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Education
Universities & Further Education
Prince of Songkla University - Phuket
Southern Thailand's first University the PSU (Prince of Songkla University) was founded in 1967. Its main campus is located to the south of Phuket on the mainland in Hat Yai with other satellites, as well as Phuket, in Pattani, Surat Thani and Trang. Ranking top against the one hundred and fifty other Universities in Thailand and second in th whole of S. E. Asia. Its base on the island is in the central district of Kathu and of the 3,500 students many are exchange students from across the world.
The stunning waterfalls, Hanuman zip wire thrills through the jungle and cable skiing provide local adventure but it is still a quiet area, ideal for students to absorb the atmosphere, learn and integrate into local Thai culture. Being central to the island all of Phuket's attractions are within easy reach whilst not being too close to provide too much of a distraction to study.
Accommodation can be provided by CyanSiam to suit your budget and Asia Exchange can handle all of your enquiries and arrange applications if you wish to further your education in paradise.
Asia Exchange
Study abroad in Asia with the help of Asia Exchange. Applying is easy and the program fees very affordable. A study semester in Asia can be the best experience of your life and will benefit your career. Asia Exchange can arrange your application and confirm to you within one week.


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Education
Pre-schools and Nurseries
ABC Nursery - International Childcare Centre - South West
ABC Nursery and Pre-School welcomes children aged 18 months to 6 years. Located in Nai Harn, ABC Nursery is British owned and managed. There is a staff/student ratio of 1:4, teachers are fully qualified British teachers and the nursery is fully licensed by the Thai Education Department.
Anuban Phuket School - South East
Anuban Phuket School is a Phuket provincial government primary school based in Phuket City.

Buds Phuket - South West
Buds Phuket Nursery and Pre School, based in Chalong, caters to children between the ages of 18 months and 7 years with a ratio of 3.5 to 1 pupil per staff member. All Thai teachers speak English and both they and the school are licensed by Phuket province. Western teachers all are native English speakers and have college degrees.

Child Development Center Phuket - Central West
Child Development Center Phuket in based in Kamala and takes children from the age of 2 until 6 years old. Please telephone for more information.
Telephone: +66 (0)76 385 098

Cravens International Nursery Preschool - South West
Cravens International Nursery Pre School, located in Chalong, is british owned and managed, catering to children from the ages of 18 months to 6 years. Teachers are fluent english and thai speaking and all classes are taught in english but basic thai is also taught in some sessions.

Mother & Child Nursery Phuket - South West
Mother & Child Nursery is located in Rawai and accepts children aged 1 year to 6 years old.

Le Club Des Petits Choux Phuket - South West
Le Club Des Petits Choux Phuket is situated in Nai Harn. For more information please email.

Kata Kids Day Care - South West
Kata Kids Day Care is based in Kata and employs fully qualified staff. Please telephone for more information.
Telephone: +66 (0)76 284 206

Kids World Pre-School and Nursery Phuket - North West
Kids World Pre-School and Nursery is based in Cherngtalay and is managed by expat residents. Please email or telephone for more information.
Telephone: +66 (0)76 271 193

Smiley Kidz Nursery School - South West
Smiley Kidz Nursery School is an international nursery, childcare centre, preschool and kindergarten based in Chalong. Smiley Kids tries to offer an affordable solution for this ever-increasing need for quality education.

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Education
Primary & Secondary Schools
Wittayasatit School - South East
Wittayasatit School is a nursery and primary school based in Phuket City. It offers English programs is popular with expat parents. Please contact them for more information.
Telephone: +66(0)76 226 030    Fax: +66 (0)76 226 032

Palm House Primary School - South West
Palm House Primary School is the only school in the South West of Phuket offering an International curriculum for ages 5 -11. Palm House follows the International Primary Curriculum in state of the art classrooms delivered by passionate and dedicated teachers.

British International School - Central East
The British International School, Phuket is a privately owned co-educational boarding school located in Koh Kaew near the Royal Phuket Marina. It comprises 4 sections; Pre-School (Early Years), Primary School, Middle School and High School for students aged 18 months to 18 years old. The curriculum draws on the practices of the English National Curriculum, the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education and the International Baccalaureate.

HeadStart International School Phuket - South East/Central
Headstart International School is located in Vichit near to Central Festival. It caters for students from preschool to secondary level using the British National Curriculum in a global context and is licensed by the Thai Ministry of Education.

Kajonkiet International School Phuket - Central West
Kajonkiet International School is located in Kathu, caters for students pre-nursery, nursery and reception, and Key Stages 1 and 2. The school follows the British Curriculum and is a Cambridge Examination Centre for the IGCSE qualifications.

Phuket International Academy Day School (PIADS) - North West
Phuket International Academy can be found in Thalang., and caters foe students aged 3 to 15 years old. There is also a nursery for children aged 18 months. The Academy is aspiring to become a three programme International Baccalaureate (IB) World School.

QSI International School of Phuket - Central West
QSI International School is located in Kathu is a non-profit institution that opened in August 2000, and offers high quality education in the English language for pre-school, elementary, and secondary students.

Hospitals in Phuket
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Hospitals
Phuket International Hospital - South East/Central
Located between Big C and Tesco Lotus on the bypass road.
44 Chalermprakiat Ror 9 Rd
Telephone: +66 (0)76 249 400, +66 (0)76 210 936

Bangkok Phuket Hospital - South East
Located in Phuket City.
2/1 Hongyok Utis Rd, Phuket City
Telephone: +66 (0)76 254 421

Mission Hospital - Central East
Located on the northern outskirts of Phuket City.
4/1 Thepkrasattri Rd, Amphur Muang, Phuket 83000
Telephone: +66 (0)76 237 220/5 - 211907 or 212149

Patong Hospital - Central West
Located in the Central West of the Island, Patong (second road back from the beach road .
Sawatdirak Road, Patong Beach, Phuket 83150
Telephone: +66 (0)76 344 225, +66 (0)76 340 617 For EMERGENCIES call +66 (0)76 340 444

Thalang Government Hospital - North West
The most Northerly of Phuket's Hospitals.
Thepkrasattri Road, Thalang, Phuket 83110
Telephone: +66 (0)76 311 111

Vachira Hospital - South East
Located in the North of Phuket Town.
Yaowarat Road, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000
Telephone: +66 (0)76 212 150 - 211 155

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Healthcare
Doctors & Clinics
Dr Thiti - South East
1 Visit Road, Rawai
Near Chalong Circle
Telephone: +66(0)76 381 781 - 01-691 9185

Dr Nirans - South East
5/12 Moo 8 Chaofa Road,Phuket 83100
(opposite Esso Chalong)
Telephone: +66(0)76 283 002 - 283 008    Email:[email protected]

Bangkok International Clinic - North West
390/6-7 Srisoonthorn Rd, Thalang, Phuket 83110
Canal Village, Laguna Phuket
Telephone: +66(0)76 325 442 - 325 442

Bangkok International Clinic - Central West
124/6 Soi Patong Beach Hotel, Thaweewong Rd.
Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150
Telephone: +66(0)76 344 699     Open daily 10.00am - 10.00pm

Bangkok International Clinic - South West
Kata Thani Hotel 3/24 Patak Road Kata Thani Resort
Telephone: +66(0)76 330 124

Wattana International Clinic - Central West
78/7 Soi Wattana Clinic Thaweewong Road Patong Phuket 83151
Contact: Dr. Wattana
Telephone: +66(0)76 340 690, 341 344    Fax: +66(0)76 341 178    Open Daily 8.30 - 22.00

Karon Health Centre - South West
Patak Road, Karon, Mueang Phuket, Phuket, 83100

Pharmacies
Boots the Chemist and Watsons can be found in most of the larger shopping malls, the pharmacy section usually have a chemist on staff who can advise. Hospitals have a pharmacy section but local Pharmacies are much cheaper and can be found in every town, most speak English. The better ones can advise on alternative brands of some medicines or can order in.

Dentists
There are a large number of Dentists on the island and costs vary considerably. The hospitals have Dental Clinics but it probably best to get a number of recommendations and go to have your teeth cleaned first to access the clinic. A check and clean should cost from approximately 800 baht. All procedures such as implants, veneers and whitening are available.

Cosmetic Surgeons
There are a number of clinics are available and Thailand has become very popular for this kind of surgery including non invasive procedures. Again ask for recommendations and prices do vary. When having Botox injections check where the Botox has come from.

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Emergency Services
Emergency Contact Numbers
Police – 191
Fire – 199
Tourist Police – 1155 also +66(0)76 219 878)
Phuket Tourist Rescue Centre – Chalong – + 66(0)76 383 9079
Phuket International Hospital Ambulance Service – +66(0)76 210 935
Ambulance and Rescue – 1554
Medical Emergency Call – 1669
National Disaster Warning Centre – 1860
Crime – 1195
Customs – +66(0)76 211 105
Diving recompression chambers – +66(0)76 342 518
Hyperbaric Services – +66(0)76 712 335
Helplines
Samaritans of Thailand
English Language call back service – 02 713 6791
English speaking help (not guaranteed) – 02 713 6793

Alcoholics Anonymous – 02 713 8300, 081 895 4763, 081 891 2895

Police Divisions
Phuket Police – 076 212 046
Patong Police – 076 342 719
Chalong Police – 076 381 247

Tourist Police tips for a safe holiday
• Keep cash, credit cards & valuables in your reception lock box.
• Never accept drinks or food of any kind from strangers.
• Keep your passport, cash and valuables on your person when sleeping in a bus.
• Before renting cars, motorbikes or Jet skis, list any damage on the rental agreement and sign.
• Never give the original of your passport as guarantee to a vehicle renter.
• Use only ATM machines in malls and at banks.
• When going out at night, only take the cash and valuables you need.
• When going on a Tour, chose well known reputable companies.

Local Police Stations
Chalong Sub–District Police Station
Telephone: +66(0)76 381 247 / Fax. +66(0)76 381 930
Tambol Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83000
Cherng Talay Sub–District Police Station
Telephone: +66(0)76 270 043
Tambol Cherng Talay, Thalang, Phuket 83110

Kamala Sub–District Police Station
Telephone: +66(0)76 385 310
Tambol Kamala, Khathu, Phuket 83120

Kathu Sub–District Police Station
Telephone: +66(0)76 342 719 / +66(0)76 342 721
Tambol Patong, Khathu, Phuket 83150

Tah Chat Sub–District Police Station
Telephone: +66(0)76 311 242 / +66(0) 76 311 368
22 Moo 5, Tambol Mai Khao, Muang, Phuket 83110

Thalang Sub–District Police Station
Telephone: +66(0)76 311 123
Thepkrasattri Road, Thalang, Phuket 83110

Thung Thong Sub–District Police Station
Telephone: +66(0)76 321 182 / +66(0)76 321 516
Tambol Thung Thong, Kathu, Phuket 83120

Phuket Provincial Police Headquarters
Telephone: +66(0)76 212 046 / +66(0)76 212 194
Yaowarat Road, Muang, Phuket 83000

Phuket Tourist Police HQ
Telephone: +66(0)76 355 015 / +66(0)76 254 693
100/31-32 Bypass Road, Tambol Rasada, Muang, Phuket 83000

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Consulates in Phuket
Consular Representatives in Phuket
The Consulate of the Republic of Austria
Telephone: +66(0)76 248 334-6 / Fax: +66(0)76 248 337
2, Moo 4, Wirut-Hongyok Rd., Tambon Wichit, Muang District, Phuket 83000
Office Hours : Tue, Thurs, Fri: 10.00 - 12.00am
Office of the British Honorary Consul
Telephone: +66(0)76 318188 / Fax: +66(0)76 318 190
Martin Carpenter, MBE – 115-116 Plaza Del Mar, Moo 1, Pasak Koktanod Road, Cherngtalay, Phuket 83110
Office Hours : Tue & Thurs: 12.30pm - 4.30pm
The Royal Danish Consulate
Telephone: +66(0)76 378 251 / Fax: +66(0)76 378 251
35/176 Land & House Park, Baan Parichart 6, Moo 4, Tambon Chalong, Muang District, Phuket 83100
The Consulate-General of the Republic of Finland
Telephone: +66(0)76 530 530-4 / Fax: +66(0)76 535 6637
178 38/4, Viset Rd., Moo 1, Tambon Rawai, Muang District, Phuket 83101
Office Hours : Mon - Fri: 9.00 - 12.00am
The French Consulate
Telephone: +66(0)76 288 828 / Fax: +66(0)76 248 337
2, Moo 4, Wirut-Hongyok Rd., Tambon Wichit, Muang District, Phuket 83000
Postal Box : 178 Muang, Phuket 83000
Office Hours : Tue: 10.00am - 1.00pm / Fri: 2.00pm - 6.00 pm
The Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Southern Thailand
Telephone: +66(0)76 354 119 / Fax: +66(0)76 354 602 / Mobile : 089 668 3635
100/425, Moo3, Chalermprakiat Rd., (Srisuchart, Bypass Rd.), Tambon Rassada, Muang District, Phuket 83000
Office Hours : Mon - Fri: 9.00am - 1.00pm
The Consulate of Ireland
Telephone: +66(0)76 281 273 / Fax: +66(0)76 281 273
135/2, Patak Villa, Patak Rd., Rawai, Muang District, Phuket 83130
Office Hours : Mon - Fri: 9.00am - 12.00pm / 2.00pm - 5.00pm
The Consulate of the Republic of Italy
Telephone: +66(0)76 323 028 / Fax: +66(0)76 323 029 / Mobile: 086 689 6819
113/40, Wichitsongkram Rd., Aupas Golf Ville-Manorom 5, Kathu, Phuket 83120
Office Hours : Mon - Fri: 9.00am - 12.00pm / 2.00pm - 5.00pm
The Consulate of the Kingdom of Morocco
Telephone: +66(0)76 213 461-2, +66(0)76 219 881-2 / Fax: +66(0)76 225 111, +66(0)76 215 720 / Mobile : 086 959 5555
135/2, Patak Villa, Patak Rd., Rawai, Muang District, Phuket 83130
Office Hours : Mon - Fri: 9.00am - 12.00pm / 2.00pm - 4.00pm
The Royal Norwegian Consulate-General of Norway
Telephone: +66(0)76 380 000 ext.257 / Fax: +66(0)76 380 019
25/50, Mea Luan Rd., Tambon Talad Nua, Muang District, Phuket 83000
Office Hours : Mon - Fri: 9.00am - 4.00pm
The Consulate-General of Sweden
Telephone: +66(0)76 380 000 ext.257 / Fax: +66(0)76 380 019
25/50, Mea Luan Rd., Tambon Talad Nua, Muang District, Phuket 83000
Office Hours : Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 5.00pm
Embassies in Bangkok
Australian Embassy
Telephone: +66(0)2 344 6300
British Embassy
Telephone: +66(0)2 305 8333
French Embassy
Telephone: +66(0)2 657 5100
German Embassy
Telephone: +66(0)2 287 9000
Netherlands Embassy
Telephone: +66(0)2 309 5200
Swedish Embassy
Telephone: +66(0)2 263 7200
USA Embassy
Telephone: +66(0)2 205 4000

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Utilities


Electricity
The Provincial Electric Authority is a government owned authority, supplying electricity across Phuket. The main office is in Phuket City. Your meter is read every month and a small printed bill is usually placed in a plastic container on your gate/wall (if supplied), in your postbox or under your door. You must pay by the date printed on the bottom of the bill. You can pay this bill at 7/11 stores, post offices, banks and by direct debit (a form is available for the PEA office).
If you do not pay on the due date you will receive a reminder which you must take immediately to the main office in Phuket City, it is no longer payableat any other outlet. If not your power supply will be cut without warning (your electricity meter will be removed) and you will be charged a reconnection fee to have it replaced, though this is usually done rather swiftly it is still a nuisance to have to arrange it.

Domestic power in Thailand is 220 volts AC at 50 hertz (220V/50Hz).

All electrical and electronic equipment designed for use in the UK or EU should work in Thailand, although it may be necessary to change the plug, or use a travel adapter.

Note: Electrical and electronic equipment from the US or Japan may not work in Thailand. Plugging in some US or Japanese appliances such as hairdryers or electric razors to a Thai electrical outlet, may be a fire risk and could also permanently damage the appliance.

Some appliances, including almost all laptop computers and many desktop computers, have a switch near the power inlet labelled "110/120-220/240". Setting this switch to "220/240" will enable the device to operate as normal in Thailand.
Converters converting 220 volts to 110 volts are sold at some airports and electrical stores.

Power Outages

Thunderstorms can cause local power outages that may last anywhere from a few seconds to a few hours. UPS systems with built-in surge protectors are widely used to protect desktop computers, and many large buildings have back-up generators.

Plugs and Sockets

The standard Thai power outlet is the multi standard socket, which has either two holes, Type A or Type C (no ground connector): or three (with a ground connector). Both types can accommodate both round and flat pins.
European and American standard two-pin plugs and UK two-pin "shaver" style plugs should fit in all these outlets. Older buildings may have outlets which can only accommodate two-pin plugs with flat pins. UK and EU standard three-pin plugs will NOT fit in standard Thai power outlets, however, inexpensive travel adapters are available at all airports and electrical stores. Warning about safety and the lack of Ground or Earth sockets.

Earth Connection

Most older buildings, and many newer ones, in Thailand do NOT have a ground line. This means that there is no earth connection, whether there are two or three pins in the power outlets. This increases the risk of serious electric shocks, particularly from appliances which use both electricity and water, such as showers, washing machines, dishwashers, and electric rice cookers.
Electricity Authority
185/18 Phang-nga Road, Mueang Phuket, Phuket, 83000
Helpline: 1129   Telephone: Phuket +66 (0)76 211 663   Telephone: Phang Nga +66 (0)76 440 411-3
Water
Government water in Phuket is provided by the Provincial Waterworks Authority and charged via a metering system.This is billed monthly and the easiest way to make payment is over the counter at 7/11 stores.
Otherwise your water will come from private wells for which there is usually no charge unless you are part of an estate or complex who have their own estate management charges. None of the water in Phuket is classed as drinkable unlessss you install a filtration system (usually reverse osmosis).
Bottled water should be used for all drinking and cooking and ice making. If you are using a water cooler there are many suppliers locally who are willing to deliver weekly or to demand.
Provincial Waterworks Authority
Customer Services: 1125   Telephone: Phuket +66 (0)76 319 716   Telephone: Phang Nga +66 (0)76 412 156

Utilities
If you have a on site septic tank/cesspool then you need to contact your local Or bor tor who can come and empty it.
For a list of Or Bor Tor office please go to our Local Administration section.

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Phuket Provincial Administrative Association
Local Or Bor Tor Offices
The local Tambon Administrative Organisation (Or Bor Tor) or Municipal Office in urban areas deals with all local questions related to public hospitals, health, education, roads, waste, parks, water supply, sewage, sports and tourism and control of nuisance dogs. Phuket City and Patong town both have their own elected mayors responsible for the Municipal Office. The office of the Phuket City mayor and administration is in the Phuket Provincial Administrative Organisation building.
Phuket Provincial Administrative Organisation
Telephone: +66(0)76 211 877
5 Narisorn Rd., Talad Yai Muang, Phuket 83000
Patong Muncipal Office
Telephone: +66(0)76 342 079
Ratprachanusorn Rd, Patong Beach (near the main police station)

Kathu Muncipal Office
Telephone: +66(0)76 321 500
12 Moo 2, Vichitsongkram Rd., Kathu

Karon Muncipal Office
Telephone: +66(0)76 330 186
1 Kata Rd., Karon

Chalong Muncipal Office
Telephone: +66(0)76 282 255
38 Moo 4, Loangporcham Rd., Chalong

Kamala Muncipal Office
Telephone: +66(0)76 385 640
29 Moo 2, Kamala, Kathu

Cherng Talay Muncipal Office
Telephone: +66(0)76 271 096
247 Moo 5, Srisoontorn, Cherng Talay

Rawai Muncipal Office
Telephone: +66(0)76 613 796
Moo 6 Viset Rd., Rawai

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Post Offices in Phuket
Local Sorting Offices
Office Opening hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday-Friday. 9am-noon Saturday.
The Postal Service can be slightly erratic and it is not advised to send valuable or sensitive items as normal mail. Urgent or important items can be sent by EMS services. This is faster and safer but the cost is higher. Private couriers like DHL are also available in Phuket.
Phuket Town, main Post Office
Montri Road, Mueang Phuket, Phuket, 83000
Telephone: +66 (0)76 216 951
Patong Post Office
Rat-U-Thit Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket, 83150
Telephone: +66 (0)76 212 430
Thailand Post - Phuket Town
Thep Krasattri Road. Muang, Phuket 83000
Thailand Post Shop - Rawai
BZenter, 28/46 Moo 1, Soi Saiyuan, Nai Harn, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130
PO Boxes available
Karon Post Office
89/11-13 Tambon Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100
Telephone: +66 (0)76 330 937
Kathu Post Office
30/12 Moo 1, Tambon Kathu, Amphur Kathu, Phuket 83120
Telephone: +66 (0)76 321 009
Rawai Post Office
4/2 Moo 5, Wiset Road, T Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130
Telephone: +66 (0)76 381 393
Thalang Post Office
355 Moo 1, Thepkrassttri Road, Amphur Thalang, Phuket 83110
Telephone: +66 (0)76 311 186

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Telephone & Internet Services, Cable & Satellite TV
Internet Speed in Phuket
Generally the services provided across Phuket are passable though we cannot recommend one company over another as the speeds vary from area to area, provider to provider. There are frequent cuts in service from extremely slow to non-existent but at times very good. If you find yourself without internet most of the providers have a help line (see below) and are getting to be more responsive as long as you are persistent in your compaint. Mobile phone services are excellent and also cheap, with the arrival of 3G on the island you will rarely find yourself without some kind of internet connection if using 3G enabled products whilst your ADSL is down.
TOT
TOT – Repair Service
Telephone: 177 (+ 76 + the TEL NO for your TOT telephone Line (Weekdays 09:00-17:00)
Telephone: 1100 & 9 for english (24/7)
Telephone: Phuket Town +66 (0)76 211 100  Patong +66 (0)76 340 166  
Chalong +66 (0)76 367 222  Phang Nga +66 (0)76 411 299
CAT Telecom
Phang-nga Road, Mueang Phuket, Phuket, 83000
Telephone: 1322
TrueMove
Counters: Big C & Central
Offices: Phang-nga Road, Mueang Phuket, Phuket, 83000
Tilok Uthit 1 Road, Mueang Phuket, Phuket, 83000
Telephone: 1331  Telephone: +66 (0)76 218 870-2
3BB
Telephone: 1530 or 1300
Telephone: Chalong +66 (0)76 244 327
Island Technology
Telephone: +66 (0)76 322 095-7

Mobile Phones
You can choose from Pay As You Go with DTAC and AIS or contract with all three. 3G is available in Phuket. Stores are available across the island, in shopping centres and you can top up in most 7/11's and even corner shops. Contract telephones can also be paid via 7/11, Banks and in-store.
DTAC
Telephone: 1678
AIS
Telephone: 1175
TrueMove
Telephone: 1331
Cable TV & Satellite
Many different packages are available on the island, some legal, some not so legal – Cable TV is satisfactory for some though sports channels are limited, rain will affect the picture quality and you fairly frequently see your film freeze or the DVD menu come up, if you understand what we mean! Satellite TV is far superior for variety and quality.
True Vision
145/6 Phang-nga Rd, T. Taladyai, A. Muang, Phuket 83000
Telephone: +66 (0)76 232 151/4
Rawai Cable TV
Viset Road, Nai Harn, Rawai, Mueang Phuket, Phuket, 83130
Telephone: +66 (0)76 358 158

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Media
Radio Stations on the Island
91.5FM Phuket Island Radio
39 Hasip Pee Raod,Patong, Kathu, Phuket, 83150, Thailand.
Telephone: +66 (0)8 9000 46 64 / +66 (0)8 9000 40 40 / Fax: +66 (0) 76 297 137
Mobile phone: 084-8433492 (English), 085-9212191 (Thai)
Blue Wave 90.5FM Radio
73-75 Phuket Rd. Taladyai Sub-distric, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand.
Telephone Studio: +66 (0)76 240 788
LIVE 89.5 Radio - Phuket Live Radio
99/7 Moo 1 T. Kathu. A. Kathu, Phuket, Thailand 83120
Telephone: +66 (0)76 612895
Local English Language Newspapers
Phuket Gazette
79/94 Moo 4, Thepkrasattri Rd, T. Koh Keaw, A. Muang Phuket 83000, Thailand
Telephone: +66 (0)76 273 555 / Fax: +66 (0)76 615 240
Mobile phone: 084-8433492 (English), 085-9212191 (Thai)
The Phuket News
99/7 Moo 1 T. Kathu, A. Kathu, Phuket 83120
Telephone: +66 (0)76 612 550 - 2 / Fax: +66 (0)76 612 553
Multi Language Worldwide Newspapers
NewspapersDirect
NewspaperDirect Phuketsupply foreign visitors and residents with same-day editions of their favourite home newspaper. A list of more than 1,500 newspapers available from 93 countries in 44 languages.
140/22 Phrabaramee Rd, Patong, Phuket 83150
Telephone: +66 (0)76 346 800
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Logistics
Moving, Shipping and Storage Companies
Phuket Universal Services
58/24 Moo 6, Thepkrasattri Rd.,Rassada, Muang, Phuket 83000
Telephone: +66 (0)76 238824 – 26 / Fax: +66 (0)76 238927
Mobile phone: 084-8433492 (English), 085-9212191 (Thai)
Big Move Phuket Shipping
11/14-15 Chaofa Road (Near Baan Naborn School), Moo 1 T. Chalong A. Muang Phuket 83130
Telephone: +66 (0)76 263 987-9
Asian Tigers
3388/74-77 Sirinrat Building, 21st Floor, Rama 4 Road, Klongton, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Telephone: +66 (0)2 687 7888 / Fax: +66 (0)2 687 7999
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Supermarkets & Shopping Centres
Supermarkets
Big C
Store 1 Located on the Bypass Road, north of Central Festival. Sells some western brands as well as electrical items, clothing and household goods plus a small range of basic furniture, mainly flatpack. Within the building there are many small outlets including Boots the Chemist, Authorised Apple Store and Food Court. There is branch of Siam Commerical Bank and ATMs plus a car valeting service. This is also the place to go for mobile phones and computer parts.
Store 2 Located in Jungceylon, Patong. Sells some western brands as well as electrical items, clothing and household goods. Jungceylon has many shops and restaurants catering to international tourists and residents.
Store 3 Small store located in Cherngtalay.
Big One
Store 1 Kata  Patak Road, Karon Beach
Store 2 Ocean  Ocean Shopping Mall, Phuket Town
Store 3 Cherngtalay  Srisoonthorn road (main road to Surin beach)
Store 4 Thalang  Baan Don Market
Store 5 Ao Makham  Sakdidej road
Store 6 Rawai  200 metres past Chalong circle towards Rawai
The Deli Supermarket
Located in Patong on Rat U Thit road, this is a well known small supermarket selling a wide selection of western goods. There is also a bakery on site.
Karon Mart & Supermarket
Luangpohchuin Road, Karon
Makro
large hypermarket located just opposite Central Festival on the road to Kathu. The store sells food, drink and household goods and appliances. There are fresh meat, fish and vegetable sections plus a good range of frozen foods. A Makro card is required (they will issue a temporary card) and you pay in cash only.
Promphan
small supermarket on Chaofa West Road before Central Festival coming from Chalong. Wide Range of western brands and drinks. Used by many restaurants as prices are good.
Supercheap
is a must have experience, a strange hybrid cross between traditional thai market and western supermarket. You can find almost anything here from building supplies to frsh fruit but it is advisable not to venture into the fresh meat section! Supercheap have recently begun opening smaller convenience stores across the island to rival 7/11 under the 24 - Twenty Four brand and their prices do outstrip most others.
Tesco Lotus
Store 1 Bypass Road  Located on the Bypass Road north of Central Festival. Sells some western brands, electrical items, clothing, basic furniture and household goods. There are a number of small outlets and restaurants in the building including Boots The Chemist, Watsons and a large HomePro store. There a number of branches of the main Banks and Atms. There is also a great little outlet selling crockery.
Store 2 Thalang  The newest Tesco Lotus just outside Thalang, it is slightly smaller than the Bypass store but offering the same goods and there are a larger number of small outlets within the building.
Store 3 Tesco Lotus Express - Cherngtalay  A small version located in Cherngtalay.
Store 4 Tesco Lotus Express - Nai Harn  A small store located on Saiyuan in Naiharn.
Store 5 Tesco Lotus@Park - Rawai  A mid sized store located on Wiset Road, Rawai selling a very small selection of western goods, with a fresh meat and fish counter. There is a Black Canyon Coffee shop, Bank branches, ATMs, Bookshop and some food outlets within the complex.
Store 5 Tesco Lotus@Park - Chalong  A mid sized store located Chaofa East Road going towards Phuket City from Chalong Circle. Sells a very small selection of western goods, with a fresh meat and fish counter.
TOPS
TOPS - Central Festival  located in Central Festival and selling a wide range of western foodstuffs including the Waitrose brand from the UK. Fresh meat and fish counters plus a Bakery in front of the store.
Store 2 TOPS - Phuket City  located within Robinsons Department Store in Phuket City. Sells a smaller selection of western brands and has a fresh meat counter.
Store 3 TOPS Daily - Naiharn  A small store located on SaiYuan in Naiharn.
Store 4 TOPS Daily - Chalong  A small outlet on Chaofa East Road just after Chalong Circle.
Store 5 TOPS Daily - Cherngtalay  Located in Cherngtalay this is a small outlet.
Villa Market
The expat supermarket located within HomePro Village on Chaofa West Road just after Chalong Circle. At Villa Market you will find a large range of western brands including goods from Australia and America and a fresh meat and fish counter plus deli. There is also a large selection of wine and spirits which can be bought throughout the store opening times. The stores sells a small selection of books, magazines, foreign language newspapers, dvds and houseware.

You will also find a 7 Eleven in nearly all towns and villages plus Family Marts and 24s, the small versions of the well known Supercheap found in Phuket City on the main road heading north towards the airport.
Shopping Centres/Malls
Central Festival
Central Festival is the main Shopping Mall on the island and contains Central Department Store, Tops Supermarket, Power Buy and a SF Coliseum Cinema. You will find such stores as Dorothy Perkins, Next, Zara, Boots the Chemist, Watsons, Starbucks and Jim Thompson. There are also branches of all the main banks which stay open on Saturday.
JungCeylon
Jung Ceylon located in Patong on Rat U Thit Road. The complex contains a Big C supermarket, Power Buy, Robinsons Department Store, Starbucks, and a SF Cinema. There are many small retail outlets, restaurants and a Food Court.
There are few smaller shopping centers in Patong and Phuket City.

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Furniture, DIY and Electrical Goods
Furniture
Index Living Mall
Situated on the Bypass Road after Central Festival sells furniture, lighting and housewares. The complex includes an Amway store, a Koncept furniture store, some small outlets and a popular Japanese Restaurant.
SB Design Square
Selling furniture and lighting is opposite Big C on the Bypass Road. Within the store there is small Koncept outlet and outlet selling a good selection of western electrical appliances.
Island Furniture
Located on Chaofa West Road before Central Festival coming from Chalong, sells a wide range of furniture, bedding and towels. You can order furniture to your own design. Next door there is a Jim Thompson factory outlet which sells rolls of fabric as well as the usual Jim Thompson goods.
Koncept
A Furniture store with a number of outlets throughout Phuket.
There are a number of other small furniture retailers throughout the island selling a wide range of styles and most will make to order.
DIY
HomePro
has two stores on the island, one in the Tesco Lotus Complex on the Bypass Road and one in Homepro Village on Chaofa West Road just after Chalong Circle. The stores sell DIY items, electrical goods, tools, garden supplies and furniture, household items, bedlinen, curtains, and flatpack furniture. Homepro Village also has a number of outlets including a sports shop, chemist, bookshop plus the electrical goods store The Power.
HomeWorks
Is a large complex containing Homeworks, Powerbuy and a number of smaller retailers including Phuket Supplies Direct selling windows, and a great shop called True Value selling goods from America and Australia such as tools, cleaning products, cookware and garden supplies. Situated opposite side Central Festival on Choafa West Road linked by a pedestrian bridge.
Electrical
Keehin
Situated on the by-pass road just past Tesco Lotus, through the traffic lights, on the left going towards the airport. An excellent electrical store where advice is genuine and prices lower than the chain stores also the guarantees are more reliable. Selling white goods, air conditioning down to electrivcal spares and cable.
Powerbuy
Can be found at Jungceylon, Homeworks, Phuket City. The stores sell small and large electrical and computer goods such as televisions, refrigerators, hair dryers and rice cookers.
The Power
Can be found at HomePro Village, Chalong. The stores sells mainly home entertainment systems and accessories.
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Phuket's Permanent and Street Markets
Permanent Markets
Baanzan Fresh Market
Large covered Fresh Food Market.
Behind Jungceylon shopping complex, Patong Beach
Daily 9.00am - 7.00pm
Downtown Market
Fruit and Vegetable Market
Ranong Road, Central Phuket Town
Daily 3.00am - 7.00am
Fresh Seafood Market
Fresh Seafood
Rattanakosin 200 Year Road, Phuket City
Open daily 3.00pm - 7.00pm
Paradise Complex Bazaar
Clothes, Jewellery, DVDs and Souvenirs
Royal Paradise Complex, Rat U Thit Road, Patong
Daily 5.00pm until late
Patong Beach Road Market
Tourist market stalls selling Clothing, DVD's, and Fake Goods
Bangla Road and Patong Beach Road, Patong
Daily from morning until late
Rawai Sea Gypsy Seafood Market
Fresh Fish and Shellfish from the local Sea Gypsies
Rawai Pier, Rawai
Daily - times vary according to tides and fleets returning, ask locally
Talad Kaset Market
Food Market
Next to Robinsons on Tilokutis Road, Phuket City
Daily 06.00am - 9.00am and early evening
Talad Mae Ubon Market
Food Market
Patak Road, close to Karon Circle in Karon Town
Daily - 5pm until late
Talad Sod Market
Chaofa West road, 100m north of Chalong Circle
Daily from6.00am - 11.000am except Sundays
Street Markets
Chaofa Variety Market
Phuket's Largest Market, selling a huge variety of goods
Virathongyok Road off Chaofa West Road, close to Central Festival
Saturdays and Sundays 4.00am - 23:00
Cherngtalay Market
Fresh Foods, Seafood, Vegetables, and Fruit, some Clothing
Centre of Cherntalay
Wednesdays and Sundays 2.00pm - 8.00pm
Weekend Market (Talad Tairod)
Large market selling EVERYTHING
Wirat Hongyok Road (opposite Wat Naka)
Saturdays and Sundays 4.00 pm till late.
Regular Local Markets
There are a number of regular markets throughout Phuket. Not all are listed above but you will soon find out when and where the market is in your area, just look for triangular neon tubes in the road and a traffic jam! Theses markets are the best place to buy vegetables, fruit and fish, some sell meat and other goods such as clothing and housewares also copy DVD's, CD's and jewellery.

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Thai Goods
Baanzan Fresh Market
Large covered Fresh Food Market.
Behind Jungceylon shopping complex, Patong Beach
Daily 9.00am - 7.00pm
Western Goods
Chaofa Variety Market
Phuket's Largest Market, selling a huge variety of goods
Virathongyok Road off Chaofa West Road, close to Central Festival
Saturdays and Sundays 4.00am - 23:00
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Animal Hospitals and Veterinary Clinics
Please note we cannot vouch for the care given to your pets at these clinics, this is a listing only
Animal Hospitals
Phuket Animal Hospital
Animal hospital with complete medical facilities
69 Chaofa Rd. T. Vichit, A. Muang, Phuket 83000
Telephone: +66 (0)76 222 362
Provides medical treatment, pet food, kennels, baths, grooming, spa & salon services and pet accessories
Raksatt Small Animal Hospital
14/4 Maeluan Rd, A. Muang Phuket 83000
+66 (0)76 211 549 / Fax: +66 (0)76 211 549 / Mobile: 01 891 1582
Veterinary Clinics
Ao Chalong Animal Clinic
Vet clinic with in patient care
27/10 Moo 7, Chaofa West Rd, T. Chalong, A. Muang, Phuket 83100
Mobile: 01 895 3277
P Vet Clinic
39/13 Maeluan Rd, A. Muang, Phuket 83000
Telephone: +66 (0)76 234 170
Raksasat Vet Clinic
10/7 Patipat Rd, A. Muang Phuket 83000
Telephone: +66 (0)76 215 917
Sat Mettha Vet Clinic
1 Komarapat Rd, A. Muang Phuket 83000
Telephone: +66 (0)76 237 385
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Charitable Animal Foundations
Organisations
These Charities and Societies are mostly self funded, volunteers and donations are always welcomed and much needed. Phuket as well as most of Thailand has a huge amount of stray dogs and cats and we would recommend that anyone looking for a pet on the island would be helping the problem by adopting animals from them rather than buying from local pet stores and markets.
The Thai Animal Guardians Association (Thai AGA)
A non-profit organisation working for animal rights and animal welfare in Thailand
45 Moo 4, Sukrapiban 3 Road, Saphansoong, Bangkok 102400
Telephone: +66 (0)2 728 1658 / Fax: +66 (0)2 373 2886
Thai Society for The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (TSPCA)
120 Kasemkij Building, Room 301, Silom Rd, Bangkok 10500
Telephone: +66 (0)2 236 2176 / Fax: +66 (0)66 5104
The Wildlife Friends of Thailand
Rescues mistreated or neglected wild animals and cares from them in a sanctuary
Moo 6,Tambon Thamairuak, Amphoe Thayang, Petchaburi 76130
Telephone: +66 (0)3 245 8135
Soi Dog Foundation
Soi Dog Foundation
Soi Dog Foundation aims to reduce the number of stray dogs and cats in Phuket through a programme of sterilisation. The foundation also works to improve the situation of the many unwanted cats and dogs in Phuket and operate an animal shelter and re-homing centre in Mai Khao in Phuket. It is a non-profit charitable organisation and volunteers are always welcome. Adoption and sponsorship of both dogs and cats is available.
Shelter Address
167/9 Moo4, Soi Mai Khao 10, Tambon Mai Khao, Amphur Talang, Phuket 83110
Emergency Tel No: 081 788 4222

After Hours Emergency Details
Soi Dog will take responsibility for the emergency treatment of STRAY dogs and cats. PRIOR AUTHORITY should be sought by contacting John Dalley on 087 0508688. If authority cannot be sought and in the opinion of the vet emergency treatment is required, Soi Dog will pay the costs.

Soi Dog Foundation recommended Vets: PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE CLINICS ARE INDEPENDENT OF SOI DOG AND ANY TREATMENT OF PETS MUST BE PERSONALLY PAID FOR

Dr. Trethep Talang - North Phuket
Road next to Thalang Market
Telephone: 086 682 2557
9.00am - 8.00pm - 7 days
Dr. Suchon - Central/South Phuket
(Bypass Road, Central Phuket) 12/18 Chao Fa Road
Telephone:+66 (0)76 222 362 or 081 893 6355
9.00am 9.00pm Mon – Fri / 9.00am – 5.00pm Saturday / 9.00am – 12.00pm Sunday
Phuket Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
Phuket Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
The Phuket Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is a fully licensed and registered charity foundation with the long term objective of reducing the stray dog and cat populations here in Phuket and helping to educate the local population in effective and humane animal management.
PAWS is very well known in the local community here in Phuket as a fully licensed and recognised animal welfare charity on the island and is well equipped to deal with the stray dog and cat populations. All vets are registered and licensed with the Phuket Town Municipal Government and with the Department of Agriculture and Livestock.
At present, PAWS operations revolve around a fixed clinic with on-site, fully qualified veterinary surgeons and equipment and mobile clinics which can travel round the island, sterilise and care for animals in their locality. We operate all over Phuket island, as well as venturing north into Phang Nga province and conducting field clinics on a number of the outlying islands.

Address
13/7 Moo 3, Kwaang Road, Phuket City
Telephone: +66 (0)76 264 504
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Kennels, Training, Grooming & Pet Stores
Kennels
Phuket Kennels & Pet Hotel
Dog Kennels Pet Requisites, Pet Services
Directly Behind Wat Chalong, Chalong Muang Phuket, Phuket 83100 Thailand
Telephone: +66 (0)1 7473000
Dog Kennel - Talat Yai
74 Rasada Road, Talat Yai, Muang Phuket, Phuket 83000
Telephone: +66 (0)7626 4485 / Fax: (0) 7626 4485
Mr Tan Kennel - Kathu
Pet Care & Pet Products
1/21 Moo 1 Thepkrasttri Rd, Koh Kaew, Phuket
Phuket International Dog School
Kennels, Dog & Pet Training
6/6 Teppratan Rd, T. Rasada, Ngar Cape, Koh Sirey, A. Muang, Phuket 83000
Telephone: 66 (0)76 216 336 / Fax: +66 (0)76 224 789 / Mobile: 01 956 1564, 01 537 6965
Grooming
Smile Pet & Grooming
Big C, Block 1A, 74 Chalermprakiet Rama 9 Rd, T. Vichit, A. Muang, Phuket 83000
167/9 Moo4, Soi Mai Khao 10, Tambon Mai Khao, Amphur Talang, Phuket 83110
Telephone: +66 (0)76 249 299 / Mobile 81 089 5303

Chalong Branch
35/188 Baan Parichat Land & House, Luang Phor Cham Rd., Chalong, A.Muang, Phuket 83000
Telephone: +66 (0)76 249 299 / Mobile: 081 895 5303
Training
Phuket International Dog School
Multi-lingual Dog & Pet training & Care Centre
6/6 Teppratan Rd, T. Rasada, Ngar Cape, Koh Sirey, A. Muang, Phuket 83000
Telephone: 66 (0)76 216 336 / Fax: +66 (0)76 224 789 / Mobile: 01 956 1564, 01 537 6965
Pet Stores
Please Note: CyanSiam do not recommend buying pets from stores or market stalls in Phuket, dogs and cats are bred for sale sometimes in appalling conditions and are released for sale far too early. If you must buy rather than adopt please ensure you use reputable breeders. Other exotic pets may be on endangered lists and sold illegally.
Pet Phuket
Pet store with a wide range of pet accessories and food.
100/58 Si Suchart Grand View, Prachar U Thit Road, Phuket Town.
Mobile: 089 729 4499
Smile Pet & Grooming
Pet store with pets for sale, accessories, pet food and pet grooming. Dog inn with air conditioned room and daily rates.
Big C Branch, INDOOR PARKING 1A : 72 Chalermprakiet Ror 9 Rd., T. Vichit, A.Muang Phuket Thailand 83000
Other on 35/188 Bann Parichart Loung Por Cham Rd., Chalong, Phuket 83000
Telephone: +66 (0)76 249 299 / Mobile: 081 895 5303
ShamuShamu Pet Centre
Pet store with accessories, pet food and pet grooming.
18/136-140 Chaofa East Rd, T. Vichit, A. Muang, Phuket 83000 Phuket 83000
Telephone: +66 (0)76 217 329