Phuket’s Colourful Countdown 2014

Phuket’s Colourful Countdown 2014On 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.

Phuket’s Colourful Countdown 2014This 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.

Phuket’s Colourful Countdown 2014

As parents, one of the most important things, when riding in a vehicle, is to keep your child safe. Properly used car safety seats can significantly reduce the chance of children being hurt and/or killed in collisions. It’s not safe to hold a child on your lap. In a car crash, the child could be crushed between your body and part of the car’s interior. Even if you are using a seatbelt, the child would be torn from your arms. Either fasten the seatbelt around yourself and your child or even around two children; it is safer than nothing.

Car safety seats indeed help keep children safe.

With so many different types of car safety seats, which is the right choice for parents?

The suitable seat needed for your child depends on several things including your child’s weight, size and vehicle you have.

Tips for selecting appropriate seat for;


Newborn babies and infants require special protection while in a vehicle. Infants should ride rear-facing until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their car safety seat’s manufacturer. At a minimum, children should ride rear-facing until they have reached at least 1 year of age and weigh at least 20 pounds.

When the child outgrows the maximum height and weight of his/her infant seat, you may require a convertible rear-facing seat until your child is ready to be facing forward.

  • Birth to 9 kg (20 lb.)
  • Rear-facing seat
  • Use away from an active airbag


It is best for children to ride rear-facing as long as possible to the highest weight and height allowed by the manufacturer of their convertible seat. When they have outgrown the seat rear-facing, they should use a forward-facing seat with a full harness as long as they fit.

Ensure that the shoulder straps are at or above the child’s shoulders. Straps should be snug, with only one finger width between the strap and the child’s chest.

Remember, a child can start riding facing forward when he or she is at least 9 kg (20 lb.)

  • 9 to 18 kg (20-40 lb.)
  • Forward-facing seat
  • Use with a tether strap

School-aged children

Booster seats are required for children under the age of eight, weighing 18 – 36 kg (40-80 lb.) and who stand less than 145 cm (4 feet-9 inches) tall.

Booster seats are for older children who have outgrown their forward-facing car safety seats. Children should stay in a booster seat until adult belts fit correctly (between 8 and 12 years of age).

  • Between 18 and 36 kg (40—80 lb.)
  • Booster seat
  • Use with lap and shoulder belt


  • Use the right seat for the child’s height and weight.
  • Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for correct child car seat installation and use.
  • Be sure to secure the child correctly. Make sure harness straps are snug and tight. Use a tether strap with a forward-facing child car seat. Keep children away from all active air bags. Children under 13 years of age are safest in the back seat.
  • Use caution when buying or using a pre-owned child car seat. Buy new, or from someone you know, and check it carefully.

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This December, Sri panwa launches the new spa facility “Cool Spa”, a luxury full services spa situated in the setting of Cape Panwaʼs landscape which is encompassed by a tropical rain forest and an ocean view of the Andaman sea. Unlike any other, Cool Spa merges itself into its surrounding nature, featuring six private waterfall treatment rooms with double treatment beds and a jacuzzi bathtub, a wooden yoga deck, a vitality pool, steam rooms and two outdoor pavilions with the concept of a water spa jungle.

Reflecting its ocean location, the azure blue Cool spa building allows for a beautiful relaxing sense and a distinctly attractive contrast to Sri panwaʼs landscape. The building is designed to resemble a traditional Sino-Portuguese residence and uses thatched roofs which give an Asian tropical feel throughout the scenery. Intimate multiple waterfalls create sight and sound of scenic water gardens to affect mind and body rejuvenation.

Indulge into a serene place with impeccable services. Cool Spa provides Thai treatments and extraordinarily sensory experiences. All of Cool Spa’s delightful treatments are based on local, natural, and season’s freshest ingredients including mango, papaya, rambutan, coconut, and tamarind sourced from the local market or from Sri panwa’s own kitchen garden. Whether enjoying a spa treatment indoors or having a massage at the Sala, guests can request a full menu of treatments. The spa menu sets off from a full body traditional Thai massage, Swedish and Indian massages designed to focus on certain areas with aromatherapy methods, adding herbal Thai Prakob to relieve pains and stretch muscles. Take pleasure in soothing your skin with our scrubs created naturally from fruits, yogurt, honey, tea and oils, or enjoy stretching and yoga sessions at a completely secluded spa terrace.

A healthy delicious menu of light snacks and herbal juices available for refreshment, a private vitality pool, rain showers and steam baths are also offered for your indulgence. Explore the new Cool Spa at Sri panwa, the place that you can enjoy the experience of intimate and impeccable spa services for an entire day.

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I’m pretty sure that many of you parents still automatically assume your baby will reject unheated milk. However some little cutie babies are happy with room-temperature or even cold milk BUT some need their milk warmed at the right temperature, probably in the middle of the night.

Is it still important to have a bottle-warmer for your baby? Yes, it is!

Using a bottle-warmer can be a convenient way to make sure your baby’s milk is heated to the right temperature (at the right time). You don’t need to bump around the kitchen and wake the rest of the family with your foot steps or even with your baby’s long crying in the middle of the night.

The bottle-warmer can be conveniently placed in the bedroom and more importantly, it’s faster than warming a bottle under a hot tap.

Good quality bottle-warmers

The good quality bottle-warmers should be able to warm up chilled or room-temperature milk. However some don’t work well with frozen milk; many are designed for warming only one bottle at a time; and some need maybe a while to cool down before they can be used again.

A bottle-warmer should have an indicator light or beep when the milk reaches the right temperature, and a thermostat, which keeps the temperature of the water constant and for safety as well.

A bottle-warmer should be easy to use, requiring simple button pushes. One-handed operation is useful because the other hand could be holding a crying baby (if your partner is too lazy enough not to wake up and help you at 3.00 am).

If you think you’ll be using the bottle-warmer to heat jars of food as well as milk, choose one that has an adaptor for holding jars at an easily reachable height – otherwise you can end up reaching down into the hot warmer for your jar. Some warmers have the facility to heat food in a bowl too.

Tips and precautions

  • After warming, the bottle should be shaken to prevent hot spots
  • Milk temperature should always be tested by dripping a few drops on the back of your hand
  • Bottle caps might need to be loosened or removed before warming, to prevent milk overflowFor

Thank you for this good info