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f you’re here on holiday you’ve joined us at possibly the wettest time of the year. According to Thai Metrological Department statistics August, September and October were all in the top four of Phuket’s wettest months in 2012. However, don’t let that put a damper on your holiday as we’re sure you will still get to see plenty of sunshine during your stay. Should you get the odd rainy day don’t be too disappointment as there is plenty to do in Phuket, whatever the weather. Don’t let a bit of rain prevent you from seeing more of what is on offer on the island. • The rain is a great excuse to see some culture. There are a number of museums in Phuket so go explore some of the island’s history!


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• Take the rain as an opportunity to go shopping. You will find a good selection of stores and shopping around the island. Along with fashion and home furnishing shops there are also a number of local arts and crafts retailers where you can pick up your souvenirs to take back home.

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• Dull and grey outside? Don’t let that get you down. Go out and pamper yourself at one of the many hotel or independent spas. You’re on the island of wellness and you’ll find top quality spa treatments at a fraction of the price you’d get at home.

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Don’t let rainy weather stop you from having a fun on Phuket. As long as you have a backup plan you can keep you and your family entertained throughout the duration of your stay.




Publisher Guide Vision Limited Editor in Chief Jormnapa Utuchkul Team Arnat Utuchkul, Nunghatai Cholchawalit, Matthew Pond, Siripong Mukda, Paradorn Promkird, Sirisawan Hemtanon, Jiriya Detwarawit, Jariya Choomuang Advertising Enquiries Subscription Enquiries Tel. +66 (0) 76 240 749 Fax. +66 (0) 76 240 750







AUGUST 2013 – OCTOBER 2013

On The Cover 16 Chinese Hand Puppets Auto & Marine 12 Wittaya “Sumon” Singkalah

The Man Behind Phuket Bike Week

Arts & Culture 16 Chinese Hand Puppets in Phuket Beauty & Wellness 20 Dr. Michael Klentze - The Leader in Preventive, Regenerative and Anti-Aging Medicine


Play & Show 36 Phuket Cycling Campaign Property & Home Décor 40 New Laguna Shores Phase Launched 44 Tropical Luxury - Recommended Items



Chromotherapy - Healing by Colour

Eat & Drink 26 The KEE Sky Lounge

Phuket’s Most Unique Rooftop Venue


Hotels & Resorts 34 Hotel News Update

“Thanusorn Phucharoen” - The Man Behind the Successful Baan Kalim Restaurant

Special Features 48 Phuket Stats 50 Social Circle

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Auto & Marine Wittaya “Sumon” Singkalah – The Man Behind Phuket Bike Week

Wittaya “Sumon” Singkalah

Wittaya I “Sumon” Singkalah The Man Behind

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t was in April 1995 that the island saw its very first Phuket Bike Week, the grandest event of its kind in the South-East Asia region. The event saw 300 riders congregate at “Mitthrapap Beach” also known as “Friendship Beach”, in Rawai. There were a few participants who belonged to two local biker groups, the “Phuket Riders” and the “Sun of Chewa”, but the majority of bikers who joined the first Phuket Bike Week were tourists who rode their bikes from neighbouring countries to partake in the event and visit Phuket Island. Nearly two decades later, the 19th Phuket Bike Week 2013 “ASEAN Ride Together” became the biggest motorcycle event not only in Thailand but in Asia. The event attracted over 5,000 motorcycles and more than 30,000 visitors from 26 countries. Recent Big Bike Weeks feature a number of entertaining activities to keep the bikers happy both on and off their machines such as the popular Miss Phuket Bike Week competition, tattoo and custom bike shows, a motorbike exhibition, a ride for peace and global warming, a sand sculpture

Auto & Marine Wittaya “Sumon” Singkalah – The Man Behind Phuket Bike Week contest, beach parties and a music festival. The activities take place around the Patong area every year and attract TV and media from both Thailand and overseas. The organizers are now also backed by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) whose main task is ensure that Phuket Bike Week is included in their calendar of major events in Thailand and to ensure that the event is promoted around the world well in advance. had an opportunity to chat with Mr.Wittaya Singkalah or “Sumon”, the main coordinator of Phuket Bike Week, about his big bike background and the increasingly popular Phuket Bike Week.

how did you become interested in big bikes? Since childhood I dreamt that someday I would own and ride a big bike, something I believe is a dream of many boys and men. When you ride a big bike you know what it feels like to be free, and when you hear the sound of the engine you know that is the power which will take you where you want to go. I worked hard to help create the wealth I needed to live my childhood dream, big bikes come with a big price tag and you really have to be passionate about them to want to own them. I have also been lucky enough to bring the main passion in my life into my everyday life by running a business which sells and services big bikes. This business opportunity has also allowed me to make more friends and meet people from all walks of life. When I realised there were so many people who shared my passion for big bikes, I also realised there was a serious lack of activities for big bike lovers. Therefore, my team and I devoted a lot of our time organising big bike festivals. We hoped that by doing so we would help to develop Phuket, my hometown, and its tourism industry.

What do you think of people’s attitudes towards today’s big bike society? Unfortunately, in my opinion, the general attitude towards the big bike society is that people look at these people, the way they dress, many with their tattoos and leather jackets, and they think they are bad people. However, if you look beyond this and actually take the time to get to know them you will realise that the majority are really good guys. They have good hearts and many participate in a number of social and charitable activities. Furthermore, big bike riders are people who have discipline on


Auto & Marine Wittaya “Sumon” Singkalah – The Man Behind Phuket Bike Week

the roads and respect traffic rules. 20 years ago there were fewer than 10 big bike riders in Phuket; today we have 36 big bike clubs with a combined membership of thousands of people in Phuket alone and tens of thousands in the ASEAN region, if these people really are so bad I think you would hear a lot more negative things about them.

how did you begin Phuket Bike Week? Back in 1995 the Phuket Riders Club and the Immortals Thailand Club decided to organize a group ride with motorcycle riders from Bangkok, Malaysia, Singapore and the USA. Originally our big bike group rode together to different nearby countries such as Malaysia and Singapore, as well as other major cities in Thailand, but we thought it would be better if we could chose a city which could become a base for our big bike meetings and it was agreed that Phuket would be the ideal location as it has international standard hotels & resorts, plenty of restaurants which cater for all tastes, and all other necessary facilities needed to support the bikers. The original ride in 1995 involved around 150 big bikes and about 300 visitors, which we felt was a successful start, the event has continued to grow over the years and Phuket is now known all over the world as the city for big bike lovers.

What are the main objectives of the yearly event? The festival is organised jointly by Phuket Province, Patong Municipality, Phuket Big Bike Club, the Phuket Riders Club, and Ride Thailand magazine and its main aim is to bring together big-bike lovers from across Thailand and around the world. Phuket Big Bike Week is now a major event in the Phuket calendar and it brings a lot of good things for Phuket, in many different ways, including injecting at least 600 million baht into the economy every year. Other objectives of the events


are to promote travel and tourism in Phuket and Thailand; create greater unity for bikers worldwide; promote safer riding (with helmets on heads and lights on bikes) and organize charitable activities to raise funds for schools for underprivileged children in Phuket.

Why did you decide on the new “aSEan Ride together” theme for the event? As Thailand is preparing to join the Asean Economic Community (AEC) initiative in 2015, and many bikers come across the borders, especially from nearby Singapore and Malaysia, it was decided that the theme until then should be ‘ASEAN Ride Together’. I believe that our big bike group is now recognized throughout the ASEAN region and this had led to a large number of cultural exchanges, including business negotiations which have led to an expansion in investments because most bikers owns their own businesses. Moreover, it is held under this theme in order to expand our big bike community and to build a strong group that will be recognized in the various countries that make up ASEAN. When we all come together as one it will be so much better. For more information Wittaya “Sumon” Singkalah Tel: +66 (0) 81 691 9346 Email:

Art & Culture Chinese Hand Puppets in Phuket


hand Puppets in Phuket

During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, puppet plays caught on in all areas. By integrating with local operas, various kinds of regional puppet plays came into being, such as Heyang string puppet plays of Shaanxi, and Zhangzhou glove puppet plays of Fujian. Puppet shows also advanced with the times. After movies came into being, they found their way into the movie field, creating an increased impact of puppet shows.


istory of Chinese Puppet Shows

Called a “marionette show” in ancient China, a puppet show is a theatre performance in which puppet figures are made to move by puppeteers pulling strings or by putting their hands inside them. In China, the origin of puppets dates back to the Shang Dynasty, when the custom of burying slaves alive with their deceased masters was practiced. Of the 3,000 funeral objects excavated from the Yin Ruins in Anyang City, there are pottery figurines of slaves with cangues. In the Warring States Period, there appeared entertaining figurines used in story-telling and singing performances as props. And such art forms became popular. After the Han Dynasty, a puppet show gradually developed into a folk art combining opera, literature, sculpture and painting that appealed to both humans and divinities. During the Three Kingdoms Period, there were “water-driven one hundred plays” featuring exquisitely-made puppets performing humanlike singing, dancing and acrobatics. In the Song Dynasty, puppet shows enjoyed an unprecedented boom, with a wide variety of puppet types used in the plays, including string puppets, rod puppets, water puppets, pyrotechnic puppets, iron stick puppets, glove puppets and flesh puppets etc.


In former times, a puppet show was one of the most popular entertaining art forms enjoyed by rulers and commoners. Such shows were usually staged on occasions like sacrificial rituals and festive banquets, adding colour to people’s life. In modern times, however, puppet shows suffered decline due to war chaos. But they caught on again shortly after the war. After 1949, except for a handful of private puppet troupes, most others were restructured as government-funded troupes. While retaining traditional plays, these puppet troupes created a large number of modern plays, also known as “civilized new plays”.

Art & Culture Chinese Hand Puppets in Phuket a new generation of Puppeteers Chinese hand puppets are modeled on characters from Chinese operas, and each puppet’s style of clothing and make-up represents a different character from the operas. Furthermore, there are also shows and performances that have been written strictly for Chinese puppet shows. In the past, one of the most famous kinds of Chinese hand puppet performances to be found in Phuket was “Garle Puppet”, usually performed at Chinese shrines. However, nowadays they are hard to find due to their lack of success. Khun Likhit Larleang, a teacher at Satree Phuket School is one person, of a very small group, who can perform a garle puppet show. He learnt how to perform the show from the Chinese shrines he visited when he was a young boy, and he realizes that the hand puppet culture does not have a generation to carry it on, and that there is a possibility that it could be lost in the not too distant future. In view of this, Khun Likhit now offers garle puppet training to students who are interested in the local arts and culture. He said “I’m a Phuketian who grew up with Chinese culture, which has influence on the local community.

Khun Likhit Larleang

When the Chinese shrines held traditional ceremonies garle puppet shows were one of the best parts and they brought me so much happiness. Although it’s only a small show it generates a smile to all those that watch. Today, as a teacher, I think bringing the science and art of garle puppets to young people in Phuket will bring a spark back into this part of culture, and it will show society that puppet shows have not disappeared but are once again being brought back into the lives of many children. I teach students the basics of garle puppet shows, showing them the importance of the puppet’s movements being in time with the rhythm of the music. At least by showing them this, the students will be able to put on a real show in front of the public.”


Art & Culture Chinese Hand Puppets in Phuket About the Shows In general, a show needs two performers: the main performer who is the chief or director of the troupe and is in charge of the whole show, including manipulating the main puppets, singing and narrating. The supporting performer manipulates the puppets to coordinate with the main performer, changes the costumes of puppets, and takes care of the stage. The puppets are operated with two hands, one hand operating the puppet’s head and hands, and the other operating the legs. The puppets perform on a highly decorative stage, accompanied by a small orchestra comprising of a gong, pipe and drum. The backstage music is controlled by the drum player. The drummer needs to pay attention to what is going on in the plot and uses the drum to conduct the other musicians. They follow the rhythm of the sets. In terms of stories, the Chinese string puppet shows mainly adapt literature classics. One of the most popular shows is The Romance of the Three Kingdoms, a 14th-century Chinese epic novel about the century of war, turmoil, and bloodshed known as the Three Kingdoms Period (188-280 AD). The tale begins in the last days of the corrupt Han Dynasty, showing how the government and Emperor lost the “Mandate of Heaven”, and the land fell into anarchy, with various warlords carving out their own territories in a struggle for supremacy. Gradually, out of the chaos, three kingdoms take shape: the kingdom of Shu, led by the virtuous Liu Bei (a distant cousin of the Emperor) and his sworn brothers, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei; the kingdom of Wei, led by the scheming Cao Cao; and the kingdom of Wu, led by the ambitious Sun family. All seek to unify the nation for one reason or another, and claim the right to rule for their own. And so the three kingdoms contend with one another over the century, and heroes rise and fall in the strife, until the nation is finally reunified. More information plese contact: Khun Likhit Larleang +660 (0) 81728 6003



Beauty & Wellness Dr. Michael Klentze

Dr. Michael Klentze The Leader in Preventive, Regenerative and Anti-Aging Medicine Dr. Michael Klentze


rofessor Dr. Michael Klentze, is a cuttingedge anti-aging expert, revered doctor, scientist, lecturer and author. He started studying medicine at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich in 1969 and received his medical degree from here in 1975 with the grade of “excellent. As of August 2012, he was officially appointed as Chief Scientific and Medical Officer of Thanyapura’s Integrative Health Center (TIHC). was privileged to have recently been invited by Thanyapura to conduct an interview with Dr. Michael where we found out more about him and his role as Chief Scientific and Medical Officer of TIHC.

Could you tell us about your past career and how you ended up at TIHC? I am a medical doctor with degrees in six medical specialties: gynaecology, psychiatry, genetics, endocrinology, sports medicine and natural medicine


and I practiced in each these fields for several years. However, more recently I became involved with research in neurochemistry, genetics and stem cells. I’m very proud and honoured to say that I owned the first Anti-Aging (AA) Clinic in Europe, the Klentze Institute, which was founded in 1995. From 2008 to 2011 I functioned as International Medical Director at Vitallife (Bumrungrad Hospital, Bangkok), where I was responsible for developing treatments, diagnostic programs, pharmacological products and more. I founded a number of further AA clinics worldwide (Madrid, Barcelona, Istanbul, Houston) and supported many clinics in scientific knowledge in this area. I supported hormone therapy in preventive medicine in Europe, working as consultant for Pfizer, and it was my honour to be co-founder and secretary general of the European Society of Preventive, Regenerative and Anti-Aging Medicine (ESAAM) along with President Professor Christos Zouboulis from Berlin, and co-founder of ECARE, the European Center for Aging Research and Education together with President Professor Jesus Tresguerres from Madrid, where I functioned as secretary general. After leaving

Beauty & Wellness Dr. Michael Klentze the body. Inflammation is all over the body, always. There is no isolated inflammation. A rotten tooth can create heart problems, joint problems, immune problems and more. Chronic inflammation is one cause of aging, that’s why some people call aging inflammaging.

What is your main duty as Chief Medical and Scientific Officer of Thanyapura Integrative Health Centre?

for Thailand I became the Honorary President of ESAAM. How I ended up at TIHC is a lot simpler to explain than my previous careers, my friend Klaus Hebben, chairman of Thanyapura, asked me to join the Thanyapura team and develop the scientific medical basis of the center. Since August last year I have been leading the team here where they offer the basics of preventive medicine: exercise, diet and mind caring in a holistic way.

I am responsible for developing the programs for diagnostics and treatments, and also overseeing the treatments. I am also responsible for driving the scientific background of the clinic. However, saying that the clinic also has another branch, the KLENTZE MEDICAL FACULTY (KMF), and it is from the KMF here in Phuket that we teach doctors from all over the world in preventive, regenerative and Anti-Aging Medicine. Phuket has become the capital of Anti-Aging, from where the science, education and clinical training are released. This brings a higher reputation to the island and more students, who study under KMF and TIHC.

What does the Thanyapura Integrative Health Centre offer and for who can benefit from its services and in what way? Under the previously mentioned tasks, it is understandable that the clinic’s “software” follows the 80 medical protocols, which we call professional medical instructions. These protocols for diagnostics and treatments are always updated and contain cutting edge medical science.

Phuket has become the capital of Anti-Aging

Could you explain what an Integrative Health Center is exactly? The current medical concept is: create specialists for every organ and forget the basics: that is, all organs and its functions are connected with each other. We work in the field of preventive and regenerative medicine, reviewing the body´s functions with a holistic approach. If you have pain in the knees, the teeth can be the cause, as you bite and the muscle tension leads to relaxation or tension in other parts of

I develop the scientific programs for International conferences in Thailand, e.g. A4M Thailand. As I have treated many patients worldwide, my name has became a brand in this clinical field and many patients are now focused on coming to see me here in Thanyapura, where I am supported by our Thai medical Director, to get recommendations, consultations and treatments in order to maintain their health and get old in a way of high quality of life, health and happiness. It doesn’t matter if a patient is 6 or 60, our unique treatment programs will optimise health through using individualised testing and supplementation.


Beauty & Wellness Dr. Michael Klentze

Could you tell us about your Preventive medicine testing and how it works? Prevention means: seeing into the future. How can we do it? We use the most advanced laboratory technology in the world to carry out genetic tests; by using these advanced tests we are able to go into the very depth of the cell, which enables us to detect tendencies of upcoming diseases in later years, something which regular hospital blood tests cannot do. We will then prescribe 3 months worth of nutritional, hormonal and pharmaceutical formulas, made by the most advanced pharmacies in Europe and Asia, to treat a patient’s condition and which suit each patient’s blood test results. It is important to point out that the medicine has to be personalized, not one shoe fits everybody. So in opposition to mainstream medicine, everybody gets custom tailored treatments.

tests (easily usable tests with which we are able to measure nearly 60% of all lab test with only one drop of either urine, saliva or blood) which are extremely good for shipping to other countries as blood does not keep fresh for a long time.

What does the future hold for Dr. Michael Klentze in medical terms? We are currently developing a special cell-peptide treatment for Skin Rejuvenation and Anti Aging; stem cell banking has become a personal apothecary for everyone. With this development we are able to treat all diseases of the body with your own cells, rejuvenate the body and rejuvenate the beauty of skin and the whole body shape.

Being sick is an endpoint of a long unknown story

You must have seen many advances in medical science since you began practicing, how much mare advanced do you believe it can get?

Science develops rocket like. From hormone treatment for older men (which was believed to be dangerous in the old days and is now a treatment called Andropause, and recognises that male hormone deficiency is similar to that of the female’s menopause) to genetic testing, personalized medicine, bio identical hormone treatment , mitochondrial testing, dried spot


I personally wish that everyone would understand the importance and priority of prevention. Being sick is an endpoint of a long unknown story, playing in the depths of the cell. With new detection methods we might be able to diagnose diseases of later years very early and prevent the outbreak of a disease, stop a relapse of cancer or diabetes, heart disease and more. Based on the triad of sport, diet and mind, I have found great support in Thanyapura, its chairman, its president and the wonderful team.

THANYAPURA INGRATIVE HEALTH CENTRE Operation Hours: 9:00 - 17:00 (Mon - Fri) Tel: +66 (0) 76 336 000 Ext 5080 Email:

Beauty & Wellness Chromotherapy Healing by Colour

Chromotherapy Healing by Colour


hromotherapy, sometimes called colour therapy or colourology, is based on the premise that certain colours are infused with healing energies. The therapy uses the seven colours of the rainbow to promote balance and healing in the mind and body. Our Chromotherapy lights are operated via a separate touch pad which allows you to select individual colours or a loop of the six colours changing individually. The light(s) are securely fixed to the interior of the bath and are finished in chrome. A water level sensor feature prevents the lights being run without water in the bath. Colour therapy is rooted in Ayurveda. Ayurveda is based on the idea that every individual contains the five basic elements of the universe: earth, water, air, fire, and ether (space). These elements are present in specific proportions unique to an individual’s personality and constitution. When these elements are thrown out of balance through unhealthy living, habits or outside forces, illnesses are the result. Ayurvedic medicine uses the energies inherent in the colours of the spectrum to restore this balance.


In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), each organ is associated with a colour. In qigong, healing sounds are also associated with a colour, which in turn corresponds to a specific organ and emotion. Each of the seven colours of the spectrum is associated with specific healing properties.

Violet Violet promotes enlightenment, revelation, and spiritual awakening. Holistic healthcare providers use violet to soothe organs, relax muscles, and calm the nervous system.

Indigo Indigo is also sedative and calming. It is said to promote intuition. Indigo may be useful in controlling bleeding and abscesses.

Blue Blue promotes communication and knowledge. It eliminates toxins, and is used to treat liver disorders and jaundice.

Beauty & Wellness Chromotherapy Healing by Colour

Green Because it is located in the middle of the colour spectrum, green is associated with balance. Green is calming, and is used by Ayurvedic practitioners to promote healing of ulcers. It is said to have antiseptic, germicide, and antibacterial properties and is sometimes used by holistic colour therapists to treat bacterial infections.

seventh (crown) chakra sixth (brow) chakra

fifth (throat) chakra

fourth (heart) chakra

Yellow Yellow is a sensory stimulant associated with wisdom and clarity. Yellow is thought to have decongestant and antibacterial properties, and is useful in stimulating both the digestive system and the lymphatic system.

third (solar plexus) chakra

orange Orange promotes pleasure, enthusiasm, and sexual stimulation. Ayurvedic practitioners believe it has antibacterial properties and may be useful in easing digestive system discomforts (e.g., flatulence, cramps).

red Red promotes energy, empowerment, and stimulation. Physically, it is thought to improve circulation and stimulate red blood cell production. Description: The colour spectrum is composed of different frequencies and wavelengths of light energy. Ayurvedic medicine uses the energy of colours to promote harmony and healing. The colours are said to be imbued with certain healing properties (i.e., red is energizing, blue is calming) and the vibrations generated by each colour balance the individual. Holistic healthcare providers who practice colour therapy often relate the seven colours of the colour spectrum to specific areas of the body known as the chakras. In yoga, the chakras are specific spiritual energy centers of the body. The therapeutic action of colours is related to the chakra they represent: • first (root; or base of spine): red • second (sacral; or pelvis/groin area): orange • third (solar plexus) chakra: yellow • fourth (heart) chakra: green • fifth (throat) chakra: blue • sixth (brow) chakra: indigo • seventh (crown) chakra: violet

second (sacral; or pelvis/ groin area) first (root; or base of spine)

Therapeutic colour can be administered in a number of ways, but is often combined with hydrotherapy and aromatherapy to heighten the therapeutic effect. Precautions: While colour therapy may be an effective treatment for promoting relaxation and overall wellbeing, and as an adjunct, or complementary therapy in treating some disorders and illnesses, individuals with serious chronic or acute health problems should not rely solely on the

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therapy for treatment. Anyone with a chronic or acute health concern should seek the advice of a qualified medical practitioner.

If you’re interested in Chromotherapy, Maikhao Dream Spa offers an unrivaled program, and throughout August, September and October they are offering a 20% discount for their Chromotherapy package. They promise their spa’s exceptional service and majestic setting will deliver an experience found nowhere else on Phuket.

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Hotels & Resorts The KEE Sky Lounge


KEE Sky Lounge

Phuket’s Most Unique Rooftop Venue


magine the setting, after a short ride in a colorfully lit glass walled lift you step out onto a beautiful outdoor terrace situated high above the heart of Phuket’s main tourist destination, you’re outside in the open air and surrounded by the amazing Patong skyline. The top floor of The KEE Resort & Spa is a stylish rooftop terrace and is without doubt the most fascinating location in Patong, and it is the only rooftop venue of its kind in the area. Embracing Phuket’s perfect climate all year round, The KEE Sky Lounge features a completely open air roof top bar and restaurant which is open to hotel guests and the public. This sultry sanctuary is the perfect setting for a drink at dusk with a bite to eat


Hotels & Resorts The KEE Sky Lounge

from their eclectic mix of tasty fusion food influenced by cooking styles from around the world. The moment you step foot out onto The KEE Sky Lounge and stare out at surrounding views you can’t help but feel amazed. The KEE Sky Lounge is something special, and you can’t appreciate the feeling it gives you until you walk out, lean over the railing and soak in real beauty of Patong. This gorgeous outdoor space is quickly becoming one of the hottest places to be in Phuket. Combining the vibrant energy of the neighborhood with the serene and calming feel of sitting under the stars, The KEE Sky Lounge provides the ideal location for the ultimate night out. Furthermore, the split-level venue, with its stunning 360 degree panoramic views, ambient computer controlled hi-tech lighting, welcoming decor and comfortable furnishings creates the perfect backdrop for any event, large or small. Events at The KEE Sky Lounge are nothing less than spectacular. Be it a birthday bash, engagement party,

corporate function, a new business launch or charitable function, The KEE Sky Lounge offers a venue which can cater to a range of events in a stylish and unique environment perfectly suited to the Phuket climate. The KEE Sky Lounge is the perfect setting for both day and night events and can accommodate 10 - 250 guests. In addition, The KEE Sky Lounge also boasts a stylish and contemporary air-conditioned dining room that opens out onto the Rooftop and is perfect for smaller birthday or cocktail parties, engagement parties or dinner functions. The KEE Sky Lounge’s Executive Chef Sonthaya Kaewpradit will provide you with suggestions for a menu with a wide selection of sumptuous dishes prepared personally by him and his expert team who will be honored to give a personal touch and also make your celebration a unique and memorable culinary experience. Whatever the budget The KEE Sky Lounge’s team is there to meet the needs of your special private function.

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Chivas “The Age of Celebration”

served with the rare 63.5% proof Chivas Brothers Strathisla New Molt Distillate. The Appetizer, Seared Cajun Tuna & Rocket, Apple Salad, and Soup, Chilled Cucumber Soup with Spicy Crab, were served with the rich & smooth Chivas Regal 12 yrs.

On a warm Phuket evening in June, Phuket’s The KEE Resort & Spa hosted an “The Age of Celebration” Chivas Whisky dinner party at the Patong hotel’s Sky Lounge. The event, which was attended by special guests of honour Australian Honorary Consul - Larry Cunningham and British Honorary Consul Mr Martin Carpenter MBE, featured a sensational five course dinner prepared by KEE Executive Chef Sonthaya Kaewpradit, each course of which was accompanied with a vintage Chivas Scotch whisky, and wild entertainment from through the ages. The evening kicked off with a cocktail reception featuring a range of cocktails using the Chivas brand whisky, after which guest moved up to the rooftop dining area to enjoy pre dinner entertainment provided by The KEE’s fantastic in-house band ‘Plug & Play’. Prior to the first course being served, guests, which also included a number of high profile Phuket people & media, were welcomed to the event by KEE Resort’s General Manager - Mr Somchai Pantong, and were given an introduction into the whisky they would get to enjoy throughout the dinner by Chivas Master - Mr Teera Weerawan. The Amuse-Bouche of Fried Oyster with Thai Herbs Hollandaise was


The Main “Surf & Turf” Course of Aromatic Roasted Rack of Lamb with Sichuan Pepper and Seared Sea Scallop served with Warm Balsamic Sauce and Mango Salsa were accompanied with the uniquely rich and multi-layered Chivas Regal 18 yrs. After the main course guests were able to enjoy a real blast from the past as Elvis took to the stage, yes he really is alive performing regularly here in Phuket. He belted out a number of his biggest hits whilst performing his trademark pelvic thrusts. Chivas Master Teera then took to the stage to announce the evening’s grand finale, Chef Sonthaya’s trademark dessert; Warm Chocolate Volcano, served with the rare and exclusive Chivas Regal 25 yrs which was poured by Teera and the management team of The Kee. To finish the rooftop party in style, live old-school jazz and blues was played and guests, who had clearly enjoyed the night, and of course the whisky, danced away until the early hours of the morning.

Eat & Drink Thanusorn Phucharoen The man behind the successful Baan Kalim Restaurant & Seafood

“ Thanusorn Phucharoen ” The man behind the successful

Baan Kalim

Restaurant & Seafood


hether you’re here with friends, family or a loved one we’re sure a large number of you want to experience a lunch or dinner that you will remember a lifetime. Baan Kalim Restaurant & Seafood is situated at one of the best locations in Patong Beach and is a venue that has so much to offer. If you’re craving gourmet Thai, Chinese, International or Seafood dishes that are not only visually appealing but also uniquely prepared and can be paired with a fine wine from an extensive selection, “Baan Kalim” is the place to go. recently had the chance to talk with the Owner-Manager of Baan Kalim - Mr. Thanusorn Phucharoen or “Khun Pond”, a young business man who has played an important role in making Baan Kalim the successful restaurant that it is today.


Eat & Drink Thanusorn Phucharoen The man behind the successful Baan Kalim Restaurant & Seafood

Would you like to tell us about your background? I was born here in Phuket but I graduated at Bournemouth University in England with a master’s degree in travel and hospitality. I’m very lucky to have grown up in a family that’s been involved with Phuket’s hotel and restaurant businesses for several decades, they are the owners of the Safari Beach Hotel, Savoey Seafood (one of Phuket’s most popular seafood restaurants), and the 5-star La Flora Resort Patong, all of which I have previously had experience in, in various aspects of the businesses. More recently my father decided to set up a project to open a new restaurant located on Kalim Beach, and I was privileged that he appointed me to manage and oversee every aspect of the restaurant, from its concept, the building, the interior and exterior design, through to building the team, planning the marketing and deciding on and designing the menu. It is my aim with Baan Kalim to continue the success of Savoey, but in my own individual way. I hope that our guests see Baan Kalim as a luxury restaurant with a friendly homelike atmosphere which offers a complete range of delicious food and beverages at a reasonable price.

Why do you think you’re so passionate about food? My passion for food started when I was very young, and I share my family’s passion for food. Eating is a very important part of my family’s lifestyle and even when I was young and our restaurant had just opened I would take part in new menu tastings. When you consider this, how can I not be passionate about food! When I go on holiday I like to travel to different places around the world, and for me the most important part of the holiday is to try the local food and learn the eating habits of the country of which I visit. As examples, Singapore and Malaysia are countries I love very much and they, like Phuket, have a very rich Chinese culture, when I went I witnessed how eating was such an important part of Chinese people’s culture, they eat a lot of

dishes because it is their belief that by doing so it will bring them wealth and happiness. Another example is Japan, it was here that I really started to appreciate that the quality of a restaurant’s service is just as important as the standard of the food, the level of service I received in the restaurants there was very impressive. However, it is not only Asian countries i have learnt from, it is from Western countries that I have learnt about the importance of the menu design, the presentation of a dish and the quality of the ingredients used. Furthermore, by being able to visit many different countries and learning about their food it allows me to mix different food styles and create a menu and dishes that are unique to our restaurant and can continuously be updated. I want to take my experiences and bring different aspects of them to Baan Kalim and create diversity. I understand that we


Eat & Drink Thanusorn Phucharoen The man behind the successful Baan Kalim Restaurant & Seafood

What would you like to say about Baan Kalim Restaurant & Seafood? Baan Kalim Restaurant and Seafood offers a mouthwatering and taste-bud tingling range of dining choices from Seafood, Chinese dishes, Royal Thai cuisine to classic Western dishes made to suit all tastes and prepared under the guidance of highly experience chef and served by a professional restaurant team. Great emphasis is placed on Thai hospitality with lots of interaction between the servers and guests. The restaurant has an array of fresh seafood ranging from live lobster, tiger prawns and crab through to a variety of local fish which can be prepared to suit individual tastes. In addition, Baan Kalim features an exhibition kitchen, our main focal point, where guests can view the food preparation while their senses are put into overdrive with the enticing aromas and sizzling sounds of good food being cooked. The restaurant has stunning views overlooking the beautiful Andaman Sea and panoramic views of the famous Patong Bay. The Sunsets from here have to be seen to be believed - a stunning, breathtaking view.

How about a Baan Kalim Recommended Dish for our readers? have a diverse customer base and we need to cater for all of our customers. More importantly, I realise that there are so many restaurant options in Phuket and we have so much competition. That will always be the case so we need to ensure that we can keep up with and be better than our competitors.

What is your management philosophy? You cannot make a restaurant successful without a strong team. When the restaurant has a lot of customers and it’s busy, staff must work in unity and use their knowledge, experience and skills to help others to ensure the restaurant runs smoothly. My role is to communicate with the team, let them know my expectations of them and assist them in adjusting their attitudes so that we are all thinking and going in the same direction. I personally use a combination of what I believe are two different management styles; the first is what I call the Thai style, be generous and understanding of my team and take their welfare into consideration. The second is the Western style within which discipline is a priority, the service must be excellent, and the staff must look and work professionally at all times and be accepted by our customers. When I want to change something I will just not command it be done, I will explain the reasons why I want it to be done, thus preventing conflicts and also helping to develop the team.


Our restaurant never stops developing new menu items because we want to create an exotic dining experience. Every dish that we design and implement to our menu has had its ingredients hand selected and has been taste tested prior to being added. Some of the most recent dishes I am proud to recommended are: • Salmon served with red bean sauce, ginger and coconut milk with aromatic rice powder and Thai herbs • Crispy Tiger Prawns coated in cereal • Royal Thai style crispy vermicelli noodles with shrimps served with omelet and condiments • Stewed Pork Belly served with preserved vegetables and soya sauce • Thermidor - Stir fried lobster meat with mushrooms and onions in a creamy sauce with melted cheese served in lobster shell • Bake mixed seafood

Baan Kalim Restaurant & Seafood 222 Prabaramee Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand 83150 T: +66 (0) 76 618 125 M: +66 (0) 88 180 6936 F: +66 (0) 76 618 247 E-mail: Website: Facebook:

Hotels & Resorts Phuket Hotel News Update

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Promotions Kid’s activities at Sri panwa

“Sri panwa Phuket is the ultimate destination for families - especially when the kids are just as demanding as the parents. Therefore, children who accompany their parents on a break to Sri panwa Phuket can choose from host of activities, with something to suit everyone, including Swimming Lessons for the active, Batik Painting for the creative and Pizza Design and Cookery classes for budding chefs.” Sri panwa Phuket

88 moo 8, Sakdidej Road, Vichit, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 371 000 Fax: +66 (0) 76 371 004

Accommodation Mom Tri’s Villa Royale upgrades two Classic Wing suites The Classic Wing of Mom Tri’s Villa Royale, a boutique hotel situated on a headland overlooking the Andaman Sea and the white sand beach of Kata Noi, was originally the home of of renowned artist and architect Mom Luang Tridhosyuth Devakul, better known simply as Mom Tri, but more recently the wing has been transformed into a unit of unique suites. The Hong Som Suite, which has a total of 130sqm of living space, has 2 rooms, features a timber lined vaulted ceiling and luxurious Jacuzzi, and is decorated with some of the original art from when it was Mom Tri’s home. The 100.5sqm Hong Ha suite is situated virtually on the rocks of the headland overlooking the sea. The suite boasts a luxurious Jacuzzi which provides stunning panoramic views of the Andaman Sea. Mom Tri’s Villa Royale

12 Kata Noi Road, Kata Noi, Phuket Tel: +66 (0) 76 333 568 E-mail: Website:


Honeymoon Bliss at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa With JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s Honeymoon Bliss package, newly-weds can make their first, most memorable days together truly memorable in one of the most memorable destinations of all - the romance-filled tropical island of Phuket. Valid through December 26, 2013 and priced from THB 8,820 night/room, this delightful package includes: • Accommodation in Deluxe Sala Garden View or Deluxe Sala Garden Terrace room or One Bedroom Suite • Daily international breakfast • Round trip airport transfer • 1 Romantic gastronomic dinner at Andaman Grill restaurant per stay • 1 Mandara Romantic package (90 minutes) at Mandara Spa per stay • First night special romantic turndown amenities For more information on The Honeymoon Bliss Package please visit: hotels/hotel-deals/hktjw-jw-marriott-phuketresort-and-spa/ Terms and Conditions apply. JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

231 Moo 3 Mai Khao,Talang, Phuket, 83110 Thailand Phone: +66 (0) 76 338 000 Fax: +66 (0) 76 348 348

Hotels & Resorts Phuket Hotel News Update

Food & Beverage Seabreeze Café – A Fresh and Invigorating New Look

Bimi Beach Club and Bongo Rum Bar Ready to Launch on Surin Beach Twinpalms Phuket is bringing more beachside excitement to Phuket with the launch of Bimi Beach Club and Bong Rum Bar this August. Found on the white-hot sands along Phuket’s spectacular west coast, Bimi Beach Club gives party-goers a stylish yet stripped-down spot to mingle, dance and set free their wild island spirit along the dazzling shores of Surin Beach.

Seabreeze Café, at Holiday Inn Resort Phuket, will proudly re-open its doors in August with a fresh new look and inspiring new concept. In line with the hotel’s strong reputation for top quality dining, Seabreeze Café will offer a combination of contemporary a la carte and lavish themed buffet dinners. The highlight will be our four new show kitchens with live-action wok cooking, teppenyaki grill, Italian pasta and rotisserie carving all prepared ‘a la minute’ to your personal taste. Our glass-enclosed cold room hosts make-to-order salads, fresh seafood ice bar, sushi counter, ice-creams and desserts to die for! The focus throughout is on fresh, local and seasonal produce prepared to your liking, and our “Kid’s Eat Free” program guarantees great value for families. Seabreeze Café is open daily for dinner from 18:30 to 22:00 Holiday Inn Resort Phuket

52 Thaweewong Road, Patong Beach Road, Patong, Phuket Tel: +66 (0) 76 370 200 E-mail:

Open from 10am till 10pm, Bimi will throb with the sexy sounds of Thai and International DJs spinning daily mixes on a highly diffused quality sound system. Always exceptional yet never pretentious, the setting, service and style will celebrate the Thai passion for fun and the open. Bongo Rum Bar is also set to stir up the Phuket Island spirit when it opens next to Bimi.


Bongo is where Phuket’s free spirits will lounge on the sands, groove and chill all day while the sun blazes its path through the sky. Not re ady to let the day slip away? Then keep sipping away while the setting sun paints the scene a rich mellow yellow. The glorious sun, sand and sea of Surin Beach have never felt so good, so easy, so free.

RUM BAR Twinpalms Phuket

106/46 Moo 3, Surin Beach Road, Cherng Talay, Phuket 83110, Thailand Tel: +66(0) 76 316 500, Fax: +66 (0) 76 316 599 Website:


Play & Show Phuket Cycling Campaign


Cycling Campaign

It was also around this time in 2012 that hundreds of the city’s cycle enthusiasts started to meet for weekend cycle rides, and Phuket Cycling Club looked for alternative ways to try to encourage greater participation in their rides. It was noticed that when rides took place on quieter and safer roads more cyclists would join, the group therefore started to campaign for the government to improve the options for Phuket’s cyclists and to consider installing cycle lanes. As a result of their efforts, Phuket’s very first dedicated cycle lane was put in place at Saphan Hin early in 2013, and it is hoped that cycle lanes will be expanded to many more areas around town in the not too distant future.

The place for cycling Why was Saphan Hin the first place to have a dedicated cycle lane? Phuket City Municipality was the organization responsible for this project and they provided with the following comment... “Everybody wants to save money; everybody wants to spend less on fuel, so we had to think of ways to help people do this. Phuket is a small island, so why shouldn’t people be able to ride bicycles, which provides them with exercise and are safe. We believed that Phuket City Municipality should take the initiative and lead the way by building cycle lanes and installing bike racks where people can park their cycles securely. Saphan Hin is a large public park located in the heart of Phuket Town and is the perfect place for Phuket’s residents and tourists to come to

“Phuket: Bicycle City”, is the slogan of the Phuket Cycling Club, Phuket’s best known bicycle club and the group at the forefront of a campaign to get more local people using bicycles. In 2012 Phuket Cycling Club first began to promote cycling in Phuket via Facebook in an effort to fix some of the island’s traffic and air pollution problems.


Play & Show Phuket Cycling Campaign

“In addition to being great exercise, cycling is also a sport which is becoming more and more popular every year, especially with clubs such as the Phuket Cycling Club who promote international arrangements which allow athletes to test their capabilities throughout the year. They believe if they are able to find good athletes they will continue to practice and will bring other people to come and try out the groups rides.”

exercise and relax; there is plenty of shade provided by the trees, and there are beautiful sea views. In addition, there is also a very wide road, and not too much traffic. This is the reason we decided to have the lanes put in at Saphan Hin first. “We agree with Phuket Cycling Club, and we want to assist them in their campaign to encourage more use of bicycles. Cycling is an activity that is beneficial in the development of the body, and it is important to provide children and people of all ages with an option for using their spare time which will be of benefit to them.


Play & Show Phuket Cycling Campaign

Our View - Phuket Cycling Club Members Khun Ae “As I see it now Phuket has a lot more people interested in riding together, it is a fun activity, and so many people enjoy it and like to travel around the island by bike. It is also a great way to meet new people and to share experiences. When we have a large group its good fun to join us, we do a day long tour to the main attractions of Phuket such as Promthep Cape, Nai Harn, Patong, Sarasin Bridge, Saphan Hin etc. When you try it you realise that it’s not just about recreation, but it’s also another memorable event in your life. It’s not easy to cycle 20 - 30 kilometres per trip, so you must be patient and really want to do it, but if you can do it you will be extremely proud.”

Khun Siwaphong “It is important that we to change the way people think, roads are public, it is not just cars and motorbikes that have the right to use them. However, they must be designed so that walkers and cyclists can use them too. The reason that people dare not cycle is simply because of their safety concerns when using the roads, but if the government supports cycle lanes and provides the facilities, I truly believe that people will choose to cycle more. There are so many beautiful areas in Phuket where you can cycle and these areas, along with cycling, can be used to promote eco-tourism. However, what is important is that all sectors understand that the rights on the road for cyclists are equal to that of other types of vehicles. If this happens, Phuket really can be a city of bicycles.”

Khun Sarayut “Now I’m an old man, and of course I sometimes have health problems; I sometimes have back pains and sometimes my movements are not fluent. Therefore, doctors recommend that I exercise, and I choose cycling because I don’t find it boring and I can do it alone. Since starting to exercise regularly many things have changed, I get back pain less frequently and when I’ve gone for health check-ups my heart and blood pressure are much better than before.”

Join the Club

10 reasons to start using a bicycle 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

It’s easier to finance a new bicycle than a new car. A bicycle has a tiny manufacturing footprint when compared to a car. Bikes save taxpayers money by reducing road wear. Bicycles are an effective alternative to a second car. Using a bike for transportation can help you lose weight and improve your overall health. 6. You can store a dozen bicycles in a single automobile-sized parking place.


7. Bicycles don’t burn gasoline. 8. Bikes cost much less to maintain and operate than automobiles. 9. Bicycles provide mobility for those who may not qualify or afford to drive. 10. Studies show that bicycle commuters are healthier, more productive, and require less time off at work.

33/7-9 Vichitsongkram Rd., Talad Nua, Muang, Phuket 83000 Tel: +66 (0) 81 892 2807, +66 (0) 86 662 7766, +66 (0) 76 219 406 Email: Website:

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Music, video & home automation - anywhere life takes you

Property & Home DĂŠcor New Laguna Shores Phase Lunched


Phase Launched


A second and final phase of the Laguna Shores waterside development in Laguna Phuket has been launched, following the success of the initial Phase 1 launch which sparked international demand for affordable chic apartments from a renowned developer in a prime resort location. At the heart of the Laguna Phuket resort and to be managed by a new hotel brand under the Banyan Tree Group, Laguna Shores was launched in mid-December 2012 by Laguna Property, Phuket’s largest developer of high-quality resort residences,

Property & Home Décor New Laguna Shores Phase Lunched

With almost 60 per cent of the 229 units in the six-storey U-shaped Phase 1 building are already reserved, Phase 2 offers an additional 105 units in another six-storey building and is generating similar demand from a cosmopolitan mix of Thai and international buyers seeking a reliable property investment in a holiday setting, with access to luxury resort facilities.

various layouts utilising thoughtful use of space. Apartment layouts on offer include a number with mezzanines that increase the living area floor space for additional relaxation options.

The development’s stylish one-and two-bedroom apartments range in size from 40 to 88 sq.m. with

Convenient payment plans of up to five years are available for the apartments with quality furniture and fittings packages available,

Laguna Shores buyers not only get spectacular view of a shimmering lagoon and the sparkling Andaman Sea, they’re also entitled to a Laguna Resident’s Privilege Card providing benefits and discounts of up to 50% at selected Laguna Phuket five-star hotels and facilities.


Property & Home DĂŠcor New Laguna Shores Phase Lunched

while investment and lifestyle rental programmes provide maximum flexibility and choice to investors. Laguna Property has sold nearly 800 properties to date, with numerous phases of developments sell-out successes. Its other branded luxury properties include Banyan Tree Residences, Dusit Thani Pool Villas, and Laguna Village.

For further information and available unit, please contact us at T. +66 (0) 76 362 333 F. +66 (0) 76 362 334-5 E. W.


Italian Cuisine 324/15 Prabaramee Road, Kalim Bay, Patong Phuket 83100, Thailand Tel. 076 618127 Mob. 0872705929 Fax. 076 618130

Property & Home Décor Décor Items



An eye-catching mirror design that cleverly uses the natural beauty of wood. It’s an elegantly simple design: a frame for the mirror is formed with two pieces of wood running either side. This design mirror is never more at home than when reflecting the greenery of the world outside.

As if it sprouted on your wall, taking in warmth and tender spirit of your home for nourishment, this beautiful stainless steel tree branch wall hanging is eye-catching. A great way to bring a touch of nature to your space.



y r u x u L l a c i Trop LOTUS FLOWER TEA LIGHT HOLDER & BOWL Both decorative and functional, these beautiful stainless steel open lotus flowers are designed to hold a tea lights and potpourri. A great feature in any room in any house.

JADE SCULPTURE RECTANGULAR CERAMIC VASE This contemporary style vase would make a great conversation piece in any home. Perfect for tall stem flower arrangements, this vase series is tall and strong.


A hand carved red jade sculpture set on a copper coloured stainless steel base. Handmade by a Thai designer.

DECORATIVE CERAMIC BOWL This one of a kind ceramic bowl has been handmade and formed This beautiful porcelain bowl does double duty. Hang it on the wall, it becomes a work of art on the table it serves food magnificently. Use it as a beautiful fruit bowl.

Property & Home Décor Décor Items

Cozy Company

1/1 Lagoon Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket Thailand 83110 Tel: +66 (0) 76 270 847 Fax: +66 (0) 76 270 633 Mobile: +66 (0) 81 970 8272 Email:

ABSTRACT METAL WALL MIRROR This beautiful hanging mirror will beautify any room. The frame is handcrafted, breathtaking in designs & an instant eye catcher.

CERAMIC VASE This handmade brown and white vase is crafted of ceramic and acts as a simple accessory piece to existing décor. Place anywhere in your home for visual interest.

PETRIFIED WOOD CANDLE HOLDER Bring a unique piece of nature into your home with this beautiful hand carved petrified wood candle holder.

GLASS TEARDROP TEA LIGHT HOLDER These are very attractive retro items, an ornate brushed steel base with a delicate glass shade which features gold leaf mosaic design.

STONE TOPPED TABLES Wood & stone make up this table’s simple, modern design. With a distinctive granite stone top, and a wooden base, these tables are a true reflection of natural beauty.

LEATHER & STAINLESS STEEL CHAIR This modern leather chair has a steel frame of dependable sturdiness with a high-shine chrome finish. The chair is ideal for a waiting room or office, but is versatile enough to be used in a variety of settings.


Special Phuket’s Economic Statistics

Phuket’s Economic Statistics PHUKET’S BUSIEST SHOPPING AREA IS CHALERMPRAKIAT R. 9 ROAD (BYPASS ROAD) This one road features 9 major shopping outlets: Central Festival Phuket Tesco Lotus Big C Index Living Mall Hafele homeWorks SB Furniture Premium Outlet Phuket Pornthip Sea Store.

PHUKET’S TOP 5 EXPORTS IN 2012 AND THEIR VALUE 1. Rubber - 8,776.52 million Baht 2. Boats and accessories - 1,116.04 million Baht 3. Marine animals for reproduction - 599.98 million Baht 4. Electrical appliances and equipment - 228.47 million Baht 5. Tuna - 194.61 million Baht (Source: Phuket Office of Commerce)

2012 PHUKET’S TOP 5 IMPORTS 1. Boats and accessories - 859.87 million Baht 2. Frozen seafood (excl tuna) - 639.93 million Baht 3. Planes and accessories - 160.25 million Baht 4. Medical equipment - 91.37 million Baht 5. Construction equipment - 75.67 million Baht (Source: Phuket Office of Commerce)

ECONOMIC STRUCTURE IN PHUKET Hotels and Restaurants - 31.55 Transport and Communication - 22.68 Wholesale and Retail Trade - 6.68 Construction - 6.07 Other - 3.02 (Source: Phuket Office of Commerce)


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Special Phuket’s Religious Statistics

Phuket’s Religious Statistics THERE ARE A TOTAL OF



20 located in Phuket City 8 located in Kathu 15 located in Thalang (Source: Phuket Office of Buddhism)

PHUKET RELIGIOSITY Buddhism - 73 percent Islam - 25 percent Other - 2 percent (Source: Phuket Culture Office)




14 located in Phuket City 7 located in Kathu 31 located in Thalang (Source: Islamic Committee of Phuket)

THERE ARE OTHER RELIGIOUS PLACES OF WORSHIP IN PHUKET all located in Phuket City (Source: Phuket Culture Office)


Social Circle

Grand Opening of Tablespoon Cafe @Central Festival Phuket On 29th June 2013, the grand opening of Tablespoon Cafe was held at Lanlom 1st Floor, Central Festival Phuket.

“The Age of Celebration” Chivas Whisky Dinner @The KEE Resort & Spa On Saturday 22nd June 2013, The Kee Resort & Spa welcomed a number special guest to a Chivas Whisky Dinner at their Kee Sky Lounge & Restaurant.

Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2013 @Central Festival Phuket On 12th June 2013, the Tourism Authority of Thailand and VISA launched the “Amazing Thailand Grand Sale (ATGS) 2013


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