“บ้านชินประชา” สร้างขึ้นในปี พ.ศ.2446 (ค.ศ.1903) หรือในปลายรัชมัยรัชกาลที่ 5 โดยพระพิทักษ์ชินประชา (ตันม่าเซียง)
บิดาของท่าน คือ หลวงบำรุงจีนประเทศ (ตันเนียวยี่) ท่านถือกำเนิดในประเทศจีนมณฑลฮกเกี้ยน รับราชกาลทหารไทยในตำแหน่ง “บู๊เต็กจงกุน” ต่อมาท่านได้เดินทางมายังประเทศไทยในปีนี้ พ.ศ. 2397 (ค.ศ. 1854) หรือในปลายรัชสมัยรัชกาลที่ 4 ได้ประกอบกิจการทำเหมืองแร่ดีบุกที่เกาะภูเก็ต และกิจการค้าขายที่เกาะปีนัง ในนามยี่ห้อ “เหลียนบี้”
“Chinpracha House,” also known as “Baan Chinpracha,” is over 107 years old and was built in 1903. The house was shaped is Sino-Portuguese design. The house’s style was called “Angmor lounge” by Phuketians, the local people. It was the premiere Angmor Lounge in Phuket; there are, actually, just a few Angmor Lounge in Phuket. Angmor means Westerners or Europeans. Furniture for the house mostly was imported from China. Most furnishings belong to his ancestors. Some pieces were imported bought from Europe, e.g. the fences from Holland and Ceramic floor tiles from Italy.
Primarily known as Prapitak Chinpracha among Phuket locals, Mr.Tan Ma Siang was born in 1883 in Phuket. Mr.Tan Ma Siang was only twenty years old when he had the house built in 1903, during the late reign of King Rama 5.
The current owners are sixth-generation Thai descendants of the original builder: Prapitak Chinpracha (Mr.Tan Ma Siang), son of Mr.Tan Niaw Yee, also known as Luang Bamroong Jeenprated, who was born in Fujian Region (Hokkian), China. Mr.Tan Niaw Yee already had been a soldier, ranked “Boo Tek Jong Kun” in 1854 during the reign of King Rama 4. He moved to Thailand to administrate a heavy industry corporation in Phuket, his first business, Tin Mining. He already owned another business named “Lian Bee,” located on the isle of Penang.”
“Chinpracha House” is a historical marker, one of Phuket’s cultural artifacts and a prime tourist attraction.
Fry the chopped garlic and onion until turned yellow. Add the chicken and fry until well cooked. Add the shrimps, pickled white radish and soya bean curd, then add the eggs and scramble. Put in sugar, fish sauce, vinegar, tamarind juice and stir until cooked. Add the noodles, stir-fry until mixed well, then add the spring onion and half a cup of bean sprouts (the rest is for garnishing) and stir-fry until cooked. Garnish with ground roasted peanuts, ground dry red chili, bean sprouts, a lime wedge and the remainder of the spring onion.
Posted 28th May 2011, by admin, and filed under Eco Travel in Phang Nga, Hug Thailand, Phuket E-Magazine
Ko Bon and Ko Tachai are actually located in Mu Ko Similan Marine National Park, but in the past these two sites were so far away that very few divers could reach them. However, access has been much improved and today hundreds of divers per day may head out to Ko Bon in order to see the Manta, the largest ray in the world. Most divers, if visiting between December and April, are not disappointed. The chance of seeing a Manta Ray is very high and sometimes you may even see four of them on a single dive. Just to see a single Manta is an unforgettable experience. When you compare the expense, time and convenience of other sites, very few places in the world are comparable to Ko Bon. Tachai is an island surrounded by a vast expanse of sea. Underwater rocks are one of the most diverse habitats for soft corals and sea fans in Thailand. Whale Sharks and Manta Rays often visit. The beauty of the 20-metre-deep underwater rocks is a sight not to be missed.
Posted 26th May 2011, by admin, and filed under Event Update, Hotel & Accommodation in Phuket, News Update, Phuket E-Magazine
Collecting the awards were (from left): Svetlana Kostromitina, VP of Sales; Vladimir Sucevan, COO;
Charlotte Rose Melsom, Global Director of Brand Development; and Bryan Lunt, Chairman & CEO.
Bahamas, USA (May 24, 2011) The accolades continue for multi-award-winning Absolute World Group – Asia’s leading lifestyle property developer, resort and hotel operator, fractional ownership and vacation club pioneer – who were three time winners at the global Perspective Magazine Awards, held at the closing Gala of the GNEX 2011 conference in the Bahamas.
The Perspective Magazine Awards are organised by Perspective magazine, the market leading independent magazine for the global shared ownership resorts industry.
Following a nine month search for the best of the best in the global shared ownership industry, the Absolute World Group were announced winners of ‘Best Fractional Resort’ for The Beach Samui, their stunning Private Residence Club on the Southern shores of Thailand’s Koh Samui, conceptualised by world leading design team Yoo, now reaching over 30% off plan sales, and ‘Best Fractional Unit’ – Absolute Bangla Suites, Absolute’s hugely successful fractional ownership resort, now open in the heart of vibrant Patong on the island of Phuket, Thailand. Charlotte Rose Melsom, the group’s London based Global Director of Brand Development, was announced winner of the ‘Best Marketing Professional’ award for her and her team’s continued work over the last two years in refining all Absolute products and raising the company to unprecedented levels.
Absolute World Group were up against some of the leading hospitality brands in the world, with the inaugural Perspective Magazine Awards attracting over 160 entries across 20 categories. Entrants were initially voted for by their industry peers, in a unique and transparent “social media” style first round. From there, an independent judging panel confirmed the winners for each category.
Bryan Lunt, Chairman of Absolute World Group said “This is a culmination of a lot of hard work from all within the Absolute World Group. Our underlying success is our clients and their enjoyment of the holiday products we offer. Our move into self-development of boutique resorts has been very successful and we have listened to our clients needs and are continuing to develop vacation opportunities they can enjoy for years to come. We have over 25,000 families around the world enjoying ownership and vacationing at our resorts and we are delighted that our work is received so well in our industry.”
2010 was a busy year for the Absolute World Group receiving eight awards, including the Fractional Life Readers Choice Award in London for their designer resort development yooPhuket, three awards from the American Resort Development Association (ARDA), and the Best Fractional Product for their two latest developments from the Overseas Property Professional Awards for Excellence, Best Fractional Resort for The Beach Samui from the Bloomberg International Property Awards and Thailand Property Awards 2010 as the Best Boutique Developer.
The Absolute World Group continue to lead the way in fractional real estate in Asia Pacific with the recent appointment as premier sales and marketing agent for the second phase of the all-villa private island resort development The Village Coconut Island, located just five minutes by private boat from Phuket, www.mycoconutisland.com.
The Absolute World Group is committed to delivering own brand quality resort destinations from conception to completion and beyond, with the added value of its dedicated turnkey resort management service. Current developments include Absolute Bangla Suites (opened October 2009), Absolute Nakalay Beach Resort (opened January 2010) and yooPhuket (launched in 2009). Adding to their collection of designer boutique resorts is The Beach Samui by Yoo, and Absolute Twin Sands Resort & Spa, expected to be complete in 2012.