The Phuket scene is about to go crazy. The Phuket Vegetarian Festival kicks off on 4th October 2013. Below is the full details about where and when things are happening as produced by the Tourism Authority of Thailand. This is one of the most colourful festivals in Phuket, Thailand. Not for the faint hearted as there is a lot of knives, spears, blood, piercing and scary acts that may not suit children. However, for those that are adventurous and love cultural discovery....this is the place to be.
Superstar Rihanna made a stop over holiday in Phuket Thailand for a few days before heading to Singapore for the Formula 1 night race, grand prix concert. Little did she know controversy would arise over a tiny little creature know as a Loris. These animals are endangered species but she was captured on camera, where she even placed in on her Badgirlriri Instagram page and twitted about it as well.
She was also seen feeding and playing with elephants and her tweets about going to see a ping-pong show on the paradise island didn't help either. The Rihanna and Loris incident seems to have occured on notorious Bangla road in the Patong beach area. In all fairness many street touts, even ladyboys, try to either sell tourist anything & everything. In this case it just seemed like they wanted money for photo taking with the animal. Many others on Bangla road use large reptiles like monitor lizards with the same intention of making money from tourist. It is not known if the Loris owner even knew she was a celebrity.
For Rihanna, it seems like she may not have known about these endangered animals and only found them to be cute and cuddly and probably got her curious. However, police and animal rights groups have been up in arms over the issue. Phuket, being a major tourist destination, authorities have since made several arrest, fined and removed these Loris from them. The story continues....but another controversy popped up during the F1 concert in Singapore. Riri, as she is also known as, has been accused of lip syncing during the F1 concert. Plus she looked either drunk or stoned on drugs. Celebrities....what can we say.
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