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Miscommunication is the devil

29 April 2010 – 10 h 11 min |

When I first arrived in Bangkok, I stayed in Bang Lamphu, in the north west of Bangkok near the Democracy Monument. The MRT and BTS mass transit lines don’t go out there and – when …

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Water sports in Phuket

2 September 2014 – 8 h 17 min |

Phuket is getting an international recognition nowadays for water sports. There are many spots on the island for people who want to learn or improve surfing and other water sports.
So go ahead and take the plunge!

Windsurfing-in-Phuket

Windsurf and kite surf

In the West coast, 8 beaches have special facilities for windsurfing and kite surfing like in Rawai, Karon, Kata, Bangtao and Patong, where several shops are specialized for windsurfing.
You will enjoy yourself between November and April, when the sea and the wind are adequate for both sports.
If you are a beginner, you can take some lessons especially with hotels or tour operators.

 

Surf

Phuket has become a popular destination for surfing. Indeed, it hosts since 1999 international suSurfing-in-Phuketrfing competitions like The Phuket
Surfing Contest in Kata Beach, The Kalim Surf Contest and The Kamala Go Surfing Contest, in September.
The best places for surfing are on the West coast of Phuket, between Surin and Nai Harn during the monsoon season, from April to November. During that season, you will appreciate fully the rhythm of sea waves.

You do not know how to surf and you want to start? Go to Surf House Phuket in Kata where you will learn to slide on artificial waves before trying to tame the beautiful waves of Andaman Sea. For about 20€ the first hour, you will assimilate the basic techniques.

Sailing

thailand_sailing_1Phuket is the first destination of South East Asia for sailing. In fact, it hosts the annual Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, which is the largest and the most famous regatta in Asia. Inaugurated in 1997 to celebrate the 60th birthday of His Majesty the King of Thailand, it takes place every year during the first week of December.
Phuket is well-known for sailing, for this is an area where the surrounding islands, beaches and crystal clear sea are stunning.
Starting from the large port of Ao Chalong, located in the South of Phuket, you can navigate in peace in the Andaman Sea, to the Koh Phi Phi islands in the South East, or to the Surin and Similan islands in the West of Phuket.

Canoeing

sea-cave-canoe3Kayaking is ideal for visiting the bays and islands around Phuket, throughout the year.
Take a guide from a local operator, and go to discover the famous Krabi or Phang Nga Bay where you will be amazed by the numerous underwater caves and interior lagoons. This eco activity will fascinate you with the floral and faunal diversity, which is accessible only by canoe.

Scuba diving

dive2Phuket is one of the 10 best destinations in the world to scuba dive.
The best season for scuba diving and snorkeling is between October and May, but throughout the year, the water is warm, clear and full of aquatic mysteries: you can see large shoals of fish, manta rays, whale sharks or you can admire the amazing coral gardens.
Why not try also a cave diving to find out the many magic hidden caves and tunnels?
Clubs and professional centers will offer you full equipment and excursions and of course, you will not forget it soon.

Useful information about golf in Thailand

20 August 2014 – 8 h 52 min |

Beyond the high quality of its golf courses, Thailand is also renowned to be the golfer’s paradise for its attractive prices.
With its tropical climate and landscapes, Thailand is legitimately the number 1 Asian destination when it …

Transport development in Phuket

15 August 2014 – 9 h 52 min |

Phuket is becoming one of the top tourist and economic destination of the Kingdom. To support the development of the largest island in Thailand, several infrastructure projects, particularly in terms of transport are in progress …

Bangkok gets on the bus – BRT

24 May 2010 – 7 h 36 min |

Bangkok’s expats received a major lifestyle boost this week with the launch of BRT, a luxury bus system poised to open up new neighbourhoods for accommodation and socialising.
The first route of the BRT – or …

Fruit paradise

15 May 2010 – 5 h 45 min |

After lunch, it is our routine to stroll over to the fruit vendor to pick up our dessert. We choose what we like and come back to the office with small plastic bags of fruits …

B-Boys in Bangkok

14 May 2010 – 8 h 00 min |

On 6 May, the Emporium, one of Bangkok’s most exclusive fashion malls, became the arena for ‘B-Boy Battle of the year 2010’. Five-man break-dance teams each got 10 minutes to impress an enthusiastic crowd gathered …

Korean Wave in Thailand

6 May 2010 – 12 h 07 min |

Walking down the street, I hear the Korean song Oh sung by Girls’ Generation. Turning on the television at the weekend, at the primetime evening slot of 7pm, I find Sundukyeonwang, a Korean drama that …

The Outlaw of the road or The Savior?

24 April 2010 – 7 h 53 min |

Red and green traffic lights keep on changing, but the cars just wouldn’t move. Maybe the last time the cars moved was 20 minutes ago.

It’s a fur cop! Thailand’s police go ape…

3 April 2010 – 6 h 20 min |

Thailand’s police force risks confirming what many had long suspected about their recruitment policy…

Soccer-haters make Thailand their goal

2 April 2010 – 7 h 25 min |

A survey has found that Thailand is among the top destinations for holidaymakers fleeing the World Cup, but they could be in for a surprise…

Bangkok wins top-ten airport ranking

26 March 2010 – 7 h 30 min |

Suvarnabhumi Airport has climbed into the top ranks of the world’s airports, overcoming a shaky start and disruptive ghosts