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.
James Mason on the road from Phuket to Bangkok
It's James Mason Day on PGTV. Congratulations to endurance cyclist James Mason for completing his 9-day charity cycle ride from Phuket to Bangkok. Phuket Today was there to cover his departure from Tiger Muay Thai in Chalong, and checked in with James for a Skype interview on Day 7 of his cycling marathon.
Phuket's Top Five Parties of 2012
Phuket Today takes a look back at the best parties of the past year, including the Catch Beach Club mega-party on Surin Beach, the Longest Table event at Mai Khao for the North Phuket Resorts' Culinary Festival, the Fistpump Secret Beach Bash at Ao Yon, the SKAL “One Night Only” dinner and show at Bliss Beach Club and the Tri-Fest party at Laguna Phuket
Patong Carnival opens Phuket's High Season
Phuket's high season was given a wonderful welcome at the recent Patong Carnival. The resort town played host to a parade filled with flamboyant floats, colourful dancers and exotic performers from many of the toruism-based businesses that call Phuket their home. Some of the more