Emirates to start direct flights to Phuket in December


Emirates Airlines continues its network expansion with the announcement of the start of daily flights to Phuket. Phuket will become Emirates’second destination in Thailand. Operated by a three-class Airbus aircraft, EK378 will depart Dubai at 1245hrs and arrive at Phuket International Airport at 2155hrs. The return flight, EK379 will depart at 0035hrs the following day and … [Read more...]

Howzat for a Phuket Cricket Week


Wickets, howzats and smatterings of other strange-sounding English words will be used later this month when the Phuket Cricket Week (PCW) returns to the island from 14th – 22nd April. Now bigger than ever, the PCW is now comprised of three tournaments; a Cricket 7s Tournament, a Beach Cricket Tournament and the Phuket International Cricket Sixes. 40 local and overseas teams … [Read more...]

Spotty enforcement of beach encroachment laws

Kata Beach restaurant

The situation regarding beach-based properties and businesses in Phuket must be an incredibly complicated one. It must be. Rarely does a week go by without reporting of an 'illegal' restaurant being demolished. However, in the same week and from that same newspaper/news site you are likely to read of the latest property launch that claims to have bettered their competitors with … [Read more...]

Joe Labero: The Genesis Magic Show going strong


When Joe Conrad opened his Vegas-style magic show in the central location of the Jungceylon shopping mall last year, he predicted that his was to be the first of many big-budget productions that could transform Patong, Phuket into the Las Vegas of Asia. Up until that point it had only been the Fantasea production in Kamala and perhaps – at a stretch - Simon Cabaret in Patong … [Read more...]

Living right and raw: a not-so-cooking lesson with Dr. Richard Cracknell

Raw food cooking class

West of Friendship Beach, close to the southernmost tip of Phuket lies the Wellness House. It is the home and workplace for Dr. Richard Cracknell, a triathlete, chiropractor, acupuncturist, healer, life coach and a well-versed raw food cook (Or non-cook, in this case). He makes his living in Phuket healing those who come to him, and providing counsel to those in need of it. He … [Read more...]