Phuket Tsunami – December 26, 2004 – How Phuket stood back after the Tsunami

Phuket Tsunami December 2004

Memories of Phuket Tsunami Here are just a few photos I took on the day the tsunami hit Phuket December 26, 2004, and the weeks that followed. So they won't vanish from my memory. It's not a dark memory, and it's proof of the human capacity for survival and natural optimism and this event shouldn't be forgotten. I was living in Patong Beach at the time, and luckily we were

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Patong Beach Fishing Village

Patong Fishing Village

Patong Fishing Village [toc] What is your first vision when you think of Patong Beach? Don't tell us; we know what you are picturing. Let us show you a small enclave never seen by most people, right under the southern bridge leading to the Amari Phuket Resort (and Tri Trang Beach further). Few would stop out of curiosity; it is a nice sight from the top of the bridge, but

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The Last Movie Painters

The Last Movie Painters

The Last Movie Painters Most of you forgot or might never have seen those hand-painted movie posters by the side of the roads or on trucks passing by, loudly announcing coming up movies in remote areas. Here in Phuket, it has been part of our daily life for decades, and there use to be a lot more of these huge billboards that would mostly put a smile on our faces...

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