Long-time Phuket residents Jeroen Deknatel (Fantasea Divers and Waterline Marine), Eric Snyder (Jairak Enterprise), and Bruce Stanley (journalist) will offer a view of a Phuket's past and a perspective on the changes that have taken place in this exciting, often enigmatic, place.
Come for an evening sharing their stories and hearing their unique views of Phuket's past.
After working in the movie business in Netherlands with an eye towards becoming a director, long-time Phuket resident Jeroen Deknatel used his parents' free airfares on KLM airlines to travel the world, eventually settling here in Phuket in the late 1970's. He founded Fantasea Divers in 1979, building it into one of Phuket's major dive operators and has been here in Phuket ever since. Jeroen now runs Waterline Marine, providing marine surveying and consulting services with an emphasis on safety and integrity.
For more information, visit: http://www.waterline-marine.com/
Eric's fascinating journey to a life in Phuket ran through America's turbulent 60's and included time studying to be a monk, playing music in San Francisco club bands, and doing electrical/carpentry work, before finally arriving in Phuket via Hong Kong in 1975. Eric's early experiences in pre-tourist Kamala and the steady development of his Thai language skills and legal expertise make for a fascinating insight into Phuket's past.
Bruce Stanley trained as a journalist in turbulent 1960s America. He worked as an overseas reporter for a variety of newspapers and magazines covering civil wars and the birth of nations in Africa and Asia. During his many travels, he tried to help people caught in distress. This often included fellow travelers or those caught in conflict beyond their control. He moved to Phuket in 1991 and volunteered with the local Tourism Authority to act as a liaison between the Thai police and foreigners in distress. He has been a warden with the US Embassy for ten years while continuing working as a freelance journalist for a variety of newspapers, magazines and Internet sites.
The International Business Association of Phuket (IBAP) is gearing up for its annual Business Fair which this year will be held at the Jungceylon shopping complex in Patong on September 8 and 9, from 11 am to 7 pm on both days.
For more information, visit: http://www.eventsthailand.net/en/events/ibap-business-fair-2012.php
A2 Resort, Phuket is a brand new "pool access" rooms in Phuket. Like its sister hotel - The ACCESS Resort & Villas - A2 Resort concept remains very much alike but has a modern contemporary touch. At A2 resort, we focus on providing the very best accommodation in Phuket at an affordable price.
A2 ACCESS Resort & Villas is conveniently located on the By Pass road 1.5 km East of the Tesco Lotus intersection. To reach A2 ACCESS Resort from the Kathu or Central Festival intersection you will need to make the first available U-Turn on By Pass Road after the Tesco Lotus intersection.
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