This year, for the first time, PPAO held Loy Krathong celebrations at Chalong Pier under a theme of “Loy Krathong Across the Bridge of Stars”. The event, which also included a Noppamas contest and long tail boat races, saw a large number of Thais and foreigners in attendance.
The purpose of the event was to promote tourism in Phuket and also to highlight that Chalong Pier is one of the main attractions of Phuket. It is well known to be the main hub for those wishing to take boats to other islands such as Ko Lon, Ko Mai Thon, Ko Phi Phi and Ko Raya. It is also used by a number of locals as a place or relaxation and exercise.