On September 18th 2013 at the meeting room of the Chancellor Office building, Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus, PPAO Advisor – Mr.Boonserm Suwanrattaphoom, presided over the opening ceremony of the 6th “Annual Thailand – Malaysia Varsity Games 2013”. Also in attendance at the ceremony were Governor of Phuket – Mr.Maitri Inthusut, Chancellor of Prince of Songkla University and Phuket Campus – Dr.Chusak Limsakul who both gave welcoming speeches to competing athletes from both countries and Assistant Secretary General of Higher Education – Mr.Suphat Jampathong.
The 6th “Annual Thailand – Malaysia Varsity Games 2013”, held from 18th – 22nd September 2013, was organized by the Higher Education Office with cooperation from Phuket Rajabhat University and Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus. The competition sees students from the universities competing in three sports, football, volleyball and petanque, while university staff competes in bowling, and university executives in golf. The three main sports events were held at Sapan-Hin Sport Center, the bowling at Big C supercenter and the golf at Loch Palm and Red Mountain Golf Clubs. The entire event saw over 400 students, staff and executives taking part. It is believed that by holding this annual event it will help strengthen the relationship of both countries in advance of ASEAN in 2015.