Excuse Buster: Getting your kids to eat more vegetables

Excuse Buster: Getting your kids to eat more vegetables

PHUKET: I am slated to give a talk on nutrition at one of Phuket’s international schools soon. One question I always get asked when speaking to parents is: “How do I get my child to eat vegetables?” Having two children myself, I know the struggles of encouraging children to eat more from this critical food group packed full of nutrients. However, as most parents know, raising children is a labor of love that has patience and persistence as the cornerstones. Here are some tips to help encourage your child to eat more vegetables. 1. The most important strategy to get kids to eat vegetables is seeing parents eat lots of th

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East meets West in bold new collection

East meets West in bold new collection

PHUKET: Quattro Design, one of Thailand’s top importers and designers of exclusive furniture, recently launched a limited edition collection named ‘East Meets West’, and the philosophy behind it is to represent the relaxed, tropical lifestyle of Phuket. 'East Meets West' is a collaborative effort between Eichholtz (a home furnishing brand from the Netherlands that Quattro distributes) and Jim Thompson, the world renowned textile house in Thailand. “This is a perfect combination of top western and eastern brands, which users perceive as both modern as well as representative of the tradition and culture of the east,”

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 11:00 AM

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Recent highlights of Thailand's marine industry

Recent highlights of Thailand's marine industry

PHUKET: The Singapore Yacht Show, held just before Songkran, has become a leading marine industry event. It is a place where global brands are present and also where many from Thailand’s marine industry attend. With two-and-a-half days of conferences, it’s very much a business event, distinct from Thailand’s boat shows which focus more on the experience of owning a boat, showcasing the marine lifestyle and the country’s cruising grounds. Recent weeks have been busy for the marine industry, with announcements coming thick and fast. As we head into a new year, here’s a quick look at some of the most recent highlights.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 05:15 PM

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Law, Life & Society: Have fun, but don't break the law

Law, Life & Society: Have fun, but don't break the law

PHUKET: Songkran was originally a Thai religious festival marking the beginning of the Buddhist New Year. Now it has morphed into a week-long holiday, water fights and parties. Large numbers of tourists come to Thailand to join in the festivities. It is a time where people let loose and civility is secondary. In response, Thai police are present in large numbers to ensure that there are no disturbances. Excessive drinking contributes to the party atmosphere and the police will be looking for people who have lost control. Those found guilty can be arrested and fined. Some examples of unacceptable behavior are defacing of pr

Friday, April 14, 2017 | 02:00 PM

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A different style of celebration in Phuket

A different style of celebration in Phuket

PHUKET has its own riotous version of Songkran, Thailand’s most important public holiday. Primarily a water festival, it celebrates the Thai lunar New Year and is held annually on April 13. Mostly an occasion for youthful exuberance, the whole island is turned into a war zone, as young people spend the day getting into water fights with anything from pump action water pistols to garden hoses and buckets. The battle is waged both on foot at roadside and from pickups loaded with tanks of H2O. If you are foolhardy enough to join the celebrations, you may also be covered in a mix of water and white talc or chalk, a tradition

Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 02:00 PM

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Handy tips for online shopping in Phuket

Handy tips for online shopping in Phuket

PHUKET: Online shopping is so easily accessible these days that even those residing on islands can benefit from its perks while enjoying island life to the maximum. While websites like eBay and Amazon are dominating the West, e-commerce is only starting to grow here in Southeast Asia. According to Statista, the number of users in Thailand's e-commerce market is expected to increase from 12.1 million this year to 13.9mn by 2021. This means there’s plenty of room for more e-commerce retail websites to grow and expand here. As online shopping develops into something much bigger, it opens a gateway to other busines

Monday, April 10, 2017 | 03:00 PM

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