Article Archive for October 2012

Legends of the fall

October 04, 2012 - 11:42 am | 2126 views

Those of you that took advantage of our mid-autumn festival villa promotion may still be enjoying a peaceful private retreat in blissful tropical surroundings on Phuket or Koh Samui. In sharp contrast to such tranquil escapism, cities like Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City and Taipei are still nursing their headaches and cleaning up after a long weekend of overindulgence, bright lights, packed processions, fireworks and boisterous celebrations. Even in your island escape, you may have observed …
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Phuket's Meatless Marvel

October 01, 2012 - 10:16 am | 3720 views

Phuket is known more for its beaches and nightlife than its ancient cultural attractions, but every year in the 9th Lunar month, the island hosts one of Asia's most fascinating religious festivals. From 15-23 October, the Phuket Vegetarian festival will transform Phuket Old Town into a sacred place bursting with spiritual fervour, which takes over from the daily business of tourism for 10 days. Local people abstain from meat, alcohol and other body pollutants in a show of faith in a tradi …
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