Artikel tagged “Lifestyle”

  • Top Ten Roast Dinners in Phuket

    Top Ten Roast Dinners in Phuket

    Many of us are away from home living as ‘expats’ on this tropical island and while we all love Thai food, especially street local food, sometimes we miss the comforts of home. And what’s more homely than our extensively researched (we love a good roast) Top Ten Sunday Roasts, in no particular order. 1

  • Upcycling the Oceans – sustainable solutions for Thailand’s ocean plastic

    Upcycling the Oceans – sustainable solutions for Thailand’s ocean plastic

    Photo from Marca España Thailand says it will be the first Asian country to join a global initiative to clean up its oceans and waterways around Bangkok, Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Phuket. Lonely Planet reports that Upcycling the Oceans is an effort spearheaded by the Ecoalf Foundation. The projects gets local fishermen removing plastic from the waters.

  • Sell now or sell later?

    Sell now or sell later?

    Property insights from Bill Barnett of c9hotelworks.com One of the most common mistakes by property developers in hot markets or with premium properties is the misconception that a fast sell-out is good.

  • Khao Phra Theao – Phuket’s new eco-tourism destination

    Khao Phra Theao – Phuket’s new eco-tourism destination

    Phuket’s Governor, Noraphat Plodthong, has announced today (September 13), that after surveying the non-hunting area of Khao Phra Theao, he has planned to make it a destination for eco-tourism and a nature study route. The 22.28 square kilometers of lush rainforest mountain features a long list of wildlife such as gibbons, mouse deer, wild boar, wild fowl, green pit viper and many kinds of birds. “The forest also covers two waterfalls, Bang Pae and Tonsai, which are about 4 kilometers away from each other.

  • Maya Bay – The silence, the turquoise waters, the serenity. The crowds!

    Maya Bay – The silence, the turquoise waters, the serenity. The crowds!

    Imagine visiting the set of a famous Hollywood movie. In this case “the Beach’ with Leonardo DiCaprio

  • Saphan Hin green upgrades and Old Phuket Town cabling goes underground

    Saphan Hin green upgrades and Old Phuket Town cabling goes underground

    Phuket’s Mayor plans to make Saphan Hin Park the ‘lungs of Phuket’ and to put all the electric cables for the whole Phuket Old Town area underground. “Saphan Hin Park is a seaside public park that now needs renovation as it has been decayed because of the content exposure to salt water and the sea air damaging the stone retaining wall,” said Phuket Mayor, Somjai Suwansupana. “The walk way along the sea of Saphan Hin is also affected by the erosion and could be possible dangerous to people walking in the area.” After receiving a 166 million Baht budget previously from the Phuket Public Works and Town & Country Planning, Phuket’s Mayor is planning to renovate the dam perimeter and improve approximately 900 metres of landscaping.

  • The Ultimate Currency

    The Ultimate Currency

    “A human being, like a business, makes profits and suffers losses. For a human being, however, the ultimate currency is not money, nor is it any external measure, such as fame, fortune, or power. The ultimate currency for a human being is happiness.” TAL BEN-SHAHAR If the ultimate currency is happiness, why do we keep paying high interest rates to a middle man

  • Ten year ‘Geeza Visa’ now available for Retirees in Thailand.

    Ten year ‘Geeza Visa’ now available for Retirees in Thailand.

    The 10-year visa for foreign retirees is now available at an Immigration office near you. Besides the top Immigration officer’s announcement today many offices are unaware of the change and new availability of the 10 year visa option.

  • Phuket Kata Beach

    Phuket News: Phuket Urlauber stirbt am Kata Beach

    Phuket: Ein Schweizer Tourist starb gestern beim Schwimmen am Kata Beach. Die Rettungsschwimmer vom Kata Karon Beach fanden den leblosen Körper des Schweizers im Wasser treibend und zogen ihn an Land. Dort leisteten die Retter sofort Erste Hilfe und brachten den Bewusstlosen anschließend in das Krankenhaus von Patong. Die Polizei von Kathu konnten nur noch [...]

  • Phuket Patong Bar

    Phuket News: Deutsche Kleinganoven und Polizei betrügen Touristen

    Am Freitag war ein Treffen der Tourismus Industrie mit Vertretern des Innenministeriums und das Thema war ausländische Kleinganoven, die in Cooperation mit der Polizei von Phuket Touristen betrügen. Teilweise soll es auch zu Handgreiflichkeiten gekommen sein. Vertreter der Tourismus Industrie gaben zahlreiche Beschwerden an die Offiziellen weiter. Mittlerweile täglich würde es Beschwerden von Touristen geben, [...]