Not quite about Phuket but an entertaining story none the less - only in Thailand. A Company that brews beer in Thailand produce a calendar of Thai women with painted outfits on.
The staff member who distributed the poster has since resigned..... BUT ........
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Well the news about the Fake Dental Trade in Thailand is back -
Well I have to admit to not being the purveyor of this - that belongs to Jamie in Phuket.
You cannot have an overview of the whole island but it does give you a good idea of what is happening today.
Here are 2 links to Phuket's Beach Web Cams
Is there a need in Phuket for a HI-Tech Car Wash?
What is wrong with the boys? - our favourite are the ones in Central carpark.
We missed having Ray Clemence at the Cape Panwa Hotel - he stayed somewhere else :-(
The contract for the lifeguards on Phuket has finished? - click here
The market in Phuket Town should be opening in February 2010.
It cost 167 million Baht, it was completed on the 23rd June 2009 - the buildings are 4 stories and there are a total of 27 shophouses - work that one out?
I am able to do all of the Suduko's in the Bangkok Post BUT when they put 2 number 1's in the same line then you do question whether the crossword is right! That is my excuse for never finishing a crossword and I am not getting better!
Loy Krathong Celebrations - a Lady boy Miss Noppamas - not my choice but it did make page 2 in the Phuket Gazette.
Phuket International Women's Club celebrates 20 years.
The MV Doulous - the 'World's largest floating book fair' arrived in Phuket Deep Sea Port for a week - i have a plethora of books so I do not think that I will be making a visit
It has recently reported that the ship has been delayed in Singapore.........
A cable car between Cape Promthep and Koh Kaew Pissadan? Will this go the same way as the tunnel to Patong?
"Keep Phuket Clean" - Friday December the 4th - www.summerinphuket.com
Missed the Great Rubber Duck Race at Canal Village!
There are 20 Belgium Beauties staying at the Cape Panwa Hotel - there is a press release from the TAT regarding their stay in Phuket.
There is a Miss Belgium website 'live' which has a lot of recent photographs of their stay.
TAT and the Cape Panwa Website and Blog will keep you up to date with what they are doing - watch this space.
Claudia's my fav....
If you would like to vote please visit a website organised just for this purpose.
No I am not going to source a photograph.
If you really want to know more please visit the Phuket Gazette for more information - it was published on 26 October 2009 in the Queer News Section.
In a week the Jet Ski debacle in Phuket is over - Politics in Thailand does certainly move fast!!! - and there are insurance companies involved - watch this space.
Interesting concept - 'LadyBoys' are targeted by the police because they take money from tourists in Patong. This is ahead of the visit of US Navy ships - does this mean that the US Navy ships are taken advantage of by them and the girls don't?
Interesting - things to in Phuket for your kids - click here.
Did I understand it all - not a hope. The people who were part of the Phuket Vegetarian Festival were people who believed in what it was.
The day started early and we quickly met some people who were part of the Festival.
This MUST have hurt - i am unable to understand how they are able to this unless they are possessed or 'out of it' - click here if you would like to see more of this stomach wrenching displays.
The carnival atmosphere was electric and i was totally drawn into it all - even picking up a wrist bracelet given out by a spirit medium. There was a plethora of people who were pierced in a plethora of different ways - click here if you want to see some photographs of them.
The procession included people outside their homes with a table of offerings set up to welcome the blessings of the spirit mediums.
Following this came the noise of the firecrackers and **** they did make a noise - many photographers and people involved in the parade did have ear plugs or ears stuffed with cotton wool - click here for a small flavour of what I saw.
I tried to collate a number of videos together but nothing could encompass the feeling of being in all that chaos. I have compiled three videos which I have uploaded
I was interested enough to find out a bit more about Fire Walking and after reading this article about Fire Walking I did feel that it was a con.
There are interesting reports in the Phuket Gazette - have a look.
This video was quite disturbing but interesting - click here
Kasemkij company expanding into other areas of business - this is another excuse to visit Chang Mai for me!
I wonder how this would be viewed as Health and Safety for employees?
A prominent feature of this celebration was the number of red turtle shaped cakes – Ang Koo.
The tiny shrine was hidden down a back street - we had to ask the driver Mardchahood to come to find it for us – it was amazing. We were welcomed like old friends into the shrine and we met two lovely Thai / Chinese people who told us what to do.
We took the turtle into the shrine and purchased 18 joss sticks and 4 candles all carefully wrapped together with paper.
We lit 2 candles at the front of the shrine from a perpetual flame.
We lit the joss sticks and placed 3 of them at the front of the shrine.
We paid our respects to the Buddah before entering, on our knees and bowing 3 times.
We lit the joss sticks, placed 3 of them at the front and entered the shrine.
We were led to a very small corridor behind the shrine where we were in a tiny corridor with tiny ornate Chinese figures – similar to those at the Chinese Temple that I had previously visited with the guest. In here there were 5 places to put 3 joss sticks in. We moved carefully through here and back to the front.
We were then led to a small ceremonial stove outside where we undid the roll of papers The papers were held together with a smaller bit of tissue paper and I can find no information as to why it is like this. Watch this space.
We lit the tissue paper from a perpetual flame and threw it into the oven.
One by one we then lit the pieces of paper from the flame in the oven – this was to create a flame to tell the spirits that we have honored them!
We were then told to stay because there was some Thai Dancing in a few minutes – we waited 2 minutes and the there was some Thai dancing – this was a truly amazing and wonderful experience for us all.