Dr. Preecha Ruengchan, Phitsanulok Governor, focuses on the new trends for expanding market in Phuket.

As Phuket is a top tourism destination for many travelers, they have purchasing power in consumer goods and souvenirs as well. Income distribution and public goods relations are important points for this project.

The event taking place at Central Phuket Festival from August 29 until September 3.

Every OTOP are come from every part of Thailand, and you can enjoy with unique art and culture from Phitsanulok as well.

Low fares leader Jetstar Asia has announced expansion of Thailand services with a new double daily Singapore to Phuket offering from 15 December 2009* joining a new third daily Singapore to Bangkok service from 27 September 2009.

The confirmation of three additional daily services between Singapore and Thailand represents Jetstar’s most significant expansion of Thai services to date.

The new services come as the carrier confirms it will welcome an additional three A320 aircraft into its Singapore fleet of an existing seven aircraft over the next year.

The new Thailand services will deliver over 7,000 seats of new capacity into and out of Thailand.

This is in addition to Jetstar Asia’s existing twice daily A320 operations between Singapore and Bangkok and Jetstar Australia’s services between Sydney and Phuket three times weekly and between Melbourne and Bangkok three times weekly both with wide-bodied A330-200 aircraft.

To celebrate, Jetstar is having a special sale with Jetsaver Light fares (carry on luggage only) from Phuket to Singapore for 299 baht.  The sale will start at 12 noon on Friday 21 August 2009 and will end on Saturday 22 August 2009, unless seats sell out prior.  Sale fares are available for travel 12 January – 9 February 2010, 23 February – 10 March 2010, 23 March – 26 May 2010. Fares are subject to availability and are not available on all flights all days. See Jetstar.com for full terms and conditions.

Source: Jetstar

Talking about Phuket, what do you think of most?

As usual, everybody must think of beauty beach, sunny day and of course windy.

And have you thought of famous food? it is a must for travelers who would like to try new taste and this is my recommended menu on this such a beautiful island.

As we all know that “Satay” or “BBQ Pork with Curry” originates from Indonesia and immensely popular in Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Netherlands as well.

“Satay” is also popular Thai street food, as it can be found in every part of Thailand.

At the corner of the intersection of Yaowarat road and Dibuk Road in Phuket town, there is a famous local restaurant providing various foods; Spring roll, Fried dried noodle and also Satay.

You can see sliced pork tread onto the skewers which marinated with curry powder, salt, garlic and sugar, accompany with satay sauce and cucumber sauce.

I hope that you will enjoy with this recommended menu and do not to say “Aroi” to the owner

The location is a same place with Phuket Fresh Spring Roll.

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Phuketindex.com had an exclusive talk with Sakka Veeraporn, Director of Food and Beverage of Holiday Inn Resort, Phuket.

Actually I was born in Bangkok and I was pretty refractory (he smiled). After I did not success  in art, I then learned hotel management at Siam Business school. During studying, I had to do an internship at Asia hotel in Pattaya, as waiter, I really enjoyed it and my colleagues also gave me a lot of knowledge – maybe this was the great motivation for me in food and beverages. When I finished internship, I went back to Bangkok and worked at Sheraton hotel (Surawong road) for a while. After that, I moved to Phuket and I decided to take courses at AUA Language Center because I wanted to speak English fluently. I always practiced English by talking with foreigners at Dusit Thani Laguna hotel for one year. You know what? It was very useful !
In the past, it was very difficult to learn something, we had to steal someone’s knowledge or books. But at this moment, we can find information via computer – just click on mouse and then there will be a lot of information display on monitor. And right now most people rarely concern about knowledge, because of it was found very easily – it is not a good idea.

Talking about Phuket:
Nowadays, we order fishes from suppliers which is not a same way in the past  but I do accept this method because it is very easy, but there is no management in investment and government’s policy can not organize the rapidly grow in establishment, for instance, hotel chains, real estate etc. I really ensure that our natural resources will be decreased by invasion and traffic jam will probably occur in shortly.

Favorite food and drinks:
I just give you an idea for having food, there are two types of having meals. Firstly is responsibility, like food tasting, wine tasting and another is having meal for nourishment. Furthermore, friends are very  important factors creating environment gets better – it does not depend on location.
I really recommend fish menu for you because it has more benefits like Omega – 3 fatty accids and fish is a good source of protein and does not have the high saturated fat that fatty meat products do and there are variousness of fish menus, just put butter sauce and lemon on it. Delicious !!

Suggestion to next generation:
I think everybody should have honesty in person. I always adhere in four principles virtuous existence for supervision employees and  I always seek new knowledge for developing in my work. I sometimes was invited to be a lecturer in university – it’s a great experience.