We have a star! Earlier this year, the Michelin Guide announced that Phuket would be included in its newest edition. It was Michelin’s first foray beyond Bangkok in Thailand, and the new guide also includes restaurants in Phang Nga. In a glittering ceremony in Bangkok last week, they finally revealed
The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is one of the most important events in Phuket, with thousands of devotees taking part and probably an equal number of curious onlookers and photographers. It happens every year in the ninth month of the Chinese Lunar calendar. The 2018 Phuket Vegetarian Festival will be held from
Kids in Phuket. What to do with them? As the mother of two pre-teen kids who were born here, I face the same struggles that many parents are experiencing: finding ways to keep them active and engaged with the world … i.e, keeping them off the stupid phones! Sometimes I need
Phuket is not exactly a paradise for literature lovers. Phuket has only one public library and bookstores are thin on the ground. The larger bookstores, including B2S and Se-Ed, carry a slim English-language collection of mostly mainstream reads and are found inside brain-deadening shopping malls. Within B2S at Central Festival in
High in the sky on a breezy hilltop sits the Big Buddha of Phuket, a towering figure in gleaming white jade with its serene face gazing east. Aside from the beaches, the Big Buddha is a top attraction in Phuket.
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Though it’s busy with tourists now,
Will the Easter Bunny visit Phuket Island this year? Easter Sunday is not observed as an official holiday in Phuket – it’s in a predominately Buddhist country after all. April in Phuket is all about water-throwing at the Songkran Festival, not Easter-egg hunts! But since it’s a destination for visitors
I am a failed birdwatcher. I’ve visited a place in Phuket known as Hornbill Island – twice – and somehow managed not to see any of the big-beaked tropical birds that nest here. Koh Tapao Noi is a little island just off the southeast coast of Phuket. It’s run by the
Inspiring images can help us dream of a better life, a happier place, and give us an escape from the drudgery of our day-to-day lives. Just a few months before I moved to Phuket, I found a photograph of a gorgeous white-sand beach with palm trees on the travel website
Running has never been high on our list of things to do. Especially after moving to Phuket, with +30°C degrees most days, jogging in the steamy tropics seems, well, insane.
But a lot of people do it!
There’s a growing sub-culture of running here in Phuket, which we discovered after our daughter
Entering the Phuket Art Village, a small enclave of artists found hidden away down a narrow road near Nai Harn beach on Phuket, is like stepping into a childhood storybook. A collection of rustic, hand-built art studios in a kaleidoscope of colours are arranged around a giant banyan tree. Piles of