Bodyslam and Sweet Mullet Rocked Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival’s Opening

On Friday 27 April, Asia’s premier destination resort Laguna Phuket’s 2nd annual Food & Music Festival (LPFMF) began its 3-day East-Meets-West grub and groove extravaganza at Laguna Grove, the resort’s outdoor event venue by the lagoon. Gate opened from 4pm until late. The entry is free for guests and visitors to enjoy a wide range of food booths selling tantalising international and Peranakan cuisine from top restaurants, tourism communities and local vendors. Featuring a themed charity concert each night with leading rock bands “Bodyslam” and “Sweet Mullet” on its opening night, the night saw more than 7,000 participants in both the festival and concert zones combined, and already raised baht 500,000 for Children First Fund (CFF), established in 2017 in support of 7 orphanages in Phuket, housing more than 400 children. Continuing throughout the weekend, tonight (Saturday 28 April)’s charity concert will be a “Jazz Night” featuring Thai’s leading artists and vocalists Koh Mr.Saxman and Pui Duangpon, Russian pianist and opera singer Ivan Sharapov and Phuket-based Black ‘n’ Blue band (ticket is priced at baht 500 apiece, available at door) and tomorrow night (Sunday 29 April) a sold-out pop night with leading duo “Joe & Kong” and Black ‘n’ Blue band closing the Festival.

From left: Sweet Mullet band; Stuart Reading, senior vice president – property development, Laguna Phuket; Phuket governor Noraphat Plodthong; Laguna Phuket managing director Ravi Chandran and Bodyslam band, at the Festival’s opening ceremony, presenting baht 500,000 contribution from the Festival to Children First Fund in support of more than 400 children in 7 Phuket orphanages.

Following the success of its inaugural edition launched in 2017 together with “Children First Fund” to celebrate the resort’s 30th anniversary, Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival is hoped to become Phuket’s another permanent annual event like the resort’s Laguna Phuket Marathon and Laguna Phuket Triathlon.

Phuket governor Noraphat Plodthong said at the Festival’s opening ceremony last night “I am delighted to see that the Festival showcases international food as well as authentic Phuket fare by tourism communities to tourists and visitors from around the world, and raised funds to support children in Phuket. I hope all will enjoy the 3-day Festival and join us in other interesting cultural and lifestyle events in Phuket.”

“While the Festival itself heightens Phuket Province’s status as a “City of Gastronomy” conferred by the UNESCO and showcases Phuket as a lifestyle destination for food, music & entertainment, recreational activities and unique culture, “Children First Fund” extends the community services that Laguna provides in the area of education, a core aspect of Laguna CSR focus,” said Ravi Chandran, managing director of Laguna Phuket remembering the Festival’s launch last year that raised close to baht 2 million for Children First Fund,

“The CFF complements Laguna Phuket Kindergarten, the Community Learning Centre and the Mobile Learning Centre by empowering the future generations. So, thank you all for your participation and contribution” he concluded.

The 3-day East-Meets-West Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival 2018 is being held during 27-29 April at Laguna Grove in the heart of Laguna Phuket resort. Gate opens daily at 4pm. Entry is free.

For more information, visit www.lagunaphuket.com/foodandmusicfestival or follow Facebook/LagunaPhuketResort.

XANA Beach Club presents ‘XANA Beach Party with CELESTE SIAM’

Asia’s Top Female DJ Award, Celeste Siam is back to XANA Beach Club with her talented and amazing electronic dance music scene to make you dance your night away. Expect nothing but the best and unforgettable outdoor party on the beach with special beverages all night long!

See you this Saturday 28 April 2018, the door opens from 8.00 pm onward.

FREE entrance all night!

Table Reservation call 076 358 500 ext. XANA Beach Club

Songkran Blessing Water at Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Nai Yang Beach

To celebrate Thai New Year 2018, the team at Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Nai Yang Beach hosted an authentic Songkran water blessing event for resort’s guests.

This activity helped guests get to know the local culture and traditions surrounding Songkran, Thailand’s annual water festival, while also ensuring a memorable experience during their stay.

Angsana Laguna Phuket and XANA Beach Club celebrated Thai New Year “Songkran Festival”

Songkran Festival, one of Thailand’s most anticipated and celebrated annual festivals on 13th April each year.

The festivities led by Michal Zitek, Area General Manager and management team together with associates and guests gathered for a celebratory religious session, followed by a water blessing ritual at the Poolside Garden. The pouring of fragrant water over the hands of elders is a symbol of paying respect and giving blessings for the New Year. Then activities continued with a long drum parade to the XANA Beach Club where hosted the event highlights from noon till midnight which includes “Get Wet”, a water fight with foam to cool down in the summer heat and an all-star lineup of DJs to keep the beach party grooving. Specials on food and drinks, along with plenty of extra beachside entertainment alongside the serene waters of Bang Tao Bay.

AKSARA Collection team member do the public service to maintain the cleanliness of Kata Temple

PHUKET: This morning (on April 11, 2018) at Kata Temple, Volunteer team member from AKSARA Collection collected garbage and clean the Kata temple to prepare the upcoming of Songkran celebration.

In the first day of Songkran Festival, Thai people begin the morning with merit making, visiting local temples and offering food to the Buddhist monks. After that they will perform water pouring on Buddha statues and elderly.

AKSARA Collection help local community to keep the cleanliness of the temple and to preserve Thailand local festival to be with Thai people long-lasting.

The SIS Kata, Phuket, on April 12, 2018, invite you to celebrate The Songkran Festival with an authentic Thai dish “Khao Chae” and various choices of food demonstration with modern Thai dance sho, live duo band and Thai boxing show for 1,200 THB nett.

During 13th – 17th April 2018, the SIS Kata, Phuket will offer the special authentic Thai dish “Khao Chae” The rice soaked in iced jasmine water served with assorted side dishes. Khao Chae set provide for a couple at only 350 THB nett.

Kata Sea Breeze Resort on April 13, 2018 haas set Sonkran Festival 2018. Amused with Songkran parade and fun Temple fair games. Refresh your day with our cold drinks at special prices from 12pm – 3pm at Seasoning Garden.