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    Kathu Culture Day

    There was quite a good turnout.
    A great excuse to test the new camera.






















































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    The passion for these kind of events is one of the great attractions of Thailand, thanks for taking the time to share.. the camera looks to be up to the job

    Can't remember ever seeing Lambo's just a lot of Vespa's.. made in India perhaps, or copies..?

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    nice pics.

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    Thank you. I was impressed by the colour & quality of the pictures.

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    great pics, what camera are you using?

    I think vespas are also made in Vietnam now?

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    Camera here;
    http://teakdoor.com/the-multimedia-f...msung-ex1.html (Samsung EX1)

    All the pics were taken in program mode, no enhancements.

    I don't know much about about Lambrettas and Vespas except that I think they're cool.

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    Gidday Mr Earl....love the pictures.....excuse my ignorance but was that festival in Bangkok and what does it celebrate?

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    No, I didn't explain it well.

    It's an annual event for Kathu, Phuket.

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    Great pics Mr Earl,thanks for sharing.They do love any excuse for a dress up and a parade,almost as much as the filipinos.Was the Kombi one of those that open out and become a bar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    No, I didn't explain it well.

    It's an annual event for Kathu, Phuket.
    An event of what? Looks like a parade , a VW club and Lambretta scooters or is there something more to it?

    Nice photos though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh
    An event of what? Looks like a parade , a VW club and Lambretta scooters or is there something more to it?
    I think Mr E is travelling so I'll take the liberty of answering.

    Every year the Kathu municipality puts on a weekend of 'Kathu Culture Festival' along the road that runs past the Kathu tessabaan offices. Usually during the afternoon there are marching bands from schools and parades from gov.t offices etc and in the evenings lots of stalls with loads of food (of course!), handicrafts, clothes and other stuff. The are also small fair-ground type rides for little kids

    The local VW fan club turn out with their vintage stuff, same with the Lambo and Vespa fans. There are also a few big bikes/choppers who roll up.

    There are various stages with different bands playing reggae to rock covers to Thai classical.

    I live along the road the festival is held on and Mr E happened to be in town so after suitably fortifying ourselves we ventured out to see what was what.

    It's actually (surprisingly) kind of fun with quite a nice, gentle street party atmosphere going on.

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