AKA – James Bond Island, Khao Ta Poo was made famous by the 1974 movie ‘The Man With The Golden Gun‘ and has been a popular Thai tourist attraction ever since. Situated approximately 40m offshore from Ko Khao Phing Kan island in Phang Nga Bay, the limestone structure was once part of the island, but has eroded over millions of years to form the rock occasionally referred to by the locals as crab’s eye island or spike island. Khao Ta Poo stands approximately 20m tall and has a 4m circumference at the base. Swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving is not recommended due to the very frequent movement of tourist boats.
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Every year, around ANZAC Day, I share a thought on social media for my Great Grandfather William James Roseland, who perished in France during the ‘Great War’. The greatest sadness for me is the photo below, a loving father with his brand new baby boy who never saw each other again. Today, August 14 2018, […]
Building an International School in the Middle East is not without its complications. Local labour laws, Municipality regulations and Ministry rules provide a plethora of hurdles and hoops to jump through. Then there is the challenge of combining the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum with the Omani Arabic program, whilst ensuring that you maintain an even […]
Article originally published on the 30th October 2007 by Robyn Van-Dyk on the Australian War Memorial Blog. It is reproduced here under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 License Australia. Featured Image by Perth Based Artist Ian Coate. The battle of Beersheba took place on 31 October 1917 as part of the wider British offensive collectively […]
Seriously, this is a real thing. Young Omani men are driving with their feet, with cruise control engaged! Ok, its not that wide spread – yet, but it is occurring often enough that the Royal Oman Police (ROP) had to put a warning out via the Times of Oman. I’m flabbergasted that anyone in their […]
The archeological dig on my outdoor table has unearthed an Emojisaurus Rex 🤣