The Baba traditional wedding

The Baba traditional wedding ceremony of the “Punte” group (Chinese people in Phuket) has been passed down for many centuries, although some steps may have been simplified for convenience. However, every family tries to preserve the auspicious traditions to ensure good luck and a prosperous future for the bride, groom, and their families. In the […]

Kal, GPA 3.04

Kal, GPA 3.04: After we decided to move her father from the community hospital to Vachira Phuket Hospital in the city, he had a successful cataract surgery. He can now see his daughter’s face more clearly. That is probably the best thing a father could hope for. But the best was yet to come as […]

Please help me and my daughter one more time

“Please help me and my daughter one more time” was what we heard in a frailing voice on the phone from a man with glaucoma. His eye problem disables him from working while he has a wife and a daughter whose lives depend on his earning. Baan Ar-Jor Foundation มูลนิธิบ้านอาจ้อ has been helping this family since […]

Wichai Takarnkit (Noom) Head of Reserved Marine Lives Conservation Center

Khun Wichai, or “Noom” has been head of Reserved Marine Lives Conservation Center for 4 years. The center was found in 1990 by Mr. Sombat Sae Iew (Pa Cheng) who initiated buying turtle eggs with his own money to protect turtle babies from natural or human risks until they’re strong enough then to release them to the sea. In 1997, there was correction of trawling law that expands trawling area for boats much closer to the shores, which causes danger to turtles laying eggs on the beach.

Kamolwat Napadolrungrueang (Chalee), manager at The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation

Khun Chalee is from Bangkok. Before Phuket, he’s been a marine biologist in Phi Phi, and then 2 years in Maldives where he took care of multiple kinds of sea animals such as sharks, rays, and turtles. As he prefers to stay away from big city life, when manager position at Tha Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation was open, it was the right choice since his experience fits the job and his wife is from Krabi, so he’s familiar with southern people’s way of living.

Phra Preeda Pritho, Abbot of Mai Khao temple

Phra (monk) Preeda Pritho, or “Arjan Wek” as called by acquaintances, was born in Phangnga province. He has been in monkhood for 26 years and has been based in Phangnga and in north eastern part of Thailand before serving as abort of Mai Khao temple since 2012, or 11 years ago.

Tour 3: Good Day Mai Khao

A combination of program “Morning” and “Evening” becomes a “Good Day” that presents the highlights of Mai Khao. The diversity ranges from tranquility at Mai Khao temple, excitement of airplane watching at airport, fun with mole crab catching, to romantic sunset at Sarasin bridge, and turning back. Plus, exclusive lunch and dinner with Phuket lobster at the Michelin certified Toh Daeng restaurant.

Tour 2: Good Evening Mai Khao

The program starts with a little fun activity…mole crab catching. You might have tasted the deep fried mole crab before. But it doesn’t matter if you haven’t, let’s go and try to catch some right from the sea! There’ll be an expert showing how then you could try by yourself. Next is a short walk to Sarasin Bridge then we go for a sunset cruise arranged by Morgan villagers. Then a visit to Baan Ar-Jor, an 86 years old mansion, then conclude the program with a special dinner featuring Phuket lobster as highlight at Toh Daeng, a Michelin certified restaurant.

Tour 1: Good Morning Mai Khao

Excite your day with watching airplane flying just “a few feet away” over your head or visit primary school and see how students spend their days in school. Then a tranquil stroll by the lake with mangroves in Mai Khao temple. Next is a visit to Baan Ar-Jor, an 86 years old mansion, then conclude […]

Pine Tree Tunnel

This area, which has pine trees lined up like a tunnel by the beach, is peaceful to have a quiet walk while feeling the sea breeze. You may want to enjoy the moment while riding on a horse. There’s Phuket Horse Riding Club nearby to offer the service.

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