Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Baby Bloom

I don't know who likes this shop more - Jemma (2 and half) or me?

The shop is full of those bits and pieces that i loved when i was a child - a keyring, a Winnie the Pooh rubber, a scooter and much much more.... if you don't want to spend your money don't go. Then there is a Swensens opposite..
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Monday, 19 July 2010

Phuket Raceweek. 21-25 July

Not an enthusiast of boats I am sorry that I have not gone to great lengths to explain it here.
Check out their website.

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Monday, 12 July 2010

Ocean Plaza

An air conditioned shopping mall in the newer part of Phuket Town.  This is a big building with lots of little shops in selling lots of different things - from having your hand moulded into wax to having a go at Karaoke.

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Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Gibbon Rehabilitation

Please visit the Gibbon Sanctuary - they need your support.

Please remember Gibbons bite.

There are numerous gibbons being used as tourist attractions on Phuket. By paying to have your photo taken with a gibbon you are helping these people to reduce the numbers of wild gibbons and cause suffering to this beautiful animal.Gibbons ensure the health and vitality of the rainforests in which they live. Therefore, their survival must be ensured far into the future. Gibbons are threatened by loss of habitat, but also increasingly, by hunting and the illegal pet market. Remember, each cute baby gibbon you see at a market or beach had its mother shot dead by poachers. This loss destroys the family group forever.

This is where you can help. Don’t have your photograph taken with a gibbon or use the bars they are kept in and don’t buy baby gibbons anywhere. Report any poaching activity seen or heard to the National Park Headquarters or the Natural Resources and Environment Crime Division ( You can report it directly to DNP through their website If we work together we can try and stop this trade. 

When gibbons reach sexual maturity at six or seven years old, they develop large canines and become aggressive. At this stage they may be dumped or killed. Some owners will give the gibbons to organisations like us or to The National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department when they reach sexual maturity. They will then acquire a new baby gibbon which will be easier to handle and more attractive to tourists. If they do decide to keep the gibbons, they may file down or remove their canines and then place the gibbon in a tiny cage or chain it up.

The information above is directly from their website
BUT there is a  bad press.
Make your own mind up.

I wrote the 1st Gibbon blog in 2009

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Hip & Chic @ Siam Indigo

A restaurant which I have always enjoyed for it's mixture of foods is Siam Indigo.  Placed in the heart of Phuket Town adjacent to the 'On On' on Phang Nga road.

It is not only a restaurant but linked to it is a place to go shopping for those bits and pieces that you miss from Europe, style and quality clothing - the Hip and Chic fashion market.  It is on the first Sunday of every month from 3pm to 8pm - the next one is on July the 4th.

I would go for the drinks and watch as my wife wonders around picking up those 'I must have' bits - make a visit.
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