Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

All quiet as Phuket marks start of Chinese New Year

PHUKET: Phuket Town has remained relatively quiet this morning (Feb 15) with very few Thai-Chinese residents praying for their ancestors on the eve of Chinese New Year.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Thursday 15 February 2018, 03:47PM

Unusually for the eve of Chinese New Year, not many Thai-Chinese residents set up tables in front of their properties. However, some had been placed outside of Phuket Town hotels such as the famous On On Hotel on Phang Nga Rd where Hongbao (monetary gift in a red envelope) were given to hotel staffs.

Tables were also set up outside few residencies on Thalang, Ranong and Krabi roads, but far less than in previous years.

However, there have been a larger number of residents and tourists seen praying at Phuket shrines including Pud Jor and Jui Tui Tao Bo Keng shrine on Ranong Rd.

QSI International School Phuket

Jui Tui Tao Bo Keng Shrine is preparing to hold Chinese New Year events under the theme ‘This Chinese New Year at Jui Tui’ and ‘Nguan Xiao’ festival.

Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong will officially open the event today at 10:30pm.



Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
One dead in ‘Phoenix’ salvage operation

More conjecture. Gotta love all the pathologists on here...lack of oxygen/drowning/ heart stopped......(Read More)

Phuket Vegetarian Festival takes to the streets

RDD2...ahhh...ok, from where does it originate if not Chinese? Probably Afghanistan. PN has produce...(Read More)

Phuket rubbish collector killed in road accident

Scandinavian countries are a good example, the rate of fantasy belief low, hence safety is high. I...(Read More)

One dead in ‘Phoenix’ salvage operation

The simple explanation is there was insufficient oxygen contained in the tank. Big problem when y...(Read More)

VIDEO: An Inside Look at the Phuket Vegetarian Festival

PN, thank you for the inside look at the Phuket vegetarian festival. A professional report!...(Read More)

Phuket rubbish collector killed in road accident

Jor12, re-read the article and your own comment again first, than mine. Than it will make sense. It...(Read More)

Schools to be banned from expelling pregnant students

Primary schools?! And how was it ever ok to kick students out for getting pregnant? These meas...(Read More)

Phuket tsunami evacuation routes under full review

Amazing, the tangle of many dead cables on bangla road ( photo 3) and elsewhere on Phuket. Hello Phu...(Read More)

Schools to be banned from expelling pregnant students

Good regulation ( on paper). Now start to work it out practically before next April. And, Thailand ...(Read More)

Phuket passenger van slams into ice truck

Perhaps just another case of a overworked ( in hours) sleeping Van driver?...(Read More)


Melbourne Cup 2018