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Patong Beach Phuket

BEACH SWIMMING


The beaches on the west coast of Phuket are some of the finest in the world. Caution should be excercised, especially in low season.


These guidelines are written for Australian beaches, but some apply to Thailand Beaches

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1. Swim at a patrolled beach Australia has more than 11,000 beaches - some are considered the most beautiful in the world, but some are also the most dangerous in the world due to large waves, rip currents and shifting sandbars. Unless you are an experienced swimmer or surfer you should always swim at patrolled beaches, to find your nearest patrolled beach visit the Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) website
2. Always swim between the red and yellow flags Despite many safety awareness campaigns telling beachgoers to swim between the flags, a survey by Science of the Surf (SOS) found that 80 percent of respondents admitted to swimming outside the flags. Lifesavers set the flags up in the safest part of the beach, and this is the area they will be watching. Check for signs about the day's conditions, dangerous currents, or marine stingers such as blue bottles.
3. Ask lifesavers for advice If you are not a regular beachgoer or are swimming at an unfamiliar beach, it is a good idea to have a chat to the lifesavers who are on patrol. They can tell you about the conditions at the beach that day.
4. Swim with a friend You've heard of the buddy system? Going to the beach with a friend or group of friends means you can watch out for each other and make sure you come out of the water. Tell lifesavers immediately if you have any concerns about a friend who has gone into the water and not returned to the beach.
5. Put your hand up If you get into trouble when you are swimming - do not panic. Do not try to swim against the current, try to float and dive under any waves. Attract the lifesavers' attention by raising one arm in the air.
6. Watch your children Lifesavers are not babysitters. Keep small children (under five) within arm's reach at all times when in the water. Accompany older children to the water's edge and keep a close eye on them. Do not let children go into the water without supervision.
7. Put children in bright swimwear Have your children wear bright and eye-catching swimwear — such as swim vests and board shorts - this will make it easier for you to pick them out in a crowd and will make them easier for lifesavers to see.
8. Organise a meeting point Show your children a spot on the beach (such as the lifesavers' tent or tower) and tell them to return to that point if they get lost or separated from you. Make a mental note of what they are wearing in case you need to report them missing to the lifesavers, it is also a good idea to keep a recent photo of them in your purse or wallet.
9. Teach your kids how to swim Seventy percent of Australia's population live on the coast and the water is a big part of our lives - especially in summer. Children can start learning how to swim when they are just a few months old. This will teach them vital water skills and give them confidence in the water, as well as being a great way to keep fit and active.
10. Teach your kids about the beach Nippers is a junior program that introduces children aged five to 13 to surf lifesaving. Kids will learn vital beach safety skills, such as how to identify a rip, how to swim in the surf and prevent getting into danger and how to safely get out of trouble. Locate your nearest club on the SLSA website and learn how children can become a nipper.




 

Please take care at the beach and keep an eye on the kids!




Thai Dish at Cookery School

THAI COOKERY SCHOOL

Be the envy of friends and rellies when you cook them up a Thai treat after a Cooking class or two at a favourite School. Spend the day selecting ingredients at the local market, whipping it into shape, and eating the result.

I'm feeling hungery now! Phuket Travel and Tours are able to arrange any of he available Cooking Lessons. Be aware its a different menu everyday, so contact us if you want more detail.


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Shopping Tags

SHOPPING

Phuket is well catered for those with an urge to shop! Shopping Malls, Shopping Centers, Strip Shops, Indoor Markets, Outdoor Markets and street vendors are at most of the Tourist Areas of Phuket. Lots of information and details are availble on our Shopping Page. Click on our Shopping Page to find some of the most popular places;


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Dino Mini Golf, Karon Beach

DINO MINI GOLF

One of the quaint attractions at Karon is Dino Mini Golf. It is designed around the Flinstones charactor, Dino the pet dinosaur. Not too much of a challenge, but kids and big kids enjoy it. I wouldn't put it down in my Adventure page. Prices start at 240 Bt per adult. Phuket Travel and Tours office can supply the passes.


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Blue Canyon Golf Coarse

GOLF

Golf is an expensive past time in Phuket. There are some great coarses but your budget needs to be generous to allow it. Favourites around are Blue Canyon and Loch Palm. You may see Blue Canyon as you approach the Phuket Airport runway. Golf can be arranged for you including transport, gear hire, caddy, and game.

This is the 14th Hole at Blue Canyon Country Club and tough for a hacker like me. Fore!!!!


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Khao Sok Lake

KHAO SOK NATIONAL PARK

Khao Sok National Park is north of Phuket Island, and is a large man made lake set in the mountains of Khao Lak province.

It is famous for its bungalow accommodation over the water, and adventure canoeing on the large open lake.

Day tours or a few nights spent in this unique part of the world is easily arranged. Drop by one of ther Tour Booths to discuss what is available.


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Prawn Fishing in Patong

PRAWN FISHING

If you are not a boat person, but enjoy fishing, perhaps Prawn Fishing will appeal. It is a nice way to spend a few hours relaxing.

There is a place in Patong where there is a swimming pool like tank full of water and prawns. Dip a line....what you catch is cooked on the BBQ for you. It is on Tan Road (Soi Tan).


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Wedding at Patong Beach

GET MARRIED

Marriage or Vow Renewal in Paradise.

Don't laugh, many couples come to Phuket to get married, whether its a simple small ceremony on the beach or a large glamorous occasion, with elephants and all.

Many couples are also renewing their vows here. It is easily arranged by Phuket Travel and Tours, and will be a very memorable occasion. Drop us a message on our Contact Page.


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Kodak Moment

PHOTO WALK

Keen on Photography? Then try a Phuket Town photo walk.

Wander through the Phuket Old Town and capture some great images of yesteryear. Good friends, Klaus and Wendy, do them when they can and they have caught some great memories. I have used many of their high quality shots building this site. Thank you Wendy and Klaus


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Pamper Massage and Spa

SPA and MASSAGE




Spend a day being pampered and preened in an exclusive Spa Resort. Your senses will be peaked in Utopia. A large range of treatments and therapy are available a short ditance from your hotel.

If you prefer, in room massages are available including Thai Massage, Oil Massage, Aroma Therapy, and Sports Massage. Call to arrange on 087 8813200.


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Phuket Aquarium Fish

PHUKET AQUARIUM




We have found Nemo! Visit the Aquarium as part of a Tour of Cape Panwa.

The address is 88 Moo 8, Sakdidej Road, Cape Panwa, Mueang Phuket, Phuket, 83000


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Simon Cabaret Ladyboy Show

SIMON CABARET




See a Simon Cabaret Show, fun for all the family. Its in Patong, so not a lot of travel, cheap, and a great memory

There are 2 or 3 shows daily, so you shouldn't miss out


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Vegetarian Festival in Old Phuket Town

FESTIVALS AND FAIRS


Apart from Markets,there are many festivals and fairs during the year. The most popular for tourists is the Vegetarian Festival held all around Phuket at various temples.

Phuket Red Cross Fair
Old Phuket Town Festival
Chalong Fair
Phuket Local Food Fair
Patong Carnival
Phuket Vegetarian Festival


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Phuket has Been Good to Us charity in Phuket

PHUKET CHARITIES


You may wish to help a Charity when visiting Phuket. Bring some items from your home country may be well received here. Such things as old computer parts, stationery, clothing etc may be of use to some charities.

Click the "TELL ME MORE" button below for more information on some of the many Phuket Island Charites.

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Charities on Phuket Island.




PCs4Kids

PCs4Kids is a voluntary organization which re-builds functioning computers from donated components. The computers are then given to under-privileged kids in Phuket. In this way, they can get a chance to learn skills which will support a future career, whether it’s in IT, business or academia.

If you are travelling to Phuket and have some old, but not too old Ram, Hard drives, Mainboards etc, then they will be gladly received.

This Gazette article has more information. PCs4Kids needs your help



Phuket Has Been Good to Us

Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation works to improve the economic opportunities and life chances of young people, by funding and implementing high quality, practical English language education in government schools on Phuket Island.

To find out how you could help, have a look at thier website "Phuket Has Been Good to Us".



Home Life Thailand Orphanage

Home Life Orphanage takes care of kids orphaned by the 2004 Tsunami.

This from the Manager..." Sawasdee krap. The month by month there is struggle for food and operating cost spending . Together with our self generating income by Home&Life Coffee Bakery shop , ,Craft,etc. We trying and wishing how to success! .But still to far from the covering cost for all expenses ; education ,food , fuel,medicine , communication,school transportation,pocket money for student ,etc. Those are important for 25 growing kids in target. . Eventually it will not be possible without your mercy ."

To find out how you could help, have a look at thier website "Home Life Thailand".



SHE Thailand

Started in 2006, SHE (Self Help and Empowerment) is a Christian charity committed to helping women and children at risk in Thailand, many of whom are trapped in the commercial sex trade.

SHE is dedicated to providing employment, vocational training and counseling for women who want to help themselves out of this industry. All proceeds to SHE Thailand go directly to helping them find employment, community, friendship, restoration, and above all restoration of their own value.

To find out more information, please to to the SHE Thailand website.



The Phuket Animal Welfare Society

The Phuket Animal Welfare Society(PAWS) is a fully licensed and registered charity foundation with the long term objective of reducing the stray dog and cat populations here in Phuket and helping to educate the local population in effective and humane animal management.

As well as our sterilisation programme, taking care of animals in need is also critically important. Whether its a small infection, or a broken limb, PAWS vets are always on hand to help. Our vets are also hugely active in educating the local population on effective animal management and care techniques - liaising with local government, schools and villages to get maximum exposure.

PAWS shelter can be visited and donations of dog food are readily accepted.

Contact can be made through the web at Phuket Animal Welfare Society



Phuket Sunshine Village Foundation

Phuket Sunshine Village Foundation still relies totally on the generous support of many caring individuals and private organizations from Thailand and abroad for its financing.

You can help by either donating goods or food directly to our village or please contact the foundation directly, or we can pass messages on to them. It appears the website is having problems, so contact us for a list of currently required items.

Please keep in mind that it might be difficult to get some item through customs, therefore we recommend to purchase all items that you want to donate here in Phuket.

Phuket Rex, a local character and Trip Advisor regular who recently passed away, was heavily involved with this charity

You can also transfer funds to thier bank account or donate online.

 

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Phuket Service and Welfare Organisations

PHUKET SERVICE CLUBS AND ORGANISTIONS


Phuket Island and particularly Patong Beach are well serviced by organisations assisting others. If you are a member of an international organisation in your home country, there is a good chance Thailand and even Phuket may have a "local" club.

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Service Organisations on Phuket Island.




Lions Club International

Lions Club International has nearly 300 Lions Clubs in Thailand. It is a service organization that has a strong impact on the community. Check their website to find out more, Lions Clubs



Grumpy Old Mens Society

Grumpy Old Mens Society (GOMS) was formed by a bunch of Phuket men who wanted to help out local people down on thier luck.

To find out how you could help, have a look at thier website Grumpy Old Mens Society



Rotory International

What would it take to change the world? Rotary's 1.2 million members believe it starts with a commitment to Service Above Self.

Rotary has more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, you'll find members volunteering in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio.

Thailand has nearly 300 Rotary Clubs. Contact can be made through the web at Rotary International



Chicky Net

Chicky Net is the social network for expat women living in Thailand.

From its modest start as a Facebook group for expat women in Phuket to its prominence as a national network with over 2,000 members, Chicky Net has always kept a strong focus on building community. The social networking site aims to make women’s lives in Thailand easy, safe, and most of all, fun. Now, with the expansion of the site to major cities including Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Hua Hin connections, advice, and potential friends are all just a click away. The network is women only and membership is free.

Come join them at Chicky Net

 

Click the "TELL ME MORE" button below for more information on some of the many Phuket Island Organisations.

Message us if you would like more information.







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Phuket Travel and Tours Patong
120 Ratuthit Rd,
Patong
Ph 087 1889047
GPS Coordinates:

7° 53' 57.80"N   98° 17' 59.96"E

Phuket Travel and Tours Patong
120/21 Ratuthit Rd
, Patong
Ph 076 340961
GPS Coordinates:

7° 53' 54.15"N   98° 17' 59.60"E

Phuket Travel and Tours Patong
237/1 Ratuthit Rd,
Patong
Ph 087 1889047
GPS Coordinates:

North 7.888147, East 98.295439

Phuket Travel and Tours Patong
188/7 Thawewong Road
or Beach Road Patong
Ph 087 1889047
GPS Coordinates:

N7.900118, E98.297105

Phuket Travel and Tours
Ratuthit Road,
opposite Soi Paradise, Patong
Ph 087 1889047
GPS Coordinates:

7.895042, 98.298689