Phuket with its thriving nightlife attracts tons of tourists every year. Catering to them is a profitable venture and many hotels and shopping malls have sprung up for this very purpose. Shopping malls also have the added advantage of enjoying patronage of both locals and tourists alike.

The island was once a thriving port that had made a name for itself in the Andaman Sea, that name was Jungceylon. Taking on that name and the trade but now inside a more luxurious building is the Jungceylon Shopping Mall. Located by the side of the very pretty Patong Beach, this mall has over 300 shops. Offering more than just shopping, the mall also has placed great emphasis on dining, and entertainment and also taking care of tourists.

Divided as Phuket Square, Sino Phuket, Silang Boulevard and The Port, each area has been carefully designed to make the experience as friendly and easy as possible. Silang Boulevard is decorated in a tropical style and has a sports complex, fast food outlets, fashion boutiques as well as a Thai arts & crafts centre that is divided into 5 sections that includes a spa as well. This section also has the Food Haven; one place where you can taste authentic Thai food from every part of Thailand.

The Port has a musical fountain and also Sound Phuket for an awesome clubbing experience. Sino Phuket influenced by Sino-Portuguese style has amazing dining options as well as a happening nightlife scenario. Phuket Square while housing many fashion brands, cinemas, a bowling complex and a supermarket also has its own hotel; Millennium Resort Patong Phuket takes convenience to an all-new level with its location inside the mall and proximity to the beach. Though it is inside a highly crowded shopping destination this Phuket resort has not compromised on its ambience. This luxurious hotel has lakeside and beachside wings that have all the amenities and atmosphere one expects from one of the best Patong resorts.

Apart from the shopping paradise itself tourists to the island can visit Muay Thai shows. This Thai Boxing show brings to life the ancient combat techniques and styles passed down from generation to generation.


Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.