Phuket’s sunset cape cleaned up
PHUKET: With Phuket’s high-season almost here officially, various organisations are making parts of the island spick and span.
Wednesday 21 November 2012, 07:03PM
Today (November 21) it was the turn of Promthep Cape, where Rawai Municipality, led by Mayor Arun Soros, held a “Big Cleaning Day”.
Together with vendors from the area the municipality collected up garbage and cut back unkempt grass and fallen branches marring the cape’s famed sunset view.
“We want to clean up the area because this is an icon of Phuket and the high season is coming soon,” the Mayor said.
“Every evening a lot of tourists from Russia, China and other Asian countries come to visit Promthep Cape.”
The clean-up is also in preparation for December 3 when a celebration of HM the King’s birthday will be held, centred on at the Kanjanapisek lighthouse on the cape.
The occasion will include a gunnery salute from 10 warships of the Royal Thai Navy and a sail-past by yachts competing in the King’s Cup Regatta.