Connect with us


Phuket remembers Nick Jackson

Legacy Phuket Gazette



PHUKET: The final service for Nick Jackson – well-known for founding the popular Katoeys R Us bar in Patong, and more recently for his game fishing tours off Phuket – will be held at the temple across from Loma Park in Patong tomorrow morning.

Mr Jackson passed away in his sleep sometime last Friday night or Saturday morning, a family member told the Gazette.

Although he had been suffering a fever in the days before his death, Mr Jackson’s passing came unexpectedly as he was known for being healthy and lived an active lifestyle.

He was to celebrate his 61st birthday on Wednesday.

In his homeland Australia, Mr Jackson was well known for building Blackfin boats. He also had run restaurants on the Gold Coast and bars on Hamilton Island in Queensland.

After moving to Phuket nearly 12 years ago, he opened the famed cabaret restaurant Cocktails & Dreams, then went on to run successful bars in the Tiger complex on Soi Bangla.

In recent years, Mr Jackson became better known on the island as “Captain Nick”, operating game-fishing charters off Phuket.

“Nick was such a good-hearted man, a bigger than life person who will sadly be missed by loved ones and family in Australia – Amanda, and sons Sam, Trent and Drew – and in Phuket by Ning Nong, Sunny and Nong,” said one family member.

“His kind nature helped everyone, and on his birthdays, on October 6, he would raise money to support the Sarnelli House orphanage [for children affected or infected by HIV and Aids],” he added.

Friends are welcome to attend the final service tomorrow and are asked to arrive around 11am.


Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram


Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Best of29 mins ago

Top 5 steakhouses in Phuket

Thailand47 mins ago

Bangkok Train Market official says they will reopen

Thailand52 mins ago

August vaccination plan: 80% of Bangkok residents; open to general public, expats

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Thailand1 hour ago

300 beds added to Phuket’s second field hospital

Thailand1 hour ago

The Thaiger launches the ‘I Am Strong’ campaign

Indonesia2 hours ago

Earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand2 hours ago

Thailand News Today | More Dark red zones, ‘coup rumour’ quashed | August 2

Thailand2 hours ago

Man arrested for allegedly robbing 7-Eleven stores in Bangkok to pay off gambling debt

Thailand3 hours ago

Protestors fill Bangkok streets to protest Prayut, many protest leaders present

Crime3 hours ago

Teenagers arrested for allegedly running underage prostitution racket

Thailand4 hours ago

PM’s daughters get letter asking them to tell their father to resign

Coronavirus (Covid-19)4 hours ago

Monday Covid Update: 17,970 new cases, provincial totals

News5 hours ago

Police bust gambling operations in Bangkok and Kamphaeng Phet

Best of6 hours ago

Chiang Mai’s 5 best eco-friendly hotels

Coronavirus (Covid-19)6 hours ago

‘Dark red’ curfews, interprovincial public transport ban possibly until Aug 31 – CCSA

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism5 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8