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.
Celebrating the Phuket Heroines
Phuket Today takes a look at the sound and light extravaganza staged annually to celebrate the successful defense of the Phuket from Burmese invaders in 1786. This year, Phuket's governor Maitri Inthusut played the role of King Rama I. Featuring excerpts from Colin Mackay's book, A History of Phuket.
Luxury yachts at Phuket Boat Show
Kiranee Narabal takes a tour of a brand new Princess 78, while Tara Sudlow talks to Jeremy Tutt about the services offered by Princess Yachts Thailand. The ladies then move into the exhibition hall at Royal Phuekt Marina to meet with Ferretti's Alessandro Tirelli, who discusses how his company is managing the rise of the Asian yachting market.
Tom Howard's new Phuket classic
Kiranee Narabal talks to Tom Howard about his very recently restored classic, Marie G. Over sixty years ago, she was a Royal Air Force support vessel in Singapore. She was brought to Phuket to work for an offshore mining concern and then became a runabout for a Phuket hotel. Tom found her bottomless and rotting away on the hard stand and decided that the old lady deserved better.
QSI Fun Run
Kiranee Narabal begins work on her training for the Laguna Phuket International Marathon at the QSI annual fun run around the beautiful Bang Wad Dam reservoir in Kathu, and meets with some of the people from the charitable organization supporting the fun run and making it a fun day for under-privileged youngsters.
Lion King rehearsals at BIS
The students, parents and teachers at Phuket's British International School are working hard to perfect their musical stage production of The Lion King in time for its premiere on 1 April. Head of Arts, Neill Thacker, talks about the challenges they still have to overcome. The show runs from 1 to 3 April at the BIS auditorium.
A History of Phuket book launch
Colin Mackay launches his new book, A History of Phuket and the Surrounding Region, at a packed event at Royal Phuket Marina. Also in Phuket Today's News and Events section, we preview the next week's PIMEX 2013, the Thalang Festival and 91.5FM deejays Doris and Gerry remind everybody to turn out the lights for Earth Hour.
Pjae Stanley at the Underwood Art Factory
Soulful blues singer Pjae Stanley and her band serenade the week away every Friday night at the Lost Legends Theater in John Underwood's Art Factory. Phuket Today talked to both Pjae and John about the weekly shows and their plans for the future of Lost Legends and the Art Factory.
Phuket Invitational Car Rally
Organized by the Grumpy Old Men's Society in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Patong Beach, the British Business Association, IBAP, AustCham and many other island organizations, this year's Phuket Intvitational Car Rally saw 45 competing teams take to the less-traveled roads of Phuket for a fun day of driving, clue-solving and adventure mini-golfing. The day concluded with dinner at Kaneang@Pier in Chalong.
OTOP City Fair
The OTOP City Four Regions Fair brought together village industries from around Thailand to showcase their products at Sapan Hin park in Phuket Town. Phuket products on display included batik fabric from Chaiya Batik and other traditional designer fabric products; etched leather accessories; locally-cultured pearls; snacks and sweets from Pornthip Phuket Co Ltd and cashew nut products from Cashewy.