combines with beach parties to create a world-renowned regatta. +66 76 319272. www.kingscup.com g p

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WHAT’S ON. PHUKET EVENTS

9 DECEMBER Phuket Classic Cycling @ Thanyapura Phuket There are two distances: 45km & 106km. Registration deadline: November 25. +66 76 336000. www.thanyapura.com

29 DECEMBER-8 JANUARY Market @ Saphan Hin Park Phuket Brand Phuket Best Festival 2018 features famous food brands & entertainment with local street food & dishes from luxury restaurants & hotels available. +66 76 354875. www.tourismthailand.org/phuket

10-13 JANUARY Yacht Show @ Royal Phuket Marina Superyacht Rendezvous

Thailand Yacht Show & Rendezvous. Event organisers unite to show support for the yachting industry to make Thailand the yachting hub of Asia. www.thailandyachtshow.com

7-9 DECEMBER Superyacht Rendezvous @ Kata Rocks Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous 2018 is open (by invitation) to yachts over 24 metres in length. KRSR offers owners an opportunity to showcase their flagship vessels. +66 76 370777. www.katarockssuperyachtrendezvous.com

7 DECEMBER Fair @ UWC Thailand The Christmas Fair will have see Elf magic following the primary school musical production of Elf Jr with a Santa’s grotto, craft stalls, food & drinks & activities for families. +66 76 336076 psg@uwcthailand.ac.th

BRITISH BUSINESS CENTRE BANGKOK

Available for private functions, meetings, networking events, product displays, seminars, presentations and training, receptions and press conferences. British ish Chamber of Commerce Thailand (B (BCCT)

7th Floor, 208 Wireless Road, Lumphini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Tel: +66 (0) 2651-5350-3 Fax: +66 (0) 2651-5354 www.bccthai.com Email: jintana@bccthai.com

Upcoming movies

All the latest movies are on offer on the island

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Thailand Yacht Show & RendezVous 2019

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he Thailand Yacht Show & RendezVous (TYS&R) 2019 is the result of the fusion of Thailand’s three successful luxury maritime events and it is set to become the biggest luxury event in the region.

The fourth edition of the Thailand Yacht Show & Rendezvous will take place at the award-winning Royal Phuket Marina from 10-13 January 2019. The marina provides a functional yet stunning backdrop for the Show and access to Thailand’s best boating destinations. This is also the time of the year where tourists from all over the world will be flocking to Phuket for some sun, sand and sea and the Show will further add to the island’s luster. The show will also feature the best of luxury lifestyle products and services, catering to Asia’s growing affluence and appetite for the finer things in life. Visitors will be able to view some of the region’s most luxurious yachts as well as meet with yacht brokers, high-end property developers, bespoke travel organisers and experts and luxury timepieces will also be on display. On-water stunt performances, exhibitions, workshops, product demonstrations will keep visitors with families in tow enthralled. Here’s a summary of what to expect at the Thailand Yacht Show and RendezVous 2019: Yachts, Toys & Tenders The Thailand Yacht Show & Rendezvous is billed as the a multisensory ‘experiential’ on-water festival featuring yachts, boats, tenders and toys with Thailand’s leading dealers in attendance. A healthy mix of high-networth buyers, sellers and aspiring yacht owners can be expected.

Luxury Lifestyle Products Luxury lifestyle brands ranging from high fashion, exquisite timepieces, lavish real estate, furniture and accessories will attract a good proportion of trend seekers with an appetite to spend. Exotic Cars Automobiles have always played an integral part in the Show and you can expect sleek European marquees alongside classic hot rods. The TYS&R is an ideal place for car aficionados to experience and purchase a new ride. Mariner’s Market Selling almost anything under the sun with deals that will send visitors over the moon, the Mariner’s Market is a constant hive of activity and booth spaces are in constant demand. Food & Beverage A delicious array of street foods and fine dining can be expected in one of Asia’s most celebrated culinary destinations. Expect a creative variation of humble Thai delicacies and international classics that tastes as good as it looks. Workshops From well-curated photography workshops to art exhibitions, cooking classes to fashion shows and international DJs to entertain the crowd. Gala Dinners & Yacht Parties The Christofle Yacht Style Awards 2019, which recognises excellence and creative flair in motor and sailing yachts within Asia Pacific, will take place at a gala dinner event. There will also be yacht parties and international DJs to set the tone for an amazing weekend. Read online

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Open for all

Ocean Marina Pa‚aya Boat Show, 29 November to 2 December

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hailand is gearing up for its annual showcase of marine and luxury from 29 November to 2 December when leaders in the country’s boating and luxury lifestyle industries gather in Pattaya on the East Coast for the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show.

Now in its 7th year, y Ocean Marina Pattaya y Boat Show is an inclusive show, a show that offers something for everyone. On the marine front, the latest boat models from global brands are on display in-the-water where interested buyers can walkthrough the boat with the possibility of a test drive. The Monte Carlo Yachts 96 being displayed by Simpson Marine is the largest this year and it will be making its official Asian Premiere at the show. More than 20 sail and power boats will line-up including models from Princess Yachts, Jeanneau, Aquila, Lagoon, Island Spirit, Bavaria, Jas Marine and more, as well as a selection of brokerage yachts. Adding to the vast array of marine products on display, live on-water demonstrations are available throughout the four days, giving a glimpse into the fun side of boating, from jet-powered surfboards to Flyboards, Seadoos, SEABOBs, Seabreachers, SUPs and more. All the gadgets, gizmos, water toys, widgets and general chandlery items are available for browsing and purchasing.

Elsewhere onshore visitors can enjoy the selection of property offerings as well as the pop-up dining and drinking options that come sunset is the ideal place to be – cocktail in hand, looking out over the boats while the sun drops into the ocean. For the youngsters, a games and a kids zone will keep them entertained all day long. The Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show is held Thursday 29 November to Sunday 2 December at Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Pattaya. Open daily from 11am-7pm, except Sunday when the show closes at 6pm. Entry is free to all. Read online

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Cholamark Boat Established in Phuket in 1989, the company has about 30 employees and builds inflatable boats and RIBs in the range of 2.1 to 7.5 metres. Cholamark also offers a repair service, general overhauls and tube replacements.

Our work is done with the expertise of a European manufacturer

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Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd. is the local dealer for Williams Performance Tenders and is a service station for Avon Inflatables Limited and DSB of Germany • Wide range of inflatable boats made from Neoprene/

Hypalon • In addition to our Cholamark models we also offer

Williams & Highfield tenders • Professional repairs of all Neoprene & Hypalon Dinghies,

re-tubing & general inflatable dinghy overhauls • Stock in our showrooms includes RIBs & soft floor dinghies • Manufacturer of dinghy covers, sun shades, cushions

with closed cell foam; supply & use anti-skid mats • Licensed to repack liferafts. Pick up & delivery service • Parts for dinghies - repair sets, air pumps, paddles, oars

& dinghy wheels • Rental of dinghies • Outboard engines, life rafts, self inflating life jackets,

hand flares & parachute flares • Stainless steel work (316), Argon Welding & perfect polishing Open in Chalong from 08:30-17:30, Monday-Saturday. Office and shop located opposite Soi Sukee on Chaofa Road, Chalong - very close to Chalong Bay.

CHOLAMARK BOAT

To Kataa & Karon

16/29 Moo 8, Chaofa Road, Chalong, Phuket 83130 : +66 76 283112 Fax: +66 76 283113 Email: hans@hansboat.com Web: www.hansboat.com

Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd. School Schoo oo

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Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous Returns

Asia’s most exclusive superyacht event from 6-9 December 2018, Phuket ADVERTORIAL

Sponsored by Infinite Luxury, and in collaboration with luxury Thai Resort Kata Rocks, this unique event will see some of the world’s most iconic superyacht brands come together on Phuket.

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he KRSR, now in its third year, welcomed over 16 superyachts and 6 yachts to last year’s event confirming its elite status as one of the fastest growing and most impressive superyacht gatherings in Southeast Asia.

By invitation only, the KRSR aims to bring superyacht enthusiasts together with a curated guest list that includes owners, industry professionals and a mix of media from all corners of the globe. The event reflects why many deem Thailand to be a world-class superyachting destination, offering exotic scenery and culture, renowned hospitality and first-rate marinas with excellent infrastructure for larger yachts. Richard Pope, CEO Infinite Luxury said, “We are thrilled that guests and superyacht owners enjoy the bespoke activities, glamorous parties and social events. The KRSR is fast becoming the must-attend event on the Asian Yachting calendar.” Kata Rocks are delighted to welcome back world-leading luxury yachting brands, prestigious shipyards and the most respected brokerage houses, with support from brands including Royal Husiman, Hemisphere Monaco, Burgess, Benetti, Camper & Nicholsons, Lee Marine, Princess Yachts South East Asia, Northrop & Johnson, and many more to be announced soon. The organisers are also delighted to welcome Oceanco to the KRSR, marking the first time it has officially joined the leading superyacht event in Asia. Oceanco will host an exclusive owner’s dinner in a Kata Rocks Penthouse pool villa. This great partnership comes following a highly successful 2018 Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) attended by The KRSR team.

integrating timeless Dutch craftsmanship with sophisticated new world know-how and the technology of tomorrow. Oceanco’s 295ft yacht, DAR, was recently launched and was turning heads at MYS 2018. Guests can expect a curated programme of experiences and plenty of luxury. Other highly anticipated events include: the Superyacht Captain’s dinner, presented by Benetti and Hemisphere Monaco, a Champagne media breakfast presented by Benetti, a Camper & Nicholsons and Royal Huisman cocktail party, an exclusive cocktail event presented by Princess Yachts South East Asia, the private beach BBQ at The Surin Phuket and many more. This year, Kata Rocks will launch the Rendezvous with an exclusive reception inspired by the unique Peranakan culture and Sino-Portuguese heritage of old Phuket Town. “Phuket is a magnificent destination for yachting – not just because of the scenery but also because of the amazing Thai people, their hospitality and, of course, the food. People are often not aware of the unique cultural heritage of old Phuket Town, combining colourful Sino-Portuguese architecture, art galleries, cafés and authentic cuisine. We want to foster this cultural heritage and share this unique legacy with our guests,” said Michael Nurbatlian, Director of Marketing Infinite Luxury. Further events and partners for this year’s KRSR are still to be announced. For more details on the event visit: www.katarockssuperyachtrendezvous.com Read online

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The Boathouse Phuket anchored in the ‘Bay of Plenty’

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The attention to friendly detail is everywhere apparent: a personally written letter of welcome from the general manager, Max Chin, is reinforced by an illuminated television greeting. On the coffee table is a message saying “Welcome Home”. It does not seem inappropriate. There are bowls of fruit, biscuits and sweetmeats, a coffee machine, a safe, a range of elegant toiletries, thongs and slippers, sumptuous terry towelling – even a mosquito spray. A tablet lists an array of illustrated features and activities, which naturally include free wi-fi. The fridge is amply stocked and a bottle of wine awaits the new guest. No stone is left unturned.

Suites overlooking the infinity pool and finally to the lavishly appointed Penthouse Suite. Each and every living area boasts a massive bathroom with huge rectangular bath and rain shower; ours possesses commodious twin wash-basins, with everything impeccably clad in gleaming white tiles. A remarkable feature of our suite is the huge bevelled glass ‘porthole’, which visually links the bathroom and the seascape beyond. While towelling down or just waking in the morning, your gaze takes your eye past the French windows, past the private terrace with its personal sunbeds, past the courtyard with its four-leafed jacuzzi pool and all the way out to the breaking line of surf and the azure sky. What a vision to awake to… The Boathouse’s nautical theme is accentuated by a rope framed circular mirror, a standard lamp with – yes – rope fittings, and by grey, wavy textured headboards that echo the pleated curtains and accentuate the seafaring motif. But the emphasis is squarely on traditional comfort: a huge sofa with piles of colourful cushions set in an inviting alcove, a luxurious double bed, a spacious desk, armchairs, deep woollen carpets and wooden floors.

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Featured in every recent edition of Tatler’s ‘Best Restaurant Guide’, The Boathouse has been synonymous with fine dining since its inception thirty years ago.

GM Max Chin and Chef Jonathan Bruell are to be congratulated for this sedulous attention to culinary detail. For a boutique hotel, the range is astonishing We are first presented with an amuse-bouche of creamed vegetable soup and spoonfuls of cordon-bleu pork, accompanied by a glass of Freixinet ‘bubbly’. Aware of the generosity of Boathouse portions, I try not to over-indulge. But both soup and sparkling wine are stimulating appetisers. For an entrée, my partner, who sometimes assesses a meal by the quality of a particular dish, chooses her favourite Caesar Salad. It meets with her total approval: lots of crisp lettuce and bacon, croutons, parmesan cheese and even a poached egg. Dinner is enjoyed at the sea’s edge – literally. There is a choice between dining next to the picture windows in air-conditioned comfort, or embracing the salty tang and visual impact of an al fresco experience. We choose the open air, where the view extends in a wide, wooded, right-hand sweep to the distant Karon headland and left to the fairy lights of another hostelry. While Phuket boasts many fine maritime vistas, nothing can quite match The Boathouse’s location. After all, it was there first. Featured in every recent edition of Tatler’s ‘Best Restaurant Guide’, The Boathouse has been synonymous with fine dining since its inception thirty years ago. Now owned by a Singapore group (HPL), iconic standards of culinary excellence are zealously maintained. The five star restaurant boasts an extraordinarily wide selection of dishes, based predominantly on classic western and traditional Thai cuisine. Unsurprisingly, since it is The Boathouse, and since it has a frontage literally a step away from the whites sands of Kata Beach, the menu – like the décor – also genuflects to matters maritime, with its emphasis on freshly-caught seafood and fish.

From the Thai set menu, my tiger prawns are skewered on a bed of egg plant and young lemongrass. It is clear that the chef is especially keen on crunchy textures as well as surprising flavours: my next dish is a beautifully presented offering of crispy duck breast with tart lime slices and tiny green aubergines. Innovative. But the real ‘pièce de résistance’ comes with our main dishes. Wan’s choice of Gaeng Kati Poo, from the Thai Favourites list, is a sumptuously creamy crab curry, flavoured with betel leaves and accompanied by jasmine rice. I cheat a little: my choice is something familiar. But the Lamb Shank Massaman is such http://www.windowonphuket.com/ windowonphuket.com

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a superb dish, I want to revisit the gustatory experience. Made, unusually, with one of the choicest lamb cuts, it is accompanied by sweet potato purée and a rich, robust, sauce. The tender meat, slow-cooked for many hours, melts in the mouth. Exquisite. We finish with a palate-cleansing Pineapple Confitt with passion fruit sorbet. Very refreshing and an appropriate conclusion to a memorable meal. The Boathouse has been the recipient of the prestigious ‘ Wine Spectator Award of Excellence’ every year since 2006. The wine cellar, tantalisingly viewed from the main bar, boasts more than 600 unique labels from more than seventeen wine-making countries, including Thailand. The list is catholic – everything from Chilean Cabernet to legendary Petrus. Fifteen wines are available by the glass – a thoughtful touch. Fittingly, it is a Thai wine, recommended by the sommelier, that we choose for dinner, a 2015 Heritage Shirazz from Monsoon Valley. Plummy and well-balanced, it proves an inspired choice.

Tenderloin carpaccio. There are seven Thai delicacies including the classic Som tam with prawns and Larb ped d (minced duck with galangal). Even a selection of hot soups. But sated after a delicious breakfast, we decide on a single main course. My choice, suitably maritime, is Grouper fillet;t it arrives in a spicy tamarind and lemongrass sauce which perfectly complements the crisp and tangy fish. My partner opts for a Thai dish of spicy minced beef and rice which she pronounces delicious. But the choice is high, wide and handsome – twenty spectacular offerings, half of them based on seafood or fish, dishes to suit every palate. And if you want something different, there is always the appetising Thai Pinto lunch sett – a selection of small bowls, including aubergine based dishes intended for sharing. Breakfast is predictably wide-ranging. Everything from traditional bacon and sausages to pork patties, Thai savoury rice and stir-fried noodle dishes – even prawn congee – complemented by cereals, a delectable range of breads and fruits, freshly squeezed juices and superlative coffee. Lunch is taken in yet another of the five dining venues, next to the bar. Again the nautical theme dominates: above the bar is a row of portholes; behind the counter is a charming and restful vertical pattern in white and contrasting shades of cerulean blue and sea green. The staff sport striped tops and navy blue pantaloons; even the table mats are blue and white. The menu offers a range of cold starters, including ten Western selections, ranging from Organic farmed salad d and Avocado shrimp cocktaill to such exotic fare as Beetroot cured salmon and http://www.windowonphuket.com/ windowonphuket.com

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We leave wined and dined, feeling replete, rested and relaxed. A truly special experience at a truly iconic venue. You may be sure we will be back – for the Friday Special Lunch @ 1,000 baht with free flow wine. See you there…

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New à la carte fine dining menu @ Sunset Grill, Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort Executive Chef Mario Caramella presents a new à la carte menu, including a Gourmet Dégustation Set Menu for 3,000++ baht and Vegetarian Gourmet Menu for 1,800++ baht. Book for four and one person eats for free. First-class experience of fine dining @ Mom Tri’s Kitchen & Mom Tri’s Wok Gallery Kitchen Mom Tri’s Kitchen at Kata Noi and Mom Tri’s Wok Gallery Kitchen on Kata Hill offer you a first-class fine dining experience at award-winning restaurants. The fine cuisine is prepared by our prestigious chefs and the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence wine list by wine sommelier George Ciret. Sizzling steak BOOK NOW ONLINE @ Sala Bua Beachfront Restaurant, Impiana Resort Patong This new lunch/dinner promotion combines sizzling steak and a special glass of crisp wine, New Zealand beef tenderloin, rib eye or other steak meat perfectly cooked by Chef Wayne, a competition guest on Iron Chef Thailand, in the evenings. 850 baht.

‘Go Live’ Sunday seafood brunch @ The Watercourt, Banyan Tree Phuket Brunch features live fresh, local and imported seafood with lobster dishes, Japanese starters, meats, Asian wok and western grill treats. Live Jazz and a Mixology cocktail package. Sundays from 12-3.30pm. From 2,800 baht net. Sunday brunch BOOK NOW ONLINE @ Dream Beach Club Brunch features lobster, BBQ, Japanese kitchen, carving stations, imported meats, pasta station, tapas, sumptuous salads, delicious desserts and International cheese selection! From 12-4pm. 1,690++ baht (1,490++ baht for Dream VIP member) and 3,190++ baht per person with free flow. High tea for two @ Kata Rocks Clubhouse Sip on a premium selection of refreshing tea and coffee complemented by freshly baked pastries for a late afternoon break. Daily from 2-5 pm. 2,500++ baht per couple. Tex-Mex BBQ night @ Rim Talay Restaurant, Amari Phuket This Texas Mexican BBQ features appetisers and salads, including chipotle coleslaw and avocado soup followed by chicken wings, kebab, ribs, seafood, chili con carne, quesadillas and burritos – plus a live cooking station of chicken and beef fajitas. Polish it off with desserts. 780++ baht.

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Charcoal Friday: Premium cuts on the grill @ Bodega & Grill, Angsana Laguna Phuket Charcoal BBQ, featuring premium beef cuts, cooked live in the dining room on a charcoal broiler with that unique sear and smokiness only charcoal delivers. Fridays from 6-10:30pm. The Boathouse ‘Best Brunch‘ BOOK NOW ONLINE @ The Boathouse Phuket Indulge in full gastronomic delicacies ranging from a selection of oysters, Maine lobsters, foie gras, charcuterie platter, prime beef, French cheeses and a lot more. Served with free pour of Piper Heidsieck Brut for 3,990++ baht per person. Every last Sunday of month from 12 noon-3pm. El Gaucho Restaurant

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‘Chocolate on the Salty Side’ @ El Gaucho Restaurant, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Mövenpick’s chocolate takes centre stage until November 20. El Gaucho has introduced seven savoury dishes in celebration of the fineness and richness of Switzerland’s chocolate production and culinary traditions. Christmas Eve dinner @ Two Chefs Bar & Grill Two Chefs Kata Beach presents a traditional Christmas Buffet Monday December 24. Two seatings are available (6 and 9pm). 1,450 baht per person. Kids under 12 years old 750 baht. Book now until December 15 and receive 20% off.

Bake Free Karon

Lebanese dinner @ Bake Free Karon Gaze at the beautiful lake view and enjoy authentic taste of Lebanon – try savoury mozzarella sticks, Lebanese salad, kofte balls with marinara sauce, cauliflower tahini and a wide variety of homemade pasta, meat dishes and amazing cocktails. XANA ‘Sunday Fun Brunch’ @ Xana Beach Club Enjoy a one of a kind Sunday brunch buffet by the ocean! Sundays from 12-4pm. 1,850++ baht. 1,250++ baht for children under 12 and free for kids under 6. Additional 1,000 ++ baht with free flow of alcoholic beverages. Thai and western delights BOOK NOW ONLINE @ The Boathouse Phuket Enjoy a 4-course Thai or western set menu with wine pairing. Every Sunday and Monday from 5-11pm. 2,200 baht net. Usual price is 3,000 baht net. Grill’d Tuesday @ PORTOSINO, Avista Grande Phuket Karon, MGallery by Sofitel Let’s grill up your Tuesday with a mouthwatering choice of meat paired with tasty soup, salads and an awesome dessert buffet. Tuesdays from 6.30 to 10pm., 450++ baht per person. ‘Lazy Sunday Lunch’ Firefly Pool and Restaurant, The Pavilions Phuket Firefly’s ‘Lazy Sunday Lunch’ features made-to-order dishes of beef, lamb chops and pork chops. Live stations include Mongolian wok, pasta with cheese wheel plus ‘The Dessert Factory’. 12-4pm. +66 76 317600. firefly.phuket@ pavilionshotels.com windowonphuket.com

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An Italian evening @ La Trattoria, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket Join us for the relaunch of our award-winning Italian restaurant La Trattoria and enjoy ‘An Italian Evening’ by Chef Mirka Sernissi – all complemented by 14 fine Italian wine labels. 1,999 baht net per person. Saturdays 6-10pm. Southern Platter Set Menu BOOK NOW ONLINE @ Cape Panwa Hotel Panwa House presents a 3-course set menu that features southern Thai food. Appetisers include Glass Noodle salad. Mains include Stir-fried Crab with Curry Powder and Fried Tiger Prawns with Tamarind Sauce. Dessert is also offered. 1,400++ baht per set. Open daily except Mondays from 6.30-11 pm. Wine lunch by The Boathouse Phuket @ The Boathouse Phuket Start your weekend right with The Boathouse’s Friday Wine Lunch. Relish an exceptional 3-course set menu concocted by Executive Chef Jonathan and served with a free flow of premium red and white wines, followed by a choice of freshly brewed coffee, or selection of teas, at only 1,000 baht net. [Ed. This currently represents the best lunch value on Phuket!] Special Sushi Bellavista BOOK NOW ONLINE @ Hansha, The Nai Harn, Phuket Indulge in a variety of signature sushi and sashimi dishes from Phuket’s only rooftop sushi bar ‘Hansha’, paired with Bellavista from the Franciacorta region in the north of Italy. Special Sushi Bellavista promotion available Friday until Tuesday from 5.30-9.30pm.

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DINING.NIKITA’S

A beach-side dining experience. On the water´s edge, serving a full range of live seafood, Thai and international dishes and oven-fresh, wood-fired pizzas.

Nikita’s Live Seafood / Pizzas / Thai / International Daily 9am until late Created by its Thai owner 25 years ago, Nikita’s enjoys a sensational location oceanside at Rawai Beach. Customers dine in a lush garden setting right at the water’s edge, with white sand underfoot, and enjoy spectacular ocean and island panoramas during the day and a romantic atmosphere at night. The latest addition to Nikita’s offering is a full range of live seafood, delivered daily to their live seafood tanks. Feast on Tiger prawns, Phuket lobster, black crab, oysters and more. Nikita’s boasts no fewer than 35 cocktails and there are more than 40 labels in their new wine cellar, including several available by the glass. A competitively priced Santa Alicia cabernet sauvignon from Chile – full bodied with supple tannins – provides a perfect complement to our meal. Seeking something distinctive for the main course, my friend orders a firm-fleshed and succulent Mahi-mahi (dorado). Served with a creamy white sauce laced with Thai herbs and mashed potato, it is pronounced superb. My choice is a whole, deep-fried white snapper in fish sauce (sweet and sour sauce is also available) with a Thai inspired salad of crisp slivers of green mango and peanuts. Delectable. It is worth noting that many of the vegetables served here are sourced from Nikita’s own farm. Though Nikita’s emphasis today is on live seafood, there is an impressive range of authentic Thai and international dishes. And, of course, Nikita’s is famous for its thin-crust pizzas – all cooked in a wood-fired oven and celebrated for their lavish toppings. We finish our meal in style with a slab of hot, dark chocolate mousse and a scoop of fragrant ice-cream. A sensational and contrasting mix of flavours, textures and temperatures. A visit to Nikita’s certainly leaves a pleasant taste in the mouth…

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he Nai Harn has undergone many transformations over the years. Nowadays, Rock Salt, a pebble’s throw from the waves lapping Nai Harn Bay, is perfect for a pre-prandial cocktail. Relax to funky music, admire the roseate sunset, and peruse the list of ‘Tribute and Signature Cocktails’ created by Salim Khoury. Awarded the accolade of UK ‘Bartender of the Year’ in 1992, and famous for his stewardship of the London Savoy’s American Bar, he has long been associated with The Nai Harn. Little wonder the cocktails are so memorable. My partner has a Nai Harn Sunset, a deep pink confection made with Balls gin, fresh water melon, basil, lime and Prosecco. Mine, a Nai Harn Cooler,r is a luscious offering: Kristall gin combined with zesty orange marmalade and the juice of lime, orange and pineapple. Also on the list are: Rumble, Blushing Monarch – featuring gin and Campari and, of course, Lady Nai Harn.

SALMON MAKI TEMPURA BY RIVET SUSHI RICE (1 portion) 80g sushi rice | 120 ml water Cook sushi rice to desired texture and keep warm and moist. SUSHI RICE VINEGAR MIXTURE 10 ml Japanese mitzukan vinegar | 1g salt | 3g sugar. Mix all ingredients and boil till salt and sugar dissolved. Set aside to cool down. Once vinegar mixtures cooled down, to mix with cooked warm sushi rice. On a tray, spread the sushi rice and fan it till it cools down. SALMON STUFFING 35g fresh salmon, deboned and roughly chopped | 10g Japanese mayonnaise | 5g spring opinion, chopped | 3g Japanese tobiko In a bowl, mix all ingredients together and keep chilled. SUSHI NORI 0.5 piece sushi nori seaweed. Placed sushi rice mixture on sushi nori seaweed and spread our evenly. Gently spoon salmon stuffing on sushi rice. Carefully roll as in the photo and set aside.

For a main course, a must-try is the ‘piece de resistance’, the Andaman Platter,r a comprehensive sea-food offering for two, which pays homage to the very essence of Phuket’s marine heritage. Sea shrimps, tiger prawns, Fine de Claire oysters, steamed Rawai clams in chili, ginger, coriander and coconut milk, served with all the trimmings. Less demanding on pocket and palate, sample Mediterranean inspired flavours: Souvlaki – barbequed pork kebabs with grilled peppers – or the Italian-inspired Blue Mushroom Pizza. Dessert was a Coconut Pannacotta (with fruit salad and homemade passion fruit ice cream) that looked good and tasted divine. My partner’s reluctance gave way and an order for one became two. It was just too hard to resist. To top it all, there’s a DJ playing every Friday from 4 pm -10 pm. Daily Happy Hour ‘Buy 1 Get 1 Free’ from 5.30 - 6.30 pm. Read online

Rock Salt, despite its alfresco, dramatic beach setting, is cosy and intimate. The funky music, alcoves and different levels add to its charm. Comfortable sofas, attentive but unfussy service and valet parking, make the whole experience a relaxed, and pleasurable one.

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TEMPURA DOUGH 100g tempura flour mixture | 150 ml water | 1 piece egg yolk Mix all ingredient together and keep chill in fridge. Gently flour salmon maki and dip into chilled tempura dough and deep fry in hot oil at 160°C until light golden brown. Remove from deep fryer and cut into desired size. Placed cut salmon maki tempura on plate and garnish with mayonnaise, tobiko and spring onion as shown in the photo.

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PLUM Prime Steakhouse / Vanilla Sky Bar & Gastro Pub Steakhouse / Gastro Pub dishes Plum 6-11.30pm / Vanilla 5pm-midnight Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas brings sophisticated style to the tropical beauty of Phuket with its two unique dining venues – both with outstanding service, fine cuisine and views to match. It’s chic, it’s modern, it’s hip, it’s laid back, it’s Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas! PLUM Prime Steakhouse: Dinner is a great experience and at PLUM we are all fired up! At the centre of your experience is the charcoal burning oven, bringing out the succulent best from our prime cuts of US and Australian beef. Equal attention is given to the fresh fish and seafood, along with an appealing choice of à la carte dishes and fine wines. Innovative and modern… walking a tasty line between ‘steakhouse’ and ‘fine dining’. Come relaxed... leave inspired! Vanilla Sky Bar & Gastro Pub: The pinnacle of the resort, serves creative craft cocktails and modern stylish gastro pub dishes, backed by a breathtaking view of Kamala Bay. “Gaze out over an amazing sunset whilst sipping an ‘Elderflower Old Town’ or enjoying a cold Belgian Draught Beer, tasting some of the delicious ‘Pub Grub’ brought to new modern heights…. life is good!” For us, it’s about just doing everything the best we can, sending out the best food… pouring the finest drinks… making people feel at home. Ultimately, sending you away as happy as we can. We’ve got a little dream team going on. It will be love at first sight. Daily Happy Hour: Get 30% discount on all drinks, except wines, champagnes and super premium spirits, from 5-6 pm. “JACKY“ Live band will set the mood on every Friday from 6pm to 9.30pm. Experience Cape Sienna and be surprised by the amazing location, delicious food, great drinks, good music and stunning view. Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas, Kamala Cliff +66 76 337300 www.capesienna.com, fb@capesienna.com

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Selected Coast tapas with: Deep-fried calamari with tartar sauce and aioli sauce, Deep-fried marinated chicken bites (Larb Kai Tod), Lemongrass infused chicken drums with Sriracha sauce, Classic bruschetta tomato, Mexican nachos with homemade guacamole.

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Meet Uncle Nun & Auntie Yai The married chef couple at the heart of Ta Khai Phuket’s authentic southern Thai cuisine

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ocated on the beachfront of the luxurious Rosewood resort, Ta Khai is built from weathered wood and repurposed materials. The rustic, yet chic, Thai seafood restaurant is popular for its authentic southern Thai cuisine. The fresh, spicy flavours and unique dishes are a labour of love derived from a more than 30-year culinary union between the married chef couple at the helm of Rosewood’s signature restaurant.

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Some of the couple’s favourites include Gaeng Poo, a crab curry featuring yellow curry paste, betel leaves (often used in southern Thai cuisine), and rice vermicelli; then there is Moo Hong, a scrumptious soy-braised pork with black pepper and garlic. Interestingly enough, it takes Auntie Yai more than four hours to prepare the perfect Moo Hong as it takes an extended length of time for the meat to cook so thoroughly that it really melts in your mouth.

Rotkaew and Sangchan Suttitummanon, better known as Uncle Nun and Auntie Yai, first met in the southern province of Trang many years ago. Theirs is a sweet story. Uncle Nun was working at a restaurant and Auntie Yai was a huge fan of a particular seafood fried rice dish he made. Yai loved the dish so much that she asked him for the recipe, Nun offered to teach her his culinary secrets and truth be told, they fell in love over their mutual love for food. Now, 30 plus years later, their love for authentic southern Thai cuisine and local seafood delights are showcased across the menu at the rustic Ta Khai restaurant.

Auntie Yai is so dedicated to her craft that she does not leave the dish to be cooked on the stove, but rather she remains on stand-by to often stir the Moo Hong in order for the bottom part not to be burnt, as well as to skim off the excess fats from the pork belly that have accumulated on the surface. This helps to degrease the dish and ensure guests get the full flavour of the sauce.

Uncle Nun and Auntie Yai operated a local food stall in Trang for 20 years, and spent some time in the kitchen at a popular

Uncle Nun and Auntie Yai truly are special. They are a lovely chef couple who both go out of their way to ensure guest’s satisfaction. Uncle Nun is always in a chipper mood and can often be heard belting out a tune in the kitchen while he’s cooking.

Auntie Yai was a huge fan of a particular seafood fried rice dish he made. Yai loved the dish so much that she asked him for the recipe, Nun offered to teach her his culinary secrets and truth be told, they fell in love over their mutual love for food.

Auntie Yai thoroughly enjoys her time in the kitchen. She takes a lot of time on the food preparation side, and is very detailed on what is being served to the guests. It has been noted that she truly cares a great deal about every single ingredient she uses to create authentic southern Thai cuisine, while Uncle Nun’s character is similar to that of his wife. “The most satisfying part of my day,” he states, “is when the guests enjoy and praise the food that I cook.”

seafood restaurant in Phuket, before coming to take charge of the kitchen at Ta Khai. When asked to compare the difference between their tiny food stall and working for a restaurant in a luxurious resort, the couple reflect, “Guests expectations are high. All preparation and processes are carried out delicately, and excessive thought is put into the ingredients that we should use, hygiene and most of all the taste and presentation.”

For those looking to delve a bit deeper into this very specific cuisine, Auntie Yai recommends the cooking class offered at

Uncle Nun and Auntie Yai take great pride in their work and are determined to stick to their vision and passion for serving authentic southern Thai cuisine. There are no frozen products used at Ta Khai. Everything is fresh. Produce is ordered daily or harvested from the on-site garden, while seafood and fish are caught from the restaurant’s pond. Auntie Yai is happy when guests like her dishes and she is proud of the local cuisine. She also enjoys creating recommended dishes outside the menu, as per a special or

Auntie Yai is happy when the guests like her dishes and she is proud of the local cuisine. She also enjoys creating recommended dishes outside the menu, as per a special or best ingredient that is either seasonal or from the garden.

She truly cares a great deal about every single ingredient she uses to create authentic southern Thai cuisine, while Uncle Nun’s character is similar to that of his wife. “The most satisfying part of my day,” he states, “is when the guests enjoy and praise the food that I cook.” Ta Khai to better understand the match of Thai culture and cuisine. “We are happy with the menu we offer,” she says, “we just need to meet with our customers and explain some ingredients to them so they have a better experience dining with us.” To catch the inspiring married chef couple in action, head over to Ta Khai. The high class yet rustic beachfront restaurant faces the stunning Emerald Bay and offers an extensive menu of authentic southern Thai cuisine as well as local seafood favourites. Dinner service begins at 6pm daily and the restaurant closes at midnight.

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best ingredient that is either seasonal or from the garden. Speaking of recommended dishes, Uncle Nun and Auntie Yai have an entire favourites section on the diverse Ta Khai menu.

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HEALTH & BEAUTY.LEMONGRASS HOUSE

LEMONGRASS HOUSE fresh handmade spa products

Don't you think it's amazing how the best things in life come in small packages? But small things don't necessarily equate to small visions. Lemongrass House in Cherngtalay has become famous, not only in Phuket, but across the world for its fresh homemade spa products. Established as far back as 1996, Lemongrass House has constantly punched above its weight, dedicating its existence to the perfection of spa products concocted from natural elements. elements

Their formulas are based on a deeply rooted environmental commitment and all of their ingredients are fresh and derived from safe, renewable resources. They contain no animal ingredients and have not been tested on animals. Simple but attractive packaging made from recycled or recyclable materials is used. Lemongrass House is a pioneer manufacturer and supplier of aromatherapy products to major hotel spas in Thailand and around the world. Integrity, creativity and quality has been the driving force in the development of their product line over the years leading to a superb selection of delightful and innovative products. We believe that the secret of their success lies in the quality and concentration of essential oils and the loving care with specialised hand-blending resulting in unique aromatic effects in each product.

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KARON SHOP 603 Patak Road, Karon, Muang Phuket, 83100 Tel: +66 88 761 4361 Open daily 10.30am-10.30pm

If you live locally, you can drop by the shop and chat to the in-house experts to see and smell the products firsthand.

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They are open daily from 9am to 8pm, Lemongrass House and are located in Cherngtalay, on Srisoonthorn Road on the way to Surin Beach. If you do not live in Phuket, you can use the contact details below and make enquiries directly to the shop. Hoteliers, spa owners and anyone interested in health and beauty products will be warmly greeted.

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Hair Studio 9

Welcome to Hair Studio 9. Our experienced staff members are committed to providing the most professional services possible. We are one of the most well-known hair salons in Phuket, bringing superior services and satisfaction to our customers.

Our hairstylists have more than 10 years’ of experience and specialise in hair extension, cuts, style and colours for women, men and children. At Hair Studio 9 we offer the very best colours and shades available in the industry. HAIR STUDIO 9

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Our approach reflects the latest in great looks and fashion from around the world and our colour lines are manufactured by professional experts in the field such as Paul Mitchell, L’Oreal, Wella, Schwarzkopf and Kudu.

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Here's what we offer • Shampoo and blow drying / hair cutting • Natural hair perm / natural hair styling • Colour: Highlighting, multi-dimensional weaves and foils, colour-correcting, permanent and semi-permanent tinting • Natural hair extensions with 100% human remy hair which you can perm or apply colour to. They can also be matched to your hair colour with a completely natural look: available in 50cm or 60cm lengths. Hair extensions take about 90 minutes and last for six months with normal use. They can also be removed and replaced later if you wish • Permanent tattooing • Deep-conditioning treatment for both hair and scalp • Permanent waving and relaxing • Hair-cleansing support: Beautiful hair begins with clean hair and a clean scalp: Scalp therapy/hair growth support. Our hair is so fragile, yet we treat it harshly. Protect your hair with our customised More Hair! salon hydrotherapy treatments formulated to restore balance and vital elements to the hair and scalp for optimal hair growth. Our blends of powerful ingredients along with our de-chlorinated water infused with vitamin C provide treatment plans to recover and nurture you, your hair, and your scalp back to health • Hair colour support: Natural and organic hair colours which are gentler on your hair • We do special-occasion styles for weddings, black tie events, and proms


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TRAVEL.PHUKET TRAVEL. PHUKET ELEPHANT SANCTUARY

Holiday with a purpose: volunteer at Phuket’s first

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Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, the first ethical elephant sanctuary on the southern island of Phuket, offers volunteers the opportunity to spend one or more meaningful days immersing themselves in an elephant’s life while supporting the sanctuary with its daily tasks. Since its opening in December 2016, Phuket Elephant Sanctuary has rehabilitated 10 elephants back into forest life after decades of abuse and hard work in the tourism and trekking industries. Set on 30 acres of lush tropical jungle bordering Khao Phra Thaeo National Park, the sanctuary offers the ideal natural habitat for retired elephants – and a great opportunity for visitors to observe the biggest land mammal on earth in an ethical way. All proceeds from visiting tourists support the sanctuary’s mission to rescue and rehabilitate elephants back into forest life.

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TRAVEL.PHUKET ELEPHANT SANCTUARY

By volunteering with Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, not only are visitors donating their time to help elephant conservation and protection, but also know that their financial contribution is going directly towards elephant care, providing nutritious food, shelter, veterinary care and enrichment.

For those wishing to support in a more hands-on way, Phuket Elephant Sanctuary now offers volunteer programmes ranging from one to six days. During their stay, volunteers will assist with tasks around the sanctuary and immerse themselves in the elephants’ life. Daily tasks may include food preparation, cutting banana trees, loading and unloading fruits, helping to prepare supplementary elephant food in the kitchen, cleaning and tidying elephant night shelters, building fences, painting and maintenance work around the sanctuary.

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By volunteering with Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, not only are visitors donating their time to help elephant conservation and protection, but also know that their financial contribution is going directly towards elephant care, providing nutritious food, shelter, veterinary care, and enrichment. Previous volunteer experience is not required as an experienced guide will join volunteers throughout their stay. As long as you are a passionate animal lover with a keen interest in wildlife and you are physically fit, you are very welcome. For more information, please visit www.phuketelephantsanctuary.org/volunteerprogram/ or email the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary at info@phuketpes.org.

To find all the great places in Phuket, get yourself a copy of STREETS of PHUKET T – the easiest way to find your wayy quickly around Phuket. 188 pages of detailed street maps, landmarks and local information – with comprehensive indexes. Way more accurate than anything you’ll find online! Check www.streetsofphuket.com to find out where to get it – at only 399 baht it’ll save you time and fuel.

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Islands around Phuket One of the great things about sophisticated Phuket is that, if you want an uninhabited 'island of your dreams' experience, you only have to look east and take your pick! As the map on Page 43 reveals, there are HUNDREDS of islands – accessible by boats of every kind – just waiting to whisk you away to dream for a day... or longer.

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TRAVEL.TAKUA PA

Discovering historical

Ta Kua Pa Located on Route 4 north of Khao Lak in Phang Nga Province, the quiet little town of Takua Pa is known as being a transit point for travellers catching buses further afield. However, Takua Pa is unique in its own right and well worth a visit.

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Black-and-white photos from the tin mining era

Nestled by the Yan Yao River, Takua Pa was once a famous international port. Traders began to arrive in the 1300s, and by the late 1800s the town was booming thanks to the tin mining industry. Takua Pa was an important tin dredging area during those days, and the town saw an influx of Chinese migrants as well as Dutch, Portuguese and British traders. When tin prices began to fall in the 1900s, the traders moved on but the Chinese community stayed and assimilated into Thai society. Chinese culture is evident everywhere you look in Takua Pa. There are a handful of intricate Chinese pagodas as well as a few old Chinese-style tea and herb shops. Chinese-style red lanterns line most of the streets and many of the local families are of mixed Thai-Chinese heritage. The entire Takua Pa district is a really interesting place to explore. There are a lot of historic buildings, a fascinating old library filled with black-and-white

photos from the tin mining era, as well as many Chinese temples, shrines and Buddhist wats. Old camp walls line the outskirts of the Old Town; built to surround a governor’s residence in the 1800s, the walls make for a rugged yet peaceful scene of urban decay.

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Sino-Portuguese architecture in Takua Pa Old Town enhances the charm of the small town.

Street mural in Takua Pa Old Town.

Takua Pa Old Town dates all the way back to the 13th century and is a cultural enclave filled with loads of history and ancient Thai culture. A wander through the historic old district affords the opportunity to examine the beautiful SinoPortuguese architecture, artsy little street art murals and interesting shops, as well as to mix with the locals who, although quite shy, are full of smiles. Takua Pa Old Town showcases charming scenery and lots of photo opportunities.

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‘Takua Pa My Home’ T-shirts shop

Every Sunday, there is a classic market on Sri Takua Pa Street in the heart of Takua Pa Old Town. The street begins to buzz in the late afternoon, and the market comes to life. Local vendors sell fresh fruit, gooey desserts, a variety of grilled meats and classic Thai iced tea and coffee. The food is fresh and affordable; do try the caramel-graham waffle cookies. These cookies are a local speciality and absolutely delightful.

Takua Pa street scenes include intricately painted murals, cute places to take photographs and market vendors.

The market’s atmosphere is laid back with one-of-a-kind souvenirs including vintage postcards, ‘Takua Pa My Home’ T-shirts and Chinese lacquer ware for sale. Many of the vendors set up shop in front of their homes and, if you’re lucky, you may be invited inside to examine old photographs and listen to Thai country and western music. The Sunday Market on Sri Takua Pa Street is really quite charming, and the perfect way to wind down a day of sightseeing.

The Sunday Market on Sri Takua Pa Street is really quite charming, and the perfect way to wind down a day of sightseeing.

Sri Takua Pa Street Market is held every Sunday a good way to experience local life.

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Equally fascinating is Khok Kanoon Bridge, used by tin mining workers in the olden days. The bridge is located on private property but has become a popular stop-off point for day trippers taking photographs and selfies. This antique iron bridge crosses the Yan Yao River and if you come from Takua Pa Old Town, cross the bridge and keep going straight you will come to the Takua Pa bus station. Slow life in Takua Pa

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GETTING G ETTING THERE Fr From KKhao hao Lak, head north on Route ha 4 to TTakua akkua u Pa. Route 4 first reaches the new ne w town. tow wn. It is approximately seven kilometres kilo ome metr tres further to the Old Town. Bu and taxis run frequently Buses b etween Khao Lak and Takua Pa and between a round trip costs approximately 600 baht. If you have your own transport and head to Takua Pa Old Town for the Sunday market, well-marked street signs will guide you where to park.

Khok Kanoon Bridge, used by tin mining workers in the olden days

A visit to Takua Pa would not be complete without sampling the district’s original Thai iced coffee. Locally known as ‘gafe bolan’ this ancient recipe is brewed from robust, full-flavoured beans and the coffee is served with whipped cream on top and garnished with anise. This Thai iced coffee is found in nearly all of the shops in Takua Pa and makes for a refreshing treat while sightseeing. A big part of the allure of Takua Pa is actually getting there. Nature is abundant in Phang Nga Province, and the road passes through a lot of rural and natural landscapes. By observing the traditional local lifestyle of the small villages and coastal towns, one notices that life moving along to a slower tempo here. The days of the tin mining industry in Takua Pa are now gone and expansive plantations and rubber tree farms have taken its place in the local economy. The countryside is brightly verdant and the small roads twist and turn at a leisurely pace. Local fruit vendors ply their wares along major roads. Takua Pa is old, historical and charming. A day exploring the quiet town is truly a cultural affair that provides insight into a former booming port town that was once famous for being one of the most cosmopolitan places in all of Southern Thailand. A daytrip to Takua Pa is well worth the effort. Start off from Phuket early, and don’t forget to take your camera.

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The villas are an ideal investment for people wishing to use them as short term rental accommodation for part of the year and use the remaining duration for personal use or family vacations. Houses of 700 square metres can host four couples plus visitors, while smaller houses of three bedrooms can accommodate three couples or more, making a comfortable and homey place for hoidaymakers. In addition, Botanica Luxury Villas can guarantee five years of rental income through these lettings, while responsibility for all aspects of holiday rental management will be achieved by an established tour operator based at the reception office. A natural stone-tiled, infinity-edge swimming pool forms the centre of each villa. Villas feature free-flowing floor plans with folding doors, transom windows above the doors and vaulted ceilings; all residences enjoy these exterior characteristics. A buyer can choose from three standard designs and the home is then custom built, ensuring future owners get a villa that suits their style. The architectural team is available to modify and enhance designs over the course of the year that it takes to build the residence. Villas are of three to five bedrooms with usable areas from 265 to 700 square metres of space. These elite homes will see natural wood blended with natural stone, imported kitchen cabinetry and high specification smart home technology. The project has a staffed reception and lobby service, along with 24-hour security. Residents may also wish to take advantage of the boutique coffee and cafĂŠ.

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People interested in purchasing a residence at Botanica Luxury Villas are encouraged by the developer to take a visual tour, see the show villa and discuss their aspirations and dream list. Villas are available under a freehold or leashold title. Launched in January 2018, the 21 units will be completed by January 2020.

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Häfele BBQ Grills – Weber Series is the ‘cool kid on the block’. With its award-winning compact exterior and surprisingly large cooking area, it delivers unsurpassed barbecuing moments. Weber Series comprises both large and small models, making it the ideal choice for barbecuing on the go – on the patio, on the beach or in the boat. Weber series encompasses gas grills and electric grills – all models are therefore quick and easy to operate.

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Are you a home owner searching for tiles that are ‘different’ – with a touch of class? You’re yet to be inspired by anything you’ve seen? Then a visit to our professional, friendly team at tile-it will be the answer. Our unconfused showroom displays take the ‘bazaar’ out of tile selection, while our knowledgable showroom team are happy to listen to your needs and to offer real solutions – based on a stunning range of imported Italian tiles, as well as our own range of porcelain floor tiles, made to European standards, from China to cater for tighter budgets. Or are you a developer looking for a reliable, serviceoriented and knowledgeable supplier of top quality imported porcelain tiles who won’t let you down and will always go that ‘extra mile’. Service is key at tile-it, both the tendering of expert pre-sales advice and an impressive after-sales service,

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LEGAL MATTERS.PROPERTY: LEGAL & PRACTICAL TIPS FOR HIGH SEASON

Property: legal & pracঞcal ঞps for high season As contractors, agents, business owners and residents all recover from the apparent surprise that there is quite a lot of rain for eight months a year in Phuket, minds turn to preparation for an arrival of visitors and scrutiny that may turn from light interest into strong commitment to invest in a property. Potential investors should consider recent developments in Thailand and the impact on projects to ensure that good decisions are made.

Hotel licensing for projects, licenses & rental programmes There are numerous media reports about Thai government crackdowns on properties, some of which operate as hotels without any license, or without the correct licenses to cover their activities. Therefore, when considering any investment in a property that will ultimately involve some form of short-term rental arrangements, vigorous enquiry should be made into the compliance plan to configure a real estate development to be suitable under various regulatory regimes from building control, environmental regulations through to zoning and planning controls.

The famous rental return guarantee It doesn’t take a real estate genius to conduct Internet searches to ascertain a realistic rate of return on a real estate investment, and to compare the yield to stocks, bonds, long-term bank deposit, crypto currencies and any other investments currently promoted in the business world. If the promised ‘rental guarantee’ is too good to

be true, then there will be something amiss either in the business plan of the developer or the operator – or there could be a ‘house of cards’ set of promises based on speculative sales at an overvalue. Where a developer has taken the time to calculate the prospective realistic performance of asset managers to produce rental yield, built in contingencies for soft and hard refurbishments, planned for ‘rainy days’ including retaining a contingency reserve, then the long term yield where there is a profit sharing model for rental will generally be a soft curve after rentals or hotel operations stabilise. On such basis, an initial rental guarantee should really not be too high or this indicates the assets are being sold at too high a value to ‘build in’ the guarantee.

Stability of the operators/asset managers Let’s assume that the normal checks have been made into the land title history, zoning and planning rules, gradient, height and shoreline set-back rules, built up area, green area ratios, engineering contingencies, insurance arrangements, asset management plans and fees, rental returns and quality of ownership options for purchasers. Then the main commercial verification process that underpins an investment decision is the relationship between the developer/asset owners and the ‘operator’, which may be a very well known brand or a more boutique or lesser known asset manager. Developers will generally not disclose all the details of the commercial arrangements, but ought to disclose the term of the agreement, any unusual terms which might affect

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a rental programme and any cost implications, which may affect an owner in a rental programme. In some cases, unfortunately, it seems that very ‘loose’ arrangements are made, or even just discussed between developers and operators; brands and logos may be misplaced on brochures and websites, leading purchasers to mistakenly believe that an investment is more stable than it actually is. However, if a solid well-prepared structure has been set up by the developer with an operator, then a certain amount of confidence can be implied from the fact of the willingness of the parties to commit to asset development and management – and with disclosure on the key terms of the arrangement and properly disclosed details – to provide comfort to add further security.

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As high season approaches, check the background of the brochures carefully. Be wary of the agents ‘pumping out hot-sales’ when they don’t even appear to know the ownership structure, compliance levels of laws relating to a project – but may instead be touting cut and paste contracts they have picked up along their travels as ‘well prepared’ agreements. Read online Enjoy your visit to Phuket and pick your investments wisely.

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The Andaman Islands for ‘Magnificent Marlin’ and so much more

When we talk about salt water fishing and big game fishing in Asia, there is one place that stands out above the rest: the Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India. These pristine waters have not been subject to the heavy commercial fishing that has put a lot of pressure on fish stocks around Thailand and surrounding waters. Having personally fished these beautiful waters frequently I can vouch for the amazing fishing available for countless different species.

There are many fishing opportunities available through severall different sources. G Go trolling lli for f monster Marlin, M li Sailfish and Wahoo, jigging and popping for Giant Trevally and Dogtooth Tuna or even bottom fishing for Grouper and numerous bottom dwellers. With both Black and Blue Marlin readily available to 800lbs+, the predominant technique for both species is trolling lures. The bait and switch method used in other billfish hotspots doesn’t seem to produce as well here. The best way to capitalise on fishing this area is to get four or five good friends together and plan a live aboard Marlin trip for five days or a week. Sharing costs is a great way to make these dream trips affordable. I have been fortunate to book two of these trips through www.blueoceans.club on the Deja Blue, a beautiful 60-foot Bertram. This is a very well-equipped and well-maintained boat, which is essential when fishing so far away from the mainland. Captain John Pearce (reelhooker@hotmail.com) and his crew will not only put you on fish, but take care of everything from onboard laundry service to delicious Thai and international food. There is no WiFi or telephone service other than a satellite phone for emergencies on this type of trip so it is very peaceful – when it’s not your turn at the rods, of course.

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When you can see land, the scenery is stunning and you will never forget the sunset behind Barren Island, an active volcano, or the sunrise at Narcondam, a dormant one. If a live aboard isn’t your cup of tea, then I would suggest talking to Darran at www.gamefishingasia.com or Akshay at www.andamanangler.com, who both run truly professional and safe outfits for jigging and popping. These two techniques are both extremely exciting ways to fish. Explosive takes on poppers from GTs and jigging rods can almost be ripped out of your hands by powerful Doggies. This is the norm for any outing. Fish location and reading tides are important to catching, so again a good crew and well maintained equipment are key. These trips are from smaller boats, which return to port at sunset. Whether you return to a Port Blair hotel each night or stay in a beach resort on Havelock Island for one or two nights both are great ways to enjoy some delicious Indian delicacies washed down with a cold Kingfisher beer. Catch and release is essential to maintain all fisheries. Everyone I have recommended abides by strict catch and release practices with the exception of a few smaller fish kept for onboard meals or for bait. All fishing adventures mentioned are accessed from the town of Port Blair India with frequent flights through Chennai, India. The Andamans are currently opening their doors to tourists, with online visas easily purchased and restrictions for international vessels staying more than 30 days being lifted. This area is truly a saltwater fisherman’s paradise and should not be overlooked by any serious angling enthusiast.

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By Mike Bailey for Exotic Fishing Thailand EXOTIC FISHING (THAILAND) CO., LTD. English +66 88 379 9377 or Thai +66 81 199 5922 www.exoticfishingthailand.com exoticfishingthailand@gmail.com facebook.com/Exotic-Fishing-Thailand-427820143951674/

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PHUKET Parasailing & Paragliding Ever wish you could fly like a bird, soaring and diving effortlessly with the wind in your face, and experience views of this beautiful island from a new and exciting perspective? Phuket now offers you the chance to do exactly this. It’s called parasailing. The parasail is a specially designed parachute which you wear, and which is then towed behind a speedboat; suddenly you are airborne and looking down on mere mortals. There are several operators on beaches and prices start at 2,000 baht.

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Go-karting offers a behind-the-wheel adventure using specially designed vehicles to race around a track. Kids love the thrill of becoming a mini F1 driver for the day, while children not ready to take the wheel may ride along with an adult on a two-seater kart. The most elaborate go-kart track

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This is a public park located by the sea at the end of Phuket Road. There’s an old dredger-shaped monument called (somewhat unimaginatively) the ‘60 Year Mine Monument’, which was built on the headland at the southern end of Phuket Road in 1969. This monument commemorates one Captain Edward Thomas Miles, an Australian who brought the first metal ore-dredger to Phuket in 1909, hence the ‘60 year’ bit. In former times, Sapan Hin was regarded as the gateway of Phuket because the promontory was the chief trading port for freighters. As time went by, more land was reclaimed and developed into parks and public facilities, which now include a sports centre, large playing fields, restaurants and the island’s main boxing stadium. It’s also the site of two colleges – Phuket Community College and Phuket Vocational College. Every day many Phuket residents visit Sapan Hin to jog or just to enjoy walking along the mangrove-lined paths. In the evenings people turn out to play tennis, basketball, volleyball, soccer, lawn bowling and takraw. Others come to picnic and enjoy snacks and drinks available from the small market. At the south end of Sapan Hin is the Kiew Tian Shrine, which plays a significant role in the annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival; all the street processions end here. To get to Saphin Hin just hop in a Tuk- Tuk or taxi; they all know it.

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Old Phuket Town A hundred years ago, Phuket was a prosperous tin mining town and was an international centre with a large community of Chinese and Europeans. They built beautiful homes in the style called SinoPortuguese – terraced townhouses with narrow frontages and accommodations stretching back from the road. The beautifully furnished interiors often included walled gardens and Chinese inspired decorations. Explore Rommanee, Talang, Yaowarat and Dibuk Roads, where the buildings have been lovingly restored to their former glory and now feature antique shops, speciality restaurants and more.

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The finest Thai cuisine for the discerning diner The wonder of art and architecture by the sea that is Panwa House reflects the artistry of our chef’s Thai Menu. Come and enjoy both. Open Tuesday to Sunday 6:30 pm. to 11 pm. +66 76 391123-5 www.image-asia.com/q/88 27, 27/2, Mu 8, Sakdidej Road, Cape Panwa, Phuket 83000

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City Blue Elephant Brasserie Phuket The Charm Dining Gallery Tori Japanese Buffet Restaurant

Phuket City / Cooking Schools / Thai Phuket City / French / Fusion / International Phuket City / Peranakan / Thai / Vegetarian Phuket City / Chinese / Japanese / Thai / Vegetarian

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Two Chefs Karon Beach Two Chefs Kata Beach Two Chefs Kata Center Nami Restaurant Salsa Mexicana

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Patong & Kalim Kantok Sala Bua Beachfront Restaurant Sea Salt Lounge & Grill

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Cherngtalay / International / Seafood & BBQ / Steaks & Grills / Thai Layan / Pubs, Clubs, Lounges & Bars Kamala / Fusion / Mediterranean / Thai Cherngtalay / Asian / International / Thai Cherngtalay / Modern Tapas / Vegetarian Bang Tao / French / Mediterranean / Italian / Thai Cherngtalay / American / International / Italian / Thai

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ENTERTAINMENT CHOICES

PHUKET CITY

Music videos @ Prohibition Bar. Videos from the ‘60s to the ‘90s are not on the prohibited list at this venue with a speakeasy theme, but are a star attraction for clientele.

Friday Hip-Hop LIVE show @ Illuzion. The Notorious Friday HipHop LIVE Show with MD Mochio Official – Dj Weezii. 2 hours of Live Hip-Hop party with the best RnB of the moment!

Live music @ Bebop p Live Music Bar & Restaurant. A new place to hang out... Fresh & lively atmosphere... Listen to jazz, soul, Latin, blues & pop. Live music starts about 9.30pm.

DJs @ Hollywood y Phuket. One of the premium nightclubs in Phuket. Two separate rooms, each playing different kinds of music. While it has resident Thai DJs, international names play here on a rotating basis.

Jazz @ Music Matters Jazz Bar. Music does matter! Great Jazz, Salsa, Caribbean, African, South American & other exotic music can be enjoyed at this little hidden place in Phuket City.

Live jazz @ The Route Café & Music Bar. Live music weekend: pop, soft rock, jazz – all cool styles of music & musicians can jam later on. DJs @ Z1MPLEX Mixology gy Lab. DJs play a wide range of music at ‘The Lab’ including elecronic, house & R&B.

Rotary Club of Patong Beach. Meets each Tuesday at 7pm. www.rotarypatong.org

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Lions Club of Patong Beach. Dinner 2nd Tuesday each month. www.lions-club-patong.org Phuket Hash House Harriers. Regular hash every Sat. Tinmen Hash (male only) 1st Wed of each month. Iron Pussy Hash (female only) 2nd Wed of each month. Puying Hash (for families) middle Sun each month. Kamala Koma Hash (mixed adults) last Tues each month. www.phuket-hhh.com

Live music Wednesdays @ Mangosteen g Phuket. Enjoy a great meal (Thai or Western) with music by Italians Leo & Jenn. Jazzy, fresh & cool sounds, paired with amazing food & a great wine selection from the underground wine cellar. DJs @ Dream Beach Club. Dream combines poolside cool & beach side chic & features world-class performers, artists, International DJs, seductive parties & exclusive events.

Skal International Phuket & South Thailand. Monthly dinners, usually with speaker. www.skalphuket.org

Live band Fridays @ Vanilla Skyy Bar & Gastro Pub. ‘JACKY’ Live band will set the mood from 6-9.30pm. Daily Happy Hour 5-6pm: 30% discount on all drinks except wines, champagne & super-premium spirits.

Alan Cooke Cricket Ground. Family touch rugby on Saturday afternoons. Call Gary on +66 81 968 3707. www.acgphuket.com

KATA / KARON & PATONG

Live music @ The Column Phuket. The house bands play a mix of international rock & pop hits as well as popular Thai music. Live acoustic music @ The Barrel. The Barrel features live acoustic music in the evenings & great nightly specials on drinks & food. Seating is comfortable & plentiful.

Phuket International Women’s Club. Various meetings. +66 76316 711. info@phuketiwc.com www. phuketiwc.com

Grumpy Old Men’s Society. Meets 1st and 3rd Monday each month. vguytonbeck@gmail.com

Entertainment @ Samutr Bar,, Amari Phuket. JT Duo Band Mon, Wed & Thurs; DJ A Tues & Sat; DJ Bee Fri & Mr.Tom on Sax Sat. From 9.30-11pm. Happy Hour 5-7pm & 9-11pm.

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PHUKET CITY

Live music & DJs @ Tantitium. An all-round entertainment centre with live music & DJs spinning late into the evening. Cocktails & massages too.

Phuket Yacht Club. Club racing on 11 November. All welcome. If you want to crew on a boat, just turn up before 10am at the club. It usually works out... Dinghy sailing lessons & RYA training courses available. www.phuketyachtclub.com

Combined chambers of commerce. Phuket business dinners and ‘Sundowners’ during the year, with topical speakers. www.bccthai.com and www.austchamthailand.com

Guest DJs @ Cocoon Phuket. The classy open-air bistro-nightclub perched on a big terrace. Experience the soundscapes of deep house, underground & electro swing grooves spun by guest DJs.

Live music @ Ploenchit Pub & Restaurant. This is more for local people who love nightlife, but why not give it a try? Live bands start at 9pm every night.

Bar bands @ Timber Hut. Typical Thai pub scene in Phuket Town; fun place featuring one of Phuket’s great bar bands. There’s a dance floor with a live band & DJ nightly.

Dance & house music @ White Room Nightclub. g The large dance floor in the middle of the long room fills with trendy young dancers grooving to a mix of R&B, hip hop, dance & house music. Live music @ Tai Pan. Classic rock, & the latest dance hits every night with international singers.

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Live music @ Two Chefs. The Two chefs band will take your back to the 70s & 80s with some old school song to sings along with! Blues night @ Jazz U Garden Resort. Blues night Fridays with Dou T&O. Live music @ Two Chefs

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