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Chinese driverless train – something for Phuket?

The world’s first driverless rail transit system was unveiled in Hunan, China this week. The bus-rail combo rapid transit system is expected to speed up city’s public transportation. According to Chinese railcar-maker CRRC, the Autonomous Rail Transit (ART) uses rubber ...

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SME App to be launched for Phuket after Songkran

The Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) has kicked off a program, along with a mobile application, that will support Thai entrepreneurs in improving their competitiveness in the digital era, according to National News Bureau (NNB). The program to raise operators’ potential ...

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Crackdown on zerodollar tours affects hotel performance

Tourism will continue to be one of the few bright spots for the Thai economy. CBRE believe the effect of the crackdown on zerodollar tours will be short-lived. The crackdown on Chinese “zero-dollar” tours slowed down the number of tourist ...

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Phuket luxury villa market remained slow

Only two luxury villas were sold in the last quarter of last year: one in The Residence by Anantara in the THB 200- 500 million range and the other one in Sri Panwa Luxury Pool villa in the THB 200-300 ...

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Thousands to “Run Paradise” at 2017 Laguna Phuket Marathon

The world-famous Laguna Phuket Marathon is set to celebrate its 12th year with a record turnout of more than 7,000 runners from over 40 countries. Sanctioned by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races, the Laguna Phuket Marathon is ...

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Royal Phuket Marina sees upswing in waterfront condominium re-sales

Following Royal Phuket Marina’s announcement of an exciting new Master Plan, interest in freehold condominium resales has increased exponentially with Royal Phuket Marina’s Real Estate Brokerage confirming three recent transactions during what is traditionally Phuket’s tourism and real estate low ...

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Ferry Schedules

All scheduled ferries leave from Rassada Pier just oustide Phuket City. Departures Phuket 08:30: Phi Phi, Ao Nang, Railay, Krabi Town, Koh Lanta 11:00: Phi Phi, Koh Lanta 13:30: Phi Phi, Koh Lanta 15:00: Phi Phi You can see updated schedules ...

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Patong in 1993

Phuket is constantly changing – especially the west coast area. This is a video from 1993 which shows what Patong looked like in the early/mid 1990s – before mass tourism arrived.

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Avista Hideaway Resort & Spa Phuket

Avista Hideaway Resort & Spa Phuket is conveniently located in the popular Patong area. The hotel has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at the Avista Hideaway Resort & Spa Phuket. Guestrooms ...

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Amari Phuket

Ideally located in the prime touristic area of Patong, Amari Phuket promises a relaxing and wonderful visit. The hotel has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Facilities like airport transfer, safety deposit boxes, laundry service, elevator, shared lounge/TV area ...

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