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Sep
14

Chivas Regal Whisky Dinner at The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa Phuket

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EEST restaurant

The Chivas Regal Whisky dinner is priced at THB 2900++ per person and includes Chivas cocktails, 4 course set menu paired with Chivas Regal 12, 18 and 25 years old and live entertainment.

To book this exclusive whisky pairing dinner guests call 076 335 600 or email: kanokwan.thamakarn@westin.com

 

Apr
8

Songkran Festival

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The Songkran festival is celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year’s Day from 13 to 15 April. It coincides with the New Year of many calendars of South and Southeast Asia

The date of the festival was originally set by astrological calculation but it is now fixed. Songkran falls in the hottest time of the year in Thailand at the end of the dry season. Until 1888 the Thai New Year was the beginning of the year in Thailand thereafter 1 April was used until 1940. 1 January is now the beginning of the year the traditional Thai New Year has been a national holiday since then.

The Thai people celebrate this festival with water. Everyone gets soaking wet and since it is the hottest season of the year, be prepared to get soaked if your walking around.

The most obvious celebration of Songkran is the throwing of water. Thais roam the streets with containers of water or water guns (sometimes mixed with mentholated talc), or post themselves at the side of roads with a garden hose and drench each other and passersby. This, however, was not always the main activity of this festival. Songkran was traditionally a time to visit and pay respects to elders, including family members, friends and neighbors.

 

Mar
11

This Month on Phuket FM Radio…

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91.5FM’s launch Lights Out Phuket!

On March 26, 2011 an anticipated total of more than 1 billion people from 223 countries around the world will switch off all non-essential lights and electronic appliances between 8.30 and 9.30pm local time in support of the fifth annual Earth Hour.

What started as a project between the WWF and The Sydney Morning Herald in 2007 has become a global tradition and the 2011 hour expected to be bigger than ever before as part of an ongoing campaign to raise awareness about climate change.

As a central figure in the Phuket community, 91.5FM – Phuket Island Radio has launched and is actively supporting Earth Hour and volunteering to raise awareness of the movement so that everyone in Phuket – Thais, expats and holidaymakers – can join the fight to make a difference by switching off their lights.

More information about Earth Hour – written in both English and Thai – can be found at the website www.earthhourphuket.com and volunteers can also register their support for ‘Lights Out Phuket’ on the Earth Hour Phuket page on Facebook.

Climate change is of growing concern to everyone, something highlighted by the difficulties facing many around the world right now.

91.5FM hopes that everyone in Phuket on March 26 will join the station in switching their lights off for 60 minutes and contributing to the efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.

Get involved with Earth Hour and and get a FREE 30 Second on 91.5FM!

Go to www.earthhourphuket.com and click on the supporters tab to sign up for Earth Hour Phuket and 91.5FM will mention you or your business LIVE for 30 Seconds on Phuket FM Radio. Just add your name, Lights Out Phuket message and upload your logo to get started with this amazing event.

 

Twitter goes orange with 91.5FM!

Now you can follow all of your favourite shows that are broadcast from the studios of 91.5FM on Twitter.

Keep up to dat with everything that is happening on 91.5FM and throughtout Phuket direct from the dj’s as they present their shows to you. All the gossip and excitment as it happens plus local news updates, Phuket event highlights, traffic alerts, competitions, special promotions, and in show features.

To follow 91.5Fm – Phuket FM Radio on Twitter either search for ‘Phuket Radio’ or visit our profile at www.twitter.com/phuketradio

 

91.5FM Podcasts are here

91.5FM now offers you all of our evening shows from Monday to Friday as Easy to Download Podcasts so that you can enjoy these fabulous shows again and again at your own leisure. The Old Record Club, The History of Dance Music, Mark Wilkinson’s Club Classics, Kidology and Disco Daze are all available for download.

In order to make your podcast download easier Phuket FM Radio has broken each show in to 3 easy to download parts, each1 hour in length.

Best of all we keep the past three weeks of shows so if you miss part or all of one of you favourite shows on 91.5FM, just go to the Phuket FM Radio website: www.phuketfmradio.com and click the ‘Podcasts’ button to download what you want.

 

Introducing Mark Wilkinson

On January 14, internationally renowned DJ, producer, remixer and promoter Mark Wilkinson joined 91.5FM – Phuket Island Radio, bringing the very best contemporary and classic house music exclusively to 91.5FM four nights a week.

Mark has been in the music industry since the early 1990s and has brought an impressive resume to 91.5FM which includes having launched his own record label – Kidology Records; had a UK Top Ten hit with a remix of Lou Reed’s ‘Satellite of Love’ under his alias ‘Dab Hands’; and taken the Kidology label to top clubs in London, Ibiza and other locations around the world.

Kidology is all about vibrancy, colour, flair and putting the ‘party feeling’ back into club land and it is exactly that kind of energy and excitement that Mark will bring to 91.5FM from 7pm until 10pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Over the coming months you’re going to hear a lot of Mark but what about the man himself? In a two-part interview we have a look at who he is, what’s influenced him and how he arrived at 91.5FM.

What were your music influences at a young age?
Well from a very, very young age my Mum was all about Elvis and The Beatles, who of course were both huge and had some of the most amazing melodies in their songs. They got me into popular music but at roughly the time I decided that my Mum must no longer cut my hair – aged about 11 or 12 I think – I really got into soul. At that time Radio London used to have an awesome line up of DJs playing Soul, Funk, Rap & Hip Hop. Tony Blackburn, Dave Pearce and Steve Walsh were playing all the most upfront music every morning and most evenings too. I used to stay up late to listen then bunk off school in the mornings to catch Tony Blackburn daily – the signs of a misspent youth!! So that was where my real love of club music kicked in and it’s not left me yet.

When did you start getting into DJing and when did you realise that you might be able to do it for a living?
I started DJing at 17 at my mates’ house parties. I couldn’t really mix to begin with but people liked my music selection so I filled the dance floor areas. I noticed that other DJs didn’t get the same reaction from the crowd that I did, so then I started to do mix tapes (as it was back then). I gave them out to friends and they took on a life of their own; I’d get messages and calls from people I didn’t know saying they were listening to my tape at some party and it was going off! I guess I knew then I could make this my life, and it just grew from there. Once people knew the tapes and talked about them in the clubs, promoters wanted to book me for their nights. This was a bit more daunting but I was enjoying it so much I just went for it. Next thing you know I’ve played in 65 countries worldwide to hundreds of thousands of people and loved every second of it!

Given you’ve played to crowds all over the world, which is your favourite club?
Hmm, a good answer would have to be the next one…. and the really honest answer is that just can’t pick one favourite. The fact of the matter is, wherever I am playing, if there is a crowd of people – large or small – and they’re appreciating what I’m doing, then I love it too; that can be from 20 people at a small private party to thousands at a club or a festival.

Best friend in the industry?
I have so many friends worldwide in this industry that I am truly blessed. For example last year I dodged the volcanic ash cloud that was over Europe and I remember seeing people stranded at airports for days on end and thinking that if I was stuck in any location in the world there is always someone I could ring who would let me stay with them or find me a place to stay; I simply love that. There is no doubt, however, that my current Business Development Director at Kidology, Mr Paul Bryenton, is a truly great friend and has become invaluable to me, as well as being a friend he is an amazing business guy for me to work and grow with for the future.

What is Kidology?
Kidology is recognized as one of London’s most uniquely styled nights out and has been raising the bar in recent times, holding nights and tours as far afield as, Dubai, China, Russia, throughout Europe, Ibiza, the UK and, of course, Thailand. It started out a few years back in London at legendary venues such as The Cross, The End, Ministry of Sound, The Egg, and Pacha, and has now grown into a worldwide party brand. The ethos behind Kidology is to put the ‘party’ feeling back into club land; Kidology is a fun, flamboyant, and friendly night out, encompassing a special brand of great house music.

Jan
30

The Sponsorship Experts donate funds to the Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron – Press Release

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Paul poolePaul PooleThe Sponsorship Experts donate funds to the Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron
Giving back to the community, supporting the future of the sport and celebrating their fifth year working with Six Senses Phuket Raceweek

To celebrate their highly successful working relationship with Six Senses Phuket Raceweek, The Sponsorship Experts – Paul Poole (South East Asia) Co., Ltd. are donating a percentage of their profits from the 2011 event to support the Optimist Fleet of the Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron; who will be using the boats every week for training to compete in all the Thai National events throughout the year.

Six Senses Phuket Raceweek is Asia’s fastest growing regatta; the event has seen unparalleled growth in the past five-years following a strategic alliance with Paul Poole (South East Asia) Co., Ltd. The Sponsorship Experts have brought to the regatta long standing brand partnerships which have raised the bar for sailing events across Asia. The Sponsorship Experts have once again been instrumental in the 2011 regatta securing the support of global brands for an almost sell-out year, only one Presenting Sponsor, two Co-Sponsors and one Official Supplier opportunities remain for the international event. Following in the footsteps of Six Senses Phuket Raceweek rights holders IMAGE Asia, who have supported youth sailing across the kingdom since the events inception eight-years ago; The Sponsorship Experts are aiding the sport once more by donating to the Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron, ensuring the future of the sport through the next generation of sailors.
The Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron is a not for profit organisation offering local and underprivileged children the opportunity to learn how to sail and to encourage others to take part in the activity that is very much part of Phuket’s sporting culture. The Sponsorship Experts are proud to be supporting such a worth while organisation and aid the Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron in their continued effort to encourage, enthuse and educate young people in the art of team work and sailing. Other boats have generously been donated by like minded companies, taking the Phuket Sailing Squadron up to an impressive fifteen boats.

Paul Poole (South East Asia) Co., Ltd., Managing Director, Paul Poole added:
“Six Senses Phuket Raceweek is one of the highlights of the Asian sailing calendar and my own personal favourite. I have become passionate about the sport and its development for the community through our work over the past fiveyears. I look forward to seeing the Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron compete in the coming months and am so pleased that we are able to give a little back and help disadvantaged children get involved in something so rewarding!”

Katy Gooch of the Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron said:
“The Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron have been overwhelmed by the great support we have received. We thank Paul and many other companies for providing boats for the Optimist Fleet, taking them up to a phenomenal fifteen boats, the benefits that the squadron gains from such generous donations are priceless!”

Paul Poole (South East Asia) Co., Ltd is an independent marketing consultancy based in Bangkok, Thailand,
specialising in commercial sponsorship and partnership marketing, working with both rights holders and randsacting as a catalyst by bringing them together and maximising the relationship.

The consultancy has packaged, sold and managed sponsorship & partnership opportunities for a wide range of
rights holders, having worked with many of the world’s leading brands to source and engage the right ponsorships and partnerships in order to maximise their potential.

Contact Details
For Further Information
Paul Poole (South East Asia) Company Limited
198 Tanou Road
Bovernives
Pranakorn
Bangkok 20200
Thailand
Tel./Fax: + 66 2622 0605-7
www.paulpoole.co.th

Paul Poole – Managing Director
(English Speaking)
Email: paul@paulpoole.co.th
Tel: + 66 8 6563 3196

Udomporn Phanjindawan – Personal Assistant
(Thai/English Speaking)
Email: Udomporn@paulpoole.co.th
Tel: + 66 8 6382 9949

Websites
www.paulpoole.co.th
www.phuketraceweek.com/sponsorship
http://phuketyouthsailing.org

Jan
20

91.5 FM proudly presents Mark Wilkinson with ‘Kidology’

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Kidology MW

Kidology MW


Mark will be joining the 91.5 FM team in January 2011 and along with LIVE outside events will be providing a Tuesday to Friday 7pm to 10 pm format. All 91.5 FM content is simultaneously streamed via the www.phuketfmradio.com website which continues to grow it’s global audience.

Mark Wilkinson will be bringing his signature club nights from London and Ibiza straight to 91.5FM and Phuket. Kidology, Mark’s World famous house music brand presenting the finest upfront house music from the Worlds top dance floors will be a welcomed addition to 91.5FM Phukets favourite radio station. Not only will Kidology be available to listeners of 91.5FM, but Phuket FM Radio will be taking all of Marks shows in Kidology on the road to venues near you.

As Mark has such a high international dj profile and following, 91.5FM will be rescheduling each week night show to re-run at 3am to 6am the next morning via the internet to serve the European audience Mark will be bringing with him. This is an added bonus for any business sponsoring one of Marks new shows on 91.5FM as this double broadcast ensures maximimum listener targeting. In addition, all of Marks shows will be advertised through 91.5FM’s and Mark’s Facebooks networks to an audience of over 10,000 people.

Kidology
Mark Wilkinson’s World famous house music brand comes to Asia via Phuket FM Radio 91.5FM, every Thursday night Mark hosts the show 7-10pm with all the latest house music known to be rocking the finest upfront dancefloors worldwide from Marks extensive live DJ calendar.

DiscoDaze
Every Friday 7-10pm Mark Wilkinson gets you in the mood with a retrospective disco mix of the greatest dance, funk, soul and pop hits from the 70’s 80’s 90’s and Noughtie’s, get ready for your weekend in Phuket with the finest party selection.

The History of Dance Music
Tuesday nights 7-10pm with Mark Wilkinson on Phuket island radio 91.5FM we take a journey around the world of club culture delving into the history of the worlds finest clubs with Mark highlighting the influences of DJs & Artists including Basement Jaxx, Eurythmics, Michael Jackson, Chic, Jamiroquai, Roger Sanchez, David Guetta, Eric Morillo & many many more……

Mark Wilkinsons Club Classics
Wednesdayy night 7-10pm is Classic House Music night with Mark Wilkinson, back in the 1980’s Acid House Music stormed into the UK via Ibiza & Chicago causing a worldwide dance floor revolution, hear all the finest house music ever made with Mark every Tuesday.

Oct
27

Funny motorbike, Dogs and Parrots

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Why we love Thailand, and especially Phuket.

If you live here I am sure you have seen many times a lot of dogs and sometime toooo many people or kids on one motor cycle.

Well I just had to post this, spotted yesterday in the center of Phuket, 1 motorcycle, 1 man, 2 dogs and 2 parrots….YES 2 parrots take a look at the pictures, it’s not photo shopped  or anything like that and
if you re post please give today in Phuket .com the full credit.

Thanks

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Aug
9

Today’s updates.

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Phuket Hotel – How to Find One to Suit Your Budget?

Phuket, one of the top beach resorts in the world, welcomes tourists to its white sandy beaches with a wide range of Phuket beach hotels. Even though there is a general impression that Phuket is a luxury tourist destination, accommodation options for budget travelers are not far behind.

With the beach town gaining popularity in recent times among international tourists, new hotels, villas and resorts have come up all over the place. Finding a Phuket beach hotel is not tough, as there are deluxe to budget accommodations in plentiful to suit diverse pockets.

Phuket boasts of an array of 5-star and 4-star hotels, most of which are found in the city or in exclusive beaches like Hat Bang Thao, Hat Nai Thon, Cape Panwa, Mai Khao, Hat Nai Harn and Ao Por. Some of the most preferred hotels by tourists in the luxury segment are JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, Malisa Villa Suites Hotel, Centara Kata Resort, Allamanda Laguna Hotel, Amora Beach Resort, Evason Phuket & Six Senses Spa, Naithonburi Beach Resort, Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort and Best Western Premier Bangtao Beach Resort & Spa.

Budget travelers need not worry that Phuket is out of bounds for them. There are plenty of affordable hotels in all parts of the town, even in beachfronts. All of them offer basic facilities and amenities at very reasonable rates to the budget-conscious travelers. To choose a Phuket beach hotel from the choices offered is the only hassle. Thanthip Villa Hotel, Karon Living Room Hotel, Bhukitta Hotel & Spa, Baan Karon Resort and Sawasdee Guest House are some of the popular budget hotels.

Phuket’s most popular beaches are Patong, Kata, Karon and Nai Yong. To make it easier for the travelers, most of the Phuket beach hotels are located in and around these beaches.

Paisit Kapilakan owns and operates the website My Phuket Holiday that provides more than just information and reservation for hotels in Thailand. My Phuket Holiday offers a comprehensive travel guide to Koh Phuket, Thailand and the best discount for hotel reservations in Thailand including Bangkok, Koh Samui, Krabi, Pattaya, Chiang mai, Hua Hin and Phuket. For more information on Phuket beach hotel, visit http://www.myphuketholiday.com and avail this fabulous offer.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Pasit_Kapilakan

Come Home to Phuket

Thailand’s biggest island, Phuket is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Pacific. This southern province famous for its colorful history, attractive beaches and eco-tourism, is one of the most frequently visited places on the Thai tourist itinerary. With the tourism industry having become the main source of the nation’s income, cheap Phuket hotels aren’t hard to find.

Teeming with numerous breathtaking attractions like its spectacular beaches, historical wonders, water sports, refreshing spas and exciting shopping spots, Phuket offers its visitors quite a load of adventures across the island. Cheap Phuket hotels ensure an economical stay on the island while you maximize on the list of activities that add color to your stay.

Having had a rich history, the island of Phuket has a strong cultural flavor. This is best reflected in its architecture. The increase in tin production in the 19th century led to an industrial boom which subsequently led to the construction of a number of beautiful Mediterranean styled mansions. Today many of these mansions have been converted into some of the best hotels in Thailand. Many cheap Phuket hotels are established in such charming structures that offer a fine stay that promises to be as comfortable as they are economical.

Discover the Essence of Thai Tradition

Most of the hotels in Phuket are styled to a traditional taste. The guests are treated to a visual splendor that exhibits the Thai culture rooted in Buddhist philosophies while celebrating Nature. In fact, these are probably the best hotels in Thailand that could give you a realistic and complete Thai experience.

Overlooking beaches, groves and bustling streets, the best hotels in Thailand offer an eclectic variety of sights and sounds to experience from. They are also located close to the airport and other transportation facilities in addition to the popular tourist destinations on the island.

Cheap Phuket hotels do not compromise on the quality of stay. Most of these hotels offer some of the best Thai massage and spa facilities at special discount rates. Thus these hotels offer a great programme that helps your mind and body relax and keeps you refreshed throughout your stay. So visit Phuket and get your thrills amidst its enchanting forests, beautiful beaches, and thrilling water sports like scuba diving, parasailing and snorkeling and after a fast paced shopping spree, unwind under the setting sun, soaking up the fragrances typical to Thailand with a healthy and refreshing and well-deserved massage.

Excitehotels.com offers the Charm of Thailand Hotels

Excitehotels.com as an online hotel reservation agency offers a range of great hotels in Thailand from where visitors can set off to explore a culture that is diverse, hospitality that is much-spoken about and exotic sights that go to make a vacation complete.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Linda_E_Joseph


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