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

Phuket Tsunami December 2004

I didn't write this story to stir the past, but as a witness, some of the photos I took during those December 26, 2004 events shouldn't be forgotten. I'll post some here so they won't vanish from my memory. It's not a dark memory, and it's proof of the natural human capacity for survival and optimism. I was living in Patong Beach at the time and we sure were in

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Patong Beach Fishing Village

Patong Beach Fishing Village

Patong Fishing Village What is your first vision when you think of Patong? Wait! Don't tell me, I know what you are seeing. So let me show you a small enclave never seen by most people. It is right under the southern bridge leading to the Amari Coral Beach Resort (and Tri Trang Beach beyond it). Few would stop out of curiosity, it is a nice sight from the top

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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

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