Thursday, August 25, 2016

Tin Mining in Phuket - an introduction


Tin Mining is something I first learnt about because I had close friends who worked for Thaisarco in Phuket - even getting a tour of the smelter...



Then there was the time that I wanted to have a coffee again in Phuket but Coffee Circle was not open so I wandered around a round-about with this vehicle around it...



The next time was when I was asked to find out about the culture and history of Phuket - so I went to the Phuket Cultural Centre.



Then there was the Kathu Tin Mine Museum to find out information.



Then there are the links from the Phuket Thai Hua Museum in Phuket Town.

There are a lot of things to investigate...


Monday, August 22, 2016

มูลนิธิกุศลธรรมภูเก็ต



มูลนิธิกุศลธรรมภูเก็ต is a Chinese Shrine a number of times because it is a wonderful example.


What drew me this time was the amount of 'weapons' which were distributed throughout the temple.




I would imagine that there use is the Phuket Vegetarian Festival.



I do not think that they are actually used like this but this is the only time that I have seen them out of their 'places' in the Chinese Temples.




After looking at these items I then found myself looking at all of the Chinese paintings adorning the walls - i would imagine that they all have some meaning behind them but I am currently unable to find a source for this.






Beautiful...


Not forgetting that it was the people who took me to Phuket International Hospital during a Phuket Vegetarian Festival.




Previous Post
 2) April 2014 - for a coffin
 3) October 2012 - injury at Phuket Vegetarian Festival





Friday, August 19, 2016

Ganesha shop


Whilst I was sitting having a coffee in Ezzi coffee and saw this amazing shop across the road.


There certainly is an increase in interest in Ganesha in Thailand and here is a shop selling so much for you if that is what you are looking for.







Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Phuket Tin Mining Museum

Well we still haven't managed to get here yet BUT I did find some more information for my readers

Here's Jamie's review
and
here's Dawn's review

There are a number of others on the net to read but I am never sure if they are advertisements.