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For Sale - Our House in Phuket

If you follow me on social media (Twitter or Instagram) you may have seen that, after 19 years in Phuket, I have headed back to the UK. Reasons? School/education for my kids, a new challenge, a new life, being close to family in the UK ... we plan to stay for quite a few years, maybe forever - we are keeping our house in Chumphon (my wife's hometown), but in order to fund this big move we are selling our house in Phuket. Or we'd be happy to rent it long term (at least 6 months). Anyone interested, please contact me by email (jjjjmonk@yahoo.co.uk) or (better) if you are in Phuket and want to see the house please call 089 2929104 to arrange a viewing. If calling an international number, please call +66 89 2929104. My wife is back in Thailand at the moment and can arrange everything. Cheers!

Location, Location Location

Sure everyone has an idea of their preferred location. If you want a seaview, sorry we can't help, but .. we are in the Kathu area. The center of the universe! Within 5-10 minutes we can drive to all major malls and supermarkets, cinema, international hospitals, many of the best schools, local markets, golf courses, lots of restaurants .. Patong is a 10-15 minute drive in one direction and Phuket Town is 10-15 minutes in the other direction. Nearest minimart to our house is a 2 minute drive or 10 minute walk, and there's a gasoline station in the same location. We are on a quiet side road, but close to everything. There's a clubhouse with a pool and gym right over the street from our house. There's no through traffic passing our house, it's very peaceful.



Our house sits of 140 Wah of land, which is 560 square meters. This is divided into 2x70 Wah plots with separate land titles. The house is on 70 Wah and we bought the extra land later so we have a big garden area and space for parking multiple vehicles and lots of space to expand the house or build your own pool or even build a second house.

The house is one floor (unless you count a climb of 2 steps to the bedrooms. There's a large living room/dining area, a not-so-huge kitchen that we often thought to enlarge, 3 bedrooms, one main bathroom, plus 1 bedroom has en-suite shower/toilet and another bedroom has en-suite shower. Main bathroom was recently redecorated. All bedrooms and living room have aircon. Behind the kitchen is a covered utility area where we have washing machines/dryer/storage. At the front of the house there's also a decent size shed.

Water supply to our street is very good, and we also have a water tank with pump. Electric supply in Kathu is very reliable, I can recall maybe 3 times in 15 years when we had any power outages. We have 3bb internet / wifi in the house which a new owner can take over if they want. There are multiple wall mounted fans around the house which will stay there. All windows have new mosquito screens and bars. Security in the street has never been a problem. It's a very safe area.

If you need more information - please contact me by email (jjjjmonk@yahoo.co.uk) or to see the house please call my wife 089 2929104 to arrange a viewing.

We have lived there 15 years and we were the only occupants of the house, so it has had 1 careful owner! Perfect for a family, lots of space, quiet area but close to everything.

Selling price : 8,200,000 Baht or near enough offer. For a house in this location with a big land area, it's a good price.

Rental : 20,000 Baht per month - discount possible if paying long term in advance.

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As you can see - lots of space and different areas around the house. We have enjoyed living here, adding extras to the house, redecorating, repainting, growing the garden - lots of big mature plants which we planted many years ago. I am biased, but it's a very nice place to live.

Anyone interested, please contact me by email (@yahoo.co.uk) or if you are in Phuket and want to see the house please call my wife 089 2929104 (or +66 89 2929104) to arrange a viewing. Thanks!


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Webcam at Chalong Bay Phuket

Chalong Bay is located in the south of Phuket between the west coast and Phuket Town. It's one of the main departure points for tours, there's an 800m pier at Chalong. Many day trip tours depart from here. It's a big wide bay covering an area of about 25 square kilometers and sheltered year round from all but the strongest winds. A good place to park your boat! The webcam is located at a restaurant called 'Fish Market' a few km east of the main pier.

Below - Webcam at Chalong Bay, Phuket

Chalong Bay (Ao Chalong), Phuket

The original webcam is on the TAT website here.

Chalong Bay - More Information.
Hotels in the Chalong area.


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Webcam at Chalong Bay Phuket

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Phuket Air Quality vs. Bangkok Air Quality

Air quality very much in the news right now. Bangkok is very smoggy lately, partly due to local emissions (especially traffic) and partly due to burning of fields to the east. Local authorities trying all kind of nonsense like spraying water off tall buildings and deploying water spraying drones. It might cut the haze a little, but the root problem is pollution. Traffic in Bangkok is nuts. I last had a day there in 2017 and really, maybe Bangkok is fun for some people, but too busy for me. So much traffic, and that means a lot of emissions.

Bangkok Traffic

(above) Bangkok traffic, July 2017

It's all over the news right now, with schools closing this week so kids don't have to go outside, and many people I follow on Twitter are talking about the air. If I was in Bangkok right now, I'd be asking for a few days holiday somewhere withe cleaner air! Suggest following Richard Barrow on Twitter, he has a lot of news and updates.

A great web link to use for air quality is the AirVisual website ...

Bangkok Air Quality

and compare to

Phuket Air Quality

or for reference ...

London Air Quality

And see where Bangkok ranks ..

World Air Quality Rankings

So here in Phuket, air is much clearer even if I do complain about traffic some days, it's nothing compared to Bangkok. It has been a bit hazy recently, and that may be due to another factor in the Bangkok haze - burning of fields in the east of Thailand and also in Cambodia, all to the northeast of Phuket and with a NE wind blowing we can get a hazy sky due to this burning.

A couple of nice little widgets from the Airvisual website ...

Phuket Air Quality :



compare to Bangkok Air Quality :



Chiang Mai is sometimes even worse :


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Phuket Air Quality vs. Bangkok Air Quality

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Tropical Storm Pabuk

Well, this Phuket Weather Blog started way back in 2006, but I more or less stopped updating several years ago due to time constraints and the fact that Phuket weather is not really so exciting. Mostly hot, a good chance of hot and sunny, and even if it rains it's still hot. Low season (from about mid May to mid October) is wetter on average than high season, but for sure you can get wet days in high season just as you get lovely sunny days in low season. It's tropical weather, but normally the bad weather is not that bad. A bit of wind and rain, but we don't get huge storms, and (at least in written record) there has never been a Typhoon strength storm hit Phuket, and only 1 to hit Thailand (Typhoon Gay in 1989 which hit my wife's home town Chumphon). So I kind of got bored blogging the weather, though I do often mention weather on Twitter - follow me @jamiemonk!

Latest updates see further down. Storm has gone now. Nothing to worry about. We had a bit of rain. Parts of the mainland especially in Nakhon Si Thammarat province had some flooding and there was some minor damage here and there in Nakhon and Surat. Koh Samui had some rough seas and rain, but nothing serious.

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(written 3 January)

Well this week we have something to mention. Tropical Storm Pabuk seems to be heading this way. Currently off the east coast bringing rain to Nakhorn Si Thammarat and Surat Thani and Songkhla provinces. The storm has been heading here for a few days from the seas south of Vietnam and while it is not a Typhoon strength storm, it looks like it'll bring plenty of rain, so east coast areas should be wary of flooding. Current location - see image below from the excellent Windy website.

Tropical Storm Pabuk

The storm track was heading up the coast and crossing the Thai mainland some way north of Phuket, but this seems to be changing. The track on the Windy website - see https://www.windy.com/?7.507,99.808,9 now has the storm passing over Krabi province during Friday evening and being more or less over Phuket on Saturday. So it could be getting very wet indeed for a couple of days!

Another good website to follow - TropicalStormRisk

And you can see latest rain radar images on this weather blog:

Phuket Weather Radar
Krabi Weather Radar

And check the Windguru forecast also.

And there is a very good Satellite image here : http://www.sattmet.tmd.go.th/satmet/mergesat.html

Keep up with latest Phuket news - aside from following me on Twitter, Richard Barrow will be a good one to follow for news. Also The Phuket News website and on Facebook.

Boat trips / dive trips have been cancelled out of Phuket for the 4th and 5th and ferries from Phi Phi won't be running either. On the east coast of Thailand I believe ferries to Samui / Koh Tao / Koh Pha Ngan are also affected as well as flights to Samui / Surat Thani and Nakhorn Si Thammarat. If you have urgent travel plans in the next few days ... check everything!

I'll be in the dive shop next 2 days unless Saturday is really shitty, then I might stay home. Let's see what happens. I recall a storm some years ago heading across the Gulf of Thailand, and we went to bed expecting to wake up to heavy rain and wind, but we woke up to blue skies - the storm had turned north. So .. let's see. Keep tuned to news and Twitter. See you on the other side.

UPDATE Friday evening 4th January

Getting a little rain in Phuket now (7pm). Latest storm tracking suggests Pabuk will pass north of Phuket (see Tropical Storm Risk). Latest Satellite image shows plenty rain on the mainland in Krabi and Nakorn Si Thammarat and storm seem to be moving mostly northwards. See below.



During the night we may get some heavier rain, or during tomorrow morning. Let's see!

Saturday morning update 5th January. Nothing happened. Storm broke up / dissipated, we had a few breezes and a few drips of rain last night. I reckon it'll be sunny by the afternoon.



(above) Satellite image animation 10am Saturday 5th January - storm all but gone and north of Phuket. Later on Saturday we had some rain, but just rain, nothing to write home about. Nothing to see here.


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Tropical Storm Pabuk

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