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  • Beware “Sharks”
  • Koh Samui is well known for its accessible beaches and all of them are safe to swim from. However, do beware of jet-ski operators. 

  • Wedding Budget
  • Planning your wedding is exciting but needs careful preparation so sit down with your partner and prepare a wedding budget, then check your bank balance!  

  • Koh Phangan
  • For those in search of a green retreat, Koh Phangan offers a stunning, largely unspoiled tropical escape just 30 minutes by boat from Koh Samui. 

  • Interior Designer du jour
  • The fun part of interior design is looking through the glossy design magazines for inspiration and envying the interior decorations inside the homes of celebrities. 

     

    Leisure

    Beware “Sharks”

    Koh Samui is well known for its accessible beaches and all of them are safe to swim from. However, do beware of jet-ski operators. 

    Weddings

    Wedding Budget

    Planning your wedding is exciting but needs careful preparation so sit down with your partner and prepare a wedding budget, then check your bank balance!  

    Eco / Green

    Koh Phangan

    For those in search of a green retreat, Koh Phangan offers a stunning, largely unspoiled tropical escape just 30 minutes by boat from Koh Samui. 

    Arts & Design

    Interior Designer du jour

    The fun part of interior design is looking through the glossy design magazines for inspiration and envying the interior decorations inside the homes of celebrities. 

     

  • Tips on Trips
  • Getting around Koh Samui island has never been easier using public transport. The choice ranges from taxi motorbikes to pick-up trucks called a Songtaew.  

  • Movie director calls all the shots
  • Today, I felt I had cracked it! I e-mailed the beach photographs and all the details to the production company in London and waited. 

  • Avant Garde Fashion
  • Melinda Looi is one of the most prominent fashion designers in Malaysia today. She designs unique pieces that are a mix of East and West. 

  • McVities on the Shelves
  • Supermarkets are the new shopping malls in SE Asia with everything under one roof. Small corner shops are finding it difficult to compete with them.  

  • Sand between your toes
  • If you are looking for a a great wine and dine experience with a sea view, then visit a small beachfront restaurant called OCEAN 11. 

  • HD shooters come to Thailand
  • It's not all sun and fun here. I get asked all sorts of questions from production companies and not all are related to location scouting. 

  • Escape by the sea!
  • This is a rare opportunity to acquire a beach house in a stunning position on a beautiful beach in a hip part of Koh Samui. 

  • Lao Tapestries weave their magic
  • The Lao weaving industry disappeared after the war in the 1970’s, but the gradual opening of Communist-run Laos means it is now being restored. 

     

  • Thailand resorts offer Homeopathy
  • For those looking to go beyond pampering spa treatments, homoeopathy consultations are now offered by several of Thailand’s more progressive health and wellness centres.  

  • Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
  • Bangkok's major international airport, Suvarnabhumi, one of the largerest in the world, has had it share of troubles. But now it plans to get bigger. 

  • The Art of Sudoku
  • Sudoku has been popular for quite a few years. But for those of us who joined the craze some time back, monotony is setting in. 

  • Claire Brown Realty
  • Claire Brown is focused primarily on SE Asia and she only recommends properties to her clients that have been researched and vetted by her company. 

     
     

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