Thousands to “Run Paradise” at 2017 Laguna Phuket Marathon

PHUKET, Thailand – The world-famous Laguna Phuket Marathon is set to celebrate its 12th year with a record turnout of more than 7,000 runners from over 40 countries. Sanctioned by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races, the Laguna Phuket Marathon is held from sunset to sunrise over two days – 3rd and 4th June, 2017 – and is organised by leading sports management company Go Adventure Asia with professional timing and results by Sportstats Asia, ensuring the highest of international standards.

Thousands to “Run Paradise” at 2017 Laguna Phuket Marathon South East Asia's leading destination marathon to take place 3rd and 4th June, 2017

The leading destination marathon in South East Asia, and Phuket’s largest sports event, runners will compete across five distances – 2km Kids Run, 5km Run, 10.5km Run, Half Marathon (21.097km) and Marathon (42.195km) – with almost 2,000 people already signed up for the iconic marathon distance.

Joining a team of Event Ambassadors throughout Asia, Patcharasri “Kalamare” Benjamas has been appointed as Thailand Ambassador to encourage more people to run through the #MyFirstTime campaign. Using the hashtag on social media, runners can share their new experiences with the community and inspire more people to enjoy the health benefits of running. Kalamare will be running #MyFirstTime at Laguna Phuket Marathon in June.

“We are on track for a record turnout this year – registrations are already high and we expect more than 7,000 runners to take part. In addition to a strong domestic turnout, we will be welcoming more international runners than ever before. The attraction of Phuket, the beautiful course and facilities of Laguna Phuket make the event a true destination marathon,” said Mr. Roman Floesser, General Manager of the event’s organiser, Go Adventure Asia.

With Phuket as a drawcard, more than 60% of participants fly in specifically for the event and take advantage of Laguna Phuket’s facilities and beachfront location, to enjoy an extended holiday on the island.

“Laguna Phuket Marathon has been a pivotal destination event since the very beginning. It is in line with our own vision and philosophy to promote a positive healthy lifestyle, working with the local community and to develop long-term sustainable benefits for everyone. It is a platform to raise awareness and funds for charitable causes and projects operated by “Laguna Phuket Foundation”, and this year we will launch our “Children First Fund” to support more than 400 orphans in 7 orphanages in Phuket,” commented Mr. Ravi Chandran, Managing Director of Laguna Phuket.

“Phuket is one of the MICE city that has a well-developed economy and infrastructure, and is capable of hosting incentives and business meetings, as well as international festivals and mega events. Laguna Phuket Marathon has grown continuously over the years and is an excellent showcase of the city’s facilities and capability to host large-scale events which attracts thousands of international visitors to the city each year,” said Ms. Jaruwan Suwannasat, Director, Exhibition and Event, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau.

“Laguna Phuket Marathon is unique. The two day format allows more people to take part while ensuring a quality experience, and entire families can come and take part in Phuket’s largest sports event while enjoying a holiday at the same time. The event is an important revenue generator for Phuket during the island’s Green Season,” added Floesser.

Event Schedule Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival 2017

Event Schedule
Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival 2017

Saturday 4 March, 11am – 8pm, Canal Village (opposite Cassia Phuket)
Schedule:
11:00            Gate opens
11:00-11:30  Exclusive DJ Tommy T
11:30-12:15  JAZZIAM
12:15-14:00  MC / Phuket Academy Of Performing Arts (PAPA)
14:00             MC welcome
14:05-14:10  Opening show (กาพย์เห่เรือชมเครื่องคาวหวาน) – Poem Recital from the King Rama II Delicacy
14:10-14:15  Opening Ceremony
14:15-15:00  FIVERA
15:00-15:30  Cooking demo by Chef Audra Morrice, Creative Chef
15:30-17:00  Thai contemporary “ASEAN Medleys”
17:00-17:30  “Otao” Cooking demo by Peranakan Association of Phuket
17:30-18:00  Quest Game on stage
18:00-19:00  Acoustic Guitar & duo
19:00-20:00  Exclusive DJ
20:00             Closing

Festive Schedule Inaugural Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival 2017,
Friday 3 – Sunday 5 March 2017

Event Schedule Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival 2017

Inaugural “Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival” Expected to Support Phuket Orphans

Inaugural “Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival” Expected to Support Phuket Orphans

Laguna Phuket launched its newest “Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival” earlier this year as a charity event with a mission of “Nourishing Hearts, Inspiring Dreams” and children of Phuket as beneficiary. Scheduled to take place at the resort’s various scenic locations during Friday 3 – Sunday 5 March this year, the inaugural Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival is a 3-day charity food festival with live music, entertainment and celebrity chef Audra Morrice and stars appearances. The Festival is aimed to heighten Phuket Province’s status as a “City of Gastronomy” conferred by the UNESCO, launch and raise funds for “Children First Fund” specially set up to support Phuket orphanages, as well as to create yet another lifestyle destination event within Laguna Phuket resort complex in celebration of its 30th Anniversary in 2017.

Inaugural “Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival” Expected to Support Phuket Orphans

Inaugural “Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival” Expected to Support Phuket Orphans

Ringing in the mood of festivities on 3 March, various Laguna Phuket’s resorts will whip up sumptuous music & pop-up dinners.

On 4 March, the Festival held at Canal Village from 11am – 8pm by the tranquil lagoons will feature ‘live’ culinary demonstrations by Australia reality cooking competition MasterChef Asia Judge Chef Audra Morrice, pop-up concept food booths serving tantalising international and Peranakan cuisine, food truck and dining garden accompanied by vibrant professional musical performances including bands’ performances by aspiring youths. The entry is free, and everyone invited.

The Festival’s star-studded Charity Gala Dinner with auctions will be held on 4 March at the resort’s grand Latitude Marquee with celebrity stars’ appearance such as Fivera, Jazziam, Black ‘n’ Blue, Gam, Dome, etc., priced at THB 3,000 per person or THB 28,000 for a table of ten. The Laguna Phuket Charity Super Sunday Brunch on 5 March will take place at the contemporary XANA Beach Club, priced at THB 1,950 nett per person and THB 2,900 nett per person with free-flow beverages.

Inaugural “Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival” Expected to Support Phuket Orphans A Charity 3-Day Food & Music Festival to Raise Funds for “Children First Funds”
Salmon “Lo Hei” (sashimi salad), one of the dishes created by Chef Audra for Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival 2017.

The Festival is also planned as a platform to launch and raise funds for “Children First Fund” specially set up in conjunction with Laguna Phuket’s 30th anniversary this year with an objective of “Nourishing Hearts, Inspiring Dreams” to support the nutrition of needy children in Phuket orphanages.

Proceeds from the Festival together with Laguna Phuket contribution will go to “Children First Fund” and monthly contribution of food and necessities will be given to Children First Fund’s program partners – the 7 orphanages in Phuket, housing more than 400 orphans and underprivileged children.

Laguna Phuket expects that the fund raised from the Festival will fruitfully support the nutrition of needy children in Phuket orphanages for at least one full year.

The resort also hopes that its newly launched ‘Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival’ will become another permanent installation on Phuket tourism’s calendar” like its famous annual marathon and triathlon events.

For more information, please visit www.lagunaphuket.com/foodandmusicfestival, call +66 (0) 76 362300 ext. 1404 or email: ticket@lagunaphuket.com and follow us on Facebook/LagunaPhuketResort.

Inaugural “Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival” Unveiled at a Media Showcase

From left: Dr. Kosol Taengutai, Deputy Mayor of Phuket City Municipality and President of the Thai Peranakan Association; Ms. Anoma Wongyai, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand, Phuket Office; Ms. Siwaporn Chuasawat, Vice Governor of Phuket; Chef Audra Morrice, Creative Chef behind the food design and creation for the Festival; and Mr. David Seet, Senior Assistant Vice President, Laguna Phuket

Thursday 9 February, Laguna Phuket unveiled its newest “Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival” at a special media conference at XANA Beach Club by the beautiful Bangtao Beach in Phuket, Thailand. Scheduled to take place at the resort’s various scenic locations during Friday 3 – Sunday 5 March this year, the inaugural Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival is a 3-day charity food festival with live music, entertainment and celebrity chefs and stars appearances. The Festival is aimed to heighten Phuket Province’s status as a “City of Gastronomy” conferred by the UNESCO, launch and raise funds for “Children First Fund” specially set up to support Phuket orphanages, as well as to create yet another lifestyle destination event within Laguna Phuket resort complex in celebration of its 30th Anniversary in 2017.

The conference was addressed by Ms. Siwaporn Chuasawat, Vice Governor of Phuket; Dr. Kosol Taengutai, Deputy Mayor of Phuket City Municipality and President of the Thai Peranakan Association; Mr. David Seet, Senior Assistant Vice President, Laguna Phuket; Ms. Anoma Wongyai, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand, Phuket Office; and Chef Audra Morrice, Creative Chef behind the food design and creation for the Festival.

“The Phuket Province looks forward to welcoming visitors from Thailand and around the world to the Festival and many other events on the island. Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival is hoped to help present the authentic Phuket food and culture adored by Thais and foreigners,” said Ms. Siwaporn Chuasawat, Vice Governor of Phuket.

Representing Phuket City Municipality, the recipient of “City of Gastronomy” status from the UNESCO, was Dr. Kosol Taengutai, Deputy Mayor who’s also President of the Thai Peranakan Association. He said “Phuket is a city with multiple cultures being beautifully displayed through the people’s daily life in the food, the clothing, the architecture, etc. This, and the uniqueness of Phuket’s authentic local food, brought us UNESCO’s City of Gastronomy status. I am pleased that Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival will nicely help to heighten the status this March.”

Inaugural “Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival” Unveiled at a Media Showcase A Charity 3-Day Food & Music Festival to feature Celebrity Chefs and Stars Appearances this March

The Festival is also planned as a platform to launch and raise funds for “Children First Fund” specially set up in conjunction with Laguna Phuket’s 30th anniversary this year with an objective of “Nourishing Hearts, Inspiring Dreams” to support the nutrition of needy children in Phuket orphanages.

“Special thanks to Phuket Province, City of Phuket Municipality, the Thai Peranakan Association, TAT, Chef Audra, members of the press and all of our Festival’s partners and sponsors who help make this first edition possible,” said Mr. David Seet, SAVP of Laguna Phuket representing the host.

“We really hope that the fund raised from the Festival for Children First Fund will fruitfully support the nutrition of needy children in Phuket orphanages, and ‘Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival’ will become another permanent installation on Phuket tourism’s calendar,” he concluded.

The media showcase also included a Thai dessert station where delectable fruit imitations (Kanom Look Choup) were being demonstrated by Phuket children.

Inaugural “Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival” Unveiled at a Media Showcase A Charity 3-Day Food & Music Festival to feature Celebrity Chefs and Stars Appearances this March
Chef Audra Morrice
Inaugural “Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival” Unveiled at a Media Showcase A Charity 3-Day Food & Music Festival to feature Celebrity Chefs and Stars Appearances this March
“Lo Hei” (sashimi salad)

The showcase came to a conclusion with a cooking demo of salmon “Lo Hei” (sashimi salad) by Celebrity Chef Audra Morrice who was appointed the Creative Chef of Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival.

Celebrity Chef Audra Morrice’s culinary career began after her stint as a finalist in MasterChef Australia 2012. She is currently one of the three judges on MasterChef Asia together with three-Michelin-starred chef Bruno Ménard and stellar restaurateur Susur Lee. She runs a successful catering business and cooking classes. Her cooking style is eclectically Asian, drawing influence from her Singaporean Chinese-Indian heritage. She hosts her own TV cooking series, “Tasty Conversations” broadcasting from Australia across Asia and is the author of “My Kitchen, Your Table” cookbook. She is also an Ambassador with the Singapore Tourism Board.

The Festival’s highlight, a star-studded Charity Gala Dinner with auctions, will be held on 4 March at the resort’s grand Latitude Marquee with multiple celebrity stars’ appearance such as Black ‘n’ Blue band, Gam, Fivera, Jazziam – to name only a few, priced at THB 3,000 per person or THB 28,000 for a table of ten.

Gala tickets are available for sale from 1 February 2017 at all Laguna Phuket resorts – Angsana Laguna Phuket, Angsana Villas Resort Phuket, Banyan Tree Phuket, Cassia Phuket, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, Laguna Holiday Club Phuket Resort and Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort; as well as Laguna Tours Desk and Laguna Tours Office in Canal Village and online at ticket@lagunaphuket.com. Advance booking is recommended.

For more information, please visit www.lagunaphuket.com/foodandmusicfestival, call +66 (0) 76 362300 ext. 1404 or email: ticket@lagunaphuket.com and follow us on Facebook/LagunaPhuketResort.

Laguna Phuket Joins Phuket Province in Flood Relief Efforts

Laguna Phuket Joins Phuket Province in Flood Relief Efforts
Mr. Kritsanat Udomphakphiphat, Deputy General Manager (far left); Ms. Prapa Hemmin, Director of Marketing and Corporate Events (2nd from left); Mr. Anthony Loh, Senior Assistant Vice President (2nd from right) and Mr. Teerawut Totarat, Director of Tours (for right), all represented Laguna Phuket in presenting 3,000 sets of flood survival kits to Dr. Chockchai Dejamornthan, Governor of Phuket, joining the Province’s flood relief efforts in the South.

On Friday 20 January, Laguna Phuket management representatives presented survival kits worth a total of 180,000 Baht to the Phuket Governor, Dr. Chockchai Dejamornthan.
Laguna Phuket Joins Phuket Province in Flood Relief Efforts

Laguna Phuket Joins Phuket Province in Flood Relief Efforts
Earlier this month, Laguna Phuket associates came together and packed the 3,000 kits to be given to the flood-affected residents across southern Thailand.

Laguna Phuket Joins Phuket Province in Flood Relief Efforts

Laguna Phuket Joins Phuket Province in Flood Relief Efforts

Laguna Phuket Joins Phuket Province in Flood Relief Efforts

Laguna Phuket Joins Phuket Province in Flood Relief Efforts
Laguna Phuket has also provided survival kits to four local emergency centres in Thalang district.
Laguna Phuket Announces the Inaugural Food & Music Festival  In Celebration of its 30th Anniversary

A Three-Day Food & Music Extravaganza at Asia’s Premier Destination Resort

To heighten Phuket Province’s status as a “City of Gastronomy” conferred by the UNESCO, the inaugural Food & Music Festival will set the stage to create yet another lifestyle destination event from Friday 3 March to Sunday 5 March 2017 within Laguna Phuket resort complex in celebration of its 30th Anniversary in 2017.

“CHILDREN FIRST FUND” A STEP AHEAD IN EMPOWERING PEOPLE

Laguna Phuket Announces the Inaugural Food & Music Festival In Celebration of its 30th Anniversary

To mark the resort’s significant 30-year milestone in 2017, Laguna Phuket will present an exciting year-long campaign with several keynote events at Asia’s premier destination resort, with its three-kilometre pristine Bangtao Beach at northwestern Phuket Island, Thailand. Staying true to its ethos of Empowering People throughout its celebrations, a Children First Fund with the objective of “Nourishing Hearts, Inspiring Dreams” has specially been set up. Part proceeds of the key events will be contributed in support of the nutrition of needy children in Phuket orphanages.

“Marking our 30th Anniversary with the focus of nurturing the future generation, we have set up the Children First Fund. The first-ever Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival, working with popular Celebrity Chef Audra Morrice, and our other key events throughout the year will be unique platforms to raise funds for the needy children, developing aspiring youths and giving back to where we operate in,” said Ravi Chandran, Managing Director of Laguna Phuket.

LAGUNA PHUKET FOOD & MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017, FRIDAY 3 – SUNDAY 5 MARCH

Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival 2017
Ravi Chandran, Managing Director of Laguna Phuket (2nd from left) and Laguna Phuket’s Executive Chefs ready to whip up a feast for the glorious weekend of great food and lively entertainment.

 

Ringing in the mood of festivities on 3 March, various Laguna Phuket’s resorts will whip up sumptuous Music & Wine dinners.

On 4 March, the Festival held at Canal Village by the tranquil lagoons will feature ‘live’ culinary demonstrations by Australia reality cooking competition MasterChef Asia Judge Chef Audra Morrice along with other international chefs, pop-up concept food booths serving tantalising international and Peranakan cuisine, food truck and beer garden accompanied by vibrant professional musical performances. There will also be the very first Laguna Phuket Chefs Challenge emphasising the use of local ingredients and bands’ performances by aspiring youths.

The Festival’s star-studded Charity Gala Dinner with auctions will be held on 4 March at the resort’s grand Latitude Marquee with celebrity stars’ appearance, priced at THB 3,000 per person or THB 28,000 for a table of ten.

The Laguna Phuket Charity Super Sunday Brunch on 5 March will take place at the contemporary XANA Beach Club, priced at THB 1,950 THB nett per person and THB 2,900 THB nett per person with free-flow champagne.

Gala tickets will be available for sale from 1 February 2017 at all Laguna Phuket resorts – Angsana Laguna Phuket, Angsana Villas Resort Phuket, Banyan Tree Phuket, Cassia Phuket, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, Laguna Holiday Club Phuket Resort and Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort; as well as Laguna Tours Desk and Laguna Tours Office in Canal Village and online at ticket@lagunaphuket.com. Advance booking is recommended.

For more information, please visit www.lagunaphuket.com/foodandmusicfestival, call +66 (0) 76 362300 ext. 1404 or email: ticket@lagunaphuket.com and follow us on Facebook/LagunaPhuketResort.

 

 

Update Announcement “Laguna Phuket presents Big Body+ Charity Concert”

Reference is made to the last announcement made on 28 September 2016 that Laguna Phuket had to cancel the “2016 Laguna Phuket presents Big Body+ Charity Concert” with a projection to host the event in 2017, potentially in March, we regret to inform that Laguna Phuket will no longer be hosting “Laguna Phuket presents Big Body+ Charity Concert” in 2017.

Laguna Phuket will still make donation to Phuket Punyanukul School for students’ canteen restoration and improvement as planned.

We do apologize many fans and ticket buyers who have been waiting for the concert’s new date. For those who wishes to get ticket refund, please do so by:

1.Check your ticket’s status at www.lagunaphuket.com/charityconcert
2.Should your ticket shows “refundable” status, please send via post:-
2.1The ticket(s)
2.2A copy of your ID/passport
2.3Your bank account information (for bank transfer)
2.4Your 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 Friday 13 January 2017.
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.

Laguna Phuket Received Triple Nod at 2016 AMCHAM CSR Excellence (ACE) Recognition

On 22 November 2016, Laguna Resorts & Hotels PLC (Laguna Phuket) was awarded 3 prestigious recognitions; ACE Recognition, Thai-U.S. Creative Partnership Designation and Winner of the U.S. Ambassador’s Award, at the 2016 AMCHAM CSR Excellence (ACE) Recognition by the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in Thailand in appreciation of the resort’s long-term contribution in CSR and community development.

Laguna Phuket Received Triple Nod at 2016 AMCHAM CSR Excellence (ACE) Recognition Highlighting the Resort’s long-term contribution in CSR and community development

Laguna Phuket Received Triple Nod at 2016 AMCHAM CSR Excellence (ACE) Recognition Highlighting the Resort’s long-term contribution in CSR and community development

Laguna Phuket Received Triple Nod at 2016 AMCHAM CSR Excellence (ACE) Recognition Highlighting the Resort’s long-term contribution in CSR and community development

AMCHAM’s ACE Recognition is honouring member organizations that create long term economic and social benefits in their communities. Laguna Phuket was awarded the ACE recognition in 2015 for its Seedlings Internship Program for marginalized local young adults, and ACE 2016 for its Greening Community Initiative that resulted in 25,000 mangrove saplings planted by the resort, participated by more than 1,000 associates and 450 community members, over the course of 10 years.

Thai-U.S. Creative Partnership Designation, is awarded to qualifying member companies. Laguna Phuket is one of the final 62 qualifying members who were appointed partnership from more than 1,000 corporate members.

The U.S. Ambassador’s Award is a special and additional award created this year to celebrate the 60th anniversary of AMCHAM Thailand. The top three finalists were IBM, Dow and Laguna Phuket. Laguna Phuket pitched for the Award with its Seedlings Internship Program which showcases the resort’s policy and view on the Inclusion of LGBTQ and Equality.