Phuket Oilfield Classic
Golfers from as far afield as Scotland collected on Phuket recently to take part in the Oilfield Classic tournament at Loch Palm and Red Mountain golf clubs. All members of, or associated with, the oil and gas industry, the 130 competitors in this easy-going two-day tournament raised 400,000 baht for the Good Shepherd Learning Centre, with one competitor Mike Loggie also agreeing to underwrite the total costs of the project.
Training with Belinda Granger
The Phuket Today team is having a bit of trouble getting motivated for the Laguna Phuket Marathon ubntil Isaac suggests bringing in a pro to give them some tips Triathlon Hall of Famer Belinda Granger. Belinda puts the team through its paces and gives them some sage advice before the take on the marathon course at Laguna Phuket.
An Evolution in Cinema
Visual entertainment reaches new heights in Phuket with the recent arrival of Evolution Cinema. This Full Dome cinema experience, the first in Thailand, places viewers in relaxed recliners to view digitally created movies that span the entire interior area of the semi-spherical theater. Set up at Central Festival Phuket, the Full Dome experience runs from 11am to 11pm daily with a range of eye-boggling features created to astound and teach the viewers.
Phuket Expat Sherin Peace
Mrs World 2005 finalist Sherin Peace has spent the past 13 years traveling to and living in some of the more exotic places around the world and then, quite by accident, her family discovered Phuket and Sherin finally settled (well, for now at least). Now Sherin spends her days rescuing stray animals and finding them homes around the island.
BIS International Day
British International School Phuket recently staged an International Day celebration with students, staff and parents donning national costumes. 44 countries were represented by participants, including some British Morris Dancers. In other news, Thai broadcasting giant MCOT recently brought their roadshow to Phuket to introduce viewers to some of their big name stars.
Turtle release at Mai Khao Beach
JW Marriott Resort and Spa recently held a turtle release at Mai Khao Beach in conjunction with the Phuket Marine Biological Center where over one hundred sponsored turtles were given a helping hand into the surf. Phuket Today talked to Dr Robert Mather of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Phet Manopetvitch of WWF Thailand.