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Patong to Karon Beach in 1988

A great little video that shows the road still under construction between Patong and Karon beaches in Phuket, back in 1988 (11 years before I came here!) Before that I guess you had to reach Karon by boat only? Nonetheless, you can see quite a few beach chairs and people on Karon Beach. The lake which has been contained in a man-made lagoon is still 100% natural in this video. Just imagine how it might have been a few years before this ... I mean, Karon doesn't look too bad now, it's much tidier than Patong and the beach looks nice, but back then ...



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Patong to Karon Beach in 1988

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Rihanna - What Now - Video Made in Phuket



So, Rihanna and Phuket were in the news recently .. she was here (I did not see her), and caused a stir by posting a photo of herself with a slow loris, which is an endangered animal, on Bangla road in Patong where touts always hang around with engangered animals and nobody cares. Well, some people cared once the Rihanna photo hit the news and a few touts were rounded up. They are probably back again now. I don't know, I have been to Soi Bangla once in the last 2 years. Oh and she Tweeted about a s3x show too. Really? They exist? Well I never! I am sure that was news to the local police! Anyways, while she was here, Rihanna shot a video, though it was all indoors and you can't see any of Phuket. The song is OK actually, and it was made in Phuket. So, what now, Phuket?


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Rihanna - What Now - Video Made in Phuket

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Heaven on Earth



A very nice little promotional video made for the Kata and Karon hotels association to promote Kata and Karon beaches, which are much nicer than Patong, far less busy, and much prettier. The video was made by the team at Helicam. It's a nice little taster of what you can expect in Phuket. The Kata and Karon area has some great hotels for couples or families. More information is on my Phuket Blog, see links below.

Suggested Karon Beach Hotels
Suggested Kata Beach Hotels


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Patong Beach 25 Years Ago



I saw this video a while ago and now found it on YouTube. A couple of minutes showing a drive along part of Patong beach road and turning into Bangla Road, back in 1988, just before any huge mass tourism arrived. If you have been recently, the difference is plain to see! Patong looks pretty nice, laid back and quiet.


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Patong Beach 25 Years Ago

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Bizarre Foods (Travel Channel) in Phuket



I remember reading a few years ago that the Travel Channel had done an episode of 'Bizarre Foods' in Phuket .. forgot about that until today and found it on Youtube and watched for the first time. The host is quite right - to find the best Phuket food, get off the tourist beaches! There's a couple of things on here that I have not eaten - really must go and try sea cicadas sometime. Some of our favourite restaurants are on the Phuket blog - see Phuket Restaurants.


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Bizarre Foods (Travel Channel) in Phuket

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