jon cully

Jon relocated to Phuket in 2006 after having worked in UK advertising and graphic design for over 20 years. Diector of Finflix Graphic Design Studio in Chalong, Phuket he controls the Information Technology Department developing the CyanSiam brand websites, marketing strategies and printwork. He also tends to write gibberish due to his artistic temperament and advancing years but hopes you may enjoy some of his ramblings

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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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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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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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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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Phuket Dragons – Dragonboat Club

Filed in All posts, Lifestyle by on July 23, 2013
Phuket Dragons – Dragonboat Club

Dragonboat paddling has been in existance for more than 2,000 years, originally for warfaring, ceremony and tradition but in 1976, with the first international event, became an internationally recognised sport originating via Hong Kong and its Tourism Board. In Phuket there is one official club, the ‘Phuket Dragons’ based in Rawai in the south of […]

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