December 26th. 2004 many places in south east asia were distroyed by the Tsunami. If you have a closer look you can still see the impact this had on many peoples life. Phuket has memorial events every year. Nai Yang Park restaurant is organizing a benefit meeting. Since I was in Thailand in 2004 I feel closely related to this area. The local people always give priority to care about the tourist. So we should show some respect in return. The best way to help locals is to spend your holidays in the areas that have suffered most of that tsunami. By the way those places are the safest nowadays because of the tsunami warning system, protocols and regularly held evacuation drills. Nobody can predict if, where & when in the world a tsunami comes but some areas have valuable experience with how to evacuate. Wherever you go just know the evacuation route.