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First flying lesson over Phuket with an ultralight airplane

First flying lesson over Phuket with an ultralight airplane

I didn’t know it existed, but Phuket has a new second small airport called Phuket airpark intended for recreational and in the future business flights. Also it includes a flight-school for ultralight planes. Actually it’s the third airport if you take in account Patong Beach Airport (PBS), which is I believe merely a waterlanding strip, not very much [...]

Thai police advertise for shemale-cabaret

Thai police advertise for shemale-cabaret

Seen today in Patong, Phuket; a traffic-police officer advertises for Simon cabaret, a famous transsexual show and tourist attraction around here. On one hand it shows how tolerant Thailand is towards the phet ti saam (third gender). On the other hand ladyboys, depending on how feminine they are, are being dismissed from the army for [...]

To whom it may concern: Don’t tell I didn’t warn you

To whom it may concern: Don’t tell I didn’t warn you

Seen next to the elevator door on the ground floor of my apartment building in Patong, Phuket.From what I understand from the Thai version which was translated for me (for those mastering Thai, read it for yourself here), an owner of several apartments in the buildng is violating regulations probably by changing the layout without permission and using construction [...]

Wanted: Farang stealing tool to go and steal

Wanted: Farang stealing tool to go and steal

Shoplifting is a big problem in Thailand. In a previous post I mentioned last year Thailand ranked no.9 in global shoplifting. On the photo taken last week in a fashion store called “ext” in Jungceylon shopping mall in Patong, Phuket, an unknown woman, probably of Caucasian origin, is stealing a so-called detacher from the counter. [...]

A room with a view

No, this is not a war- or catastrophe-zone, but a hotel and spa located near my apartment in Patong, Phuket. Fortunately I will stay here for the next 9 days only. The photo has been taken last year. How would the hotel refer to rooms at this side? Rubble view or ground zero view? Actually now [...]

US orders to hand over private info Dutch ‘hacker’ Rop Gonggrijp

US orders to hand over private info Dutch ‘hacker’ Rop Gonggrijp

Image thanks to Rop Gonggrijp’s blog In the witch-hunt for collaborators of Wikileaks, US has summoned the Dutch government to hand over all private information of a man being referred to as Rop Gronggrijp, The request looks clumsy since among other things his ID card on his blog clearly shows that his real name is Robbert. The information [...]