Phuket Happenings - December 2013 + January 2014

Wat Chalaong Temple Fair 2014
This was certainly a busy month with so much going on I thought that I would miss this month out!

In fact I don't know how much we actually did because it seemed like we never stopped! 

The month began with rain so I was a little worried but...

So what else happened?

Chaos in Bangkok with the collapsing of the Government but who replaces them?
We cannot elect a Government because the current political party would be re-elected - wouldn't they?

Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut led a ceremony at Saphan Hin on Sunday to free 22 cows and over a million marine animals in honor of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 86th birthday on December 5th.
I liked this story.

The Killer of a US Marine whilst in Phuket (Lee Aldhouse) is
"happy to serve time in Thailand"
- not sure what this means?

A Phuket Visa Run crashes in Malaysia
- another reason not to take a Visa-Run...

Tourists cost the hospitals a fortune in Healthcare but no compulsory Insurance.
So much is left as unpaid bills.
- i doubt this will go away...

Phuket Town is a place to visit in Phuket and I hope that it does not get hijacked by 'entrepreneurs' and left ravaged.

- this is not just my opinion

A bus slips off Kata Hill and the cement bags fall
are there guidelines? NO

The Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) takes water pollution samples
 of Phuket Beaches but results are kept secret

The Phuket Taxi scandal at Central Festival slows down
- much like the traffic outside then!

A tourist dies after fall from Jet-Ski 
another reason not to hire one. 

Phuket prisoner electrocute after climbing over electric fence.
guess they are plugged in 
- as the speed cameras do not have film they assumed wrong

Karon Beach is named as Phuket's Deadliest Beach 
- not a welcome prize and what will be done about this?

Ghost riding Russian drives motorbike in the wrong lane and has an accident
and what does this tell you?

Bad Spirits are to blame for the increase in accidents? (sic)
I wonder who laughed when this was printed?

Thailand and 7-eleven launch anti-plastic bag campaign 
- i haven't noticed it here in Phuket.

Foreigners posing as deaf people to receive donations 
and their passports stamped and they were asked to leave?

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