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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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