Fah Thai Magazine Nov-Dec 2018

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HAPPENINGS

THAILAND

PHUKET

WHERE JAZZ MATTERS

In the heart of Phuket Town tucked down

a dark alley is the area’s quintessential, and

only, dedicated jazz club. Unmistakable with

tables out in the street, dim red lighting, and

jazz tunes echoing down the alley, Music

Matter has been filling the ears of local and

visiting jazz fans for more than 18 years.

Known for his friendly personality and

pure passion for jazz, owner and pianist

Jeffrey Sevilla almost always joins in for

the popular Wednesday night jam session.

Jeffrey has an infectious dedication to

supporting the jazz community in Phuket,

hosting many special events such as

the King Rama IV Memorial Concert on

October 14 and the upcoming UNESCO

International Jazz Day on April 30. 119

Chanajaroen Rd., Talat Yai, Amphoe Mueang

Phuket, facebook.com/phuketmusicmatters

WOVEN AND WEARABLE ART

Let’s face it, who isn’t always on the prowl for something

unique and colourful to enrich their fashion repertoire? With

a colour palette ranging from subdued earth tones through

vivid hues of all sorts, Paul Ropp’s eclectic selections will

please almost everyone.

The Bali-based designer proclaims that his creations are

not merely fashion, but “wearable art”. Indeed, the colours,

textures, and styles are not your run-of-the-mill department

store standards. The high-end fabrics are woven and dyed

by hand in India with the garments, shoes, and accessories

crafted in Bali. The styles run the gamut from what could

be described as wildly bohemian-hippie to elegantly simple.

paulropp.com

JOURNEY TO WAT SIN SUPHARAM

This glittering and usually quiet temple sits picturesquely poised

over a pond. Wat Sin Supharam pays homage to the late Luang Pu

Supa and is one of two Buddhists temples he built after coming to

Phuket in 1957.

Born in 1896 in Sakon Nakhon, Luang Pu Supa was acknowledged

as a Buddhist prodigy who became a monk at nine years old and

studied in China, India, Afghanistan, and across Southeast Asia.

He came to Phuket after being directed to do so in a dream and

reached near god-like status for his strict personal ideals as a

phra thudong (forest monk).

Passing away in 2013, Buddhist amulets bearing his likeness

are considered very sacred and valuable. Chalong, Amphoe

Mueang Phuket, +66 (0) 76 521 342

THE BRUNCH CLUB

Phuket has always been the ideal

getaway for beach clubs and now, add

brunch to the list and where the party

can keep going. After all, a leisurely

spread of food favourites is the best

thing to greet you. For a real escapist

holiday, experience the ultimate at the

Dream Beach Club and their Sunday

brunch, called “All New Around the

World Sunday Brunch” available from

12 to 4 pm, followed by a pool party

right on Layan Beach.

Nothing wakes you up better

than their brunch smorgasbord of

seafood, other meats and high quality

ingredients in the vibrant atmosphere

whipped up by the Dream Beach Club.

The ‘All New Around the World Sunday

Brunch’ will have live cooking stations

for dishes à la minute, a Japanese

Kitchen, a Carvery selection and

freshly made BBQ, desserts and global

menus galore.

Enjoy the meal with the weekly

Dream Beach Club Pool Party every

Sunday at 12pm, which goes on until late.

Promising an exuberance of Carnival and Mardi

Gras, the atmosphere intensifies poolside as the

weekly themed parties get underway. ‘Pirates of

the Caribbean meets Superheroes’ is how the

organisers describe it, with some of the best

international DJs and live musicians while aerialists,

fire shows, and Dream Dancers round out the

mix. For an even better time, book their sunbed

packages for the ultimate Dream Beach Club

VIP experience. Layan Beach, Soi 2, Cherng Talay,

Amphoe Thalang, dreambeachclub.com,

+ 66 (0) 98 048 3500

SPOTLIGHT

Food

that’s

Worth

the

Detour

Krua Sirin is a brand new

addition to the Phuket culinary

scene and this place truly

has it all: a killer location in

Old Phuket Town, an artsy

vibe with funky tiles and a

huge mural, and honest-togoodness

homestyle Thai

cooking. After the first bite, it’s

no surprise that Chef Jurairat

has been spending the last 30

years working in kitchens.

The signature dish is the

namprik goong siep; a potent

dip made with dried shrimp,

garlic, chilli, shallot, coconut

and more, served with a raw

veggie medley. Another

recommended dish is the

gaeng khua moo sapparot

which is a thick, spicy curry

with minced pork and Phuket

pineapple overflowing with

complex flavours. Other classic

favourites include the epitome

of Southern Thai food - gaeng

som, as well as geeyin (pork,

crab, and shrimp eggrolls), and

fried fish with garlic and

black pepper.

If we were talking about an

average restaurant we would

say stop by if you’re in the

neighbourhood – but Krua

Sirin isn’t average and is worth

going out of your way. 58/3

Ratsada Rd., Tambon Talat Nuea,

Amphoe Mueang Phuket, +66 (0)

64 241 4665

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