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Phuketindex Weekly News Round-Up

Phuketindex Weekly News Round-Up

Rang Hill View Point Update Although running slightly behind schedule, much of the construction work of Rang Hill’s new viewpoint and tower is complete and open to the public. It is hoped that work will be fully complete by end of October...
Houttuynia cordata the cure-all in Japan

Houttuynia cordata the cure-all in Japan

In Japan, Houttuynia cordata is regarded as a panacea or cure-all. In fact, it is known, amongst other names, as juuyaku which actually means ten drugs in one! In traditional Japanese medicine, Houttuynia cordata is seen as a detoxifier, cleansing...
Tourists can now extend stays for further 30 days

Tourists can now extend stays for further 30 days

After much confusion amongst tourists regarding the extending of tourist visas, a new regulation was officially announced yesterday by the Thai Immigration Bureau that allows tourists visiting Thailand nder the 30-day visa exemption to extend...
DIY Card Contest at Amari Phuket

DIY Card Contest at Amari Phuket

Amari Phuket recently held a DIY Card Contest to celebrate the month of Mother’s Day. Many team members joined the contest and used recycled materials to produce the cards, part of Amari’s larger CSR initiatives to preserve and protect the...
TripAdvisor Family Award won by 3 Centara resorts

TripAdvisor Family Award won by 3 Centara resorts

Three resort hotels operated by Centara Hotels & Resorts have won the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2014 Family Award. The resorts are Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, and Centara Karon Resort...
Special Report: IKEA Phuket will open on Bypass Road

Special Report: IKEA Phuket will open on Bypass Road

The competitiveness in Phuket’s furniture industry is set to hot up following IKEA Thailand’s announcement that it’s set to open a store in Phuket. Many factors have been taken into account in their decision to open a store on the island...
Phuket International Hospital bought out

Phuket International Hospital bought out

It was announced yesterday that Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Public Company Limited (BGH), Bangkok Hospital, the largest private hospital operator in Thailand, has announced its acquisition of Phuket’s largest international hospital, Phuket...
Phuket athletes to partake in national parasport tournaments

Phuket athletes to partake in national parasport tournaments

On Tuesday August 26th 2014 at the PPA Office in Phuket town, PPAO Chief Executive Paiboon Upattising presided over a donation ceremony for athletes taking part in the 43th National and 33th National parasports tournaments. Khun Paiboon was...
Amari Phuket donates aluminium bottle tops for prostheses

Amari Phuket donates aluminium bottle tops for prostheses

Mr Pierre-Andre Pelletier – Vice President & Area General Manager, South Thailand and Ms Rinrapat Puwanutchotchai – Director, Human Resources, on behalf of Amari Phuket, recently visited the Phuket Regional Environment Office 15 to donate...
Phuket PAO outlines budget spending

Phuket PAO outlines budget spending

PPAO Council held its second ordinary meeting for the year 2014 (2nd session) on Friday August 22nd 2014 at its office in Phuket Town. The meeting was chaired by Council Chairman – Pradit Saengchan, and attended by Chief Executive –...
Muang Phuket School holds annual sports event

Muang Phuket School holds annual sports event

The Or Bor Jor Muang Phuket School held its annual school sports event on August 22. The event was launched by PPAO Chief Advisor – Boonserm Suwannarathphoom and attended by representatives from the Phuket Basic Education Commission, teachers,...
Third Chalong Cup draws to a close in Phuket

Phuket closes Third Chalong Cup sports event

On August 24th 2014, PPAO Chief Advisor – Boonserm Suwannarathphoom took part in the closing ceremony of the “Third Chalong Cup” sports event organized by Chalong Municipality at Ban Chalong School in Tambon Chalong. Taking place from...
 


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