SilkAir Silkwinds: Walking up an Appetite
Far away from the excesses of the west coast, Old Phuket Town is without a doubt the island’s culinary centre. Founded by Chinese immigrants more than a century ago, this historic district was once the province’s commercial capital – a bustling entrepot that attracted traders from China, India and Arabia. Eventually, descendants of these visiting merchants put down roots on the island, giving rise to a rich array of cuisines. Today, you’ll find a slew of eateries serving everything from traditional Malay influenced curries and Hokkien Chinese noodles to contemporary durian-accented ice cream, all set in heritage shophouses – a legacy of the Old Town’s former glory.