Well known Thai composer, songwriter and arranger Pongprom Snitwong Na Ayuthaya decided to extend his birthday greetings to His Majesty the King with a “music and art” project, entitled “Nitarn…

When you come to Phuket, you might see a number of Phuketian ladies dressed in Nyonya. In Phuket, Nyonya refers to traditional ladies Peranakan clothing. Nyonya is suitable for weddings,…

Whilst photographs are the most popular way for people to capture their memories of Phuket’s natural surroundings, be it on land or in the sea, there is another way in…

At Saphan Hin, located where Phuket Road meets the sea in Phuket Town. In the circle is the Tin Mining Monument, shaped like a large drill bit, dedicated to the…

When you come to Phuket, you might see a number of Phuketian ladies dress in Nyonya. In Phuket, Nyonya refers to traditional ladies Peranakan clothing. Nyonya is suitable for weddings,…

Originally, Jui Tui Shrine was located at Soi Ang Ah Lay. Later, it was fired, and then villagers invited Hiew Hoy (Holy Fire) to keep at Pud Jo Shrine. When…

Wat Vichit Sangkaram is one of the biggest and most ornate of Phuket’s Buddhist monasteries, and the architecture is quite typical of wats throughout Thailand

Saphan Hin Shrine was established on 16th April, 1996 with the permission by Khun Chalerm Promlert, Phuket Governor and Khun Somboon Kupongsakorn

Wat Khao Rang (or Sumnak Song Khao Rang) is located at the hillside of the popular Rang Hill, Phuket, Thailand. It houses the Golden Sitting Buddha, the original and first…

Thai gold goes back thousands of years. There were extensive gold mines in Thailand in previous years. In fact, Siam,  Thailand’s original name, means ‘gold’ in Sanskrit; the Indians called…

The influence of Baba-Peranakan on Phuket’s culture started when Chinese ancestors migrated to Penang and Phuket, when the tin mining industry was flourishing.