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Phuket Yacht Family Fun Day
- Posted on 18 Apr, 2011
The Ao Chalong Yacht Club is hosting a day of fun for families at its clubhouse on April 24, from 11am onwards. Dinghy sailing, kayaking and live music will keep everyone entertained, while extra treats for the kids include an Easter egg hunt and a bouncy castle. Prizes and goodies are up for grabs in the raffles and silent auction held throughout the day. Enjoy a BBQ lunch for 250 baht or 100 baht for kids.
The ACYC Family Day event is open to both members and non-members. See the club's website www.acyc-phuket.com for further details.
Phuket Set for Punchline Laughs
- Posted on 14 Apr, 2011
Punchline Comedy is returning to Phuket this month with a line-up of three British acts that is sure to rattle some funny bones. The high-camp, high energy David Morgan will be joined by Scottish comedian Vladimir McTavish and the eccentric Dan Evans for an evening of fun at the Holiday Inn Resort in Patong on April 20.
For further details and ticketing locations, visit www.phuketcomedy.com. Tickets are 960 baht in advance or 1200 baht at the door. The show starts at 8pm.
Phuket IronKids Boot Camp Launched
- Posted on 12 Apr, 2011
A triathlon for children is the latest sports event to be held in
Phuket, adding to the island's expanding range of active lifestyle
attractions. Kids planning to join the IronKids triathlon race on
April 23 will have the chance to limber up and hone their racing
skills in a training camp hosted by the Thanyapura Sports & Leisure
Club in Thalang from April 18-22.
Ironman legend Juergen Zack is set to run the camp, which is open to
children aged six to 15. Mr Zack is a five-time European Ironman
Champion and holds the second fastest ironman time in history.
Daily sessions cost 300 baht, while joining the one-week camp is 1500
baht. Visit the Thanyapura website www.thanyapura.com for further
details on the camp and racing event.
Phuket Ready for Bridge Fest
- Posted on 09 Apr, 2011
A new festival celebrating the link between Phuket and its mainland
neighbour Phang Nga is set to start on April 11. The old Sarasin
bridge connecting the two provinces will be the site of the three days
of fun, combining a host of events including a swimming race, bike and
running races, a Miss Sarasin contest, kayak and longboat races, and
live performances by Thailand's popular rock band Modern Dog and other
This is the first-ever Sarasin Bridge Festival, which ends just as the
national Songkran Thai New Year's festival begins.
Phuket Golf Swingers Set for Tourney
- Posted on 07 Apr, 2011
Phuket's Blue Canyon and Red Mountain golf courses will soon have some
golf enthusiasts teeing up for the chance to win a car and cash prizes
at the 3rd annual Phuket Oilfield Classic from April 14 through 17.
The event was first created by some Phuket based golf fans who work in
the oil and gas industry, as a chance to have some fun on the greens
while raising funds for local charities. Proceeds from the tournament
will go to the Phuket Has Been Good to Us Foundation, which helps the
island's disadvantaged children. See www.phuketoilfieldclassic.com for
Phuket Songkran on the Beach
- Posted on 04 Apr, 2011
Songkran, the Thai New Year's festival, officially takes place from
April 13-15 but in Phuket a number of special events are planned for
the days before the water starts to fly in full force. Among the
Songkran on the Beach events happening in Patong from April 10-13 are
a communal Thai New Year merit-making ceremony and a procession of
Phra Phuttha Sihing Buddha images along Patong Beach. Musical
performances and other shows will be held at Loma Park and at the
Jungceylon activity plaza.
The whole of Phuket will join the fun on April 13, as island
merrymakers arm themselves with water guns and hit the streets for an
island-wide water splashing party.
Big Bike Fans Roaring into Phuket
- Posted on 02 Apr, 2011
Big flocks of Harley-Davidsons and custom choppers will be seen in
Phuket in the coming days with riders from all over Asia and beyond
descending on the island for a week of wild and wet fun. The 17th
annual Phuket Bike Week takes place from April 8-10, a fiesta of
parties, bike shows, tattoo competitions, a Miss Phuket Bike Week
contest and more at Loma Park in Patong. A round-the-island 'ride for
peace' will offer leather-clad riders the chance to explore Phuket in
a loud parade with dozens of their biker brothers and sisters.
Many of the riders, who travel in from Singapore, Malaysia and other
parts of Thailand, stay on Phuket and risk rusting out their big
chrome two-wheeled toys to enjoy the water-throwing Songkran Festival
from April 13-15. For more information on Phuket Bike Week visit
Korean Pop Stars find Phuket Paradise
- Posted on 31 Mar, 2011
The popular Korean singing act, Girls' Generation recently enjoyed a
luxurious stay at a Phuket resort and took part in a photo shoot for a
book and DVD box-set that has already become a best seller in their
home country. The award-winning group of nine young women has become a
huge hit in Korea and more recently in Japan, where their latest album
went gold. They also have a strong fan following in Thailand, and
played to an excited crowd at a concert in Bangkok in 2009.
Phuket Cricket Sixes Set for Songkran
- Posted on 29 Mar, 2011
Phuket cricket fans will have the chance to see some live action at
the Phuket International Cricket Sixes tournament being held in the
stadium at Karon Beach during the Thai Songkran New Year's festival
from April 12 to 17. Twenty-four teams from eight countries are set to
join the event, including a strong contingent of Australian players.
In addition to the four-day, six-a-side competition, players will
enjoy a welcome party, beach play and a gala awards dinner. Event
organiser Michael 'Cat' Maher, of the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour, said,
"The Sixes is now one of the largest international sports tournaments
staged in Phuket attracting hundreds of visitors to the island every
year." Funds raised during the event will go to support the
development of junior cricket in Phuket.
See the website www.phuketsixes.com for more details.
Phuket Green Season Fun
- Posted on 27 Mar, 2011
Phuket is getting an early dose of rain this weekend, delighting the
garden plants but making visiting the beach a bit of a damp
experience. An informal survey of Phuket visitors has found that
there's still plenty to enjoy in Phuket, even when the weather is not
Phuket spas are a must anytime, but are especially soothing on a cool,
rainy day. Try a facial or limber up with a Thai massage, or go for a
full treatment package to heal your body from head to toe while
enjoying a relaxing afternoon. Enjoy having some extra elbow room
while you dine, where in lieu of sunbathing you can enjoy some tea or
cocktails and a fabulous meal under cover at an upscale Phuket beach
club, then stroll the warm sands during breaks in the weather.
Another rainy-day activity that many Phuket residents have turned into
an art is to hit the shopping malls and browse, dine or sip some
coffee to your heart's content. Jungceylon in Patong and Central
Phuket Festival in Phuket City are known to have a great range of both
international brands and local arts and crafts.