ITF Phuket tournament
The International Tennis Federation, in association with the Sports Authority of Thailand, recently brought some rising stars of the game to Phuket to compete in two tournaments at Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Complex. Phuket Today talked with the winner of the first tournament, Luksika Kumkhum.
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.