Archive for December, 2013

Traditional Thai Dance

Filed in Articles, Lifestyle, About Phuket by on December 17, 2013
Traditional Thai Dance

The Thai traditional dances are defined by their gracious and hypnotic hand movements and intricate costumes. A story is told using hand movements and poses to convey a separate meaning or emotion such as love, anger, happiness or sorrow. The elegantly performed traditional Thai dance varies in many forms from district to district but are […]

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Phuket’s Full Moon Party

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Phuket’s Full Moon Party

The much publicised Chinese ‘Jade Rabbit’ mission to the moon has over shadowed Phuket’s planned first Luna landing. PASA (Phuket Aeronautics and Space Attempt) announced its own ambitious plans for a launch of the dubiously named ‘Rampant Rabbit‘ craft sometime next year. The Director of the space mission, Mr. Lun Atik, has said “Over the […]

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Strange Laws in Thailand

Filed in All posts, Articles, Lifestyle, About Phuket by on December 4, 2013
Strange Laws in Thailand

One of the stranger laws in Thailand is that it is illegal to leave your house without wearing underwear. There doesn’t appear to be any reports of anyone actually being arrested or fined for this heinous offence, but any kilt wearing Scotsmen visiting Phuket might like to take note. Driving without wearing a shirt is […]

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‘Don’t Thai To Me’

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‘Don’t Thai To Me’

New slang words and phrases enter languages all the time – ‘Selfie’ was named word of the year for 2013 by Oxford Dictionaries after its usage increased by 17,000% over the last 12 months. The Selfie, a picture taken of one self normally with a smart phone or webcam, beat other contenders such as ‘Twerk’ […]

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Traditional Thai Massage in Phuket

Filed in Articles, Lifestyle, About Phuket by on December 2, 2013
Traditional Thai Massage in Phuket

Thailand is well known for its traditional massage parlors. Last year Thailand broke the Guinness World Record for mass massage with an astonishing 641 therapists simultaneously performing a 12 minute massage on volunteers; more than doubling the previous record held by Australia in 2010. Phuket has hundreds of massage shops and spas dotted around the […]

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‘Patong Eye’ – Phuket has London in its Sight

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‘Patong Eye’ – Phuket has London in its Sight

Plans for a London Eye style Ferris wheel to be built in Patong, (Phuket News) have sparked the imagination of local officials – further plans to Londonise Phuket that may or may not be in the pipeline include: Sarasin Bridge will be converted into a London Tower Bridge, a spokesman for the project said “the […]

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