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The body of 40 year old man was discovered at the base of a hill by the coastline near Karon View Point, Phuket on the evening of May 5. The authorities were notified of the discovery of the man, Haschai Khaokhem, at approximately 11.30pm. Upon arrival at the location, which was in the jungle behind … …

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Is there any jungle in Phuket?

The word nowadays means tropical rainforest, although originally it meant only the dense understory in any forest, 'jangala', rather than a type of forest - and there is little 'jangala' in a true tropical rainforest, because of its closed, light hungry canopy of living branches and leaves, outcompeting vegetation far, far below. Phuket has a monsoon climate, my guess is there was monsoon forest there, but it was cleared from the island for plantations.

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