Phuket Film Festival - 4th June



Phuket Film Festival is with us.


I am looking forward to Repomen not too sure about Uncle Boonmee....?


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Phuket News ++: May 2010





Beached dolphin dies at Phuket Marine Biological Research.
Apparently there should be no lizards in Patong?
Yasothin Bun Bangfai - Rocket Festival. 5-9 May
They want more money for the market in Phuket Town............

Evidence of a chemtrail in Phuket - a very real issue or an urban myth?


The Phuket Governor is lobbying for lower taxi fares - good luck taking on the taxi firms (see previous blogs). Interesting letter in the Gazette from a driver who drinks and drives because the taxis are so expensive BUT if he kills someone he will advocate all responsibility - watch this space........

German living in Phuket arrested for selling Solar Cells in Germany which do not work


The German Honorary Consul asked Tourist police were 'asked for more understanding' from the Thai police when 'drunken Germans swore at them'
WHY?


I must have lived here too long - John Gray is the second person on my telephone in the expat gallery.


Phuket film festival: Repomen is on me list to see - not sure about watching Uncle Boomee.


They are still using the 'Alpha 6' drug sniffer in Phuket - does it work ?(see GT200) 
"I think dogs are more useful"

Wear your motorbike helmets (even if you are a passenger).............
or else.....
I do not know when that law starts.....

They are still talking about a tunnel to Patong - what a waste of time and money - 
why not drive the other way round?


After an accident on a jet ski - one person is dead and the other driver is being sued by the family.




The winners of Miss Phuket Bike Week were 16 and 15!!!!!!
AND the next week there is a letter of complaint - 
"I agreed with it".
The Phuket Post's response was childish - a newspaper? - 
that replies
 "Keep you posted" 

Got a conundrum - if a boat snags on a fishing line which is illegally fishing does the boat driver have to pay compensation?

         

A trip to Singapore



Where did we stay?  Hotel 81 Dickson
Who did we book with?  Agoda

1st day - Night Safari
video

video

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Thaksin - innocent or guilty or VERY GUILTY



Thaksin is guilty confirmed.


In a phone interview with Thaksin he denies this.


Have a read of this newspaper report who compares
Thaksin to Rupert Murdoch.


Who do you believe?



           
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Visakha Bucha Day





The Visakha Bucha religious ceremony marks the birth, enlightenment, and death of Lord Buddha and is the holiest of all the auspicious Buddhist events. All over the country, Thais visit the temples to listen to sermons by revered monks and make merit. Shortly after sunset (which will be a full moon), candlelit circumambulations take place around major temples while the ritual is observed at temples throughout the country. 

          

Phuket Bicycle ride



Could you find yourself OR me?

Cycling around Phuket Town and Sapan Hin was a lovely way to spend Sunday morning.  The sun was out and there was a cool breeze in the air.

We visited lots of interesting places - I must go back to see the hidden Chinese Temple and the exhibit at the Thavorn Hotel.


An update - more photographs on Phuket Wan.

For more information please visit the Cape Panwa blog.
           
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Bangkok - War Zone / no-man's land



For a beautiful country and a beautiful people - what brought it to this?
MONEY and POWER
Photographs from the Bangkok Post - specifically.


Click on the map to see more.




Then where does tourism go? Bangkok Post.
The tourism sector took the heaviest hit and could lose up to 80 billion baht because at least 47 countries had warned their people about the security situation in Thailand.
Then there is the very strong criticism of the bias of the CNN reporting 
- which I believe does have truth in it


           
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