A private investigator must become familiar with his or her surroundings and understanding the history of a particular location can help unlock its secrets. One of the most fascinating areas where our investigators operate is Phuket, a beautiful island steeped in history and which deserves a mention here.
Phuket (Thai: ภูเก็ต) formerly known as Tha-Laang or Talang, or Junk Ceylon in Western sources, a distortion of the Malay Tanjung Salang, i.e. "Cape Salang") is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Even though it is theoretically an island, it is connected to the mainland by bridge.
The island is also served by Phuket International Airport, located in the north of the island. The main city on the island is also called Phuket.
Phuket is Thailand's largest island, approximately the size of Singapore. Phuket nestles in balmy Andaman Sea waters on Thailand's Indian Ocean coastline 862 kilometers south of Bangkok. It is situated off the west coast of Thailand in the delightful Andaman Sea.
It has approximately 322,000 residents (2007) and this number is increased daily through the influx us tourists and long term foreign visitors. It has an area of approximately 570sqm and it's made up of 1 large and 39 small islands.