News & Events – Phuket Local Food Festival
Phuket Today gives you a taste of the Phuket Local Food Festival. This four-day event was a chance for locals and visitors to the island to sample some of the fabulous foods Phuket has created. The festival also featured the Miss Andaman Pearl beauty pageant.
After Dark – The Nine Wine & Dining's grand openin
The Nine is Phuket's latest chic eaterie. Centrally located, the five-star food, wine and service at The Nine come at a very affordable three-star price tag. Phuket Today went along to the wine bar's grand opening to find out what makes The Nine so special.
Life & Style – Olympians at Thanyapura
Olympic swimmers from the Netherlands and Italy visited Phuket recently to enjoy some winter training in the tropics. Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Complex played host to Olympic champions; Femke Heemskerk, Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Marcel Wouda, Pieter van den Hoogenband and Italian Olympic medalist, Filippo Magnini.
Life & Style – Bikram Choudhury's Hot Yoga
Phuket Today meets world-renowned yoga guru, Bikram Choudhury, in Phuket to run a Hot Yoga session at his Bikram Yoga studio in Kathu. Bikram talks about his life and explains his philosophy behind the global yoga phenomenon he developed over half a century ago. British rap star and actor, Goldie, also dropped in to take a class with his favourite Yogi.
Expat James Mason
James Mason came to Phuket to change his life. Morbidly obese, his doctors had given him just a few years to live. Eighteen months later James has lost almost 140kg training at Phuket's Tiger Muay Thai camp. The former car salesman from the UK talks about his charity bike ride to Bangkok to raise funds for the Rainbow House orphanage in Nonthaburi.
SKAL Phuket strips for charity
Censored by the TV bigwigs, bounced off Facebook during the Admin Wars, now - at last - you can see the full length, un-cut striptease by Phuket's top expat managers as they parade the stage to raise cash for local charities at SKAL Phuket's annual dinner on beautiful Bangtao Beach.
Phuket's Lady Sevenstar crew take on the Bay Regat
Racing in this year's Bay Regatta was an all-women's team from Phuket, sailing aboard one of the locally designed and built Firefly 850 sports catamarans. Sponsored by Chris Jongerius's Andaman Sea Club (Sevenstar Yacht Transport's Thailand agent) and supported on the four-day regatta around Phang Nga Bay by Brian Calvert and his motoryacht, Further, the Lady Sevenstar crew will be taking on the big boys at the regatta in stylish Stohlquist shirts supplied by Aqualung. See further coverage of the Bay Regatta's parties and prizegiving in next week's Phuket Today. T
German Mermaids train in Phuket
Competitors in a German modelling contest - Seastar Discovery - came to Phuket recently to train with the island's resident mermaid, Katrin Felton. The four contestants were based at Serenity Resort & Residences and were assisted by Seabees Diving in their ambitions for fin-fueled fame.