Sansiri hosts Media Thank You Party

Sansiri hosts Media Thank You PartyOn Friday 13th December 2013, Sansiri PLC held a Media Thank You Party at CS Bowling, 2nd Floor, Big C Department Store. Phuket.

At the event a team competition was organised with groups of team being made up from various media groups.

A number of prizes were up for grabs including first, second and third team places, best team (the team with the most strikes),best dressed team, best fancy-dressed team, hardest-working media of the year (voted for by media at the event!), best dressed media person of the year (male and female & voted for by media at the event).Sansiri hosts Media Thank You Party

Sansiri hosts Media Thank You Party

Sansiri hosts Media Thank You Party

Sansiri hosts Media Thank You Party

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Phuket’s Karon Sovereign Resort re-branded as Phunawa Resort

Phuket’s Karon Sovereign Resort re-branded as Phunawa ResortOn Friday 6th December 2013, a cocktail party was held to mark the official launch of the re-branded Phunawa Resort, previously the Karon Sovereign All Suite Resort, at its rooftop bar.

Phuket’s Karon Sovereign Resort re-branded as Phunawa ResortAt the event resort owner, Stefan Hermansson said “I would like to announce to you that effective from today onwards there is no more “Karon Sovereign All Suite Resort”. However we are still operating but now under the re-branded title of “Phunawa”.

“The main reason for the re-branding is because of we want to let everyone know that we will be upgrading from a 3 star resort to a 4+ star resort. Along with re-branding our name, we have also upgraded all the resort’s rooms, restaurant, and bar and have added additional services and facilities such as a spa, kid’s club and sports activities.”

Phuket’s Karon Sovereign Resort re-branded as Phunawa ResortHe added “Our main focus will now be on marketing Phunawa to the family market, which we believe we are the only resort in Phuket to do, and I believe you can’t find any 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom accommodations like we offer here that will be able to accommodate guest around the world.

“We will also try to attract honeymooners, how can we not when we have big private Jacuzzis on the rooftops.

SONY DSC“I would like to officially announce that ‘Phunawa” will soon become the most well-known and best resort in the market, especially for families, because most of our rooms are suites which are  located close to the mountain and sea” he concluded.
Phuket’s Karon Sovereign Resort re-branded as Phunawa Resort

Phuket’s Karon Sovereign Resort re-branded as Phunawa Resort

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Phuket officials check fresh meat selling areas

Phuket officials check fresh meat selling areasOn 12th December 2013, Phuket Vice Governor – Somkiat Sangkhaosutthirak, Phuket Livestock Chief – Khun Weerasit Putthipairoj and staff from Phuket Public Health office paid visits to Tesco Lotus Express (Kathu Branch) and Makro in Tambol Vichit to check the cleanliness and standards of the outlets fresh meat counters,and to ensure guidelines such as temperature control were being met.

Khun Weerasit said “We are visiting these outlets to check on their meat conters space and temparatre controls as fresh food must be stored in a standardized, constant temperature. On this occasion we have had to talk with business owners to provide them with udates on quality control, which is essential to ensure all customers can remain confident in buying their products. These checks are not something we are rquired to do on a regular basis, but from now on we will be carrying out random checks. If  we find that outlets are not operating in accordance with the criteria given, we will have to enforce the law as the businesses are not looking out for the safety of consumers. Whether its tourists or locals who are making purchases from these businesses it is essential that their health is a priority.”

Phuket Tourist Association supporting Tourist Care project

Phuket Tourist Association supporting Tourist Care projectOn 11th December 2013 at Phuket Police Station, Khun Suchart Hirunkanokkul – President of the Thai Hotels Association Southern Chapter and Khun Bhuritt Maswongssa – Phuket Tourist Association Committee together presented t-shirts, hats and money towards supporting the “Phuket Police Tourist Care” project initiated by Phuket Police Headquarters. Pol Maj Gen Ong-Art Piuruengnon – Phuket Provincial Police Commander was on hand to receive the gifts.

Khun Bhuritt said “The Phuket Tourist Police Care project has been set up to take more care of Phuket’s tourists. This is being achieved with the setting up of a series of patrols who are there to assist tourists in every beach location. To date this has been very successful, and from feedback we have received the tourists are they are very satisfied that the patrols are there. The tourism private sector in Phuket recognizes the benefits of the project and wishes to offer continued support in order to help take care of the security of both business and leisure travellers. Therefore, today we are presenting the Tourist Care workers with t-shirts, hats, along with a financial donation of 10,000 baht per month for the next 6 months.”

Grand opening of Phuket’s latest Seafood Buffet

Grand opening of Phuket’s latest Seafood BuffetOn Wednesday evening, 11th December 2013, a grand opening party was held for a brand new seafood buffet, In Sea, located in Chalong.

With their concept, In Sea has been inspired by the spirit of what they wanted to accomplish. It all started with the idea of a seafood buffet, but one with excellent quality in every area. They then chose the name ‘In Sea’ because of its strong symbolism, which is very important in Asia. There is the obvious link to the sea in the name, but ‘pla in sea’ in Thai is the name for King Mackerel, a strong fish that makes great food, and in many ways is a king of the ocean. “In Sea’ on its own in Thai means eagle, which is again another powerful and dominant creature, so they liked how the name captured the soul of what they are trying to do. ‘In Sea’ is also very easy to say and remember!

Grand opening of Phuket’s latest Seafood BuffetThey have a great selection of seafood, with one section for barbequed items with different sauces on the side, and also seafood prepared with sauce or other ingredients served at the buffet line, which also has choices including pizza, pasta, well-prepared meats and western dishes cooked and served throughout the day. Then there is a separate salad area, dessert area with ice cream, and also Japanese Maki if you want it. Water and fresh fruit juices are free flow, but they also have a premium bar serving fantastic cocktails, beer on tap, and a strong selection of wines. Not only are the dishes in their buffet prepared fresh every day, each month they’ll present different packages for guests to enjoy  the food at great value prices.

Grand opening of Phuket’s latest Seafood BuffetFor their design, they wanted everything to match the standards of their food, which is kept to a very high level. ‘In Sea’ is located in Chalong, another Thai word that fits very well, but this time with their interior design concept and atmosphere. Chalong means to celebrate and those are the kind of sensations and emotions they want their guests to feel. You can go alone, in pairs, as a family, make reservations for groups or events and the feeling will always be relaxed and cheerful, in an environment that is classy but informal. That’s what Phuket is about, having a good time, and that’s what they want to stick to.

Open Daily from 11.00 – 22.00
3/8 Moo 7, Chalong, Phuket Town
Tel: 091 035 5616, 076 540 918
Fax: 076 540 919
Facebook: IN SEA Seafood Buffet

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Phuket Boat Show December update

Phuket Boat Show December updateExhibitor Update
With just four weeks to go before the 9th January opening of the eleventh Phuket International Boat Show, the in water display has taken shape to offer a great line up. All of the major dealers and brokers in Thailand and the region are signed up and will represent all of the major global brands, including Ferretti, Pershing, Riviera, Jeanneau, Cantiere Della Marche, Riva, Crownline, Azimut, Lagoon, Swan Nautor, Beneteau, Gulf Craft, Formula, Majesty, Princess, Sunseeker, Fairline, Tiara Yachts, Selene Ocean Trawlers, San Lorenzo, Fontaine Pajot, Island Spirit, Hanse and Wider Yachts Asia.

From small trailer-boats to luxury sail and motor yachts, and everything in between, the on-water line-up is set to be the best yet and includes a few surprises yet to be announced.

Phuket Boat Show December updateExhibition Hall Brings Together Marine and Lifestyle
The Hall is filling up and a number of new businesses, never-seen-before at PIMEX are exhibiting this year.

Charter agents and equipment and services suppliers have reserved prime indoor space. Already confirmed are South East Asia Sales and Service, Marina Systems International, Toyobo Thailand, Stauff Thailand, Raymarine, Respo Trailers, QBE Marine Insurance and Seiwa from Italy, along with an Italian delegation of companies together with the Italian Thai Chamber of Commerce.

Ocean Marina, Royal Phuket Marina, and the newly opened Port Takola Marina are offering berthing and residential property.

Partnering with SMART Property – the region’s leading luxury property shows – a number of regional and international investment opportunities will be showing in the Hall, including Knight Knox, Megaworld and Hamilton Grand who will be joined by Vista Del Mar and RPM La Reserve from Phuket.

Phuket Boat Show December updateHappy Birthday to HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej
On December 5th, His Majesty the King of Thailand celebrated his 86th birthday today, an occasion of celebration for the entire country. An avid sailor, His Majesty won the gold medal in the South East Asian Peninsular Games in 1967 in an OK dinghy with his daughter Princess Ubolratana.

In 1987 he became the Patron of the Phuket Kings Cup Regatta which is held every year around December 5th and this year hosted over 100 yachts competing in 15 classes.

PIMEX would like to wish HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej good health and a long and prosperous reign.

Phuket Boat Show December updateSafer Phuket
On the 9th and 10th of January a conference will be held in the show by the newly launched initiative Safer Phuket.
The inaugural Coastal Waters Safety Summit will see the seven key Thai government departments and authorities come together for the first time to identify the best way that they can build a programme that supports Safer Phuket and its vision of international standards and service within Phuket. This is a landmark event that can have significant impact on all aspects of marine safety.

PIMEX is Russian-language Friendly
This year’s international marketing plan has had a strong focus on Russian visitor marketing, recognizing the changing demographic of PIMEX’s visitor profile.

In reaching out to Russian customers we have partnered with two additional Russian-language yachting publications – Motorboat & Yachting and Captain Club. Phuket and PIMEX also had a strong presence at the DOMEXCO international property exhibition Moscow. The largest show of its type in Russia, this year it featured a Thailand Pavilion sponsored by our local media partners the Phuket Gazette which showcased PIMEX to this key target market.

And at PIMEX, a number of exhibitors have confirmed they will have Russian-speaking staff to ensure the best possible experience for Russian visitors.

Phuket to see more flights for high season

Phuket to see more flights for high seasonPhuket continues to be one of the most popular winter holiday destinations seeing 48 airlines now operating 771 flights per week through its airport during this winter schedule from 27 October, 2013 to 29 March, 2014, a 27.37 per cent increase on the same time last year.

Mr. Suraphon Svetasreni, Governor of the Tourism  Authority of Thailand (TAT), said “The increasing number of flights to Phuket reaffirms the popularity of the Thai southern island as the preferred destination for winter holidays especially for long-haul travellers from Scandinavia, the UK and Europe.”

According to Phuket International Airport, a total of 40 regular and eight charter airlines are operating an average of 110 flight-routes, totalling 220 flight movements, per day between Phuket and various cities worldwide.

Phuket to see more flights for high seasonOf the total 771 flights per week, there are 451 international flights, up from 301 flights during the 2012/2013 winter period. The number of domestic flights per week has also increased from 259 to 320 flights.

The Governor added, “Phuket offers a remarkable variety of tourist attractions and activities, ranging from unique culture, Sino-Portuguese architecture, abundant natural beauty, and shopping, as well as a wide range of accommodation  including many luxury pool villa resorts.”

Phuket’s KEE Resort Commemorates HM the King’s 86th Birthday

Phuket’s KEE Resort Commemorates HM the King's 86th Birthday Resort executives, shop staff and hotel guests of Phuket’s KEE Resort and Spa, Patong Beach, joined together for a candle-lit ceremony in front of resort on December 5th 2013 to celebrate the 86th birthday of His Majesty The King Bumipol Adulyadej.

The KEE Resort & Spa General Manager Mr Somchai Panthong led well wishers in commemorating the auspicious occasion with a song and prayer dedicated to the ‘Father of Thailand’ and the world’s longest reigning monarch, which culminated in a fireworks display over Patong Bay.

Phuket’s KEE Resort Commemorates HM the King's 86th Birthday

Phuket’s KEE Resort Commemorates HM the King's 86th Birthday

Phuket’s KEE Resort Commemorates HM the King's 86th Birthday

Phuket’s KEE Resort Commemorates HM the King's 86th Birthday

Phuket’s KEE Resort Commemorates HM the King's 86th Birthday

Phuket’s KEE Resort Commemorates HM the King's 86th Birthday

Jaguar Land Rover demonstrates vehicles at Phuket Regatta

Jaguar Land Rover demonstrates vehicles at Phuket RegattaJaguar Land Rover, the world’s leading maker of luxury high performance vehicles, hosted a prize-giving party to mark the close of racing following the second day of competition at the 27th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, held at Kan Eang @ Pier, Chalong Bay. Jaguar Land Rover, through the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, demonstrated its luxury vehicles and dedication to excellent quality of after-sales care to an international gathering of sports enthusiasts at the 2013 yachting spectacle.

Jaguar Land Rover demonstrates vehicles at Phuket RegattaThe island of Phuket represents an area of important focus for the premium car maker with a growing population of affluent Thai and foreign residents. Jaguar Land Rover has a range of vehicles that are particularly suited to the Phuket market; the newly launched All-New Range Rover Sport delivers amazing levels of acceleration and stability on all terrains, and is ideally suited to sand, gravel, standing water and broken tarmac typically found on island roads, whilst Jaguar’s “looks fast, feels fast, Is fast” sports car, the F-TYPE, is designed to offer exploitable performance and open-top thrills on scenic and twisting roads.

Jaguar Land Rover demonstrates vehicles at Phuket RegattaJaguar Land Rover customers in Thailand are supported with sales and service provided by City Automobiles, Jaguar Land Rover’s authorized distributor and service agent. City Automobiles recently completed successful launches in Thailand of the Jaguar F-TYPE and All-New Range Rover Sport; both sector-leading vehicles in two distinct luxury-sports vehicle classes. The company has made a solid commitment to customers in Thailand, and stands ready to support Jaguar Land Rover’s own commitment to growing its brand in the country.

Jaguar Land Rover demonstrates vehicles at Phuket Regatta

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Haad Thip PLC supports 27th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta.

Haad Thip PLC supports 27th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta.Haad Thip PLC, a regionally leading soft drinks distributor and bottler of Coca-Cola products in Southern Thailand, has continued its support for the 27th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility plan for the southern region of Thailand. Haadthip PLC is committed to support the development of youth sailing in Thailand, and is pleased to sponsor the 27th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta to mark the honorary occasion of the birthday of His Majesty the King of Thailand.