Thousands crowded the launch of “Laguna Market on First”

Thousands crowded the launch of “Laguna Market on First”

Mr. Suthee Tongyam, Vice Governor of Phuket (centre); Ms. Busaya Jaipeam, Director of Phuket Public Relations Office (8th from left); Mr. Uthit Limsakul, Asst. Director of TAT Phuket Office (9th from left) and Mr. Ravi Chandran, MD of Laguna Phuket (6th from left), with VIP guests and Laguna Phuket management released the confetti to signify the official opening of “Laguna Market of  First”
Mr. Suthee Tongyam, Vice Governor of Phuket (centre); Ms. Busaya Jaipeam, Director of Phuket Public Relations Office (8th from left); Mr. Uthit Limsakul, Asst. Director of TAT Phuket Office (9th from left) and Mr. Ravi Chandran, MD of Laguna Phuket (6th from left), with VIP guests and Laguna Phuket management released the confetti to signify the official opening of “Laguna Market of First”

The launch of “Laguna Market on First” on Sunday, 1st February saw more than 4,000 community members – a combination of the local Thai, expat, tourists, and hotel guests – came together to enjoy the true taste of Phuket, made available to all by more than 200 local vendors from the villages at Laguna Grove in Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket.

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The first edition of the monthly-organised community market included an opening ceremony on the main stage featuring product highlights from the Market, kids’ performances, and mini-concerts by popular Thai artist “Jennifer Kim,” who was one of The Voice Thailand’s coaches and judges bringing along last season’s winner “Noom The Voice.”

The vendors were selling a wide variety of food and drinks, clothing and fashion items, home décor, arts and crafts, pets, plants, services, and much more. It was estimated that over 1.2 million baht was generated at the Market from 4-8pm last evening.

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“I am delighted to see that the market attracted both the local communities and tourists,” said Mr. Ravi Chandran, Managing Director of Laguna Phuket

“About 30% of guests tonight are foreigners from the local expat community as well as the tourists and hotel guests which made the Market a success in terms of being a platform for us to continue helping and supporting local villagers with their livelihood and simultaneously showcase the true taste of Phuket to all, our Laguna Phuket guests as well as local Thai and expat communities” he concluded.

“Laguna Market on First” will be held at Laguna Grove from 4pm to 8pm on the first of every month. The next edition is scheduled for Sunday,1st March 2015. For more information, please visit www.lagunaphuket.com

 

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