Archive for October, 2013

Hollywood Returns to Thailand

Filed in All posts, In the News, Lifestyle, About Phuket by on October 17, 2013
Hollywood Returns to Thailand

Production of the new movie The Coup, staring Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell, is due to start in Thailand at the end of 2013. The story centres around an American family in South-East Asia caught up in a violent uprising. Pursued by a ruthless rebel leader, the family must flee to safety. Auditions […]

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Phuket Supercheap Shopping Centre Inferno

Filed in All posts, In the News by on October 17, 2013
Phuket Supercheap Shopping Centre Inferno

Locals and holidaymakers alike have discovered the joy of the Supercheap labyrinth on Thepkrasattri Rd on the outskirts of Phuket town over the years. Sadly it caught fire last night at around 9pm, details are sketchy at the moment as to the cause and possible loss of life. We are all fervently hoping that the […]

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Phuket Twittering

Filed in All posts, Articles, About Phuket by on October 15, 2013
Phuket Twittering

Not the social media type twittering, but the rather bizarre ‘bird singing competitions’ that are held regularly around Phuket and the southern provinces. The singing birds are generally the Red-whiskered Bulbul (Nok Pa Rod Jook) that are very popular as pets in certain areas of South East Asia. The birds are judged on the quality […]

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Unhelpful Advice for Visitors to Phuket

Filed in All posts, Articles, Lifestyle by on October 14, 2013
Unhelpful Advice for Visitors to Phuket

In 1976 the New Statesman, a British current affairs magazine published in London, held a competition inviting readers to submit “Unhelpful Advice for Foreign Tourists”, some of the entries printed were: “Most foreign tourists know that in London they are encouraged to take a piece of fruit, free of charge, from any open-air stall or […]

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In It to Bin It – The Thai Lottery

Filed in Articles, About Phuket by on October 8, 2013
In It to Bin It – The Thai Lottery

Twice a month millions of Thais will be scrunching up their losing lottery tickets and binning them. The government run Thai National Lottery is drawn on the 1st and the 16th of every month and roughly a third of the Thai population of 67.5 million buy tickets on a regular basis. Players have a choice […]

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Pop Goddess with Slow Loris in Phuket

Filed in All posts, In the News, Articles by on October 8, 2013
Pop Goddess with Slow Loris in Phuket

For many years hawkers have been parading exotic animals along Patong’s renowned Bangla Road, charging tourists to have their picture taken posing with the creatures. An array of baby elephants, iguanas, pythons, gibbons, eagles and enough exotic wildlife that would make a small zoo proud to house. What is not such a common sight along […]

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2000 New Homes for Phuket

Filed in In the News, Articles, About Phuket by on October 7, 2013
2000 New Homes for Phuket

It was announced on the 6th of September 2013, by Laguna Property, that construction will start on the new Laguna Park development at the beginning of 2014. The complex will be built alongside the existing resort and on completion is expected to have up to 2000 new villas, town houses and condominiums. Covering an area […]

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Cycling in Phuket – Shops and Tours

Filed in Lifestyle, About Phuket by on October 7, 2013
Cycling in Phuket – Shops and Tours

World Car Free Day is held on the 22nd September each year and promotes cycling. Many events were organised this year across Thailand. In Bangkok an estimated 20,000 cyclists took part in a rally around the city. Two-wheeling in Phuket, be it for an inexpensive way to get around, for sport or recreation, is becoming […]

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