Connect with us

Property

Phuket residents shift toward Thalang

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Published 

 on 

PHUKET: Thalang is geographically the biggest of the three districts in Phuket – dominating 252 square kilometers of the island’s entire 576sq km land mass.

Thalang begins at the bridges joining the mainland – the gateway to Phuket – and stretches to just past Heroines’ Monument in the Tah Reua subdistrict. This includes both the northwest and northeast sections of the island, from Surin Beach to Ao Por subdistricts.

What does Thalang have to offer its residents? Well, in the past two years, quite a bit has been happening in the area, with many new businesses deciding to call it home.

It is also the district currently undergoing the most changes to its landscape.

Tesco Thalang was established on Thepkrasattri Road in the area about two years ago, and came as a relief to the residents of Thalang and northern Phuket, as they finally had a place where they could shop for groceries, go to the bank and enjoy a meal without having to drive 45 minutes to the nearest supermarket in Phuket Town.

Currently under construction across the road from Tesco is a Makro hypermarket, which is expected to open its doors on December 3. Another new addition in the coming weeks will be HomePro, a home-improvement store offering everything from building and home refurbishing materials, to gardening tools and home-entertainment systems.

Another exciting shopping option – learned from a reliable source – will be a high-end community mall belonging to Central Group next to Boat Avenue in Cherng Talay. This project is expected to come to fruition within the next two years. Last, but not least, don’t forget Villa Market, which has been open for more than six months in the Boat Avenue shopping center.

Thalang also plays host to the Phuket International Academy (PIA), an excellent international school situated on the extensive Thanyapura campus. It offers everything from nursery programs to an IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma program. Thanyapura is an excellent sports complex, boasting some of the world’s top sports coaches and facilities. It was recently the training center of choice for Maria Sharapova, who came to prepare for the WTA Finals in October, to be held in Singapore.

For golfers and yachties, Thalang also touts three international gold courses and two marinas, where yachts can be berthed all year long.

Most importantly, Phuket International Airport is within easy reach in the north of Thalang district, with all sorts of international and domestic flight options.

It is no surprise that property developers are jumping on the Thalang bandwagon. In recent years, the volume of housing options has increased dramatically for local residents now living and working in the area.

We are also starting to see a rising number of local expatriates looking to move from the south and Kathu to Thalang.

The shift seems to be due to multiple factors, one of which being the island’s growing traffic congestion problems.

Even with all that is happening in Thalang, there are still many green areas to be seen while driving to or from the airport, offering unadulterated views of rubber and pineapple plantations. Sadly, this may not be the case in a couple of years, but, for the time being, it’s still there – so enjoy the view.

Amy Koh is the sales manager of Engel & Voelkers Phuket. For more information, click here.

— Amy Koh

 

Want more Thailand news from the Thaiger family?

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS for instant updates on your mobile
📝️ Join the conversation on Thaiger Talk - discuss news & life in our Thailand forums
📧 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🔔 Subscribe to or Join our YouTube channel for daily video updates

image

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:

World4 mins ago

Fire at Chinese martial arts school kills 18, mainly kids

Thailand48 mins ago

Man allegedly steals almost 300,000 baht from monk

Thailand2 hours ago

Illegal cigarette shipment busted, valued at 30 million baht

Phuket Sandbox July 1st

days
hours
minutes
seconds

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

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand3 hours ago

Pair arrested for allegedly stealing prepaid phone cards worth 240 million baht, take home almost 150

Best of4 hours ago

Top 5 Indian Restaurants in Bangkok

Phuket4 hours ago

A Korean restaurant catches fire at a Phuket shopping centre

Best of5 hours ago

Top 10 Provinces to visit in Thailand

Coronavirus (Covid-19)5 hours ago

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine approved for emergency use in Thailand

World5 hours ago

1 dead 99 unaccounted for in Florida building collapse

World5 hours ago

Airlines participate in trials of IATA Travel Pass app

Best of5 hours ago

Top 8 Street Foods in Thailand

World5 hours ago

A bed in the sky: Shanghai opens world’s highest luxury hotel

Thailand6 hours ago

GMT Live | Bangkok Covid situation, Klongtoey slums, Sandbox squabbles

Coronavirus (Covid-19)6 hours ago

Covid-19 cluster found at children’s home outside Bangkok

Best of6 hours ago

Top 5 Floating Markets in Bangkok

Thailand4 months ago

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

Tourism4 months ago

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

Phuket4 months ago

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

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand4 months ago

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

Tourism4 months ago

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

Thailand5 months ago

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

Thailand5 months ago

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

Thailand5 months ago

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

Thailand5 months ago

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

Thailand5 months ago

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

Thailand5 months ago

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

Thailand5 months ago

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

Thailand5 months ago

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

Thailand6 months ago

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

Trending