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  • Tom 3:23 pm on December 3, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , beach, , , King Cup, Ko Aso, Ko Hi, Ko Kaeo Noi, Nai Harn Beach, , , Phuket King Cup Regatta, Phuket King’s Regatta, Phuket Regatta, ,   

    23rd Phuket King´s Cup Regatta on its 2nd day 

    Phuket King’s Regatta

    Phuket King’s Regatta

    Asia’s biggest and most popular regatta, the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, is in its 2nd day of racing today with a fleet of 111 boats across 11 divisions.

    All fleets will converge at the Ko Kaeo Noi first gate before leaving for Ko Hi and Ko Aso islands. They will head back through two gates and then finish at Nai Harn Beach.

    The race is held for 5 days, with the last day coinciding with HM the King’s 82nd birthday anniversary on 5 December.

    Athletes representing 33 nations will attend this year’s competition and it will attract 2,000 visitors. (More …)

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  • Tom 8:43 pm on December 1, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , beach, dinosaurs, , , , , , , natural tourist attraction, Philippine, , Sattahip, Sattahip bay, Sattahip Beach, , sea turtles, , Thai turtles, , , , , , ,   

    Protected Thai turtles in Sattahip 

    Sattahip bay

    Sattahip bay: Flickr.com

    Despite being hunted as food and medicine in some countries, turtles, the ancient symbols of longevity which outlived the dinosaurs, survive well in Sattahip under the care of the Royal Thai Navy.

    The Royal Thai Navy has a role in the protection of turtles in response to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s concern on the preservation of Thai turtles. A center has been established with an aim to nurture the sea turtles and return as much as possible to the sea.

    The Sea Turtle Conservation Center was set up on the coast of Sattahip bay in 1992 with the help of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to promote the place as a natural tourist attraction. The area is under the responsibility of the Air and Coastal Defense Command of the Royal Thai Navy. (More …)

     
  • Tom 11:00 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: beach, , , Foreigner, , insurance, Jet Ski, Jet Ski insurance, Jet Ski operators, , , nationals, , Patong Beach, Patong Beach Phuket, , ,   

    Jet Ski insurance scheme to boost number of Jet Ski rental operators in Phuket 

    The number of Jet Ski customers is believed to increase after the announcement of the Jet Ski insurance scheme on 26 November 2009.

    Deputy Chairperson of Phuket Jet Ski Club Mr Singthong Charoensab said related offices had been working to tackle Jet Ski scams in Phuket. Foreigners will not be tricked or charge an extra fee as the newly Jet Ski insurance scheme will be introduced to gain back the customer’s trust. (More …)

     
  • Tom 7:05 pm on September 16, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , authenticity, , beach, , currency exchange rates, , , Discovery Center, , , glitzy show, , , , MBK, , , nightlife, Ratchaprasong, , , Siam Square, , , , , , , , , traditional Irish pub, , , , uiet bar, ,   

    Thailand: World’s Leading Destination for Value for Money 

    Thailand World Destination Value for Money

    With fluctuating oil prices, dwindling global economies and volatile currency exchange rates, travelers are now, more than ever, seeking out tourism destinations which offer the upmost value for money.

    This is where Thailand, the Land of Smiles and the tourism epicenter of Southeast Asia steps in and paves the way; a country where those with higher spending power can enjoy a luxury 5-star hotel room (Luxury Hotels Thailand) for just a 100 Euro and an exquisitely romantic buffet dinner cruise for 60 Euro. Then, for those on a budget (Budget Hotels Thailand)  an exotically located beach bungalow (Beach Resorts Reservations) can be had for 15 Euro and a dish of tasty shrimp fried rice for even less than a Euro. (More …)

     
  • Tom 7:13 pm on September 4, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , beach, Club 8, Crescendo, Crystal Night, electronic, , , , , , GreenSpace, GreenSpace party, Guests, Heineken, Heineken GreenSpace party, , indie pop, Jamaica, , Little Roy, lounge, , , , Radklao Amaradit, reggae, , , singer, songwriter, Sweden, TBone, , , yachts   

    How Green is that Space 

    Gab & Little Roy

    Gab & Little Roy

    Heineken organises the second of its musical standoffs, pitting three foreign acts against local favourites

    The second Heineken GreenSpace party and music festival takes place on Saturday at Pattaya’s Ocean Marina Yacht Club and it promises to be a blast with three international acts handpicked by Montonn “Jay” Jira going head to head with local favourites under the night skies.

    Jay headed to Europe to find the artists for the show, choosing Little Roy, a legendary reggae singer and songwriter from Jamaica, who will jam with Thai ska outfit TBone; Crystal Night, a modern jazz band from France, who’ll appear with Radklao Amaradit; and Club 8, an indie pop/electronic group from Sweden, to team up with ETC. (More …)

     
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