Phuket Expat George Dufresne
Phuket Today meets restaurateur George Dufresne, owner of Le Versace in Patong, to find out why he chose Phuket to establish his high-end fine-dining restaurant. Meanwhile Kristi is in the kitchen learning how to make one of Le Versace's signature desserts with chef Alain Carre.
3 Weeks of Madness
Phuket Today catches up with Russell Distance Russell who is training to compete in three big events – the Bangkok Marathon, the Laguna Phuket Challenge TriFest's two triathlon. Russell is taking on his 3 Weeks of Madness challenge to raise money to help a friend who requires stem cell treatment.
PIWC scholarships awarded
The Phuket International Women's Club came together at Satree School in Phuket Town to distribute over 200 scholarships to new and existing students. Phuket Today talked to PIWC President Carol Dux. Past President Wipa Tanmanatragul and one of the lucky recipients of a previous PIWC scholarship, Dr Apiwit Anukunpaiboon, who now works at Wachira Hospital.
Go Eco Phuket's annual reef cleanup
The annual Go Eco reef cleanup took off from Chalong Pier with over 500 divers taking part in the full day of underwater cleanup. Over four tonnes of trash was raised from the seabed, leaving famous dive sites around the island ready for this year's high season divers.
Logos Hope visits Phuket
Phuket Today takes an exclusive tour around the world largest floating library, the MV Logos Hope. This former ferry from the fjords had been completely refitted to accommodate over 5,000 books and 400 volunteer crew, who sail around the world doing good deeds and encouraging universal literacy.