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PHOTO ALBUM A great place to start trying local food is the annual fair at Saphan Hin public park in Phuket City. The event runs until Saturday.
Latest The yacht exhibition planned to open on Phuket next month is being postponed as redevelopment work on a marina continues.
Restaurant of the year 2014 Discovering the Poudam (Black Crab) restaurant means we no longer hurry back to Phuket - we always plan trips to have a meal here along the way.
Dining Review Ella is actually far too classy for Patong but that's the beauty of a place that understands where you've been and what you need next: an all day breakfast.
Resort of the Year 2014 Remodelled and now open under the Anantara brand, the natural delights of Layan are sure to win over people seeking a secluded escape.
By Phuketwan Reporters
News Digest Phuket observers look on as North Korea and the US face off over Burma nuclear weapons; Thaksin bounce in byelection; Why Brits won't travel; swastika alert; pilots pay cut. More »
By Apinya Saksri
Photo Album High stepping models strutted their stuff in Patong at the preview of the first Fashion Week at Jungceylon that promises parades and a party every night. More »
News Update A one-armed Japanese sailor is confirmed safe on Phuket; Thailand ''centre of illegal ivory trade''; British PM urges freedom for Aung San Suu Kyi; Ford to move from Thailand. More »
By Lana Willocks
Brunch of Fives Forget dinner or supper. Sunday on Phuket is all about the brunch. It often seems a particular island creation and it has followers who swear it's the only meal they need all week. More »
Latest Environmental spinoffs come from the Keep Phuket Clean campaign which has set a date for a second outing and hopes to attract 7000 participants. More »
News Digest The economic downturn has cost the world's monarchs, too; Phuket real estate struggles; BA workers asked to work without pay; Singapore senses recovery. More »
News Digest Hillary Clinton is coming to Phuket. The key issue: people trafficking; Rohingya arrested; stopping unwanted cellphone messages; world's worst airline food; H1N1 scan call. More »
News Digest Public Health tries to clamp Thailand's media; asthma adds to danger; plane makers battle downswing; panda adds some good cheer. More »
News Digest Actor David Carradine farewelled in LA; Indonesia's tourism boost; Lands Department speaks on foreign ownership; TAT targets markets; Burma trial delay. More »
Sport An Australian and a Swiss led home 4500 competitors in an array of events to suit everyone at the Laguna Phuket Marathon Titles. Athletic Singaporeans turned out in large numbers. More »