Phuket Festival at Sarasin Bridge will feature mini hot air balloons


PHUKET: A special event to attract tourists and generate income for the people of Phuket and Phang Nga will be held this weekend at Sarasin Bridge, with mini hot air balloons as the main attraction.

The event, organized by the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (PPAO), was announced by PPAO Chairman Rewat Areerob during a press launch held at Sarasin Bridge last night (April 19) .

The event, called “House of Phi Muang Nong (Phuket – Phang Nga)”, will take place at Sarasin Bridge from Friday to Sunday (April 22-24), starting at 5 p.m.

Phuket Deputy Governor Anupap Rodkwan Yodrabam, PPAO Vice Chairman Wiwat Jindapol and Naphathorn Hongsasubasakul, Vice Chairman of Mai Khao Sub-district Administrative Organization (OrBorTor), along with a host of other officials and stakeholders, were present for the press launch last night.

“The event aims to build relationships between brothers and sisters in Phuket and Phang Nga, and to promote, stimulate and restore the tourism industry in Phuket,” Mr. Rewat said.

“The event will help people develop their careers, boost the local economy, distribute income to local people and restore Phuket’s image as a world-class international tourist destination,” he said. declared.

The event will feature a Sino-Portuguese style octagonal building that will serve as a viewing platform for people to enjoy the view and take photos, Rewat explained.

“In addition, to attract more tourists to the event, there will be mini hot air balloons with which visitors can take photos. This will be the first time they will be displayed on the Sarasin Bridge,” he said. declared.

“Visitors can take photos with a 30-meter-long tunnel of lights, as well as a colorful mini-hot air balloon replica on stage,” he said.

There will be more than 40 stalls selling local dishes, fresh seafood and other local produce and products from Thalang, as well as live entertainment and a fun concert on Friday night, Rewat said.

On Saturday evening, the group Theidet Thongapichart will perform. The group is well known among Thais for their song “Sao Phang Nga, Fah Phuket” (Phang Nga Girls, Phuket Sky) – a well-known local idiom used to simultaneously emphasize the changing nature of Phuket’s weather and the temperament of young ladies of Phang Nga.

Sunday evening will be the finalists in the “Phuket Singing Contest 2022”, presented by the Yamaha Phuket School of Music and the Sound Gallery, with contestants singing in two categories: 8-14 and 15-18.

All people are welcome to join the event, Mr. Rewat said.

“A special gift of a heart-shaped bell will be given to those who take a photo at the event and share and tag it online. However, there are only a limited number, only 80 will be distributed each day. All tourists and residents of Phuket are therefore welcome to come to the event,” he said.

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