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Looking for a memorable dining experience while in Phuket? Today, we had the chance to dine at Nakalay Beachfront Dining by Thavorn Beach Village Resort & Spa.

The dining experience offers up the chance to enjoy a unique romantic beachfront dinner in an idyllic setting. Perfect for couples seeking a romantic evening by the sea, Phuket’s Most Romantic Dinner.

Upon arrival, we were whisked away through the sprawling, verdant grounds of Thavorn BeachVillage Resort & Spa to an absolutely stunning location.

Set against the backdrop of the breathtaking Nakalay Bay, we were escorted to a simple, yet elegant, private candle-lit beach cabana.

Made of bamboo and draped in flowing white linens, the beach cabana oozed romance.

The sound of the waves lapping against the shore, the beautiful cotton candy sunset skies and the unrivaled views across the bay of Patong truly created a charming, cozy setting.

The arrival of the welcome drink set the tone for the evening as guests settled in, relaxed and anticipated the scrumptious meal to come.

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Phuket’s Most Romantic Dinner involves three courses. A fresh, crispy salad of assorted greens and vegetables served with a basket of bread begins the culinary journey. Judging by its freshness, it is easy to see that a lot of care has gone into the preparation of the food. The second course consists of the main meal and is based on menu choice – the Turf Side, the Surf Side or the Surf and Turf.

The heaping platter is absolutely tantalising and overflowing with choice cuts of meat which have been grilled to perfection, and succulent seafood specialities native to the region including Phuket lobster, and tender squid. There is enough variety on each of the set menus to really entice the palate and enjoy the diverse tastes. Dessert and a lush plate of sweet tropical fruits are served last, accompanied by perhaps another cocktail or strong aromatic coffee.

Each beach cabana is assigned a personal waiter or waitress who ensures all of the guests needs are met. Little touches like monitoring that water glasses are always full, rearranging the candles for more light, and a thorough explanation of each menu item really set the pace.

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Phuket’s Most Romantic Dinner is of very high standard, and the exceptional service only adds to the already out-standing experience.

Overall, the Nakalay Beachfront Dining by Thavorn Village Beach Resort & Spa left us spoilt for choice.

The fantastic landscape of the location really adds to the romantic aura of the candle-lit private beach cabana and the thoughtfulness put into the destination dining experience is truly special.

Phuket’s Most Romantic Dinner features three set menus to choose from including the Turf Side, the Surf Side or the Surf and Turf menu. Each romantic dinner set is accompanied by a myriad of side choices including seafood cocktails, rustic baked potatoes, bread basket and sweet tropical fruits, most of which are native to Phuket.

For those looking to indulge in a bottle of wine, the nearby beach bar is sure to please with its outstanding wine list and variety of drinks & spirits to choose from.

Nakalay Beach Dining by Thavorn Beach Village Resort & Spa is excellent value for this type of unique, romantic dining experience in an exceptional beachside location.

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Phuket workshop helps residents cope with high stress brought on by the economic crisis

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Hundreds of residents in Phuket’s Wichit subdistrict attended a workshop focused on reducing stress from to the pandemic-induced economic crisis. A psychologist was even on site to help those who had extreme mental stress and a Buddhist monk taught meditation techniques to reduce physiological effects of stress.

The event was planned in response to an online survey conducted by the municipality asking residents about how much stress they were experiencing from the economic climate. They found that some residents had serious stress issues brought on by the pandemic and financial problems, according to Wichit Mayor Kreetha Chotiwichphiphat.

“The loss of income due to the economic crisis brought on by the Covid-19 situation has resulted in some people in the area suffering serious stress, which can lead to serious mental health issues.”

Around 350 people attended the event. The mayor says it was the first step in caring for the residents’ mental health. Local officials plan to hold similar workshops in the future.

“It was a good opportunity for people to realise the importance of mental health and to learn techniques of how to deal with stress, which will help people to maintain their physical health and avoid developing mental health problems.”

SOURCE: Phuket News

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Phuket’s Soi Dog Foundation opens Humane Education Centre at Mai Khao shelter

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The Soi Dog Foundation has officially opened its Humane Education Centre, the first of its kind in Thailand dedicated to the welfare of stray animals. The centre, located at the Soi Dog shelter in northern Phuket, forms part of the foundation’s Humane Education program. Rolled out in 2017, the program sees a team visit Thai schools to teach the next generation the basic principles of animal welfare and promote empathetic attitudes towards both owned pets and free-roaming strays.

The program has reached a total of 15,058 students and 861 teachers to date. With a dedicated classroom as well as educational tools and resources now on site at the shelter, Soi Dog will be able to expand the programme and reach an even greater number of young minds.

Co-founder and president of Soi Dog Foundation International John Dalley said, “The cornerstones of what we do – what I believe very firmly are the answers to the stray dog problem throughout Asia – are large-scale sterilisation of stray dogs and cats and education of, particularly, the next generation.

“We see all the time the problems that are being caused through us not respecting the environment and not respecting the other animals with whom we share this planet. That’s why education is so important.”

John also thanked the supporters and donors who made the construction of the centre possible. After cutting the ribbon, the students filed into the brand-new facility for the very first on-site class – a fun and interactive hour of roleplaying, brainstorming and problem solving.

Humane Education Manager Nuttawut “Film” Kumngern. said… “We want to encourage kindness toward animals, especially free-roaming dogs and cats, and teach youngsters to be responsible pet owners. This will sustainably reduce animal cruelty and pet abandonment.”

“We hope to one day see animal welfare incorporated into the curriculum in Thai schools, and our education centre is a great start.”

Soi Dog is ready to welcome school groups from Phuket and other provinces to the centre which can accommodate up to 40 students at any one time. Schools interested in participating are encouraged to email film@soidog.org

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Police have yet to investigate illegal hiring of foreign teachers at international school in Phuket

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Chalong police in Phuket say they have yet to start investigating the illegal hiring of foreign teachers at an international school in Rawai, south of the island. Palm House International School allegedly hired foreign teachers illegally in which 2 were arrested by Phuket Immigration police on November 4.

Somkiet Sarasin, the leading investigator of the case, says the 2 Brits were informed that police were processing a charge of working illegally in the country against them, in which both denied the charges. Somkiet says the 2 were released on bail, but did not confirm the amount of bail that was set by the police.

“They are still staying in Thailand. I am not worried. I have their passports. I am not available to explain [any details] because the investigation is still ongoing.”

“This is normal for an investigation when the suspects deny the charge against them. I have to check more information against their claims. This case will probably be concluded next month.”

However, the investigation has yet to begin, with Somkiet saying he has not even questioned the owner of the school, despite his claims the case would be finished next month.

“The investigation into the school will take time. The investigation into the two British people must be finished first.”

Such allegations of foreign teachers working illegally have recently been in the news after Sarasas Witaed Sainoi Pitiyakarn School, in the central province of Nonthaburi, saw 7 foreign teachers probed for being hired illegally. That school, along with others in its private network, made nationwide news after CCTV caught a Thai teacher hitting, pushing and dragging a young student in the classroom. Such widespread violence against students has long been a sad component of many Thai schools, in which some of the teachers are unqualified and unlicensed to teach, but are hired anyway.

SOURCE: The Phuket News

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