Laguna Market on First – Returned Last Sunday 1st March

Laguna Market on First – Returned Last Sunday 1st March

The Market was enjoyed by the locals and tourists alike
The Market was enjoyed by the locals and tourists alike

“Laguna Market on First” Returned Last Sunday 1st March : Themed “Paradise Phuket” to showcase Phuket’s best

Paradise Phuket :: themed performances on stage
Paradise Phuket :: themed performances on stage

“Laguna Market on First” made its 2nd appearance on Sunday, 1st March, following the successful launch of the 1st edition on Sunday, 1st February which saw thousands of community members – a combination of the local Thai, expat, tourists, and hotel guests – coming 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.

The main stage to officially start the market
Mr. Veera Kerdsirimonkol, Thalang District Chief (8th from left); Mr. Ma-ann Samran, President of Cherngtalay Or.Bor.Tor. (7th from left); Mr. Anthony Loh, Senior Assistant Vice President, Laguna Phuket (6th from left); Mr. Passapong Nantarak, Assistant Vice President, Laguna Phuket (9th from left), and Laguna Phuket management as well as performers from Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort, joined the main stage to officially start the market.

The second edition of the community market included an opening ceremony on the main stage featuring “Paradise Phuket” themed performances by Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort, and mini-concerts by “Koh Mr. Saxman” and “Pui The Voice.”

Mini-concerts by 'Koh Mr. Saxman' and 'Pui The Voice'.
Mini-concerts by ‘Koh Mr. Saxman’ and ‘Pui 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.

“Many thanks to Laguna in creating this event to generously support local communities” said Thalang District Chief, Mr Veera Kerdsirimonkol who officially started the market.

“It’s great to see, once again, that the market attracted both the local communities and tourists,” said Mr. Anthony Loh, Senior Assistant Vice President of Laguna Phuket

Laguna Market on First :: in the park by the beautiful lagoon at Laguna Grove.
Laguna Market on First :: in the park by the beautiful lagoon at Laguna Grove.

“About 30% of guests 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.

The Market was enjoyed by the local and tourists alike.
The Market was enjoyed by the local and tourists alike.

“Laguna Market on First” will return to Laguna Grove every month (during the dry season). The next edition is scheduled for April 2015, date is to be advised. Free entry for all. For more information, please visit www.lagunaphuket.com

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