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Phuket’s Full Moon Party

Filed in All posts, In the News, Articles, Lifestyle by on December 17, 2013
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’

Filed in All posts, In the News, Articles by on December 2, 2013
‘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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‘Patong Eye’ – Phuket has London in its Sight

Filed in All posts, In the News, Articles by on December 2, 2013
‘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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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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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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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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Loy Krathong Festival – Phuket 2013

Filed in All posts, Articles, Lifestyle, About Phuket by on November 1, 2013
Loy Krathong Festival – Phuket 2013

Beauty Pageants, Chinese lanterns and fingernails set afloat can only mean one thing – celebrations for this year’s annual Loy Krathong event will take place across Thailand on the evening of the full moon on 17th November. The festival is a hugely popular and fun family event in Phuket. Loy (or Loi) in Thai means […]

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