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PHUKET: The Islanders will be hoping to get their push for promotion back on track when they host 4th place Singhtarua FC at Surakul Stadium this evening.

Phuket FC lost their last away game to Air Force United 2-1. The match was the second time in three days the two teams played each other at Thupatemee Stadium, on the northern side of Bangkok, with Phuket knocking Air Force out of the Thai FA Cup 1-0 on April 24.

Nenebi, Dudu and Sato, who were rested for the FA Cup match, were recalled to the starting 11.

Before the match, Phuket were joint top of the league, but their inferior goal difference kept them in 3rd on 15 points, and Air Force were just below them in 5th on 13 points.

Tongchai Kuenkhunthod gave Phuket the lead in first half stoppage time, but second half goals from Thai striker Sirodom Singthippan and Nigerian midfielder Julius Oiboh gave Air Force the win to avenge their FA Cup loss.

The defeat dropped Phuket to 5th in the league and moved Air Force to 3rd, level on points with the top two teams PTT Rayong and BBCU FC on 16 points.

The Islanders play 4th place Singhtarua at Surakul Stadium on May 4 at 6.30pm. Phuket will host Ratchaburi Mitr Phol FC in the Thai FA Cup round of 32 on June 26th.

Other results:

  • Ayutthaya 1 – 0 Nakhon Pathom
  • Khon Kaen 1 – 1 Singhtarua
  • Rayong Utd 1 – 1 Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Trat 3 – 2 TTM
  • BBCU 1 – 1 PTT Rayong
  • Saraburi 4 – 1 Bangkok FC
  • Siam Navy 1 – 0 Rayong FC
  • Si Racha 3 – 1 Krabi
Today’s match sees Singhtarua one point and one place above Phuket, with the top four teams level on 16 points to Phuket’s 15.

Bangkok-based Singhtarua were relegated from the Thai Premier League (TPL) last season and they are among the favorites, along with Phuket, to gain promotion this season.

Phuket’s defenders will have to try and curb the attacking abilities of Singhtarua’s Brazilian striker Leandro da Luz, who tops the Yamaha League One goal scoring chart with seven goals. The Islander’s top scorer Luiz “Dudu” Purcino is joint fifth with four goals.

This home game is the perfect opportunity for Phuket to make up for their loss against high-flying Air Force last weekend, and show the other teams in the league that they are serious promotion contenders.

The match kicks off at 6:30pm at Surakul Stadium (click here for map). Tickets are 100 baht, children and students get in for free

— Andrew Scott

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‘Always Smile Journey’ raises fund to provide free English classes for underprivileged people

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On October 18, the ‘Always Smile Journey’ group and its partners will host an exhibition with plenty of fun activities at the Yak Yai Market, near Chalong Circle, in Phuket. This event was designed to raise funds to provide free English classes for underprivileged people on the island of Phuket on Saturdays and Sundays. The group does not accept donations but aims to raise money through the sales of the products available at the event.

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From 2 pm to 8 pm, there will be a number of artists, musicians and performers who will keep the attendees entertained along the way. There will be a short film about His Majesty King Rama 9 as well as fun activities and games for kids and families, which are all free of charge.

The big bike crew is also a part of this event. They will ride a parade from Rawai Beach heading to the market and showcase their gorgeous two-wheel buddies.

One of the highlights of the Always Smile Journey exhibition is the ‘Happening’ artists group, who will draw and paint a picture of the His Majesty King Rama 9 under the name ‘Street Art King Bhumibol’ on a 4×10 meter sign live at the event so the guests will experience this large-scale art in action. The Happening will also offer portrait sketching for the participants.

‘Always Smile Journey’ raises fund to provide free English classes for underprivileged people | News by The Thaiger

One of the works created by the Happening team; a painting of HM the King Rama 9 on a huge wall (Photo credit: Chawat Chumpasan)

There will also be some western menus available at the event which will be donated to underprivileged children.

This free English class project has over seven years of experience through its cooperation working with individuals and other charity organizations. Throughout the years, the group visited several areas such as Ban Laem Hoy School, Ban Bopud School and Ban Angthong School in Samui, Surat Thani province, Ban Bueng Ao Oun School and Ban Kakoh Rayong, in Surin province, Jalae Village of Lahu (Muser) in Chiang Rai province, as well as community education centers in Siem Reap, Cambodia and in Luang Prabang, in Laos.

This event is a cooperation between several groups, including Happening, Yak Yai Market and Arrow Media, Tattoo artist group, Thonburi Art School Alumni, International School of Tourism, Suratthani Rajabhat University, big bike group from Phuket, artists/performers/musicians from many provinces as well as several businesses across Phuket.

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The world’s fastest growing tourist destinations

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PHOTO: Hello Phuket – destined for huge tourist growth in the next six years – fodors.com

In 2018, international tourist arrival traffic grew by 6% to reach a total of 1.4 billion world tourists, according to research by UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. And there’s a lot more to come with international travel predicted to increase by a massive 35% over the next six years to 2025.

But where is all that extra traffic going to go? Which destinations are quiet now that might be swarming with tourists in the years to come? Two destinations in Thailand are set for a prosperous future, according to the data. Whilst almost all the growth is excepted to be to Asian destinations, an under-visited resource for world tourism so far.

Euromonitor data has been used to simulate tourist growth models and reveal the fastest growing projected visitor arrivals in major cities and destinations around the world for 2025, compared to arrival figures in 2018.

In Thailand, Phuket’s tourist traffic is poised to increase up to 85% in the next six years, from nearly 12 million arrivals in 2018 to over 22 million in 2025. Bangkok is predicted to see the 8th most prolific rise in tourist traffic, with arrivals in Bangkok set to swell an additional 68% during the same period. Doha, the capital of Qatar, is set to explode with 104% increase in traffic over the next six years.

The data also predicts that both Bangkok and Phuket will rebound big time in 2020, Phuket in particular with a growth of around 20% for the next year, accord to the data from TravelSupermarket.com.

By 2025 the data predicts that Bangkok will be the world’s #1 tourist destination, a position it’s held before in recent years. The Thai capital will be followed by Singapore, Dubai, Phuket and Kuala Lumpur, making South East Asia the world’s emerging tourism hotspot.

Some of the world’s favourites – New York, Paris, London – will continue to grow their tourist numbers but not at the rate of most Asian destinations.

You can read the full list HERE.

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Stats compiled by travelsupermarket.com

The world's fastest growing tourist destinations | News by The Thaiger

Stats compiled by travelsupermarket.com

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Rawai beachfront water shut-off tomorrow for mains works

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The Phuket Provincial Waterworks Authority says Rawai’s mains water supply will be shut off tomorrow (Tuesday, October 15) as new water pipes are fitted in front of The Title Beach Front condo resort complex on the town’s beachfront.

The mains water supply will be shut off from 9am until 4:30pm along the beachfront strip.

The PWA says the areas affected will be along Wiset Road along the Rawai beachfront road, as well as Soi Yanui and Soi Ruafaed.

Residents and businesses are being urged to collect water for use during the day today, before tomorrow morning’s shut-off.

As usual, the PWA say…“We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

Contact the Phuket Provincial Waterworks Authority on 076 319173 or 082 7901634 for more details.

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