On December 31, 2013, PPAO Chief Executive Paiboon Upattising led a team of executives, officials and staff, along with musicians (Funky Burger, Pek Palitchok, Rose Sirinthip & Playground) and the public in counting down towards the New Year during the PPAO-organized “Colorful Countdown Phuket 2014 – Phuket Opening New Sky See Magical Andaman and International Lanterns.” Accompanying the countdown was a dazzling display of fireworks, after which the team sang New Year’s songs together. The festival was held at Sanamchai Park, Phuket City.
This was the last of the 3-day festival, and before the big countdown began there was a send-off ceremony for the last sun of the year, with a releasing of doves symbolizing peace and a new beginning. Later, a Miss Phuket – Ratchanikorn Pacharoensuk – was crowded. The runners up were: Juthamas Saisithong, Warujira Naswasdi. The countdown was attended by a large number of both locals and tourists.