2012-06-20 by System Administrator
Although the main language of Thailand is Thai, and the Thais are not generally known for their English language skills, the country has a large English speaking expat community living there. Destinations such as Phuket are home to many foreigners that have left their home lands for the opportunity to live in paradise and their new homes are often well geared up to cater to them. As a result of this, Phuket does have English language news services that are able to keep you up to date with events and what is happening on the island. Whether you are living in Phuket long term or if you are planning on a holiday, you should have little difficulty in finding out what’s happening.
If you are overseas and planning a Phuket holiday in the near future you could consider having a look in the internet for online news sources. Sites such as www.thephuketnews.com, www.phuketgazette.net and www.phuketwan.com all offer up to date news and information on what is happening in Phuket and the surrounding area. The sites also offer useful information such as classified ads and advertisements which can help you to get great deals on your holiday and also let you know more about what there is to see and do during your stay. The sites are free and easy to use and easy to navigate to help you find just what you are looking for.
For those that are already at Phuket, you will find the same news sources available in newspaper format and the newspapers can be purchased from shops nearby. You should also be able to find newspapers at your hotel so have a look at reception or consider asking a receptionist where you can get a newspaper from. Often printed by the same news sources as the websites already listed, the newspapers will offer similar information that can be useful to you whether you are staying long term or just for a couple of weeks or so.
Phuket Thailand also has English language TV channels that can help you to get important and useful information. The channels are largely directed at tourists with information on what’s on and what to do to help tourists and expats alike to make the most of their stay on the island.
Although Phuket, and Thailand in general, is safe for visitors it is still advisable to catch up on the local news because there are some unscrupulous individuals that run scams to relieve visitors of their money. Knowing what these scams are and where you are likely to find them will help visitors to avoid them and enjoy their holiday without a problem. Visitors could also consider visiting any of the local chat forums where they will be able to catch up with local news and events. You can even sign up and ask any questions you may have and you are sure to receive a helpful reply from somebody that lives in the area.
Phuket is truly a beautiful tropical island that has plenty to see and do, and some things to avoid, so it is best to know as much about the island as possible before arriving. Catch up with what’s happening using the local news sources and you should be ready to have the holiday of a lifetime.
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