PHUKET: Reports that Patong Municipality hopes to install a huge Ferris wheel along the beach road have generated considerable interest within Phuket’s large and ever-growing expat community, and some skepticism with regard to the cost/benefit of such an erection.

But the fact that this is even a serious topic of discussion clearly demonstrates just how good we have it here in our little Andaman paradise.

Veteran Phuket news consumers simply do not realize how spoiled they are to live in a place where, as a Formula 1 broadcaster once put it: “Anything can happen, and it usually does.