Profile: Achirawit Churmung – Seeing beauty in black and white

Profile: Achirawit Churmung – Seeing beauty in black and white

PHUKET: Achirawit Churmung is currently working as a professional photographer as well as a university lecturer teaching photography courses at Prince of Songkla University and Phuket Rajabhat University. He is also one of the organizers of ‘The Quiet Beauty’, a photography exhibition being held in Phuket till the end of this month, featuring more than 70 black and white photographs developed using a technique known as ‘sliver gelatin printing’ in a dark room. We rarely see this technique employed in the age of digital photography, but Mr Achirawit has been doing it nearly his entire life, saying that it is a passion

Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 04:30 PM

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Profile: Manop Suwannachit ready to take on the Xterra challenge

Profile: Manop Suwannachit ready to take on the Xterra challenge

PHUKET: Manop Suwannachit, 31, is the brand ambassador for ‘Xterra Asia Pacific and World Series 2017–Road to Hawaii’ which is being organized by Xterra Thailand and Active Management Asia (AMA) in Phuket today. Mr Manop is also participating in the races – he is a well-known sportsman who has won many competitions throughout his career. Last year, he took part in Xterra Samui, which led to him being chosen as the brand ambassador for this year’s event. “Being a local, I know Phuket intimately and can tell which paths are safe and suitable for athletes, so I was involved in designing and finalizing the route. I also

Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 10:00 AM

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Profile: Watcharapong Saikaew - First professional CMP in Thailand

Profile: Watcharapong Saikaew - First professional CMP in Thailand

PHUKET: Watcharapong Saikaew, or Pom, as he is better known, is the Assistant Director of Events at Angsana Laguna Phuket and the first Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) in Thailand. With a lucrative career and a four-year Hotel and Tourism Management degree from Prince of Songkla University under his belt, he is a proud flag bearer for the Banyan Tree group, which is also where he started his career years ago. He became interested in the certification after he saw the letters ‘CMP’ in the signature of one of his American clients. “I became curious to see what it meant and so I did a bit of research and found that i

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 11:00 AM

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Profile: What victory means for Miss Grand Krabi 2017

Profile: What victory means for Miss Grand Krabi 2017

PHUKET: Phuket native Pamela Pasinetti was recently crowned ‘Miss Grand Krabi 2017’. Poised and elegant in her gown and tiara, Pamela spoke to Simon J Hand of Gazette Radio to talk about her pageant experience. Now 23 years of age, Pamela has always had big dreams. “I’ve always wanted to be a pageant queen,” she smiled. “It’s something every young girl dreams of. I’m very grateful that I won, as this could have been one of my last shots at it.” Pamela, along with the runners-up and other participants, went to Krabi to compete, but that didn’t stop them from having some fun. “It was a little bit tiring

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | 11:00 AM

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Profile: Tasana Nagavajara – A musical feast for the soul

Profile: Tasana Nagavajara – A musical feast for the soul

PHUKET: Bangkok native Tasana Nagavajara is the artistic director of Pro Musica and is currently performing a series of classical concerts as the violinist for Pro Musica Ensemble. The trio is touring Phuket, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin and Bangkok this month, with the Phuket performance tonight - Monday January 23 - at Mom Tri Villa Royale. Mr Tasana has been pursuing music since the age of nine, drawing inspiration from his parents who are both music lovers and studied music in Europe. “My father plays the violin with Cambridge University Student Orchestra. I grew up listening to all kinds of music and attended lots of concer

Monday, January 23, 2017 | 12:00 PM

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Profile: Tara Sudlow – A special connection with Phuket

Profile: Tara Sudlow – A special connection with Phuket

PHUKET: Tara Sudlow is a Perth native who moved to Phuket 22 years ago, and for the last 13 years has been running her own real estate company here. “I first visited Phuket in 1986 at the age of 14. I was a very shy kid back then, always hanging around my mother. Then, I met this amazing Thai family and instantly formed an intense connection with Thailand,” says Tara. “I met them through friends of my father, and since the moment we met, they’ve taken me under their wing. I used to spend all my time with them when I visited Phuket, and they’ve been there whenever I needed them, asking for nothing in return.” After vi

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 02:00 PM

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