Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Time to care for your dog

A presentation was recently given by The Thai Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(TSPCA) at the Lifestyle Hall, 2nd floor, Siam Paragon.

One focus of the event was to highlight the need for there to be no rabies in Thailand – #setzeronorabies – dog licensing, large-scale vaccination and education have been successful in combating and eliminating rabies in many developed countries.

 Another focus was on the abandonment of dogs after they are no longer wanted in their home.

A longer version can be seen here -

“Love Don’t Leave’ is the tagline that the TSPCA has used to highlight this too common occurrence, similar to the British RSPCA slogan - "A dog is for life, not just for Christmas".

At Cape and Kantary Hotels, we actively support #SOSChildrensVillages and we do not serve foie gras, birds’ nest orshark’s fin in our restaurants and we also stand firmly against the exploitation of Thai elephants for commercial or entertainment purposes.


Monday, March 26, 2018

Phuket 101 - things to do in Phuket

Each week we post a link to an article we have found in Phuket 101 - and this week we point you to an article about the best 15 things to do whilst in Phuket  - 

1) Phang Nga Bay – Location: 

3) Big Buddha – Location: 

4) Karon Viewpoint – Location: 

5) Wat Chalong – Location: 

6) Cape Phrompthep Viewpoint - 

7) Similan Islands – Location: 

8) Phi Phi Islands – Location: 

9) Koh Panyee – Location: 

10) James Bond Island – Location: 

11) Soi Bangla – Location: 

12) Phuket Fantasea – Location: 

13) Simon Cabaret - 

14) Rang Hill – Location: 

15) Samet Nangshe Viewpoint – Location: 


Monday, March 19, 2018

Monks in Lumpini Park

Songkran is a time for family reunions, visits to temples and spring housecleaning – and the celebration of the traditional Thai New Year and lasts several days.

During the festival, revellers participate in traditional water pouring, which varies from a gentle pour into the cupped hands, to a full body splash! The symbolism of the water is important because it represents the cleansing of all the misfortunes in the previous year and a new beginning for the New Year.

There are many images of Songkran and in Lumpini Park recently there were some monks from the E-Sarn province to mark the coming of the Songkran Festival.

But here there was no water throwing - monks were there talking to local people about the on coming celebrations.

Some of the people came in traditional Thai dress and then they offered sticky rice to the monks.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Bangkok - the Red Cross Snake Farm

Each week we post a link (or two) to an article in Bangkok 101 - and this week we point you to an article about the Red Cross Snake Farm.
The building was opened in 1913 and was known as the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute. following this the Royal Family became involved because the daughter of a Prince in Thailand died from rabies – the king supported a government institution researching into creating a vaccine for rabies and venomous snake study.
In 1917 it became the Pasteur Institute and the Red Cross Society taking over the administrative duties.  Following the death of Queen Saovabha the King built a permanent memory to her and for it to be used for research in the field of research into medical science….
And today it does the same thing - The closest BTS is Sala Daeng.
It is certainly worth visiting if you are in Bangkok and have an interest in this sort of thing – for more information please click here.



Thursday, March 8, 2018

BKK 101 - Historic Hua Hin

Each week we post a link to an article in Bangkok 101 - This article focuses on the Historic Hua Hin and of the places that you could visit -

Arriving by train from Bangkok you will stop at the much-photographed Royal Waiting Room by the side of the tracks - The Royal Waiting Room - - location:

Then there is the Klai Kangwon Royal Palace, a Spanish influenced summer palace built in 1933 – which translates as ‘far from worry’.

Take a trip out to the Mrigadayavan Palace to see the exquisite buildings made by King Rama VI which also feature a long covered walkway to the beach – location:

And stay with us at #CapeNidhraHotel -

Waiting Room photo courtesy of #Instagram and justin.cassel


Friday, March 2, 2018

Koh Yao Noi - Coconuts

Cape+Kantary is a magazine that you will find in all the #CapeandKantary Properties.

In every edition there is always an article that we like to share.
In this edition - - (Pages 64 -70) one writer visited #CapeKuduHotel and explored Koh Yao Noi.
Lung Bao, aka Uncle Coconut, operates a small farm on the west side of the island. Surrounded by rice fields, he grows mangoes, passion fruit, sapodilla, limes, flowers, and—obviously—coconuts. Most of the produce he sells to his friends; it’s the coconuts that the visitors come for (they honestly are particularly scrumptious).
Because of the increasing popularity of the island, however, his coconut crop occasionally can’t keep up with demand so he’s building a coffee shop on premises. It would be a shame to miss out on a coconut from Lung Bao, but his beautiful gardens are worth a visit just to see.