Sunday, 28 August 2016

Big C and telephones

Big C is an enormous Shopping Mall which seems to sell everything. The website and what can actually be purchased there is only half of the story - here's a good description - thank you to Phuket Thai Sale.

Shopping: Big C Phuket. Phuket - a place where you can have a good rest, get new unforgettable experience and bring home strange things. For lovers of shopping are located on the island of many different shops, supermarkets and shopping centers. Today, we will evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of shopping in the hypermarket Big C Phuket.
Big C shopping center in Phuket located near the famous hypermarket Tesco Lotus. If you compare the price and range of both institutions, you can see that they are almost identical. However, if you want to buy quality products, it is better to do shopping in Tesco Lotus. As regards other differences, the two stores can be visited easily see them.
Benefits of shopping at Big C Phuket:
1) Huge selection of goods.
2) Large free parking.
3) Low prices.
4) Entertaining department.
5) Kids Room.
6) Convenient schedule?
First floor: hi-Tech & Food Court. On this floor is a lot of different cafes and restaurants where you can eat delicious and cheap. There is also a lot of electronics stores with a large range of mobile phones and game room.
Second floor: Hypermarket. If you want to buy goods much overpaying - jogging in the Big C. Things «Made In Thailand» neatly on the shelves. Here you will find: food, household chemicals, cosmetics, shoes, skirts, swimwear, sportswear, children's toys, appliances and many other items of interest to you. There are cases when people are preparing for months for the trip to rest, and then it turns out that the most necessary - lost at home. If you are in this situation - do not panic!
The Big C shopping center in Phuket to buy sunscreen, beach umbrellas, beach clothes, towels, waterproof goggles, helmets and other bike necessary for a good rest, things.
Also on the second floor are popular fast food cafe (Mr. Doughnut, KFC Chicken, Chesters Grill), shops with gifts and jewellery.
The third floor of Big C Phuket: entertainment. Here, in addition to other equipment and jewelery shops, there is a large bowling club with ten tracks.

But I was amazed how much you could buy for your telephone on the bottom floor - we could not know where to start shopping. We were able to buy a battery for a telephone that they longer make so that was the winner for us.

How many types of telephone are there?

They can fix your phone for you - it might invalidate a warranty you have at home though?

How many covers are there but I am not sure that I want some of them?

Previous Visits
 1) Nov 2012

Thursday, 25 August 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, 22 August 2016


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.


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, 19 August 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, 16 August 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
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.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Phuket Weekend Market - cultural

Traditional Thai puppets
Phuket Weekend Market was not always where it is now and I cannot recall when this was first opened but it is certainly a place to visit if you are in Phuket during the weekend. It is open on a Saturday and Sunday from 5pm until about 10 pm.

Buddhist amulets
So what do I tell people? 
If you are on a mission to find fake pieces then this is not necessarily the market to come to. If that is not your itinerary then this may well be what you are looking for.

Mua Thai boxing materials
So are there fakes here? Yes there is but only if they are something popular with the Thai people - a variety of football shirts, handbags and Beats headphones can be found here.

There are a number of cultural items items which we found whilst we were here but there is no guarantee that you will find some of the items because some of the most interesting things are not always there...

There will always pieces which are linked to Buddhism but I am not always sugar they should be adjacent to naked figures...

Phuket Weekend Market is also on the other side of a Wat which is always worth a visit. I have lost count as to how many times that I have visited here so I have listed them below.

Previous Visits
 1) March 2013 - an overview
 2) October 2013 - personal aggression
 3) July 2013 - The Beatles and The Rolling Stones
 4) January 2013 - food
 5) January 2013 - eating bugs!
 6) December 2013 - clothes and shoes
 7) November 2012 - personal beauty


Thursday, 4 August 2016

Big Buddha - underneath

The Big Buddha is somewhere which is a lovely place to visit and is certainly a destination which is greater for the tourist to visit.

Please recognise that there are some people at the entrance with some clothes for you to borrow when you want to enter.

I suggest that you always make a visit to the Big Buddha because there are some views which are beautiful. 

The most interesting thing that I found the last time was he development of what was underneath the Big Buddha. 

In fact it was quite beautifully interesting  and it reminded me of what was underneath the temple on Rang Hill.

I do not know what else will happen underneath the Big Buddha - but it is certainly worth visiting... 
 1) February 2012
 2) May 2011
 3) September 2011

Monday, 1 August 2016

Phuket Aquarium

Phuket Aquarium is what I would call a 'traditional aquarium'. There are no fishing buttons to press, there is no 'touch me' areas, there is no 'activity books' (but if they ask me I will make one), there is a science & nature trail so please do not go there expecting something else. BUT it has been updated since my last visit.

There is a new display concerning the Secret of Pa-Luek Island.

There are lots of fish 

- this one has always been my favourite.

They have begun to integrate technology.

The turtle breeding programs still progressing.

Then there is now a coffee shop...

The shop sells some up to date gifts...

Then you can have a Fish Spa...

They can now help you get a long-tailed boat from the local people. Don't forget there is a geocache back here...

Previous visits
 1) October 2013 - science and nature trail
 3) September 2012 - dinosaurs
 4) June 2010


Phone Number: 076 391 126
Approximate price: adult = 400 Baht / 4-12 yrs = 200 Baht
Address: 51 Moo 8, Cape Panwa, Sakdidej Rd
Hours:  8:30 - 16:30

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