The Beginning of Phuket’s Iconic Bus Between 1947 and 1967 Phuket saw major changes in its available modes of transport. During this time, a large number of Phuketians were lucky…

History of Chinese Puppet Shows Called a “marionette show” in ancient China, a puppet show is a theatre performance in which puppet figures are made to move by puppeteers pulling…

Phuket is one of the most popular beach destinations in world. Its usually hot climate,  soft sandy beaches and turquoise blue water of the Andaman Sea, together with the countless…

If you’ve lived in Thailand for a while, and certainly if you’ve got Thai family or close friends, you will know that eating is an important part of the day.…

“Sino-Portuguese” style architecture was first introduced to Phuket in the early 20th century. It was tin magnate and first Hokkien Governor of Phuket Kor Sim Bee Na Ranong, later given…

From the North to the South of Thailand there are many different dialects of the Thai language spoken. What is known as ‘Standard Thai’ is actually Thai which is spoken…

The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is an annual event held during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar. It is believed the vegetarian festival and its accompanying sacred rituals bestow…

In today’s society, it’s so easy to take things for granted, simply because we have conveniently been born into these things, and rice is one of those things. City folk…

Falling on the night of the 12th full moon – which this year is November 28th – Loy Krathong is a tradition that dates back hundreds of years

Mongkol 38: The word “Mongkol” is an ancient word meaning happiness, joyfulness, good spirits and bliss. The Mongkol 38 technique was discovered and developed by Lord Buddha to teach Buddhists…