12 August: National Mother’s Day & HM the Queen’s birthday

Today, 12 August, Thailand celebrates Her Majesty Queen Sirikit Kitiyakara’s 82nd birthday. HM Queen Sirikit is often called the Mother of the Nation, so it is very fitting that 12 August is also celebrated as National Mother’s Day. Celebrations will take place at Saphan Hin tonight from 5pm,

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What’s on this week in Phuket

Today the fifth annual Kathu Street Culture Festival kicks off, just over the hill from Patong. If you’re interested in finding out more about the history of Phuket, this is well worth a look. Kathu was once the centre of the tin mining industry and the festival

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