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Phuket 'could lose out to Vietnam, Myanmar'
PHUKET: The island risks losing investment over the next few years to emerging countries such as Vietnam and possibly Myanmar, officials were warned on July 2.

In a meeting chaired by Vice-Governor Dr Sommai Preechasin to discuss the impact of the B300 minimum day wage, the former President of the Phuket Human Resources Management Club, Prasert Monprasit, said that especially in hospitality and property fields, the east coast of Vietnam will increasingly be a target for investment, both Thai and foreign. View more...

Evason buyer comes out of the closet
PHUKET: The name of the buyer of the Evason Phuket Resort in Rawai has finally been revealed.

It is, property guru Bill Barnett reports in his blog, a subsidiary of Singapore firm L.C.Development, which paid B1.4 billion for the resort via a Thai affiliate JTM (Thailand). The deal, brokered by Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, was signed on April 21, and hit the local headlines after many of the staff at the resort were laid off. View more...

Joyce takes on IATA role
Qantas Airways CEO and Managing Director Alan Joyce has become Chairman of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Board of Governors for the coming year.

Joyce succeeds KLM President and CEO Peter Hartman. He remarked, "IATA plays a critical role in the industry and I am honored to take on the role of leading its Board of Governors. "The top priorities, as always, will be safety, security, and sustainability. View more...

Catch Beach Club What were you doing before you moved here?
At OpusOne Restaurant and Bar in Surin.

What is the best tip you have for people moving to Phuket?
Be nice and be patient and the locals will respect you.

What is your favorite place on the island
Layan Beach because is quiet even in the busy periods.

Tell us a bit more about your hotel...
Twinpalms has become one of the leading hotels in phuket over the past seven years. It attracts guests from varied parts of the world. we have 97 rooms and 20 residences.

For more information about the Catch Beach Club, please visit

IBAP Business Fair 2012
IBAP Business Fair 2012 The IBAP Business Fair is back

Jungceylon Shopping Center, Patong, September 8-9, 2012.

60'000 people are expected in the mall for these two days.

Limited space available!

Visit for information and booking.

Wine List of the Year 2012 Thailand
WLOTY 2012

Registrations are now open!

Visit, get your wine list into shape and win a trip to Italy.

For more information about the Wine List of the Year Thailand 2012 Awards, visit the website

Detox to your door
3 days for only THB 5'000.- !

For more information, please call +66 (0)84 100 6274 or visit their website at

Looking for a DJ or MC?
Live 89.5 MC

For more information, contact or by phone at +66 (0)76 612 550-2.

Summer Family Festival - Jun 23-Aug 25, 2012
Location: Laguna Phuket

Right through until 25 August, Canal Shopping Village is transformed into a carnival playground, with a Beer Tent for parents to socialise and relax while their youngsters enjoy the Kidzsole Flying Trapeze, bouncy castle, and games in the Kidz Lounge. Festival attractions during the two months include "Art Adventure" art classes with Artists-in-Residence, free Zumba fitness sessions twice a week in Canal Village, entertainment by a strolling troupe of international performers from the famous Palazzo dinner theatre, and theme parties. More information on
Oceans Apart by Robin Gillow and Libby Harrison - July 14-17, 2012
Location: Mom's Tri Villa Royale Gallery

VR Gallery's new exhibition Oceans Apart will be held from 14th July - 17th August 2012. Divided by an ocean, yet linked through art and friendship, Phuket based artist Robin Gillow and South African artist, Libby Harrison will be showing their newest work in this joint exhibit.
Phuket Race Week - July 18-22, 2012
Location: Chalong Bay

A week of exciting, international-standard yacht racing off Phuket's East Coast. Plenty of social activities throughout the week. Now in its ninth year, the regatta is run over six or seven classes, including cruising/bareboat/charter yachts. It's competitive, high-octane racing for the serious boats and fun courses around the islands for the less serious racers. Phuket Raceweek's gained a reputation as the most exciting and fastest-growing Regatta in Asia. More information on
Dusit Smile Bowling 2012 Charity - July 28, 2012
Location: CS Bowl, Big C Supercentre Phuket

Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket will hold its second bowling tournament, the Dusit Charity Cup 2012, on 28 July 2012 at CS Bowl, Big C Supercentre Phuket. The winning team will be awarded the Governor's Cup trophy inscribed by Phuket Governor Tri Augaradacha. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards the ongoing 'Dusit Smiles Operation Smile Thailand' programme. For the Dusit Charity Cup 2012, a registration fee of THB 1,500 per team covers the rental of bowling shoes and refreshments. For more information please contact Ms Sirintra Chatnoey by email at
Go-Kart Champion Phuket by Lion Club of Patong Beach - July 29, 2012
Location: Phuket Racing Go-Karts Track Chalong

This event is to raise funds for the Eyesight Improvement Programme for the Children of Baan Bang Tong School in Kathu. The Lions Club of Patong Beach is working in collaboration with K T Optics to provide eyesight testing and the supply of reading glasses to those children who need them. More information on