Click click click. In April, international arrivals and departures on Phuket rose by 17.84 percent over the previous year, which in turn rose by 24.60 percent over the year before that.
Click click click. Passengers for April amount to 770,906, down on March but combined as the first four months, adding up to a surprising 3,490,251 comings and goings. At this rate, a tally of 9.5 million for 2012 remains achievable.
Click click click. How fast is Phuket accelerating? Rapidly. The figure for April 2012 is virtually double what it was in 2006. The rise has been constant, with the exception of a lull in 2009.
Phuket is also becoming more international, with overseas visitor numbers nudging past domestic numbers again, and the international rise far ahead of the domestic rise of 9.27 percent in April.
While the stream of travellers from Europe that once seemed to be endless is now discernably thinner, the Chinese and the Russians are coming in growing numbers and the Australians never seem to stop.
Phuket as a destination is changing. And with the Asean economic community now due to arrive in 2015 before the new international airport terminal opens, provision of infrastructure remains well behind Phuket's needs.
The pace of life on Phuket? Well, that seems to be constantly clickening.