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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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Heaven on Earth

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Patong Beach in 1988



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. Now it's maybe the busiest few kilometers of tourist beach in Thailand!

Patong Beach Hotels - Check @ Agoda.com


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Patong Beach in 1988

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