Just came back from Phuket with the family and friends. One of the interesting places we went was Tung Ka Cafe, which sits right at the top of Rang Hill, which overlooks Phuket Town. It is suppose to be one of the best places to catch the sunset on the island. Too bad, we missed it as we did not factor the rush hour traffic, but it was still a beautiful sight of the town at night.
The one thing I wished I could do at the restaurant was to do a check in on Facebook, but was no Internet access, which got me thinking. Because of the growth of social media, every restaurant and tourist attraction should invest in providing a free hotspot so that tourist can do a check in and create conversations about places thay have been. The hotspot is no longer a service but an essential marketing tool, especially if you are targetting tourists.
BTW, the Tom Yum Goong at Tung Ka Cafe was unique and delicious. They have added coconut to give a milky texture. A must try if you have a chance to be there. In the meanwhie, here is a link with pictures and a review of the restaurant. http://phuket101.blogspot.com/2011/01/tung-ka-cafe-phuket-restaurants.html