In the News

Here CyanSiam Real Estate will attempt to keep you informed of relevent and recent developments on the island or within Thailand. Whether you are intending to make a long term move to Phuket or just visiting on holiday it is important that you keep abreast of certain changes.

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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‘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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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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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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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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Women’s Beach Volleyball – Phuket 2013

Filed in All posts, In the News, Articles, Lifestyle, About Phuket by on November 1, 2013
Women’s Beach Volleyball – Phuket 2013

The Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Women’s Beach Volleyball World Tour is returning to Karon Beach kicking off, or rather hitting off, on Tuesday 29th October 2013. The tournament runs for 6 days with the final being held on Sunday 3rd November. Over 50 teams from around the world will be competing in the largest […]

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Hollywood Returns to Thailand

Filed in All posts, In the News, Lifestyle, About Phuket by on October 17, 2013
Hollywood Returns to Thailand

Production of the new movie The Coup, staring Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell, is due to start in Thailand at the end of 2013. The story centres around an American family in South-East Asia caught up in a violent uprising. Pursued by a ruthless rebel leader, the family must flee to safety. Auditions […]

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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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