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More PR fluff from the authorities... plenty to learn from the ABG so far without dreaming. ...
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Latest Thailand's Tourism and Sports Minister and good feedback indicate that Phuket could possibly double up in about three years as host to the First World Beach Games.
Meeting Coming up is an Amcham/Ibap gathering designed to put Phuket's reviled dolphinarium in perspective and seek answers to the holiday island's relationship to the sea.
Latest Bursts of color in the night sky marked the grand occasion as Phuket and Thailand officially celebrated the beginning of the Asian beach Games 2014.
Resort of the Year 2014 Refreshing and shiny new is the was to describe the Best Western Patong Beach, where faith in the product has resulted in a quick rise to 100 percent occupancy.
Latest Sports of all sorts are part of the Asian Beach Games, beginning on Phuket in less than two weeks. Here's a brief guide to help you plan where to be and when.
By Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian
LatestDelegates began descending on Phuket in numbers today with some people wondering whether Hillary Clinton and the other VIPs will appear in surgical masks. More »
By Phuketwan Reporters
News Digest Nuclear discussions will take place in India but not Phuket; Asia economic uprising hopeful; tsunami warning for Australia; Thailand flights decline. More »
Asean Update Traffic tailbacks hampered travel on the north of Phuket while the south shrugged and enjoyed the sunshine. Hillary who, they asked, wondering about all the Asean fuss. More »
News Digest A burst of energy leads hope for recovery; tourism still tight; Clinton to talk N Korea on Phuket; Malaysia church impersonation; Michael Jackson doctors questioned. More »
By Chutima Sidasathian and Alan Morison
News Photo Album What's happening as Hillary Clinton and other international notables arrive on Phuket? Let Phuketwan take you there. Today we launch AseanWATCH. More »
By Alan Morison
Heroines Photo Album We came across this dossier designed to let senior politicians from 26 countries know about the real Phuket. (OK, ok . . . Phuketwan actually wrote it) More »
News Digest Experts call for closures to curb ''unstoppable'' flu; 10,000 soldiers for Phuket; Ford and Mazda launch new plant; Thai resorts for sale; Burma plans amnesty. More »
News Digest Update Three more flu fatalities; storm sinks a ferry off Phuket; British boy dies at a Pattaya water park; Indonesia moves on Asean human rights. More »
Island Dining: Photo Album Authentic Thai seafood can still be found in a few places on and around Phuket. This small family business is one of the real treasures, at affordable prices still. More »
Photo Special Patong, scene of at least one drowning in June, hosted a mini surf lifesaving carnival on Saturday and will hold a larger event on Sunday. The beach was also cleaned. More »