The Phuket Post and the Phuket Gazette
There are a number of magazines and websites in Phuket and the Andaman region. Property seems to fuel the media in Phuket, especially when you look at some of the magazines the island produces. Phuket has two newspapers. We’re not going to talk about circulation figures or other mumbo jumbo that is meant solely for advertisers; what people want to know is about the quality of the product.
The first newspaper is the Phuket Post, a relative newcomer on the scene that is halfway between a magazine and a newspaper. The Phuket Post comes out every two weeks and the content deals with Phuket news, lifestyle and general issues. Phuket Post occasionally writes about other cities, such as Kuala Lumpur, which usually confuses readers.
The design work of the Phuket Post is a little clunky with some interesting choices for the layout, but the newspaper can be a decent read. It’s not the most cutting edge of publications, but there aren’t many alternatives.
The other newspaper in Phuket is the Phuket Gazette, which has been around for more than 10 years. The Phuket Gazette is a more solid, rounded publication than its counterpart. Phuket Gazette isn’t perfect, but it does a good job of bringing some real issues to the table.
Phuket Gazette comes out every week on Saturday with news and features and a bunch of regular columns. Phuket Gazette is essentially a real newspaper and it’s worth a read to keep abreast of what’s happening around the island.
From a tourist’s point of view, you won’t get much benefit from reading the Phuket Gazette or the Phuket Post other than learning a bit about the island and maybe finding a place to eat or party at. If you’re on the island, there’s no harm in reading both newspapers.