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Phuket–A brief background

Phuket can trace its history back 2000 years when traders from India started trading with South East Asia. Over the next 2000 years Phuket has traded with the world and explains why it has become an international hub. Influence from ...

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Population

Official population in Phuket is just above 300,000, but the actual number is somewhere between 600,000 and 800,000. This numbers includes those who are registered as living in Phuket. Phuket’ s attraction as a center of economic activity has resulted ...

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Phuket Economy

Tin mining was a major source of income for the island since the 16th century until the early 1980s.Today tourism and related sectors is the main source of revenue for Phuket and brings in almost 3 billion US dollars annually. ...

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Martina Rozells

Very little is known about the mysterious eurasian Martina Rozells, the companion of Captain Francis Light, who lived in Phuket more than 200 years ago.   A Eurasian Power broker in the 18th century A Eurasian of Siamese and Portuguese ...

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Captain Francis Light

Captain Francis Light is the kind of man that spells high sea adventure, the person credited as the founder of Penang and one of the first foreign settlers in Phuket.   One of the first European settlers in Phuket When ...

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