Saturday, 26 September 2015

Phuket Town - Street Market

There are a number of markets in Phuket and I find them all good place to see a lot of different things.

Mango and Sticky Rice is always a bonus.
This particular market is on Ranong Road and on the road that links to Krabi Road - Phisai Sapphakit Alley at approximately 8am in the morning.

Would you like to share a Durian?
I now watch far more than I ever did previously - and you see a lot more.

Well I hope that 'Health and Safety' don't reach us here in Phuket!

The Thai people can always share a smile with you...


A time to say hello

Take some time out of your visit to recognise how the locals live their lives in Phuket - it is their home and is a very special place for us.

Previous Posts
 2) An Introduction (2013)
 3) Inside the market (2014)
 4) An early morning (2015)

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Street Foods - Mango & Sticky Rice

This must be the thing you eat whilst you are here in Phuket - but where do you go to find it?

On the side of the road is easily the best place!

Freshly sliced mango, sticky rice, coconut cream and toasted sesame seeds.

Not expensive either - but this lady has a iPad, there is money to be made!

(if you do not like the roadside the best restaurant for this dish is Rimtang)

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Nightmare in (closed)

Nightmare in is something which I saw whilst having to take an enormous detour around Tesco!

What is this - have a look at their Website   


"Nightmare In Phuket" is an interactive horror theatre, or rather a journey into the realm of darkness in the style of the American haunted house and magic castle ride.
Our aim is to create a terrifying, adrenaline-fuelled, spectacular and thrilling ride, which will leave our brave visitors, between the ages of 14 and 99, with a lasting memory.
Our "stark raving" performers await our thrill-seeking, fear-hungry visitors in an environment of unique sets and props over 600 square metres (30-40 mins), with special sound and light effects.
Are you brave enough to enter and face your fears?
Then there are more images here.
BUT - what is it?


1. NO SMOKING and/or open flames! Those who break this rule will be removed from NIGHTMARE IN PHUKET premises, and will be prosecuted.
2. The consumption of alcohol is FORBIDDEN!
3. IT IS FORBIDDEN to bring a gun, knife or any other weapon to the show premises, whether carried with a permit or not! NIGHTMARE IN PHUKET reserves the right to refuse entry to those whose behaviour threatens the safety of anyone on site.
4. PERFORMERS MUST NOT be touched! Those who touch or damage/harm the performers, the sets or props may be ejected from the NIGHTMARE IN PHUKET premises and will be liable for PROSECUTION.

5. Please look after your valuables! NIGHTMARE IN PHUKET will not be liable for any theft, loss or damage to clothes and possessions.
6. Entry is STRICTLY LIMITED to those over 14 years of age! Entry is at own risk!
7. The use of flashlights, LASER POINTERS and/or any other lights (including phone screens) is FORBIDDEN.
8. The use of any sound or image recording device is FORBIDDEN! Those found to be using such devices will be immediately removed from the NIGHTMARE IN PHUKET premises.
9.  NIGHTMARE IN PHUKET makes every effort to ensure a safe environment! Any person or persons who run, push past others, fail to obey safety instructions will be immediately removed from the NIGHTMARE IN PHUKETpremises.
10. There are NO refunds, all sales are final! NIGHTMARE IN PHUKET is one of the most terrifying and best haunted spectacles in Phuket. Those who fail to complete the show and choose to leave before the end cannot reclaim the price of their ticket!
11. The show is NOT recommended for pregnant women, those suffering from heart conditions or those living with mental illness! ENTRY ENTIRELY AT OWN RISK! Powerful lights, strobe effects, loud sound effects, moving puppets and sudden scares are employed.
The entire NIGHTMARE IN PHUKET staff works to ensure that you may experience the most frightening show possible. These few simple rules are designed to ensure that you leave us with the right kind of unforgettable memory.
Email: none
Phone Number: none
Approximate Price: none
Address: bypass road leaving Tesco to Airport
Hours: 12:00 - 22:00

Monday, 14 September 2015

Wat Jaya Mangla Temple - วัดใหญ่ชัยมงคล (Ayutthaya)


Wat Jaya Mangla Temple was one of the many Wats we visited in Ayutthaya - a wonderful visit.

What more can I add to the pictures - well nothing.

Beautifully preserved.

Beautifully looked after.

More photographs here.


Monday, 7 September 2015

Phuket Thai Cooking School

"Phuket Thai Cookery School is definitely the one and only place in Phuket island that offers you a haven of peace and serenity away from hustle of the city. 

Nestled in a pristine beach paradise on Siray beach, Phuket Thai Cookery School allows you comfort and serenity while cooking favourite Thai dishes and enjoying your home made delicious meal. 

At the Phuket Thai Cookery School, you will feel relaxed by the beautiful natural surroundings from crystal clear water to the panoramic ocean view that is just a stone throw from your kitchen. You can walk off your food along the beach or lay down on our soft cushions and pillows provided on our wooden sundeck in your siesta break."

Phuket Thai Cooking School is one of the many places that have lessons in Thai cooking whilst you are in Phuket - but my friends chose to come here.

I wonder if it tasted okay?

They were thrilled - it was a lot of fun.

A lot of fun - but the cooking schools never do the washing up!!!!

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

How to eat your noodles

On your trip to Phuket you must visit a local Noodle Shop – take a trip into Phuket Town to arrive before 5 pm, because sometimes the more popular noodle shops are very busy and are sold out. This set is from Mee Ton Poe 3.

When you are served your noodles there is usually two pieces of cutlery – a pair of chopsticks and a ‘noodle spoon’.

Which one to order is your next thing to organise? This can be done by simply pointing at the menu, using a Food App called ‘The Thai Talking Food Menu' or learning the name of one dish - ‘Hokkien Noodles’ is a good start.

The next set of objects thing in every local Thai Noodle restaurant is the condiments.

1) The dried chilli powder

2) The fish or bean sauce

3) The sliced chilli in vinegar

4) Sugar and / or salt

The difficulty is to judge how much of each condiment you want – try half a spoon of each ingredient at a time and take a taste. Start in the order above with each one to test it and see what effect that it has.

Enjoy your noodles – eating them with the chopstick and the soup with the special noodle spoon!