Archive for November, 2013

Investing in Phuket – The Property Boom

Filed in In the News, Articles, Lifestyle, About Phuket by on November 19, 2013
Investing in Phuket – The Property Boom

A colossal 20 billion baht is being invested into Phuket by Thailand’s largest developer of real estate and retail, The Central Group, will be spent over the next five to seven years on projects around Phuket. Central Festival in Phuket City is one of the largest shopping malls in Phuket. The new enterprise plans to […]

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Spirit Houses in Phuket

Filed in Articles, Lifestyle, About Phuket by on November 19, 2013
Spirit Houses in Phuket

One thing run-down karaoke bars and five star hotels in Phuket have in common are the familiar out-door spirit houses. A colourful scaled down likeness of a traditional Thai home or temple can be found outside most Phuket homes, businesses and government buildings. The standard spirit house sits atop a pillar a metre or so […]

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A Phuket Horoscope – by Miss Tikmeg

Filed in Articles, Lifestyle, About Phuket by on November 17, 2013
A Phuket Horoscope – by Miss Tikmeg

CAPRICORN (Dec 22 – Jan 20) You are normally a calm and rational person, but this month when you have to renew your Thai visa you will experience close to apoplectic levels of rage – try to stay calm and make sure you have the correct documentation copied in triplicate, a DNA sample, your grandmother’s […]

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Luxury Holiday Villa with Pool – Nai Harn, Phuket

Luxury Holiday Villa with Pool – Nai Harn, Phuket

LOCATION: Nai Harn – South West Phuket • PRICE: from 6,500 Thai Baht per night BEDROOMS: 3 • BATHROOMS: 3 • SWIMMING POOL • MAID SERVICE • WESTERN KITCHEN • WiFi Located within a short walking distance to the beautiful and ever popular Nai Harn beach this luxury Thai Balinese style holiday villa is an […]

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The Fairer Sex of Thailand

Filed in In the News, Articles, Lifestyle by on November 12, 2013
The Fairer Sex of Thailand

Women’s magazines in the West are filled with ads for tanning creams and sun lotions – western women spend a vast amount of money on achieving a tanned look. Phuket’s beaches are alive with women (and men for that matter) basting themselves with coconut oil before retreating back to their luxurious holiday villa to admire […]

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back onto the high street….

Filed in All posts, In the News by on November 6, 2013
Just when you thought it was safe to go back onto the high street….

In Phuket today, following Monday’s scare, a full scale alert has been issued in Mai Khao resulting in the beach being closed to swimmers. A man was spotted out to sea wearing a pair of hideous Crocs some distance from the beach. The Thai Fashion Police (Marine Division) were deployed in a brightly coloured, yet […]

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Thai Superstitions and Beliefs

Filed in All posts, Articles, Lifestyle by on November 5, 2013
Thai Superstitions and Beliefs

Walking under a ladder in Thailand should not bring you bad luck unless you get hit by a falling mirror, in which case, depending on the size of the mirror and the severity of your injury you’re probably looking at between 7 seconds to 7 years bad luck. Likewise, black cats crossing your path, opening […]

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New Alcohol Tax in Thailand

Filed in In the News, Articles by on November 2, 2013
New Alcohol Tax in Thailand

The Thai cabinet approved new tax rates for alcohol on the 3rd September 2013 and became effective from midnight that day. One of the changes introduced in the new tax policy is based on the wholesale value of alcohol rather than the base cost value previously imposed. The aim of which is to make the […]

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Catching the Sun in Phuket

Filed in All posts, Articles by on November 1, 2013
Catching the Sun in Phuket

The Tony Parsons novel Catching the Sun tells the story of Tom Finn and his family making a new life in Thailand. Despondent with their life in North London after a traumatic burglary, Finn, his wife Tess and their nine year old twins Rory and Keeva, uproot and relocate to Phuket. The family settle in […]

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Phuket Pub Quiz Nights

Filed in All posts, Lifestyle, About Phuket by on November 1, 2013
Phuket Pub Quiz Nights

Do you know: a)  Who played the titular role in the 2000 movie Shaft? b)  Where is the most Northerly railway station in mainland Britain? c)  What is the title of REM’s 1988 compilation CD? Answers below If you know the answers to these questions (or are mildly interested to know) then a fun night […]

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