Phuket is one of the most vibrant islands off Thailand’s mainland and one of the lesser-known yet intriguing locales to check out is the ambitious Soul of Asia Gallery. Savour the unique offering of history and art featured in this gallery when you check into a quality Phuket resort such as the luxury oasis of the Millennium Resort Patong Phuket. Featuring elegant interiors sprinkled with warm island hospitality, this select choice of all the Patong resorts will pamper its guests each time. One of the most iconic fixtures in the Plaza Surin is the Soul of Asia Gallery, the beloved brainchild of Dutch import Eric Smulder, which treats all visitors to an impressive 200 square metres dedicated to showcasing some of the finest and most prestigious names in art. Witness some excellent paintings from Asia, as well as an exquisite range of Asian and Chinese antiques and antique furniture. The gallery’s highlight is a collection of intriguing lithographs from some renowned names as Chagall, Warhol, Dali and Picasso. Hailing from an old Dutch industrial background which boasted dedicated patronage of the arts, Smulder is credited with creating a “Master Paintings” gallery in Hong Kong, which has drawn much acclaim as the largest art gallery that features western art in Asia. 2002 saw him merge his love for the arts with his personal hobbies of golf, fishing and diving and you are invited to witness this intriguing blend of creativity at the Soul of Asia Gallery.


Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.