Dec 092014

WORD ON PHUKET: DIY supply store Homeworks Phuket has issued a statement regarding the collapse of shelves filled with paint products at the store in central Phuket on Sunday.

Homeworks Phuket News update

Central Festival Vice President Property Management & General Manager Wilaiporn Pitimanaaree

At approximately 4:00 pm on December 7, shelving stocked with paint products tipped over at the Phuket HomeWorks store, injuring three family members who were shopping at the time.

The three customers were treated for minor injuries at Bangkok Phuket Hospital.

We are glad to report that all are in good health and that doctors have since discharged all three from hospital. All related medical expenses have been covered by Homeworks.

Following this most regrettable incident, Homeworks management is conducting a thorough investion to establish the cause, and is taking all steps necessary to ensure customer safety in future.

More information will be provided in future updates.

Dec 092014

WORD ON PHUKET PROPERTY: A Tri Property sales executive presents a new Zcape Condominium owner with a special 130,000 baht cashback package during the developer’s ‘Glitter Christmas Party’ promotion on December 6-7.


With just 30 units available and ready to move in at the trendy condo on Ban Don Rd in Cherng Talay, Tri Property is offering buyers fully furnished suites with built-in kitchen and free air-conditioning, plus a free iPhone 6 until December 31.

Dec 062014

WORD ON PHUKET PROPERTY: Blutiq is the latest collection pf luxury condominiums to arrive on the Phuket property market.

Hailed as a blue-chip address, the 90sqm condos with views over Chalong Bay are available for sale freehold for foreign buyers and part of the vast twin-lake residential complex by Miracle Lake View, where residents enjoy a very peaceful existence and excellent leisure & business facilities.
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See the video below for a bird’s-eye tour of Blutiq.

Dec 062014

WORD ON PHUKET: A fire broke out in Patong this morning (Dec 6). Firemen are on the scene but are having difficulty controlling the blaze at a building next to the Octopus Bar on Bangla Road, near the entrance to Sio Sea Dragon.

Several neighbouring establishments have been damaged by the fire.


Dec 062014

WORD ON PHUKET MUSIC SCENE: Students and music teachers from the Phuket Academy of Performing Arts (PAPA) showed off their musical talents at a year end party at Royal Phuket Marina on Thursday 4th December 2014, entertaining hundreds of proud parents with a medley of classic rock, pop and Christmas music.



Find out more about Phuket Academy of Performing Arts and music tuition in Phuket at



Nov 222014

Phuket’s most popular lifestyle mall and shopping destination, Central Festival Phuket, celebrated its 10th anniversary this November 21 with a Wonders of Thailand extravaganza.

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Siam Big Drum perform

For this special 10th anniversary, the mall put on a festive variety performance celebrating a fusion of traditional and contemporary Thai culture featuring more than 100 performance artists against a spectacular backdrop, including: Siam Big Drum, a fusion fashion show with top models and acrobatics, as well as showcasing a wide range of traditional Thai crafts and culinary creations, including the unique art of fruit carving.






After the show, guests headed to Tablespoon Restaurant for a 4-course meal of culinary creations celebrating the regional flavours of Thailand with a contemporary Thai theme.

Senior Vice President, Corporate Business Development, Central Group, Lertvit Pumitipak and Vice President Property Management & General Manager, Ms Wilaiporn Pitimanaaree, awarded prizes to the evening’s best-dressed guests.

Throughout November and December come and visit Central Festival Phuket to see the Wonders of Thailand. Take a selfie under the Lana-style Christmas tree, in front of ancient temples and next to mythical creatures recreated specially for our 10th anniversary celebrations.


Senior Vice President, Corporate Business Development, Central Group, Lertvit Pumitipak and Vice President Property Management & General Manager, Ms Wilaiporn Pitimanaaree open the After Party at Tablespoon Restaurant

Senior Vice President, Corporate Business Development, Central Group, Lertvit Pumitipak and Vice President Property Management & General Manager, Ms Wilaiporn Pitimanaaree open the After Party at Tablespoon Restaurant





Winners of the best dressed guest contest at the Tablespoon After Party

Nov 142014

WORD ON PHUKET: Central Group, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, opened the new Chirativat Community Learning Centre at Baan Sapam Mongkol Wittaya School in Phuket on Friday, November 14.


Built and equipped with B3 million in funding donated by the Central Group as part of a nationwide campaign to build learning centres in all 77 of Thailand’s provinces, the new learning centre – the first in Phuket – features a library, computers and learning corners dedicated to educating students about the ASEAN community.

Presiding over the opening ceremony were: Deputy Secretary of the Office of the Basic Education Commission under the Ministry of Education Mr Rojana Kitcharoen; Central Group Senior Vice President, Office of Policy Management for Corporate Relations & CSR, Ms Wantanee Chirathivat; along with Central Festival Phuket Vice President Property Management & General Manager, Ms Wilaiporn Pitimanaaree; General Manager Operations, Robinson Department Store, Thanamet Pongpornkulapak; Area General Manager, Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, Darren Shaw, and Tops General Manager of Operations, Food Hall, Panuwat Thakhot.

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Following the opening ceremony, Central Festival Phuket’s Ms Wilaiporn Pitimanaaree joined Central Group’s Ms Wantanee Chirathivat in handing out doughnuts to students during their mid-morning break.

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Ms Wantanee Chirathivat said Central Group aimed to open learning centres in every province with the aim of inspiring local students to play a role in the global community and learn about career opportunities.

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Deputy Secretary of the Office of the Basic Education Commission under the Ministry of Education Mr Rojana Kitcharoen addresses Central Group executives and students in front of the new B3mn Chirathivat Community Learning Centre.


Nov 072014

WORD ON PHUKET PARTY SCENE: Central Festival Phuket and Tablespoon Restaurant put on a Full Moon Super Party on November 5 to celebrate Loy Kratong in style. The evening of high-class entertainment featured judging of the 16 Miss Loy Kratong (Noppamas) finalists and awards ceremony, a celebrity appearance from star singer Tuk Wiyada, and a mega-prize raffle.

Photo Gallery

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Oct 272014

WORD ON PHUKET RESTAURANTS: New Indian restaurant Bolloywood Phuket opened its doors on October 25, entertaining the new restaurant’s first guests with a Diwali party featuring a buffet of aromatic curry and korma dishes from Central and Northern India.

The official opening of Bollywood Phuket Restaurant brought foodies from all corners of the island to try out the newest Indian dishes in town, accompanied by classic cocktails and an eclectic mix of Bollywood-style dance acts.

Operated by proprietor Sam Sethi and family, Bollywood is located at the Sino Bypass building, next to the Index Mall in central Phuket. The family restaurant is open daily from 11am to 11pm, enticing diners with authentic Indian cuisine in a trendy rustic setting adorned with Bollywood memorabilia as well of classic Bollywood movies on the wide screen TV and projected on the walls.

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Sep 042014

WORD ON ISRAEL – PALESTINE: Real reports of the the ground that will astound you. Never-before-heard information on life in Israel and Palestine. Watch these three short conversations between Chunky Mark, The Artist Taxi Driver, and independent reporter Scriptonite, a journalist based in the UK who has just returned from an eye-opening trip to Israel and Gaza.