Saturday, December 25, 2010

Phuket Aquarium (2)





Jemma asked me to see the fish and the turtles and it was easy to oblige.

We wandered around the plethora of fish that were on display - Jemma enjoyed the electric eel and the moving walkway where a sting ray swam over her the best.

Don’t forget to visit on the Feeding times on Saturdays and Sundays!  

The entrance fee is still minimal, an adult is 100 Baht and a child is 50 Baht – if your child is below 108cm they are free - so Jemma does not have to pay - but she soon will have to.
Don't forget to ask very politely to visit the Phuket Marine Biological Research Station - where they breed turtles which are released periodically.

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Para-surfing



After a previous blog - we had another guest on Cape Panwa Beach have a go - fascinating stuff - it was a good day for it, check wind guru for wind rating.


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Friday, November 26, 2010

Dino Park (2)

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If your child likes dinosaurs then this place is wonderful.  We do go by the local bus and pay direct to the company but there are a number of agencies who will book for you.


For my daughter and I the bus is entertaining and not expensive.


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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Guan Choon Tong Herbal Store in Phuket Town



I always marvel at this place on the corner of Thalang Road in Phuket Town - a real Chinese Herbal Store.  The smell and the atmosphere is wonderful, another place that is worth wandering around Phuket town for.


Click here for a beautiful review of Guan Choon Tong Herbal Store here - definitely worth a visit - the couple on the right of the photograph were happy.


 
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Friday, November 19, 2010

Indoor Child Play areas in Phuket


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There are certainly a plethora of Indoor Child Play Areas throughout Phuket.  My daughter insists on having a play - okay the rides are a little old but they please her to no end.


There are also 'soft rooms' throughout Phuket.
Here are some - but not all.


Ocean Department Store - Rides 
Tesco / Lotus - Rides and Soft Room
Big C - Rides and big Soft Room
Index - Soft Room




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Friday, November 12, 2010

Bang Pae Waterfall


Bang Pae Waterfall is located in Khao Phra Thaeo National Park 22 kilometers north of Phuket Town on the way to the airport. 

Whilst you are here you must visit the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project where they try to rescue pet gibbons from the Public and integrate them back into the wild.  Please visit and leave a donation.
my visit to the GRP



Found a nice web guide to the Waterfalls in Phuket but there are more...

Monday, November 1, 2010

Phuket Nail art



This shop is on the top floor of Central Department Store outside Phuket Town - a real hit with my daughter (who is three) who sat patiently whilst she had butterflies painted on her fingers.




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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Dino Park



"Daddy - want go see dinosaurs and golf"


Dino Park is our choice of destination today.


My daughter is three and this place is high on her priorities along with the elephants, monkeys and gibbons - but not quite as high as the butterflies and NO i am not trying to teach her to play golf - i even refuse the score cards but the cold towels are a nice gesture.


To pay when you get there I think that it was 240 Baht for an adult and 180 for a child but forgot to write this down - guess we'll have to go again, my daughter won't mind. 


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Monday, October 4, 2010

Phuket Shooting Range - animals, machines and GUNS




There are a plethora of activities at the Phuket Shooting Range - where do I start?




The Monkey Show is ......... a monkey show, not my choice personally but my daughter loved it - but 50 Baht for one banana was a bit steep I thought.



The Elephant Trek was wonderful - through the grounds at the back, we had a lovely mahout who made a straw grasshopper for my daughter.




The Go-Kart was busy but the Paintball was very quiet.


The Guns were loud at Phuket Shooting range. We did not have a go but this family did have a go - and they loved it!!

The Cobra show was apparently available but i declined on that one, there was also Archery and more, Kinaree House was closed (22 September 2010) but we did go to the Green Man next door for lunch - blog to follow.....

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Amulet alley in Phuket Town



There is a tiny alley between Phang Nga Road and Rassada Road which is always fascinating - there are always a row of happy men and women sitting with a tray of Buddhist amulets.




In front of these people are other people looking through small magnifying glasses at the amulets. There is a lovely description and interview of a vendor here - please have a look.


But if you ever visit it is a lovely place to visit - but please always pay respect to the images.



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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Heroines Monument and National Museum


The story seems to be interesting but I cannot find out the truth.


In 1785 there were two sisters Thao Thep Kasattri and Thao Sri Soontorn who dressed a great number of the women of Phuket as warriors whilst the Burmese were trying to invade Phuket. The two sisters were able to pull off such a convincing job that the Burmese were duped into believing that there were soldier reinforcements in Phuket supplied by Bangkok that the Burmese turned away......


There is also a Thalang National Museum not far from this point - it was established in 1985 and I have read very little about it apart from the above link to Wikipedia.  It indicated that there are exhibitions of life in old Phuket and is open daily.


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