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Phi Phi Islands

The Phi Phi Islands are located in Thailand, between the large island of Phuket and the western Andaman Sea coast of the mainland. The islands are administratively part of Krabi province. Ko Phi Phi Don (meaning “island” in the Thai language) is the largest island of the group, and is the only island with permanent inhabitants, although the beaches of the second largest island, Ko Phi Phi Lee (or “Ko Phi Phi Leh”), are visited by many people as well. The rest of the islands in the group, including Bida Nok, Bida Noi, and Bamboo Island (Ko Mai Phai), are not much more than large limestone rocks jutting out of the sea.

Phi Phi Don was initially populated by Muslim fishermen during the late 1940s, and later became a coconut plantation. The Thai population of Phi Phi Don remains more than 80% Muslim. The actual population however, if counting laborers, especially from the north-east, from the mainland is much more Buddhist these days.

The islands came to worldwide prominence when Ko Phi Phi Leh was used as a location for the 2000 British-American film The Beach. This attracted criticism, with claims that the film company had damaged the island’s environment, an accusation the film’s makers contest. The film’s release was attributed to an increase in tourism to the islands. Phi Phi Leh also houses the ‘Viking Cave’, from which there is a thriving birds’s nest soup industry.

Ko Phi Phi was devastated by the Indian Ocean Tsunami of December 2004, when nearly all of the island’s infrastructure was destroyed. As of 2010 most, but not all, of this has been restored.

http://www.turistaprofissional.com/2013/07/15/james-bond-island-no-sul-da-tailandia/

http://www.skyscanner.com.br/noticias/star-wars-e-as-incriveis-locacoes-ao-redor-do-mundo-em-fotos?associateid=SOC_FCB_00345_00002&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=br-article&utm_content=br-cm-star-wars-locations&linkId=19695713

>>Movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObKpwmZkl24 The Beach

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Vertigo Bar in Bangkok

 

Good news: I finally got my apartment, yey. And because of that there are some facilities like: being able to stay at my uni while I wait for a lecture. During this period I decided to explore the library and found something interesting on the newspaper.
It was about the Vertigo, a super bar in Bangkok perched 61 floors above the city on the roof of the sultry Banyan Tree Hotel. The restaurant does good barbecued seafood and boasts some excellent signature dishes, such as Grilled Sea Bass with Citrus Salsa and Cilantro, but mostly people go there for the drink and scenery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
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