Posted 29th October 2010, by admin, and filed under Lifestyle & Leisure, Phuket E-Magazine, Spa and Wellness in Phuket
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Asia’s wealthy fuel marine industry boom. Phuket is the marine hub of Asia.
Asia’s biggest Boat Show: The Phuket International Boat Show will take place
6-9 January 2011 at Royal Phuket Marina.
29 October 2010, PHUKET – As Asia leads the world out of the global financial crisis, Phuket cements its Asian marine hub status with the hosting of the region’s largest in-water boat display at the 2011 Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX). Now in its eighth year, PIMEX will take place 6-9 January 2011 at the prestigious Royal Phuket Marina and is the place to be in Asia for boating business.
The ranks of Asia’s elite continue to grow and boating is becoming the leisure pursuit of choice: Asians make up 23% of the Forbes Billionaire’s list, up 16% from last year, with 234 of the total 1,011.
Almost all international boat brands and leisure marine products are represented in Asia and as the rate of growth of the Asian marine leisure industry outpaces that in the traditional markets of Europe and the United States, boat builders are positioned to tap the leisure needs of the growing elite and middle classes.
Within Asia, Phuket has positioned itself as the boating hub and PIMEX is the platform that brings together everyone with an interest in the marine lifestyle. Being the “hottest” boating market in the region and with cruising grounds to rival no other, combined with a growing expat population and second home property market, Phuket has become the playground for the region’s wealthy and PIMEX is at the centre.
“PIMEX is the place to come for all things marine. Being based in Phuket, Asia’s marine hub, PIMEX is well positioned to benefit from Asia’s wealthy and rapidly growing middle classes,” said Andy Dowden, Show Director, Informa Yacht Group.
All eyes are on Asia and its growing importance in the leisure marine world, evident in more top international yachting and boating events being hosted in Asia and a plethora of amateur regattas in the region. The recent Asia Superyacht Conference in Singapore welcomed more than 220 participants from 35 countries around the world and highlighted the enormous opportunities in Asia, promoting Asia’s potential leading role in marine industry growth over the next ten years.
In Phuket alone there are three international sailing regattas, the top international boat brands are all represented, and there is a strong local boat building industry. Add to that a developed charter market and a growing number of superyachts that come through each season, and Phuket is the epicentre of nautical tourism in Asia.
“PIMEX attracts qualified visitors and has a track record of strong sales from the show. We have a great line up of exhibitors in the water and in the exhibition hall, including all the top boat brands, marine products and luxury car companies. PIMEX 2011 is set to be the biggest and best yet,” added Dowden.
Boat brokers and dealerships will represent the best-known brands from around the world at the 2011 Phuket International Boat Show, including: Azimut, Bavaria Yachts, Beneteau, Benetti, Boston Whaler, Chris Craft, Crownline, Corsair Marine, Cranchi, De Birs, Fairline, Ferretti Yachts, Fontaine Pajot, Formula, Hanse, Horizon, Jeanneau, Lagoon, Majesty Yachts, Mustang, Nautor’s Swan, Northrop & Johnson, Oryx, Pershing, Princess, Riviera, Sea Ray, Silvercraft, Sunseeker, Windy Boats and more. Locally built boats from Cata Thai, Composite Catamarans, Sunnav and Seat Boat will also be on display.
The 2010 Phuket International Boat Show hosted more than 85 companies and featured 35 yachts in the water, making it the biggest boat show in the region. PIMEX is THE place to do boating business and the 2011 show expects to welcome 6,000 visitors over four days, including over 2,000 trade visitors. The Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) is now in its eighth year and is organised by Informa Yacht Group.
For more information, www.phuketboatshow.com.
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Rasananda Phangan Island has achieved the prestigious award for ‘Luxury Beach Resort’ which was announced at the recent World Luxury Hotel Awards Gala Dinner held on 8 October 2010 in Hua Hin, Thailand.
‘The World Luxury Hotel Awards’ was established as a celebration of ultimate achievements in the hospitality industry. The award recognizes top luxury hotels & resorts worldwide that have taken the extra step from ‘good hotels’ to ‘exceptional hotels’ and that demonstrated their world class facilities and service excellence. In the category ‘Luxury Beach Resorts’, Rasananda – Phangan Island has emerged as the clear winner.
Rasananda Phangan Island is located on the north east coast of Koh Phangan in Southern Thailand and offers guest 44 luxurious and unique villas and suites all with their own private plunge pool. The luxurious yet relaxed resort is located on a perfect powdery white sand beach and set against the backdrop of the tropical rainforest. The perfect retreat for absolute barefoot luxury!
The resort has received outstanding recognition for its uniqueness in design and professional delivery of exceptional guest experiences.
“On behalf of Rasananda Resort – Phangan Island, I would like to dedicate this award to my superior, Khun Kemchai Rasananda, who had the inspiration and vision to create Rasananda as a luxurious idyllic and romantic resort for any discerning couple. I would like to thank Mr Michael S. Howard who shared that dream with his passion and journeyed along with us through the challenges helping us make the dream became a reality. Thanks to Khun Premchai Sripatr, Mr. Bernd Schillig, Khun Achara Leamsard and all the employees of Rasananda who also dedicated their hearts to Rasananda. Thanks also to Lisa Rawlings of LJR Consultancy, Petra Herget of HRN and their teams who positioned Rasananda to become remarkably recognized both in the United Kingdom and in Germany. Above of all, thank you to all who dedicated their vote to Rasananda as the ‘Luxury Beach Resort’ you are a very meaningful part of this great success and we look forward to continued success in the future! ” said Uraporn Suntornpojn, Executive Director of Rasananda Phangan Island.
Posted 27th October 2010, by admin, and filed under Cuisine, Phuket E-Magazine, Restaurant in Phuket
Dok Bua (Lotus) Restaurant
Apart from an array of fresh seafood, visitors to Phuket can also enjoy the different varieties of vegetarian dishes. Dok Bua Restaurant, our featured vegetarian eatery is a great place to explore your options as every menu is cooked to order. They have a way of preparing each dish so well that it’s hard to believe that you’re eating vegetarian food.
Each menu is given a pseudo name like pork, fish and other kinds of meat to make it more appetizing. Visually, they look exactly like regular food; the only difference is that soybean protein and Chinese mushrooms are used instead of meat and tofu is used to replace fish and shrimps. Another benefit of vegetarian food is that consumers get to enjoy the mix of vegetables that are just bursting with vitamins.
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