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.
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.
Celebrate Chinese New Year – KEE Fire Rooster @ The KEE Resort & Spa: Patong Beach, Acrobats put on a high-flying performance and traditional dragon dance at The KEE Resort & Spa as part of the Chinese New Year celebrations held at the KEE Resort & Spa, Patong, on January 28, 2017.
Phuket, 19 January 2017 – The Amari Phuket management team, led by Pierre-Andre Pelletier – Vice President and Area General Manager, South Thailand (middle), Tipaporn Koonphol – Deputy General Manager (left), and Richard Margo – Hotel Manager (right), recently organised a Buddhist ceremony to celebrate the hotel’s 32nd anniversary.
Every team member in each department took part on this special day and were congratulated on the success of the hotel after three decades of operation. The hotel will continue delivering its service as one of the best hotels on Phuket Island.
The Ministry of Tourism and Culture (Motac) and the National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN) hosted the Malaysian International Mask Festival 2015 from August 13-16 at the Esplanade, Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) Park. The four-day festival involved 379 participants: 287 from Malaysia and 92 from other countries.
The classic Western architecture you can see in Phuket in the shape of old Sino-Portuguese mansions his the result of infl uences ranging from English and Dutch design schools to Chinese beliefs and pragmatism. This results in an interesting and rich blend of colonialera architecture. The Chinese infl uences are fairly obvious and are a direct result of the large infl ux of Chinese workers and labour leaders who came to cash in on the tin-mining boom of a couple of centuries ago. Most of the newcomers to the island in those days were from the south of China – Hokkien province. If you look closely at these old buildings you’ll see a fascinating mélange of spiritual belief and practicality. You’ll also see little fl ourishes above window frames of ‘Nam Tao’ patterns, fi re pearls, flowers, and reliefs of various animals. The byword in those days was ‘adaptability’ as architects melded together several different cultures and styles. A dominant feature of this architectural style is often noted at the façade of buildings in the shape of a fi ve-foot long curved indent known as a ngorkarkhee in the Greek Ionic style and you’ll also notice typical Corinthian embellishments of sculpted leaves and ‘foliage’.
On Monday 5 October, Laguna Phuket together with executives, associates and Baan Don Village members had joined in Baan Don’s Sart Duen Sib (Ghost Festival) parade at Thepkrasatri Temple.
This festival is a southern tradition for Buddhists to make merit in remembrance of loved ones who passed away as well as the local heroes who sacrificed their lives.
“The festival also aims to celebrate life and embrace traditions in which community members would come together and donate food and necessities to the temple who will then share the supplies to those in need,” said Mr. Anthony Loh, Senior Assistant Vice President of Laguna Phuket,
“Laguna Phuket places importance in community engagement and cultural preservation. I am glad to see our associates and Baan Don Village members come together, all smiley and for good cause” he concluded.
The highlight is the full-of-life parade from Laguna Phuket with a Red Guardian Giant sculpture, brass band and a banknote tree of donation collected from Laguna Phuket associates and community members.
Laguna Phuket had raised 40,000 baht to temple (15,000 Baht from Laguna Phuket corporate donations and 23,000 baht from associates’ donation and 2,000 Baht from community members.)