Archive for September, 2013

Hol-e-Smoke!

Filed in All posts, Articles by on September 14, 2013
Hol-e-Smoke!

The good news for smokers in Thailand is that the cost of a packet of cigarettes is relatively cheap, about a quarter of the price in places like the UK, Australia and closer to home Singapore. Incidentally, Singapore is about the only country not to allow the standard 200 carton of Duty Free cigarettes to […]

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2013

Filed in All posts, About Phuket by on September 13, 2013
Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2013

The annual Vegetarian Festival (Tesagan Gin Je) in Phuket takes place this year from 5th October through to 13th October. The origins of the festival date back to 1825 when a disease spread through a Chinese community of tin miners in what is known today as Kathu District. A visiting theatrical troupe from China thought […]

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Banksy does Thai Airways

Filed in All posts, In the News, Articles by on September 12, 2013
Banksy does Thai Airways

Following the news that a Thai Airways Airbus A330 suffered a slight mishap upon landing at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport this month and subsequently had its company logos ‘painted out’ in a well thought out attempt to protect the company image, the carriers are apparently about to make an important announcement. According to our sources the […]

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A Brief History of Phuket

Filed in About Phuket by on September 9, 2013
A Brief History of Phuket

GEOLOGISTS believe Phuket once formed part of mainland Thailand but millions of years of erosion gradually separated it making Phuket the island it is today. The earliest known reference to Phuket, then known as Junk Ceylon, is by the astronomer Claudius Ptolemy in his famous 2nd century work Geography. He identified Junk Ceylon as a […]

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