Allan Zeman, the driving force behind Hong Kong bar and nightlife district Lan Kwai Fong, fell in love with Phuket by accident. Having caught pneumonia while in Canada, he turned to the island in southern Thailand in search of some sun and warm weather. Zeman now owns three resorts in Phuket, which is also one of the top holiday destinations visited by affluent Chinese tourists. "In Bangkok alone, we saw about 15,000 new apartments being sold to buyers from mainland China and Hong Kong in 2018, accounting for about half of all foreign purchases," said Carrie Law, Chief Executive of property platform, reports South China Morning Post (27 February 2019).