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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Phuket Etiquette - Part 1

Phuket Etiquette

Etiquette is very important in Thai culture. If you will be visiting Phuket, it is essential that you are aware of the correct etiquette.

Observing Phuket etiquette will help you to avoid any cultural misunderstandings. It will also ensure you do not cause any embarrassment or bad feeling with the local people.

The Thai Monarchy

The Thai people hold their beloved monarch in the very highest esteem. King Rama IX His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej, is the world’s longest reigning monarch. The King is adored by the Thai people and highly respected.

Criticising or disrespecting the The King or The Thai Royal Family, will cause huge offence. So much so that you could be jailed on “Lese Majeste” charges.

The “Lese Majeste” laws prohibit any act be it verbal, written or physical that shows or implies disrespect to the King or The Royal Family.

All bank notes and coins have the King’s Portrait on them. It is highly disrespectful for you to step on any currency with your foot.

If you go to a movie theatre in Phuket, please remember to stand up before the performance - when the Thai national Anthem is played. This is done as a sign of respect for The King and it is essential that you stand up and remain silent throughout the National Anthem.

Saving Face & Your Behaviour In Phuket

Thai people are naturally very polite. Their behaviour is dictated by Thai etiquette and customs. Most importantly, the Thai people are non-confrontational. This means that public disputes, cross words or criticism are to be avoided.

The Thai society sees displays of anger, impatience or raised voices as signs of weakness. It is assumed that you have no control over your emotions and you are badly behaved.

When in Phuket, if you find yourself in a situation where you are displeased it is very important that you do not shout or show your anger. This would cause embarrassment and loss of face for the person whom you are angry with. By taking this route it is very unlikely that the situation would be resolved.

You are advised to stay calm, smile and to not lose your temper. You will find that the, “Mai Pen Rai” (“Never Mind”) approach will help you to resolve any disputes quickly and easily with no embarrassment caused for either person.

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Monday, February 07, 2011

Hire A Local Tour Guide: Phuket Old Town Festival 8th - 10th February 2011

The 12th Annual Old Phuket Town Festival begins on Tuesday 8th February 2011. The festival runs in collaboration with the Chinese New Year celebrations.

The festival takes place form 3pm until midnight each night. If you are in Phuket and would like to visit the Old Town Festival - we can help you.

Why not hire a local tour guide, who will lead you on a tour of the festival. You will be picked up in private transport from your hotel or accommodation and transferred to Festival.

Once at the festival you local tour guide, will ensure you do not miss out any of the amazing sights to be seen. Enjoy the fantastic Phuket Baba Light Show. You may like to take a traditional rickshaw ride around the streets of Phuket.

There are also spectacular parades celebrating Phuket's history, Chinese folk dancing and Chinese opera performances.

This festival is a combination of culture, history, entertainment and colour. If you are in Phuket on 8th February - 10th February do not miss out on this authentic Phuket tour.

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Sunday, February 06, 2011

Alternative Ways To Contact Phuket Tour Guides

If you use popular social networking sites you can use them to contact Phuket Tour Guides. Information on Facebook and Twitter can be found below;

Facebook -

If you have a question or would like to book a tour you can inbox us on Facebook.

Twitter -

If you would like Phuket information or to hear about our exciting tours, you can follow our tweets.

If you would like to ask questions or book tours, please send us a direct message.

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Saturday, February 05, 2011

Contact Phuket Tour Guides

If you would like to hire a local Phuket Tour Guide or you would like information on any of our tours, please contact us.

We have a selection of private tours and also group tours suitable for guests of all ages and group sizes.

Our tour guides are all local residents in Phuket. If you would like an authentic Phuket tour our service will be perfect for you.

All of our guides are fluent in both English and Thai. They are highly experienced in leading tours in Phuket.

If you have an idea for a tour not listed, let us know and we will be happy to organize it for you.

You can contact Phuket Tour Guides in the following ways;

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Friday, February 04, 2011

Hire A Private Driver In Phuket

If you would like to hire a private driver plus transport in Phuket - we can assist you. This service is perfect if you would like to travel around Phuket in private transport. We can provide transport for any group size.

If you have an idea of where you would like to visit we can work to your schedule. If you are unsure we can advise you and create a custom itinerary which meets your needs.

You no longer have to share transport with people you do not know. Simply hire your own driver and enjoy the luxury and freedom of private transport.

This service is great for exploring Phuket. You do not have to stay close to your hotel. Get out and discover Phuket exactly how you want to.

Late Check In At Your Phuket Hotel

If you have a late check-in at your hotel, why not allow your private driver to pick you up from Phuket Airport. You can then go straight into a private tour of Phuket; before finishing off back at your hotel in time for your check-in time.

Early Check Out At Your Phuket Hotel

Alternatively, if you have to check-out of your hotel early and your flight is not until later on in the day/night you can benefit from a private driver. Make the most of your last few hours in Phuket before going to the airport.

Hire A Phuket Driver

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Thursday, February 03, 2011

Visit Wat Chalong Fair: 3rd February - 9th February 2011

The Wat Chalong Fair runs for 7 days from Thursday 3rd February - Wednesday 9th February 2011. This is the biggest fair in Phuket attracting people from all over Thailand.

If you are looking for a fun authentic Phuket tour this will be perfect for you. It is ideal for everyone from single travellers to families to groups of friends.

What Is Going on At Wat Chalong Fair?
  • Live Entertainment
  • Appearances & Performances from Thai Celebrities
  • Thai Cuisine - From every corner of the Kingdom
  • Thai Dancing Performances
  • Muay Thai Matches
  • Shops & Stalls - Selling clothes, electronics, jewellery, cosmetics, ceramics, plants and much more.
  • Games
  • Merry-Go-rounds
  • Playground Areas

Visit The Wat Chalong Fair

If you would like to go to the Wat Chalong Fair, we can take you there. You will be picked up in private transport from your hotel and driven to Wat Chalong.

You will be assigned your very own personal tour guides. Are guides are all locals and are experts in everything Phuket. Our local guides are also fluent in English. They will guide you throughout your visit to the fair.

At the end of your visit your tour guide will transfer you back to your hotel. This is an ideal tour if you are holidaying in Phuket and are looking for an unforgettable evening.

Contact Phuket Tour Guides

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Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Hire A Local Phuket Guides For Chinese New Year

Local Phuket Guides, are available to guide you through the Chinese New Year celebrations in Phuket. Chinese New Year takes place on Thursday 3rd February 2011.

Do You Require A Phuket Tour Guide For Chinese New Year?

Your local Phuket Tour Guide, will pick you up from your hotel at the beginning of the tour. You will then be transferred to the festival.

Your Phuket Tour Guide, will stay with you throughout the evening explaining what is happening and making sure you do not miss out on anything.

Do You Only Require Private Transport To Chinese New Year Celebrations?

If you only require private transport to the Chinese New Year Festival, then we can help you. We can provide transport for any group size.

Simply, let us know how many people require transport and where you would like to be picked  up from. Your private transport will be waiting at the end of the evening to drive you back to your hotel.

Contact Phuket Tour Guides

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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

What is Happening In Phuket In February 2011?

If you are in Phuket in February 2011, you may be interested to know what events are . Below you will find a variety of exciting events and festivals coming up in February 2011;

1.   Chinese New Year -   Thursday 3rd February 2011
Come and celebrate the arrival of the, "Year of the Rabbit."  Celebrations will be taking place in Chinese Temples across Phuket. There will also be colourful processions and fireworks.

2.   Old Phuket Festival -  From Thursday 3rd February 2011
The 12th Annual Old Phuket Festival, runs alongside the Chinese New Year Celebrations. This festival is filled with entertainment, colour and culture. Watch displays of Chinese folk dancing, Chinese opera performances and spectacular parades.

3.   Wat Chalong Fair - From Thursday 3rd February 2011
This historical fair has everything to capture your attention. There will be live concerts with appearances from Thai celebrities, Thai dancing, Thai boxing displays, stalls filled with goods from across Thailand and authentic Thai cuisine from all corners of the kingdom.

4.   Punchline Comedy Show - Wednesday 23rd February 2011
2010's sell out comedy show returns to Phuket on 23rd Fenruary 2011. Enjoy an evening of comedy with 3 of the top UK comedians - Nick Doody ("The Comedic Side of 7 Days", "8 out of 10 Cats", "Charm Offensive"), Josh Howie ("Chosen", "The Movie Geek") and Micheal Legge ("8 out of 10 Cats", "Would I Lie To You?, "The Edinburgh Festival", "The Clock Hour").

5.   Phuket Gay Pride Festival - Wednesday 23rd February 2011
The 10th Annual Gay Pride Festival runs for 4 night starting on Wednesday 23rd February 2011. There will be a host of events, parties, street performances, firework displays and parades. This is a spectacular festival filled with fun, colour and exciting events.

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