Monthly archive for August 2012

This weekend in Phuket

After a week or so of torrential rain, it’s now a beautiful, sunny Friday here in Phuket and it’s shaping up to be a great weekend. If you’re wondering what to do this weekend, tomorrow (Saturday 31 August) there will be a B-Boy, Cover Dance and Street

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Por Tor Festival (Hungry Ghost Festival) starts this Friday

This Friday, 31 August, marks the beginning of the Por Tor Festival, also known as the Hungry Ghost Festival. You will only find this festival in Phuket and Chiang Mai so if you happen to be here in Phuket now, you’re in luck. This Buddhist event centres

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“We are a family”

If you’ve ever studied at or visited Patong Language School, chances are you’ll be familiar with these 3 friendly faces. When you first walk in the door, you’ll be greeted by Gick with a smile and a cheerful “Sa wat dee ka!”. Having worked here for 1

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Phuket Seafood Fiesta 2012

Calling all seafood lovers! Make sure you head to Jungceylon in Patong at 6pm tomorrow, August 24, for the opening of the annual Phuket Seafood Fiesta. There will be various events, displays and competitions over the weekend, including … a towel folding competition? Hmm. If that doesn’t

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Air Asia moving to Don Muang airport

Love it or hate it, Air Asia has changed the face of low-cost air travel in South East Asia. If you’re looking for a cheap flight from Bangkok to Phuket, chances are you’ll immediately check out Air Asia. If you’re planning to fly with Air Asia from

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Learn Japanese with Etsuko

Did you know that Patong Language School also offers Japanese lessons? Our Japanese language teacher, Etsuko, is originally from Osaka, Japan, but has been living in Phuket for 17 years. She speaks Japanese, Thai and English so can teach Japanese to both Thai and foreign students. Etsuko

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Party with us in Phuket!

If there’s one thing Phuket does well, it’s festivals!  If you time your visit right, you could be in for a treat. There are many festivals and celebrations throughout the year, some bigger than others. Here’s my top 5 picks – in date order since I can’t

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‘Life’s a beach’ in Phuket

When it comes to the beaches in Phuket, everyone has their favourite. We’re spoilt for choice here, with so many beautiful spots to choose from. It may be low season but the weather has been incredible for the past month. There’s nothing quite like a day at

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Learn Thai in just 12 weeks

If you want to learn to speak, read and write Thai as quickly as possible, our Intensive Thai language course is just what you need! Students taking our Intensive course attend lessons 5 days per week – 2 hours of speaking and 2 hours of reading and

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Goodbye, Danielle and Mariah

Yesterday we farewelled Danielle and Mariah as they completed their Easy Going Thai course here at Patong Language School. Having studied with us for 3 months, we are sad to see them go but they will be heading off on their next adventure soon. The two sisters

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