New weekend market in Phuket aimed at foreigners
Phuket Boat Lagoon is to hold a regular Weekend Market starting a week from Saturday (March 10-11).
Thursday 23 February 2012, 05:30PM
Boon Yongsakul, Deputy Managing Director and son of Boat Lagoon owner Kanit Yongsakul, explained in a press conference today (February 23) that the idea was similar to the traditional Thai “talad nat”, held on one or two days a week all over Phuket, but with the style of the successful Brisbane Markets in Australia.
The market, aimed at the foreign community in Phuket, will be held on a six-rai piece of land near the entrance to Boat Lagoon.
B5 million will be spent to establish up to 70 sales booths (possibly more later on) in different zones, for “garage sales”, boats and boat accessories, fashion and food. There will also be an area for car boot sales.
In addition, there will be a watering hole called the Tin Mine Bar, and nightly shows on stage.
The market will be open from 3 pm to 10pm every Saturday and Sunday. Bookings for booths are being taken until March 5 – already around 50 have been snapped up. The price per booth will be just B100 a day in the initial promotional period.