Since Phuket is both a province and a city, shouldn't this page be disamb.? For reasons of completeness I think it would be a good idea. However since the province is rather small, I can see why it was not yet chosen to be disamb.. Just wanted to see what other people think. -- Fido 17:21, 16 Sep 2004 (GMT+6)
The following interesting comment was posted into "ภูเก็ต":
จังหวัดหนึ่งในภาคใต้ เป็นเกาะที่ใหญ่ที่สุดของประเทศไทย มีแหล่งท่องเที่ยวที่มีชื่อเสียง เช่น หาดป่าตอง หาดกะตะ หาดกะรน หาดราไวย์ แหลมพรหมเทพ เป็นต้น
Oh my. Is that so? Jpatokal 13:38, 15 May 2006 (EDT)
Transiting via Changi?!
Going from Bangkok to Phuket via Singapore makes absolutely no sense any way you look at it; it adds a minimum of three hours of flight and transfer time, and there's no way you can fly BKK-SIN-HKT even on the cheapest LCCs so that it's competitive even with TG's standard 2000B rate, much less Nok and Air Asia specials. SIN airport taxes & charges alone comes to about US$20! Jpatokal 01:57, 16 May 2006 (EDT)
Shouldn't the first sentence of this article say how to pronounce the island's name? I'm pretty sure it's not pronounced like its English spelling would suggest, but I don't know how it is pronounced. 126.96.36.199 02:29, 16 May 2006 (EDT)
Phuket is a thai name for the original name Bukit, of Malay origins, meaning, hill, mountain.
Nowadays, phonetic spelling is ˌpoōˈket
Help with sleep listings
Opinons please as to which Phuket article these 2 should go into (taken out of the main article):
Chandra is on the northeast cape - don't think we have a district for that area, Laem Sai is closed, I say to hell with them, we have enough listings as it is. --Stefan (sertmann) Talk 08:55, 20 October 2009 (EDT)
Remove TAT clutter
Destinations on Phuket
I'm not really happy with the current regional scheme of Phuket. Does every beach really need its own page? In Bali (a star region), a similar region such as Bukit Peninsula has the same size as Phuket, but the beaches are listed on the See page. Now I know Phuket has more visitors, but the current regions seem a bit too much. --globe-trotter 18:38, 5 February 2010 (EST)
Payphones & misc telephone
It may be wise to describe the payphone situation:
Other issues to consider:
188.8.131.52 08:59, 20 May 2011 (EDT)
There should be NO specific scuba listings in a region article. The following need to be placed in the relevant town article, if they are not there already.
Same: SweetDreamers  offer sailing day trip to Coral Island for snorkeling with just 6 people on board.
Kon-Tiki Phuket Diving & Snorkeling Center . 30 years of experience in Thailand catering divers and snorkelers from around the world. PADI 5 star dive center & GoEco operator. Daily diving and snorkeling trips to Phi Phi Islands, Racha Islands, Shark point and Similan Islands.
Day trip snorkeling tour by Mari Tour Phuket 
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Phuket Island Hotel Listing
I note that, despite the suggestion that hotels should be listed at their respective destinations, there is a listing from Allamand Laguna added recently. The listing is pretty "tout-y", with "we....do this" sort of comments.
I further note that there is a template for Thalang, but nothing written on it at all.
Perhaps something needs to be done about this listing, so will someone in authority please decide the best option? The listing was added late January.
Avemario (talk) 01:18, 7 February 2015 (EST)
Thanks Avemario for spotting that! The listing was definitely touty and should not be listed there. It was clearly written All sleep listings should be put in their respective city or beach articles. Next time you see something like that, feel encouraged to delete it :) Cheers! IBAlex (talk) 06:12, 7 February 2015 (EST)
Touting/Listings not belonging here
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On the Phuket Island listing, there is a section near the bottom on medical tourism. It looks rather touty, and someone has recently added a comment about medical tourism there.
Will someone please check it out?
Avemario (talk) 02:11, 23 December 2016 (EST)
I think this is best discussed in the article talk page. - Huttite (talk) 21:10, 29 December 2016 (EST)
I also noticed a recent addition of Spas, without addresses. Further, in Diving and Sailing, Yachting, there are individual addresses provided on a number of listings.
And, the "see" page I think also needs sorting to the relevant destinations on the island.
Should not all of these be moved to the relevant listing of Phuket Island if an address is provided or deleted if it is not?
Please advise on all of this and I will be only too happy to sort it all out.
Avemario (talk) 19:58, 28 December 2016 (EST)
The Manual of Style listings guideline recommends avoiding long lists, which generally means less than ten items. Business owners who are listing on a regional page could be considered to be touting for business, especially if they do not give an address. The general idea is that businesses should list only once in the article about the place where a business is based. If that place does not have an article, one could be created for the listing. For listings that do not give an address, visit their website and see if they indicate where they are based. Listing on a regional page should be kept for those organisations that promote or serve the whole region, such as the local tourist promotion agency, or have branch offices in many, or all, of the regions towns, such as a regional tour bus company or car hire franchise, although the latter two could instead be listed in each place they operate from, particularly if the contact details are different for each branch. For activities where the operator will take you to a destination you choose, consider the place where you need to get aboard the service to be the place where the listing should go. There is little point in arriving at the airport in the middle of an island, only to discover your trip starts in a remote coastal town and you have no way to get there. Omitting such information is unfair to the traveler. - Huttite (talk) 21:10, 29 December 2016 (EST)
That will help me sort out some of this.
But will someone please tell me what to do with the medical tourism listing. I am inclined to delete it, as medical tourism is in the whole of Thailand (particularly in Bangkok).