In conjunction with World Environment Day 2018, Angsana Laguna Phuket rolled out our annual Stay for Good initiative – Greening Communities Together programme for this June. Together with 50 volunteers and 12 guests were joining us on planting 1,600 trees around the resort.
Additionally for this year we will focus on beating plastic pollution with the message “if you can’t reuse it, refuse it”.
Therefore cleaning communities will continue to be a core component of Greening Communities Together, with awareness campaigns and social/environmental guest engagement activities.
We are happy to continue support all activities to emphasize the importance of global environment.
Phuket, Thailand, 30 May 2018 – Marriott International’s leading resorts in Phuket joined forces hosting an event aimed to raise awareness about the motorcycle safety among Thai children. Almost 60 children from Siray Bay High School attended the event which was held at The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, Phuket, to learn about road safety and the importance of wearing a helmet when traveling by motorcycle.
Marriott International hotels taking part in the initiative included The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort, Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa, Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach, The Naka Resort and JW Marriott Resort and Spa.
On Friday 25 May, Asia’s premier destination resort Laguna Phuket marked 12th year of its Greening Community initiative by planting 3,000 mangrove saplings at Baan Thasak Village in Paklog, a sub-district in Thalang area of Phuket. Led by Laguna Phuket’s senior assistant vice president – service Mr. Anthony Loh, more than 150 volunteers, a combination of the resort’s associates, schoolchildren, community members and government officials, also released 250 live mud crabs and blue crabs to conserve the village’s mangrove ecosystem.
Supported by the initiative’s strategic partners such as Marine and Coastal Preserving Group (Paklog), Mangrove Station 23 (Phuket) and Station 21 (Phang-Nga), this 12th edition of Laguna Phuket’s annual tree planting event is a part of its initiative that aims to raise awareness of global warming, help build greener communities and inspire the next generation of environmentalists.
To date, Laguna Phuket has planted nearly 30,000 trees in Phuket and neighboring provinces, with more than 1,300 associates and 700 community members participated since 2007.
Strategically aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in climate action, life below water and life on land, “Greening Community” activity is one of many initiatives set up by Laguna Phuket to support its wider goal in environment preservation according to Banyan Tree Global Foundation (BTGF)’s worldwide guideline for each property within the group to plant at least 2,000 trees in respective community each year.
Last weekend (27-29 April), Asia’s premier destination resort Laguna Phuket grandly held its 2nd annual Food & Music Festival (LPFMF), a 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.
The Festival’s opening ceremony took place on Friday 27 April on main stage with Phuket governor Mr. Norraphat Plodthong, Laguna Phuket’s managing director Mr. Ravi Chandran and SVP – property development Mr. Stuart Reading, as well as the two performing bands “Bodyslam” and “Sweet Mullet”, jointly officiated the occasion.
Featuring a themed charity concert each night, Friday 27 April also saw leading rock bands “Bodyslam” and “Sweet Mullet” wowing more than 5,000 concert goers in the Festival’s concert area. Continuing throughout the weekend, Saturday 28 April’s charity concert was a “Jazz Night” featuring Thailand’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 and Sunday 29 April, a pop night with leading duo Joe & Kong and Black ‘n’ Blue band closing the Festival.
The 3-day Festival generated approximated 10,000 participants and raised baht 527,066 for Children First Fund (CFF), established in 2017 in support of 7 orphanages in Phuket, housing more than 400 children. The Festival’s 3rd annual edition is scheduled to take place in March 2019.
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.
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.
Phuket, Thailand – 13 April, 2018: Hundreds of people gathered on JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s Mai Khao Beachfront on Friday April 13, to release 55 1-year Green turtles into the Andaman Sea as part of celebrations to mark the Thai New Year also known as Songkran Festival and to wish the participants longevity.
In this occasion, Mr. Olivier Le Quinquis, General Manager of Marriott’s Mai Khao Beach & Marriott’s Phuket Beach Club welcomed participants and guests of honour among; Mr. Norraphat Plodthong, Phuket Governor alongside with Dr. Pinsak Suraswadi, Deputy Director General of Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation; Khun Kanokkrittika Kritwutthikorn, Director of TAT Phuket Office; Captain Putthiporn Swatsut, Director of Communications Division, Third Naval Area Command; Mr. Witoon Dechpramuanpol, Superintendent of Sirinat National Park and Dr. Kongkiat Kittiwattanawong, Director of Phuket Marine Biological Center.
The 55 Green Turtles released during Songkran festival were raised from eggs, hatched and collected by the Third Naval Area Command from Similan 1 island and was nurtured by Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) and Sea Turtles Conservation Center, Phang Nga Naval Base.
All monies raised through donations during the event, went towards supporting the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and its partners: the Phuket Marine Biological Centre’s injured Turtle Rehabilitation Program and the Third Naval Area Command’s Turtle Hatchery Program.
Songkran Celebrations included “Turtles Merit Releases” ceremony, beginning with the cultural long drum procession and sprinkling scented water on Buddha statue; pouring water over the palms of elders’ hands for blessing; participating fun-filled water activities and Thai traditional games in the hotel’s garden.