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Phuket Opinion: Phuket’s place on the map

PHUKET: For every handful of “image-tarnishing” headlines The Phuket News publishes, there’s occasionally a newsworthy lead that deserves positive press – such stories that effectively encapsulate the idealistic brochure image the world over has traditionally associated this tropical island paradise with; that original place we all fell in love with once upon a time, with its aquamarine waters, white stretches of beach and a vibrant nightlife where you just might find yourself lost in a crowd before waking up next to a beautiful stranger. Oh Phuket, thy international haven and melting pot, home to happy people on yachts and sailboats, rolling greens, stunning sea views and verdant vistas...

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The Phuket News

Sunday 10 April 2016, 09:00AM


Sunset at Phromthep Cape, Phuket's southern-most point. Photo: Courtesy of Rick Nuffer
Sunset at Phromthep Cape, Phuket's southern-most point. Photo: Courtesy of Rick Nuffer

Let’s face it, despite all the daily reminders of heaven’s nemesis and her corruption, death, accidents, encroachment and environmental neglect – all that which keeps us here at The Phuket News so busy day in, day out – our little tropical island continues to maintain a powerful brand that people and businesses the world over still have a strong desire to be associated with.

A few headlines this past week underline this. Why did developers, as reported last week, decide to try to build the world’s biggest Ferris wheel here? And of all the islands around the world, why did a Swedish Ultraman and his backers finally decide on Phuket to make waves? And those German filmmakers, they could have, should have called their award-winning romance “Pattaya Girl”, but, in the end they settled on Patong Girl. What is it about Phuket that keeps us wanting more?

Nevermind armchair trolls insisting the grass is greener somewhere over the rainbow – the Thai government knows it, just as all the investors and their respective contractors do too: Phuket is the prevailing Thai, Asean and Asian tropical capital for all things beach, real estate, transport, tourism, marine, leisure, shopping, education, art, music and culture.

There will continue to be growing pains, but we will all be better off as a result. In the meantime, it’s an exciting month to be here, so go on and enjoy the festive fruit that we are privilege to: Phuket Bike Week (April 8-16), Phuket Balloon Fest (Apr 14-17) Phuket Pride Week (Apr 24-May 1), Phuket International Jazz Festival (Apr 27-30). See you there!

 

 

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