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Phuket's  development proceeds: The Centara Grand on the beachfront at Karon

Phuket Gains More Retail with K Plaza

Wednesday, July 28, 2010
ONE well-known resort is branching into retail in a big way on Phuket with a project that will bring the Kata Karon region its first real shopping mall.

Kata Beach Resort is the developer backing K Plaza, on the road behind Club Med at Kata beach, not far from the parent resort on the seafront.

The retail centre will have space for 117 shops and perhaps give the Kata-Karon region its first real shopping heart. So far, the region has had no shopping mall, just the existing strip rows of stores and bars.

The development will take out three rai, leaving 10 rai for a possible condo development or a small resort project.

More construction is going on down the road in front of the Ibis Kata Resort, and not far away there's another unusual building project on a hillside that will require an exceptionally steep climb.

K Plaza is scheduled to open in October, along with the Centara Grand Plaza at the northern end of Karon beach.


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"not far away there's another unusual building project on a hillside that will require an exceptionally steep climb" makes me smell the next landslide coming :-(

Posted by Fritz Pinguin on July 28, 2010 11:03


Disaster -- would look ugly even in Hong Kong!

Posted by Paul on July 28, 2010 11:05


OH NO, more eyeglass shops, tailors and massage shops! Please Kata Beach Resort allow for more independent and original retailers!
(artists, designers, natural foods etc)

There are over 20 eye glass shops in Kata mostly from tw big chains and 10 tailors just from Kata Beach Resort to Mom Tri's Villa Royale on Koktanode Rd.

I hope that someone realises in order to make Kata nice there should be some discretion and regulation about which business can open up.

Please do what the government has failed to do.

And yes, going the other way on little Koktanode Road is the scariest development of massive houses on a super steep hillside.

What a waste of a beautiful green hill.

Posted by Vfaye on July 28, 2010 16:48


PG ran an article yesterday where it was casually mentioned that,
".. soon, those doing environmental impact assessments will have to undergo a test and be licensed."

Explains a lot about the current unregulated runaway growth.

Posted by Horse Doctor on August 2, 2010 09:25


What kind of products do the tourists and/or people who live there want to see or find there at K Plaza? (just wonder as I am thinking of renting some space there)

Posted by bpunta on October 19, 2011 21:29

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