H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Presides Over the Launch of “Pre-Vocational Program” at Yaowawit School

PHANG NGA, THAILAND – Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presided over the official launch of Yaowawit School, Kapong’s “Pre-Vocational Education Academies” on 18 May 2017.

“This special occasion marks Her Royal Highness’s fourth visit to Yaowawit School, the last one being in 2008 and we are proud of her ongoing support and interest in our school. Since then, we built a meditation house, started a visiting program with today 16 international schools from all over the world, set up a solar energy plant, added 12 hotel rooms for the Yaowawit Lodge and started our bilingual Thai/English program in Kindergarten and Primary School. From the beginning, Yaowawit practiced ‘Life-Skills Education’ and in 2016, Yaowawit teamed up with Marriott International, the Phang Nga Technical College and the Office of Vocational Education Commission to design and build the Yaowawit Pre-Vocational Hospitality Academy. In February of 2017 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed for the ‘Yaowawit Pre-Vocational Agriculture Academy’ with OVEC and the Phang Nga Agriculture and Technical College,” said Mr. Philipp Graf von Hardenberg, Founder of Yaowawit School.

Mr. Hardenberg introduced six supports of Yaowawit, who made donations to Her Royal Highness, who then gave them to Yaowawit School’s representative:

  • Khun Supatra Charuariyanon is a businesswoman from Phuket who sponsors school materials and funds a scholarship for one of the students.
  • Mr. Jens Moehrle, Senior Director of Playmobil, is Yaowawit’s supporter in its operations and farm projects.
  • Mr. Frank Steinbacher, Vice President Sales and Marketing of Mercedes – Benz, Thailand, serves as Yaowawit’s brand ambassador and tells the school’s stories through public relations campaigns and media trips.
  • Mr. Simon Philipps, Arrowsmith Program supporter and the school’s newest friend, sends Yaowawit’s teachers to training sessions on its “Brain Training” exercises in Canada.
  • Mr. David Teplitzky is a philanthropist who helps with international fundraising for the Agricultural Pre-Vocational Academy.
  • Khun Yaowapa Boonsaweng is the school’s dear friend and supporter from Kapong.During the ceremony, Yaowawit’s students performed a tin mining dance for Her Royal Highness.Her Royal Highness toured the school’s facilities:
    – The Pre-Vocational Hospitality Academy program designed in cooperation with Marriott International and the Phang Nga Technical College
    – The Hospitality Learning Class, conducted by Yaowawit’s hospitality professional selected by Marriott Thailand Business Council
    – The School’s Library
    – The Kindergarten Class’s Bilingual Program Class
    – The “Arrowsmith Program for Brain Training” Program Room
    – The Botanical Classroom

    H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Presides Over the Launch of “Pre-Vocational Program” at Yaowawit School, Kapong, Phang Nga The school becomes the first in Southeast Asia to debut a new educational model
    Mr. Julian Whistley – Board of Director Children’s World Academy Foundation (CWA), Mr. William Gaynor – Board of Director CWA, Mr. Jens Moehrle – Senior Director of International Business Development of Playmobil, Khun Waliya Pangsriwongse – Board of Director CWA, Khun Ying Kasama – Board of Director CWA, Christiane Graefin von Hardenberg, Mr. Philipp Graf von Hardenberg – Founder of Yaowawit School, Khun Nareerat Ongpoo – Headmistress Yaowawit, Khun Kanyaphak Bunkaeo – Director CWA

    H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Presides Over the Launch of “Pre-Vocational Program” at Yaowawit School, Kapong, Phang Nga The school becomes the first in Southeast Asia to debut a new educational model
    Mr. Damien Bohler – Director of Permaculture Learning Centre, Mr. Philipp Graf von Hardenberg –Founder of Yaowawit School, Khunying Dr. Kasama Worrawan Na Ayouthaya – Board of Director Children’s World Academy Foundation, Mr. Suthep Yongyuth – Director of Phang Nga Technical College, Mr. Karl Hudson – Area Vice President-Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia & Myanmar, Mr. Pansak Leangphibul – Director of Human Resources Thailand, Mr. Sean Panton – Co- Chairman& Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Ms. Kanyaphak Bunkaeo – Director of Children World Academy Foundation
Novotel Phuket Phokeethra Hosts Grand and ‘Royal’ Opening Ceremony

First international hotel brand in Phuket Old Town officially opened by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

Novotel Phuket Phokeethra, located on Thailand’s most popular holiday island, was officially opened late this afternoon, when Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn cut the ribbon, marking the start of the hotel’s spectacular grand opening festivities.

Some 350 guests attending the event, including the Governor of Phuket, Vice Governors, the Army Area Commander, Governor, Prosecutor, Ambassadors, travel agents, corporate personnel and local media, were taken on an extravagant journey, enjoying a glimpse of Phuket’s rich history and many fabulous in-land and beach destinations.

Participants were also treated to live music and welcome drinks upon arrival, plus a whole spread of local fare to sample, prepared by the hotel’s team of highly experienced chefs.

Shortly after sunset, the festivities culminated in a fabulous dinner celebration, when the guests enjoyed a sumptuous set dinner, along with a whole evening of local entertainment. Included in the entertainment line up were traditional musical performances by students Sian Nan and Satta Kinnara Phu Pate from Ratchaphat and Prince of Songkla Universities, plus singing by the hotel owner’s company.

But the celebrations did not end there. Finally, the party finished on a high note, when the group assembled at the property’s glorious Estrela Sky lounge for more live music and sensational drinks, while taking in the venue’s breath-taking panoramic views of both the city and sea.

The mid-scale Novotel brand offers travellers an ‘easy-living experience’, with spacious and modular rooms, stand-out meeting facilities and a commitment to guest well-being.

Featuring 180 spacious rooms and suites with city, mountain and bay views, the hotel’s stylish rooms offer premium bathroom amenities, LCD TVs, and complimentary Wi-Fi and minibars. For wellness, fitness and relaxation, the hotel has a spa, gym and an indoor pool.

An elegant counterpoint to the abundant street fare outside the hotel, the all-day dining restaurant, AMOR, serves delicious local and international cuisine, and the Sino-Portuguese-inspired Estrela Sky Lounge offers breathtakingly panoramic views of the city, the bay and the mountains, while the chic lobby lounge, LUA, is an inviting rendezvous point.

For meetings, events and conferences, the hotel can accommodate up to 850 guests in its state-of-the-art Grand Ballroom with vaulted ceilings, and offers four additional meeting rooms.

With more than 30 beaches on the island, guests will never be far from the sea – Patong Beach, Kata Beach and Karon Beach are just a short ride from the hotel. A five-minute drive to Thalang Road and Promthep Clock Tower in Phuket Old Town and 40 minutes from Phuket International Airport, the hotel is located at 40 Chanajaroen Road, Tambol Talad Yai, Amphur Muang Phuket.

For reservations, please e-mail H9932-RE@accor.com, call +66 (0) 76-397-777, or visit www.novotel.com/9932 for more information.

Songkran NAKEE Festival 2017 @ The KEE Resort & Spa :Patong Beach

The KEE Resort & Spa in Patong put on another spectacular Songkran celebration for this year’s Thai New Year holiday (April 12 – 13) inviting guests to get a taste of traditional Songkran ceremonies as well as joining in the fun and games around the lagoon-themed pool.

As well as traditional alms giving to nine Buddhist monks, the day was filled with water gun battle and water fights, lucky draw topped off with free flow drinks at the night time with the special show 4 sets.

Songkran NAKEE Festival 2017 @ The KEE Resort & Spa :Patong Beach

Songkran NAKEE Festival 2017 @ The KEE Resort & Spa :Patong Beach

Songkran NAKEE Festival 2017 @ The KEE Resort & Spa :Patong Beach

Songkran NAKEE Festival 2017 @ The KEE Resort & Spa :Patong Beach

Amari Phuket Team Celebrates The Thai New Year at Songkran Festival

Phuket, 17 April 2017 – Amari Phuket team celebrated the Songkran Festival, or Thai New Year, 2017 with the Thai traditional ceremony, “Rod Nam Dam Hua”, by pouring fragrant water onto the palms of the members of senior management as a gesture of humility and to ask for blessings. Moreover, there was a special activity for which the team members arranged a little market with small food stalls to present and sell their Thai handmade product.

Amari Phuket Team Celebrates The Thai New Year at Songkran Festival
From left to right: Tipaporn Koonphol (Deputy General Manager),
Pierre-Andre Pelletier (Vice President & Area General Manager, South Thailand) and Richard Margo (Hotel Manager)

Amari Phuket Team Celebrates The Thai New Year at Songkran Festival

Amari Phuket Team Celebrates The Thai New Year at Songkran Festival

Amari Phuket Team Celebrates The Thai New Year at Songkran Festival

Songkran Festival at Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa

Phuket – April 10, 2017: Songkran Festival is just around the corner. Come and celebrate with us on April 13th by joining in Long Drum parade, the most exciting way to welcome the New Year starting at 12 pm from The Lounge through beachfront. In evening, enjoy a sumptuous Thai Buffet Dinner while having fun with live entertainment and live music at beach lawn from 6:30 – 10:00 pm. Price is at THB 1950 ++ per person.

Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa provides visitors with a luxurious island ambience for a relaxing reprieve whether traveling for business or leisure. While secluded from the hustle and bustle of daily life, the resort is conveniently located just a short drive from Phuket International Airport. Designed with comfort in mind, all of our pampering guest rooms and villas in Phuket feature chic décor, plush linens, high-tech amenities and 24-hour room service. Travelers may also choose accommodations with breathtaking beach views and private plunge pools.

For more information or making reservation, please contact +66 76 363 999 or email phuket@renaissancehotels.com
Visit: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/hktbr-renaissance-phuket-resort-and-spa/

FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT  “Laguna Phuket presents Big Body+ Charity Concert”

1. Announcement dated September 28, 2016 re cancellation of the concert in 2016.
2. Announcement dated December 13, 2016 re cancellation of the plan to organize the concert in 2017.

Reference is made to the results of the above announcements from which many ticket buyers had requested for refund and/or placed donation for Phuket Punyanukul School by the given deadline, January 10, 2017. Laguna Phuket has completely processed the requests, given back the refunds and recorded the donations accordingly.

Further review of all ticket record shows that there are still a number of purchased tickets whose buyers has yet to contact us or submit any request.

Thus, we are issuing this final announcement to inform those who wishes to get ticket refund, please do so by send via post:

1. The ticket(s)
2. A copy of your ID/passport
3. Your bank account information (for bank transfer)
4. Your contact information (email address and mobile phone)

To Charity Concert
390/1 Moo 1, Srisoonthorn Rd., Cherngtalay,
Thalang, Phuket 83110

Deadline for ticket refund is by Monday 1 May 2017

Laguna Phuket will still make donation to Phuket Punyanukul School for students’ canteen restoration and improvement as planned. Money from ticket sale that are not refunded by the above deadline will go to Phuket Punyanukul School.

For more information, please call +66 (0) 76 362 300 ext. 1404 or email ticket@lagunaphuket.com

Laguna Phuket wishes to express our sincere gratitude for your kind support to all of our charitable activities. Please accept our apologies for inconveniences caused.

Celebrate Songkran Festival in style with Angsana Laguna Phuket & XANA Beach Club

Phuket, Thailand, March 2017: Angsana Laguna Phuket will celebrate the Thai New Year in style with the traditional Songkran Festival. One of Thailand’s most anticipated and celebrated annual festivals from 13 to 15 April, the country commemorates the occasion with a spectacular water festival alongside traditional cultural shows and Buddhist ceremonies. Angsana Laguna Phuket in collaboration with XANA Beach Club will be organising a full day of endless cultural fun and water activity on Thursday, 13 April 2017.

The festivities will kickoff at the Loy Krathong Bar, where associates and guests alike will gather 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 washing away bad luck for the New Year. The activities continue with a long drum parade, water war, a boxing performance and a Miss Songkran Contest.

XANA Beach Club will host the two event highlights – “Shower from the Tower’, a water fight with plenty of foam to cool down in the summer heat, and a DJ party featuring the Winner of Pioneer Pro DJ Lady Championship 2010 – DJ Roxy June ,the Princess of House Music from Thailand and resident DJ Viki Love.

Celebrate Songkran Festival in style with Angsana Laguna Phuket and XANA Beach Club

The word Songkran means “a move or change in the astrological position of the sun” symbolised by the sprinkling of water and hand cleansing for good luck in the New Year. Taking place during the hottest period of the year, Songkran is a fun way to cool off. After the traditional water pouring ceremony, also known as Rod Nahm Dum Hua, the water throwing commences! In recent times, the ceremony has evolved into spontaneous water fights all over Thailand.

“By showcasing the traditional Thai way of life, with its colourful and vibrant festivities, we hope to provide our guests with lasting memories” said Brian Connelly, General Manager of Angsana Laguna Phuket.

Angsana Laguna Phuket welcomes all guests to experience an authentic Thai cultural experience with plenty of water and lots of fun.

Entrance fee for XANA Beach Club at THB 100, inclusive of two THB50 coupons for food and beverage.

Angsana Laguna Phuket
10 Moo.4 Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Amphur Thalang, Phuket 83110 Thailand Tel. +66 76 358 500 Fax. +66 76 324108 Email: reservations-lagunaphuket@angsana.com

Full Moon Party Volume 8 at XANA Beach Club

On 11th March 2017, Full Moon Party Volume 8 at XANA Beach Club is once again bringing Thailand’s world-famous FULL MOON PARTY to Phuket. Ticket price 300 baht get 1 complimentary drink. Door opens from 8 pm until late.

On 25th March 2017, Gossip Party. Every last Saturday of the month. Free entrance ! Ladies free cocktails from 10pm until 11pm

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/398891843802982/
Website link: http://www.xanabeachclub.com/event/full-moon-party-vol-8/


XANA 5th Anniversary Pink party

On 4th March 2017 (Evening): XANA 5th Anniversary Pink party, Celebrate 5th years anniversary with Pink theme. Ticket price 300 baht get 1 complimentary drink or wear anything pink get free entrance!

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/XanaBeachClub/photos/a.236808003074402.58501.236784186410117/1259981894090336/?type=3&theater

Website Link: http://www.xanabeachclub.com/event/xana-5th-anniversary-pink-party/