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AKSARA Collection appoints new Director of Hotels and Resorts

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The Pattaravornee Family of Phuket are very proud to announce that Mr. Matthew C Hindmarch, who joined the company as General Manager for Kata Sea Breeze Resort and part of the development team of The SIS Kata Phuket four years ago, has been promoted to position of Director of Hotels and Resorts.

In this role, Khun Matthew who has been in Thailand for 29 years, will oversee the operations of all three properties – The SIS Kata, Phuket, Kata Sea Breeze Resort and Patra Mansion – owned by the family plus the recently formed AKSARA Collection Group Office, business development plus overseas representative offices, PR and marketing.

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A Phuket born and developed family business who operate both resorts and apartments on Phuket island makes the heart of the newly formed AKSARA Collection.

Having operated for over25 years, proud parents Khun Patrasin and Khun Supaporn Phatharaworanee foresaw the development in tourism on the island since their early days by developing the Patra Mansion which was the first serviced apartment in Phuket town.

In 2000, the family continued to expand their portfolio by building the 60 roomed resort 3 star plus Kata Sea Breeze Resort just behind the sands of Kata beach. Over the years, the resort was expanded and today boasts 330 guest rooms and suites with an average room sized at 44sqm!

During 2014 saw the beginnings of the expansion in operations and the springboarding of their properties into the international travel market. Mum and dad passed the daily operations of the properties to their three daughters and started the expansion of the team to take their properties forward.

Khun Kanokkorn (Som), Khun Anchisa (Fon) and Khun Phanwara (Zea) have now started to look into the future with ‘AKSARA Collection’ having been created to provide the properties with an identity and a localized brand with the slogan “A touch of Phuket happiness”.

‘AKSARA’ was created by the sisters using their own names side by side. An established Management team with many years of combined experience has been set up to continue to further improve guest experiences by focusing on centralising non-guest contact operations; therefore releasing manning guides to guest contact team members, and to position all properties into the international market place.

Local Thai journalist speaking fluent Thai and English. Tanutam studied in Khon Kaen before attending Bangkok’s Chulalongkhorn University.

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Motorbike driver killed in Thepkasattri road

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A motorbike driver has died after colliding with a pickup truck last night (August 20).

The incident happened near the new Honda Marine showrooms and offices on Thepkrasattri road, southbound, at about 11.45pm last night.

Rescue workers and police arrived at the scene to find a damaged motorbike on the road. Nearby they found the body of a motorbike driver who was later identified as 20 year old Nakarin Noognern from Phang Nga.

Nearby was a pickup truck. The 24 year old driver, Satawat Raksamerwong from Udon Thani, was waiting for police.

Police say that Nakarin was driving his motorbike at high speed heading from Thalang towards Phuket Town. Satawat was driving the pickup and allegedly cut across the path of the motorbike.

Khun Nakarin wasn’t wearing a helmet and no alcohol or drugs were not detected on Satawat following a drug test. Police are yet to press charges at this stage.

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Muay Thai for five year olds – Sport or child abuse?

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Video of two five year olds fighting in a boxing ring has sparked a lot of reaction. The young kids in the 17 kilo division (yes, there’s such a thing) are shown punching each other’s heads, with the occasional kick, as a crowd of baying adults urge them on.

Sanook reports that as one boy is repeatedly forced into a corner the referee makes no attempt to seriously intervene. He merely lets the boys continue flailing at each other in the center of the ring.

Neither child is wearing any head protection.

The video – posted by “Yuthaphoom Khunseuk Tragoonyang” – goes on for a full two minutes. You can watch the video HERE.

Sanook say opinion fell into two camps – one group were praising this as an expression of Thai culture though the national sport of Muay Thai, the other condemning it as nothing more than child abuse for the pleasure of adults that violated the rights of children.

Sanook said that doctors at Mahidol University have stated that 100,000 children under the age of 15 are competing in Muay Thai prize fights in Thailand. They point out that children of this age should not be fighting due to potential damage to the brain.

The Thaiger story about the Mahidol University report HERE.

Sanook said that moves are currently being made to seek a change in the law that allows such “sport”.

SOURCE: Sanook

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