Phuket Ready to Host Singha Laguna Phuket Open 2018 This May

Phuket Province and Laguna Golf Phuket golf course have been selected as the premier venues to host All Thailand Golf Tour 2018’s “Singha Laguna Phuket Open” – a professional golf competition organised by Sports Management Group (SMG) with Singha Corporation as founding sponsor and Asia’s premier destination resort, Laguna Phuket, a title sponsor.

Aiming to expand “All Thailand Golf Tour” to Thailand’s leading tourism destination and promote Phuket Province as a sports tourism hub, Singha Laguna Phuket Open 2018 will be held during Thursday 10 – Sunday 13 May 2018 at Laguna Golf Phuket as a co-sanctioned golf event with Asian Development Tour (ADT). It will see the top professional players vying for more than 2 million baht prize fund. First tee time starts at 7am daily. Spectators welcome. Entry is free.

From left: Mr Virat Patee, Director of the Sports Authority Thailand’s Phuket office; Mr Jakraphong “Jay” Thongyai, Commissioner, All Thailand Golf Tour; Ms. Kanokkritika Kritwuttikorn, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand, Phuket Office; Mr Suang Chantra-Urai, Manager, Sports Promotion Department, Singha Corporation; Mr. Norraphat Plodthong, Governor of Phuket; Mr Ravi Chandran, Managing Director, Laguna Phuket; Mr. Stuart Reading, Senior Vice President – Property Development, Laguna Resorts & Hotels PLC.; Mr Paul Wilson, Group Golf Director, Laguna Golf and Ms. Sirawee Waloh, Director of Phuket Provincial Office of Tourism and Sports.

IMPRESSIVE PRIZE ANNOUNCED
On Wednesday 18 April 2018, Laguna Phuket held a press conference to announce its official hosting of the Singha Laguna Phuket Open 2018. The conference was addressed by Mr. Norraphat Plodthong, Governor of Phuket; Mr Jakraphong “Jay” Thongyai, Commissioner, All Thailand Golf Tour; Mr Suang Chantra-Urai, Manager, Sports Promotion Department, Singha Corporation; Mr Ravi Chandran, Managing Director, Laguna Phuket (official hotel partner and title sponsor); Mr Paul Wilson, Group Golf Director representing Laguna Golf Phuket (official venue) and Ms. Kanokkritika Kritwuttikorn, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand, Phuket Office.

“We are expecting many Thailand’s leading golf pros to compete in the Singha Laguna Phuket Open 2018 featuring 2 million baht prize fund,” said Mr Jakraphong “Jay” Thongyai, commissioner of All Thailand Golf Tour. “I’d like to encourage all golf enthusiasts to come cheer for the esteemed golf pros.”

Also up for grab is the hole-in-one prize of USD 12,000 Angsana Vacation Club membership that entitles the winner to exotic locales with contemporary Angsana resorts, trendy Cassia hotel residence concept and romantic Banyan Tree resorts in some of the most exciting destinations.

THE HOSTS ARE READY. SPECTATORS WELCOME.
“There will also be several homegrown golfers playing in the tournament, emphasising Laguna Golf Phuket and Asian Development Tour’s shared commitment of developing the game in Asia and inspiring junior golfers,” said Mr Paul Wilson, group golf director, representing award-winning Laguna Golf Phuket.

“With the world-class golf course and facilities, excellent condition and Asian hospitality along with our newly upgraded PGA-branded Laguna Golf Academy, we are all geared to welcoming the professional golfers of the Singha Laguna Phuket Open,” he concluded.

Mr. Norraphat Plodthong, governor of Phuket said “being the venue host of many national and international sporting events, Phuket Province sees great potential in becoming a regional sports hub in the very near future. We hope the Singha Laguna Phuket Open will become another annual event to heighten Phuket’s status as a leading sports tourism destination.”

Ms. Kanokkritika Kritwuttikorn, director of Tourism Authority of Thailand, Phuket Office, added “spectators are welcome at the Open with free entry, and while in Phuket you can also enjoy a wide variety of attractions on and off the golf course.”

SPECIAL HOTEL RATES AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE OPEN. BEST TIME TO EXPLORE LAGUNA PHUKET.
Mr. Ravi Chandran, managing director of Laguna Phuket, said “as Asia’s premier destination resort, this partnership resonates our development from an integrated resort to a preferred lifestyle destination for vacations and keynote events including the annual Laguna Phuket Triathlon and the Marathon. Many guests have made Laguna Phuket their permanent home.”

“As you can see we have got many great facilities here at Laguna Phuket such as our golf course and many other facilities all in the safe and secure environment very well located next to the beaches and close to airport,” concurred Mr. Stuart Reading, Senior Vice President – Property Development of Laguna Resorts & Hotels PLC.,

“For people looking to make Laguna Phuket home or vacation home, we have something for everybody with prices ranging from 5 million to THB 100 million baht, so you can find a place that matches your lifestyle. From affordable Cassia and Dhawa, our newest brand, to Laguna Park, upscale Angsana Oceanview and the luxurious Banyan Tree Grand Residences. Unit owners will also enjoy access to facilities here at Laguna Phuket and Sanctuary Club’s discount and privileges worldwide. All of these extensive programmes are unique, so owning a piece of Laguna Phuket comes with incomparable benefits and experiences.”

The press conference was held in the warm and relaxing atmosphere of Laguna Lifestyle Hub where guests and visitors can stop by to learn more about Laguna Phuket; the resorts, all the facilities, its history as well as to explore opportunities to own the resort’s residential and investment property development projects and call “Laguna Phuket” home.

From now till end of Singha Laguna Phuket Open, 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; are offering special discounted room rates. For more details, visit www.lagunagolf.com/phuket and www.lagunaphuket.com

For more about All Thailand Golf Tour and Singha Laguna Phuket Open, visit www.allthailandgolftour.com

Additional Musical Acts by Koh Mr.Saxman and Pui Duangpon to Jazz up the Night

Today (Tuesday 10 April), the organizer of Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival 2018 has announced that they have secured additional musical acts, the famous Thai saxophone artist “Koh Mr.Saxman” and vocalist “Pui Duangpon” to perform as special guests on the night of Saturday 28 April, adding more groove to what is already expected to be a romantic night to remember.

“I have performed at the picturesque Laguna Grove before, and I remember how beautiful the venue was, with couples and families singing and dancing near the stage and by the lake,” said Koh, reminiscing his Laguna Phuket’s debut in 2015,

“It is a great pleasure to return and perform again on Saturday 28 April as a special guest. I am particularly delighted to learn that the concert will raise funds to support more than 400 children in Phuket orphanages. I hope you will come out and join us!”

Koh Mr.Saxman and Pui Duaungpon will perform at 7pm on Saturday 28 April, followed by Russian pianist and opera singer Ivan Sharapov at 8pm and Black ‘n’ Blue band closing the night.

Ticket is THB500 (seating with complimentary refreshment) and available at CentralFestival Phuket, Limelight Avenue Phuket and Phuket Indy Market in Phuket town and Laguna Tours Office in Canal Village. Online purchase is also available at www.lagunaphuket.com/foodandmusicfestival. Previously-purchased concert tickets for the same night (Saturday 28 April at 8pm) can be used to enter the 7pm segment by Koh and Pui.

The Concert is part of the 3-day Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival 2018, scheduled to take place during 27-29 April at Laguna Grove, Laguna Phuket. Gate opens daily at 4pm to the free-entry Festival where guests and visitors can enjoy a wide range of food booths selling tantalising international and Peranakan cuisine. The Festival aims to raise funds for Children First Fund in support of orphanages in Phuket. For more information, please visit the website or call +66 (0) 76 362300 ext. 1404 or email: ticket@lagunaphuket.com and follow Facebook/LagunaPhuketResort.

Big Names to Headline Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival 2018

Top restaurants in Phuket as well as popular music acts had confirmed to participate in this year “East-Meets-West” Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival, back by popular demand on 27-29 April to follow its inaugural success in 2017 as the resort’s newest event and platform to raise funds for charity.

Ringing in the mood of festivities on 27 April, gate will open from 4pm to the free-entry “East-Meets-West Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival (LPFMF)” at the resort’s outdoor event venue “Laguna Grove” by the tranquil lagoons. Guests and visitors will enjoy a wide range of pop-up concept food booths selling tantalising international and Peranakan cuisine from Phuket’s top restaurants and leading resorts, authentic Phuket fare by Tourism Communities, food truck, dining garden and picnic area accompanied by exciting culinary shows and vibrant musical performances that showcase the best of both worlds. Kidz Happy Hour also available daily from 5pm-6pm in the Festival’s Kidz Fun Zone.

More than 30 Phuket’s top restaurants have confirmed to showcase their selected menus over the weekend; Blue Elephant Phuket, Kenny Rogers Roasters, Naughty Nuri’s and Floating BBQ Donut over the lagoon, to name only a few. For authentic Phuket fare, guests will enjoy a wide range of local cuisine by Thai Peranakan Association and Phuket Tourism Communities amidst many other Phuket restaurants’ food stalls.

For music element, LPFMF’s first day will coincide with the return of “Laguna Phuket Charity Concert (LPCC)” that features Thailand’s leading rock bands “Bodyslam” and “Sweet Mullets”. To be organised in support of Phuket Panyanukul School, a special school for children with special needs, the concert will take place at 8pm (gate opens 6.30pm) and expects 6,000 concert goers.

The Festival will continue on 28 April and 29 April at Laguna Grove from 4pm until late, with different main musical acts on stage at 8pm to offer an experience like no other for all guests and visitors.

Saturday 28 April will feature famous Russian pianist and opera singer “Ivan Sharapov”, followed by Phuket-based “Black ‘n’ Blue” band. 2018 LPFMF will conclude on Sunday 29 April with a highlight performance at 8pm by popular Thai duo “Joe & Kong” and “Black ‘n’ Blue” closing the night.

The Festival is also planned as a platform to raise funds for “Children First Fund” specially set up in 2017 in conjunction with Laguna Phuket’s 30th anniversary with an objective of “Nourishing Hearts, Inspiring Dreams” to support the children in Phuket orphanages.

Throughout 2017 (started from May), Children First Fund (CFF) used the fund raised from 2017 Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival and other fundraising activities in delivering sustenance to 7 orphanages in Phuket, housing more than 400 orphans and underprivileged children, on a monthly basis.

Proceeds from the Festival and highlight charity concert of the night will go to “Children First Fund” to continue supporting the 7 orphanages in Phuket this year.

Charity concert tickets (27 April) and VIP-zone concert tickets for 28 April and 29 April, priced at THB 400 and THB 500, are available at CentralFestival Phuket, Limelight Avenue and Phuket Indy Market in Phuket town and Laguna Tours Office in Canal Village. Online purchase is also available at www.lagunaphuket.com/foodandmusicfestival

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

24 Years of Wildlife Conservation Marked at Laguna Phuket Sea Turtle Conservation 2018

40 young sea turtles were released into the tranquil waters of the Andaman Sea to begin their lifetime ocean odysseys at Laguna Phuket’s 24th annual sea turtle release in the morning of Sunday, 1 April on Phuket Marine Biological Centre (PMBC) beachfront in Phuket, Thailand.

Led by Mr. Norraphat Plodthong, Phuket Governor, the beach ceremony was part of Laguna Phuket’s on-going environmental partnership with Phuket Marine Biological Centre and the 3rd Area Naval Command, Royal Thai Navy to help the plight of endangered sea turtles.

Proceeds from sea turtle release tickets and other activities including merchandise sales at the event will be put towards the Centre’s sea turtles conservation programmes. To date, 2,105 sea turtles have been released by Laguna Phuket and 7 million Baht raised since 1994.

Over the course of 24 years, more than 4,500 people have participated in the initiative. The half-day activities include a visit to sea turtles nursery ponds, rescue ponds and sea turtle conservation trail where participants, mostly families with young children, were being briefed on the importance of wildlife conservation.

“Our ultimate goal is to actively engage, educate and inspire our guests, associates, community members and the general public that we all play a vital role in sea turtles and eco-system protection,” said Mr. Anthony Loh, SAVP of Laguna Phuket,

“We hope that this experience will encourage the young generations to be lifelong advocates of wildlife conservation and environmental preservation.” he concluded.

Green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) can live for up to 60 years and spend their lives roaming the world’s oceans. Only the females ever come ashore again to nest. For more information, visit www.lagunaphuket.com/CSR

Laguna Phuket host and sponsor of 2018 Asian Development Tour event

Laguna Phuket has become the joint title sponsor of an All Thailand Golf Tour professional event to be held on the award-winning course in May.

The 2018 Singha Laguna Phuket Open, a repeat of last year’s highly successful inaugural event, will be held from 9-13 May as a co-sanctioned Asian Development Tour event with Laguna Golf Phuket and Singha Corporation as headline sponsors.

The top five players will be eligible to compete in selected Asian Tour tournaments.

While a repeat of the 2017 event’s exceptional scoring – including a 59 by Sutijet Kooratanapisan – is less likely due to toughening of the layout, low scores and plenty of excitement are anticipated on the popular course within the Laguna Phuket resort.

Asian Tour chief operating officer Cho Minn Thant (left), All Thailand Golf Tour commissioner Jakraphong Thongyai (centre) and Laguna Golf assistant vice president/group golf director Paul Wilson (right) with the Singha Laguna Phuket Open 2018 trophy.

The THB 2 million prizemoney event is one of 10 on the All Thailand Golf Tour (ATGT) calendar in 2018 and one of 23 Asian Development Tour tournaments.

This year is the 20th anniversary of the ATGT, which has fostered many of Thailand’s best players, such as Kiradech Aphibarnrat, currently ranked 40 in the world, to become international stars.

Laguna Golf Phuket’s assistant vice president and group golf director, Paul Wilson, says feedback from last year’s tournament resulted in course enhancements, including the removal of some bunkers and the addition of new tee boxes. Fairways are being narrowed and rough enhanced for the 2018 tournament.

“There was an immediate increase in domestic and regional visitors to the course and resort following the 2017 tournament, aided by live TV coverage in Thailand and highlights packages aired in 19 other countries.”

Laguna Golf Phuket is a drawcard for golf visitors to Phuket from Thailand and around the world. It has twice been awarded the mantle of Thailand’s best golf course and in 2016 was named Asia’s best golf course at the World Golf Awards in Portugal.

All Thailand Golf Tour commissioner, Jakraphong Thongyai, says the Singha Laguna Phuket Open offers another opportunity for young professional and amateur golfers to test their skills against peers on a highly attractive, risk-and-reward course.

“It provides another venue for up-and-coming stars of the future. They are all very excited to compete in such an appealing location,” he says.

Asian Tour chief operating officer, Cho Minn Thant, who attended the ATGT 2018 season launch in Bangkok last week, says the addition of Phuket to the Asian Development Tour schedule has been a major boost for players.

“Phuket is an awesome destination. Players love going there, especially as some tournaments are on the outskirts of major centres, whereas Phuket is internationally recognised and highly regarded.

“We also have good memories from the Singha Thailand Open held at the same course in 2009, before it was remodelled. We are again looking forward to some low scoring again this year. It is also great that recreational golfers who play at Laguna Golf Phuket will be able to see how the pros play the course.”

Dates Announced for 2018 Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival

With paramount success of its inaugural edition in 2017, Asia’s premier destination resort Laguna Phuket has announced today (Monday 26 February) that the 2nd annual “Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival” will take place this year from Friday 27 April to Sunday 29 April 2018. Back by popular demand with the theme “East Meets West”, the three-day food and music extravaganza will once again heighten Phuket Province’s status as a “City of Gastronomy” and attract food and music lovers from around the world to the resort complex, beautifully located alongside the pristine Bangtao Beach of Phuket, Thailand. Entry to the Festival is free.

A wide variety of food and beverages to represent the best of both worlds.
The return of Bodyslam at Laguna Phuket Charity Concert.
Children of Phuket are the beneficiaries of the festival.

EAST-MEETS-WEST LAGUNA PHUKET FOOD & MUSIC FESTIVAL ON FRIDAY 27 – SUNDAY 29 APRIL

Ringing in the mood of festivities on 27 April, gate will open from 4pm to the free-entry “East-Meets-West Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival (LPFMF)” at the resort’s outdoor event venue “Laguna Grove” by the tranquil lagoons. Guests and visitors will enjoy a wide range of pop-up concept food booths selling tantalising international and Peranakan cuisine from Phuket’s top restaurants, local vendors and Laguna Phuket resorts, authentic Phuket fare by Tourism Communities, food truck, dining garden and picnic area accompanied by exciting culinary shows and vibrant musical performances that showcase the best of both worlds.

LPFMF’s first day will coincide with the return of “Laguna Phuket Charity Concert (LPCC)” that features Thailand’s leading rock bands “Bodyslam” and “Sweet Mullets”. To be organised in support of Phuket Panyanukul School, a special school for children with special needs, the concert will take place at 8pm (gate opens 6.30pm) and expects 6,000 concert goers.

The Festival will continue on 28 April and 29 April at Laguna Grove from 4pm until late, with different main musical acts on stage at 8pm to offer an experience like no other for all guests and visitors. Saturday 28 April will feature famous Russian pianist and opera singer “Ivan Sharapov”, followed by Phuket-based “Black ‘n’ Blue” band. 2018 LPFMF will conclude on Sunday 29 April with a highlight performance at 8pm by popular Thai duo “Joe & Kong” and “Black ‘n’ Blue” closing the night.

While the 4pm-until-late Laguna Phuket Food & Festival on Friday 27 to Sunday 29 April is open to all without entry fee, highlight performances on main stage each night will be a platform to raise funds for “Children First Fund (CFF)” in support of children in Phuket. Ticket for Laguna Phuket Charity Concert (27 April) is priced at THB 400 (standing) and on 28 and 29 April, limited VIP-zone tickets are available at THB 500 apiece for stage-front seating and complimentary refreshment.

ONLINE BOOKING OPENS NOW FOR CHARITY CONCERT TICKETS. SALES START 2 MARCH.

Charity concert tickets (27 April) and VIP-zone concert tickets for 28 April and 29 April will be available for sale from 4pm on Friday 2 March 2018 at Limelight Avenue in Phuket town. Tickets are also available at Phuket Indy Market, all Laguna Phuket hotels and Laguna Tours Office in Canal Village. Online booking is available now at www.lagunaphuket.com/foodandmusicfestival to 11.59pm of Thursday 1 March for collection during 2-4 March at Limelight Avenue, Phuket.

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

Laguna Phuket Marathon to provide authentic Phuket experience for 8,000+ athletes

PHUKET, Thailand – Organisers of South East Asia’s leading destination marathon, Laguna Phuket Marathon, will put Phuket food front and centre at this year’s event when the 8,000+ athletes will literally get a taste of Phuket from locally grown fruits that will be available at stations on the half marathon and full marathon courses.

In line with Phuket’s recognition by UNESCO as a ‘City of Gastronomy’, showcasing authentic local foods and supporting the local community is at the heart of the 2018 event where 80% of the runners attend from outside of Phuket.

“Laguna Phuket Marathon is very much a destination event. We have runners participating from more than 50 countries and many come with families and friends, and make a vacation around the event. In addition to the course, which takes in Phuket’s stunning coastline and the beautiful surrounds of Laguna Phuket, this year we really wanted to showcase Phuket further and chose to do this through food. Specifically, we will have locally grown fruits available at some of the stations on the run course this year,” said Mr. Roman Floesser, General Manager of the event’s organiser, Go Adventure Asia.

Also new this year is a Marathon Team Relay category, whereby four people run equal distances in a relay format over the full marathon distance, and improvements have been made to the half and full marathon courses which will make the event even more popular with runners throughout Thailand and from around the world.

For the 13th consecutive year, Laguna Phuket Marathon has been certified by AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) and is a qualifying event for the world-famous Boston Marathon. This, together with the international-standard which saw Laguna Phuket Marathon win GOLD for “Best Amateur Sports Event of the Year in Thailand” at the 2017 Asia Sports Industry Awards, professional timing by Sportstats Asia and the world-class facilities of Laguna Phuket make Laguna Phuket Marathon one of the leading destination marathons in South East Asia which attracts runners from more than 50 countries this year.

“Laguna Phuket Marathon is in line with our own vision and philosophy – promoting a positive healthy lifestyle, working with the local community and developing long-term sustainable benefits for Phuket as a whole. It helps promote Phuket tourism, attracts quality tourists and showcases the beauty of Phuket’s Green Season. And now the event is held over two days it allows more people to come and compete and enjoy Phuket at the same time,” said Mr. Anthony Loh, Senior Assistant Vice President of Laguna Phuket.

“Like all of our destination events such as the Triathlon and Food & Music Festival, what makes the Marathon very special is that Laguna Phuket uses large-scale events like this as a platform to raise awareness and funds for many charitable causes and projects operated by “Laguna Phuket Foundation”. Last year, to celebrate Laguna Phuket’s 30th Anniversary, Laguna Phuket Foundation launched “Children First Fund” or “CFF” to support more than 400 orphans in seven orphanages in Phuket. We hope the contribution continues this year at all of Laguna Phuket events including the upcoming Marathon.

“Like every year, hundreds of Laguna Phuket associates and management will also run to help raise funds. We’d like to encourage participants, runners, spectators and everyone to help make donation, either by direct donation upon registration, in donation boxes at CSR booth at the Marathon or contact us at CSR@lagunaphuket.com.”

Speaking of the entries to date, Floesser commented, “The number of entries received so far is beyond our expectations. In fact, we received more than 1,000 entries within two weeks of last year’s event finishing alone. I expect the total this year to exceed last year’s record – we are planning for more than 8,000 runners.”

Held over two days, organisers expect more than 8,000 athletes to take part this year, breaking last years record of 7,000. In the afternoon of 9th June the event will start with the Kids Run (2km) followed by the 5km and 10.5km distances. At sunrise on 10th June the 21.097km (half marathon), 42.195km (marathon) and Marathon Team Relay runners will compete.

Prices start from 550 baht for the 5km distance. Early Bird prices finish on 28th February. Registrations can be made online at www.phuketmarathon.com/registration.

For more information, visit www.phuketmarathon.com or www.facebook.com/phuketmarathon.

Date change announcement “2018 Laguna Phuket Triathlon”

We wish to officially announce that the celebratory dates for the 25th Laguna Phuket Triathlon (LPT)’s race weekend will be changed from Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 November 2018 to Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 November 2018.

The 2nd Laguna Phuket Tri Charity Fun Run will now take place on Saturday 17 November while the 25th Laguna Phuket Triathlon race and inaugural 25-For-25 Sprint will be on Sunday 18 November 2018

Registration for the three races is now open at www.LagunaPhuketTri.com. Super Early Bird rate is extended till Monday 5 March 2018.

The above decision is made to allow coexistence of multiple sporting events in Phuket.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused and look forward to celebrating LPT’s big 25 with you.

Laguna Phuket Marathon to welcome 8,000+ runners for 2018 event

PHUKET, Thailand – South East Asia’s Leading Destination Marathon, the award-winning Laguna Phuket Marathon, will take place at the Laguna Phuket resort complex on Bang Tao Beach on 9th and 10th June, 2018. Organised by leading event organiser Go Adventure Asia, Laguna Phuket Marathon has been certified by AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) for a 13th consecutive year and remains a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon.

Now in it’s 13th year, the event was voted a “Top 10 Best Marathon” in Thailand by Wingnaidee for the second year running, and as the event continues to grow organisers expect to break 8,000 runners from more than 50 countries to “Run Paradise” this year.

Improvements have been made to the half marathon and marathon courses, and for the first time a new Marathon Team Relay has been introduced, whereby each team has to have four runners.

The Kids Run (2km), 5km and 10.5km start the running festival on 9th June in the late afternoon, while runners in the 21.097km (half marathon), 42.195km (marathon) and Marathon Team Relay compete on 10th June in the early morning. All races categories are timed.

Prices start from 550 baht for the 5km distance. Registrations can be made online at www.phuketmarathon.com/registration.

For more information, visit www.phuketmarathon.com or www.facebook.com/phuketmarathon.

Laguna Phuket Invites All to Celebrate National Children’s Day 2018 at Laguna Grove

Asia’s premier destination resort Laguna Phuket will host its 26th annual National Children’s Day Celebration on Saturday 13 January 2018 from 8.30am to 12pm at the resort’s outdoor event venue “Laguna Grove” by the lagoon.

Aiming at encouraging and inspiring children to become active, informed and concerned citizens via fun, age-appropriate edutainment, the free-entry event will once again comprise a series of fun games, activities and entertainment for children and parents. The event’s highlights include tastes of Phuket from local vendors, free lagoon tour and Laguna Phuket’s sightseeing on shuttle boat, mini-concerts by Thailand’s leading vocalist Wichayanee Piaklin, famously known as “Gam the Star” and Tachaya Pratumwan or “Keng The Voice” with his unique mix of contemporary and traditional Thai vocal and music performances. The entry is free.

Laguna Phuket Invites All to Celebrate National Children’s Day 2018 at Laguna Grove

Laguna Phuket Invites All to Celebrate National Children’s Day 2018 at Laguna Grove

Laguna Phuket Invites All to Celebrate National Children’s Day 2018 at Laguna Grove

Laguna Phuket Invites All to Celebrate National Children’s Day 2018 at Laguna Grove

Laguna Phuket Invites All to Celebrate National Children’s Day 2018 at Laguna Grove

Laguna Phuket Invites All to Celebrate National Children’s Day 2018 at Laguna Grove

Laguna Phuket Invites All to Celebrate National Children’s Day 2018 at Laguna Grove

25th Laguna Phuket Triathlon’s Date Announced – Registration Opens 1 January

With paramount success of 2017 Laguna Phuket Triathlon (LPT), Asia’s premier destination resort Laguna Phuket has announced the award-winning race’s 25th annual edition to take place on Sunday 25 November 2018. Comprising signature race distance of 1.8Km Swim, 50Km Bike and 12Km Run, registration for 2018 edition of Asia’s longest-standing triathlon race opens from Monday 1 January 2018 at www.lagunaphukettri.com. Interested athletes are advised to book their slot as soon as possible to enjoy Super Early Bird discount (available until 31 January) and a series of promotion specially launched for 2018 to celebrate the race’s 25th anniversary.

25th Laguna Phuket Triathlon’s Date Announced – Registration Opens 1 January
Michael Raelert (DEU), Laguna Phuket Triathlon’s triple-year champion at 2017LPT where he got his title for 3rd consecutive year.

For the first time in the Race of Legends’ 25-year history, 2018 LPT will introduce “25 for 25 Sprint” an inaugural Laguna Phuket Triathlon’s sprint distance of 25Km swim, bike and run combined. Athletes registered for the 25th Laguna Phuket Triathlon who are 25 years old in 2018 (born on 1 January – 31 December 1993) also get additional 5% discount on entry fee.

Back by popular demand, the 25th LPT will once again feature “Charity Fun Run”. Comprising 5Km and 10Km run and introducing 2Km distance for junior runners, the Charity Fun Run will take place on Saturday 24 November’s late afternoon.

The TV show for 2017 LPT race which took place on Sunday 19 November will be broadcast nationally for interested audiences and aspired triathletes in Thailand on Monday 1 January, 3pm-4pm on Thai TV Channel 7.

For 2018LPT’s sponsorship opportunity, please visit www.lagunaphukettri.com/sponsorship or contact Ms. Prapa Hemmin, Laguna Phuket Triathlon’s Event Director at info@lagunaphukettri.com

Laguna Phuket Celebrates 30 Years of Sustainable Tourism and Community Development

On Friday 8 December, Asia’s premier destination resort “Laguna Phuket” celebrates its 30th anniversary at Banyan Café, Banyan Tree Phuket. Participated by more than 180 partners and supporters from private and public sectors in Phuket, the celebration includes an opening ceremony, exciting performances and product showcases by resorts at Laguna Phuket; Angsana Laguna Phuket, Angsana Villas Resort Phuket, Banyan Tree Phuket, Cassia Phuket, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort and Laguna Holiday Club Phuket Resort, as well as leisure facility and service providers; Laguna Golf Phuket, Banyan Tree and Angsana Spas and Laguna Tours. The night concluded with a wonderful performance by Thailand’s leading vocalist Rudklao Amratisha.

Laguna Phuket Celebrates 30 Years of Sustainable Tourism and Community Development
Caption: Thanate Charoenchitpaisarn, Director of Sales & Marketing of Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket (3rd from left); Sriram Kailasam, General Manager of Banyan Tree Phuket (4th from left); Kanruethai Roongruang, Hotel Manager of Angsana Villa Resort Phuket and Laguna Holiday Club Phuket Resort (5th from left); Tony Pedroni, General Manager of Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort (6th from left); Stuart David Reading, Senior Vice President – Group Property Development, Laguna Banyan Tree Limited (6th from right); Rear Admiral Arkom Tang-on, Deputy Commander, Third Naval Area Command (5th from right); Adul Chutong, Thalang District Chief (4th from right), and Michal Zitek, Area General Manager of Angsana Laguna Phuket, Angsana Villas Resort Phuket, and Angsana Vacation Club (3rd from right), jointly marked the celebration ceremony.

Laguna Phuket Celebrates 30 Years of Sustainable Tourism and Community Development

Laguna Phuket Celebrates 30 Years of Sustainable Tourism and Community Development

Laguna Phuket Celebrates 30 Years of Sustainable Tourism and Community Development

Laguna Phuket Celebrates 30 Years of Sustainable Tourism and Community Development

Laguna Phuket Celebrates 30 Years of Sustainable Tourism and Community Development

Laguna Phuket Celebrates 30 Years of Sustainable Tourism and Community Development

Laguna Phuket Celebrates 30 Years of Sustainable Tourism and Community Development

Laguna Phuket Celebrates 30 Years of Sustainable Tourism and Community Development

Laguna Phuket Celebrates 30 Years of Sustainable Tourism and Community Development

Laguna Phuket Celebrates 30 Years of Sustainable Tourism and Community Development

Laguna Phuket Celebrates 30 Years of Sustainable Tourism and Community Development

Laguna Phuket Celebrates 30 Years of Sustainable Tourism and Community Development

Laguna Phuket Celebrates 30 Years of Sustainable Tourism and Community Development

Stuart David Reading, Senior Vice President – Group Property Development, Laguna Banyan Tree Limited, said during his opening remarks, “More than 30 years ago, our founders have discovered this very unique location. What was once a barren land transformed into a fantastic destination with an array of Deluxe hotels, residential communities and great facilities. Today we celebrate our past achievements in making Laguna Phuket into one of Asia’s finest destinations that has become “a home” for many, our associates who have worked here with us many for more than10, 20 and more years; our guests many of which return year after year and our homeowners who have made Phuket their home. We are also proud to be known as a leader in sustainable community development with many long-term CSR programmes, one of which the Laguna Phuket Kindergarten who celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year,”

“On behalf of Laguna Phuket, I would like to thank our friends and partners in Phuket who share the same vision in serving the ever-evolving tourism demands and, at the same time, preserving the valuable natural resources as well as giving back to the community,” he concluded.