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Thaiphoon

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Its the Red part that caught my eye ?

Phuket Update Phuket's Nepalese community of about 3000 is celebrating this weekend and will join a party hosted by Nepal Ambassador Panupong Limprasertkul and the Thai-Nepal Association from 6.30pm on Sunday at the Patong Beach Resort.




Thaiphoon

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That's a lot of Nepalese in one place! Why Phuket?

Holmes we must get to the bottom of this


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Let's start investigating together.  :)   8)

Firstly, some background information. Nepal has a population of about 30 million (29,331,000 - 2010 estimate), so the numbers of Nepalese in Phuket account for approx 1 in 1000 of the current population living in Nepal.

To be continued ......
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Dear Holmes , I'm right with you on this quest .

your close friend  , Watson


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Some quotes on the numbers of Nepalese in Thailand.



1. It is estimated that in Thailand the NRNs (Non-Resident Nepalese) including the people of Nepali origins (PONs) number to about 100,000.

2. The NRN Thailand community, which is home to some 2,500 non-resident Nepalis and more than 100,000 People of Nepalese Origin (PNO).

3. Most Nepalis in Thailand mainly live in Bangkok and in the popular resort towns of Phuket, Pattaya and Chaweng Beach on Ko Samui in the Gulf of Thailand. Around 4,000 to 5,000 Nepalis work in Thailand, according to the Nepalese embassy in Bangkok. They tend to engage in specific types of work such as clerks in tailor shops, as ready-made garment makers, and as ‘trinket-wallahs’ at the beach resorts. A few of them also run small restaurants. Not all the Nepalis in Thailand are legal residents. Over 90 percent of all them are refugees from Burma and have been hiding and surviving in Thailand as displaced persons on odd-jobs such as shop-boys and waiters.
The number of Nepalis receiving Thailand visas in the first eight months of 2009 has increased by 30 percent as compared to the figures of same period in the previous year. More than three dozen Nepali drug traffickers are serving long term jail sentences in Thai prisons including life imprisonment.

4. There even seems to be a Thai-Nepalese football team, KahoLak FC (in Phuket?).
 
Sources:
1. http://www.nrnthailand.org
2. http://www.nrn.org.np/medianewsdetail.php?id=1773
3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepalis_in_Thailand
4. http://khaolakfc.blogspot.com

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