Phuket is a province in southern Thailand. It is the largest island in Thailand, and the only island province. Phuket has a population of about 345,000 people.
Fisherman were amongst the first people to live on the island of Phuket. Following them came immigrant groups including many Chinese, Malaysian and Thai people. It keeps it's own unique cultural heritage, to this day. Most people in Phuket are either Buddhist or Muslim, with many also following both Buddhist and Islamic beliefs and traditions.
The Phuket DTS is located on Koh Sire, a small island to the southeast of Phuket, about 4km from downtown Phuket. It is separated from the main island by a canal. This island has a large fisherman population.