Phuket News and Events

Planning your Phuket trip? Whether you’re looking for things to do in Phuket such as events and attractions, to make your Phuket visit run smoothly or are planning where to stay in Phuket, you’ll find everything you need for your Phuket holiday on Whats On in Phuket.com. Our What’s On Phuket guide has the latest events not to miss while you visit Phuket – there’s always something going on, so don’t miss out on the latest exhibitions, shows and more on your trip to Phuket by checking out our News and Events Calendar page.

See what's On in Phuket. The events calendar is always packed with arts festivals, live music, exhibitions, blockbuster theatre shows, sport and activities for family and kids.

Whats on in Phuket Local News

Phuket workshop helps residents cope with high stress brought on by the economic crisis

Hundreds of residents in Phuket’s Wichit subdistrict attended a workshop focused on reducing stress from to the pandemic-induced economic crisis. A psychologist was even on site to help those who had extreme mental stress and a Buddhist monk taught meditation techniques to reduce physiological effects of stress. The event was planned in response to an online survey conducted by the municipality asking residents about how much stress they were experiencing from the economic climate. They found that some residents had serious stress issues brought on by the pandemic and financial problems, according to Wichit Mayor Kreetha Chotiwichphiphat. “The loss of […]
The post Phuket workshop helps residents cope with high stress brought on by the economic crisis appeared first on The Thaiger News. Phuket – The Thaiger …


Phuket’s Soi Dog Foundation opens Humane Education Centre at Mai Khao shelter

The Soi Dog Foundation has officially opened its Humane Education Centre, the first of its kind in Thailand dedicated to the welfare of stray animals.  The centre, located at the Soi Dog shelter in northern Phuket, forms part of the foundation’s Humane Education program. Rolled out in 2017, the program sees a team visit Thai schools to teach the next generation the basic principles of animal welfare and promote empathetic attitudes towards both owned pets and free-roaming strays. The program has reached a total of 15,058 students and 861 teachers to date. With a dedicated classroom as well as educational […]
The post Phuket’s Soi Dog Foundation opens Humane Education Centre at Mai Khao shelter appeared first on The Thaiger News. Phuket – The Thaiger …


Police have yet to investigate illegal hiring of foreign teachers at international school in Phuket

Chalong police in Phuket say they have yet to start investigating the illegal hiring of foreign teachers at an international school in Rawai, south of the island. Palm House International School allegedly hired foreign teachers illegally in which 2 were arrested by Phuket Immigration police on November 4. Somkiet Sarasin, the leading investigator of the case, says the 2 Brits were informed that police were processing a charge of working illegally in the country against them, in which both denied the charges. Somkiet says the 2 were released on bail, but did not confirm the amount of bail that was […]
The post Police have yet to investigate illegal hiring of foreign teachers at international school in Phuket appeared first on The Thaiger News. Phuket – The Thaiger …


Phuket sees 300 million baht boost over long holiday weekend

The Tourism Authority of Thailand says that Phuket has received a much-needed 300 million baht boost over the 4 day long weekend with around 54,000 tourists flocking to the island from last Thursday through to yesterday. Phuket Office Director Nanthasiri Ronnasiri, reports that the average expenditure per visitor was about 5,500 baht, which was higher than the average spend for a Thai tourist to Phuket 2 years ago. She also noted that random checks on hotels showed that occupancy rates climbed to about 35%, with most guests staying 2 nights. But most of Phuket’s hotels remain closed. Nanthasiri also says […]
The post Phuket sees 300 million baht boost over long holiday weekend appeared first on The Thaiger News. Phuket – The Thaiger …


Covid tourism standstill gives Thailand’s southern sea gypsies a break

Phuket’s sea gypsy communities are getting a much needed break after the Covid tourism standstill have their traditions a break from the tourism onslaught. 42 year old Sanan Changham says now there is an abundance of fish and shellfish to eat. Tourist boats have been docked at the quay, making fishing easier for the Chao Lay, or “people of the sea.“ “We don’t dive as deep as before, so it’s less dangerous.“ More than 9 million visitors came to Phuket in 2019, impacting the sea gypsies and their way of life, mostly located at the southern end of the island. […]
The post Covid tourism standstill gives Thailand’s southern sea gypsies a break appeared first on The Thaiger News. Phuket – The Thaiger …


Top 10 English-language movies made in Thailand

Thailand is active in attracting foreign movie makers to the Land of Smiles, and has been for decades. Many well known movies have been either partially or totally filmed in Thailand. From ‘The Killing Fields’ to ‘Around the World in 80 Days’. Here is our list of the Top 10 English-language movies that were at least partly made in Thailand. There’s also some excellent Thai-language films made in Thailand in one of the most prolific film industries in the world. But that’s a list for another day. Lights, camera, ACTION… Su su! The Railway Man (2013) A Colin Firth movie […]
The post Top 10 English-language movies made in Thailand appeared first on The Thaiger News. Phuket – The Thaiger …


We must establish travel bubbles – Thai tourism operators demand action

There has been a surge of domestic tourism in Thailand. But even that ‘surge’ is underwhelming when compared to the previous international traffic, 27% of it from China, in the ‘good old days’. Last year there were nearly 40 million overseas arrivals. Even places like Phuket and Khao Lak, usually starting to fill up with international travellers for the traditional high season that starts this time of the year, are seeing unusually high numbers of ‘locals’ who are visiting some of these spots, encouraged by government stimulus packages, for the first time. Local tourism operators in the southern island hot […]
The post We must establish travel bubbles – Thai tourism operators demand action appeared first on The Thaiger News. Phuket – The Thaiger …


Academics call on government to hurry up and help the tourism industry

Leading Thai academics are calling on the government to get a move on and help the tourism industry before it’s too late. Addressing a gathering arranged by the Foundation for Labour and Employment Promotion, Kiriya Kulkolkran from Thammasat University’s Faculty of Economics, pointed to the 80% drop in international tourism as a result of the Covid-19 fallout. His estimate includes the first few months of the year when there was actually a functional tourism industry in Thailand. According to a report in the Bangkok Post, Kiriya says just 4% of businesses in the tourism sector say they’ve made the same […]
The post Academics call on government to hurry up and help the tourism industry appeared first on The Thaiger News. Phuket – The Thaiger …


1 2 3 15

The Thaiger Phuket

  • Phuket workshop helps residents cope with high stress brought on by the economic crisis
    by Caitlin Ashworth on November 27, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Hundreds of residents in Phuket’s Wichit subdistrict attended a workshop focused on reducing stress from to the pandemic-induced economic crisis. A psychologist was even on site to help those who had extreme mental stress and a Buddhist monk taught meditation techniques to reduce physiological effects of stress. The event was planned in response to an online survey conducted by the municipality asking residents about how much stress they were experiencing from the economic climate. They found […]

  • Phuket’s Soi Dog Foundation opens Humane Education Centre at Mai Khao shelter
    by The Thaiger on November 24, 2020 at 11:28 am

    The Soi Dog Foundation has officially opened its Humane Education Centre, the first of its kind in Thailand dedicated to the welfare of stray animals.  The centre, located at the Soi Dog shelter in northern Phuket, forms part of the foundation’s Humane Education program. Rolled out in 2017, the program sees a team visit Thai schools to teach the next generation the basic principles of animal welfare and promote empathetic attitudes towards both owned pets and free-roaming strays. The program […]

  • Police have yet to investigate illegal hiring of foreign teachers at international school in Phuket
    by The Thaiger on November 24, 2020 at 10:14 am

    Chalong police in Phuket say they have yet to start investigating the illegal hiring of foreign teachers at an international school in Rawai, south of the island. Palm House International School allegedly hired foreign teachers illegally in which 2 were arrested by Phuket Immigration police on November 4. Somkiet Sarasin, the leading investigator of the case, says the 2 Brits were informed that police were processing a charge of working illegally in the country against them, in which both […]

  • Phuket sees 300 million baht boost over long holiday weekend
    by The Thaiger on November 23, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand says that Phuket has received a much-needed 300 million baht boost over the 4 day long weekend with around 54,000 tourists flocking to the island from last Thursday through to yesterday. Phuket Office Director Nanthasiri Ronnasiri, reports that the average expenditure per visitor was about 5,500 baht, which was higher than the average spend for a Thai tourist to Phuket 2 years ago. She also noted that random checks on hotels showed that occupancy rates climbed […]

  • Covid tourism standstill gives Thailand’s southern sea gypsies a break
    by The Thaiger on November 23, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    Phuket’s sea gypsy communities are getting a much needed break after the Covid tourism standstill have their traditions a break from the tourism onslaught. 42 year old Sanan Changham says now there is an abundance of fish and shellfish to eat. Tourist boats have been docked at the quay, making fishing easier for the Chao Lay, or “people of the sea.“ “We don’t dive as deep as before, so it’s less dangerous.“ More than 9 million visitors came to Phuket in 2019, impacting the sea […]

The Phuket News

Loading...