The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Patong festival welcomes Sandbox tourists with a bang

Patong festival welcomes Sandbox tourists with a bang

PHUKET: The month-long “Colourful Phuket” festival in Patong and Phuket Town to welcome tourists to Phuket under the Phuket Sandbox scheme started with a bang on Saturday night (July 3), breathing life back into the Patong beachfront.

patongtourismCOVID-19economics
By The Phuket News

Tuesday 6 July 2021, 12:27PM


The grand opening of the festival was held on Patong Beach, with another major event being held in the Phuket Old Town area on Sunday.

At the popular Patong Beach there were local food stalls open from 3pm, as well as fireworks and fire shows, from 7:30pm to 8pm.

The Patong event kicked off with a formal opening ceremony opposite the DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket Banthai Resort at 6:30pm led by Patong Mayor Chalermsak Maneesri, joined by Rewat Areerob, President of Phuket Provincial Administrative Organisation (PPAO, or OrBorJor and his team along with Nantasiri Ronnasiri, Director of the TAT Phuket office.

The Patong event was branded “‘Welcome Back Phuket Vibes’ welcomes the Phuket Sandbox’” and in addition to the fireworks and fire shows featured live music, photo opportunity stands and displays as well a contemporary art exhibition from recycled waste.

The atmosphere at the event finally saw some life breathed into Patong Beach after dark, but was held in full compliance of COVID-19 control measures strictly enforced by staff of the Patong Municipality’s Department of Public Health and Environment, noted a municipality release.

On Sunday (July 4), from 7:30pm to 8pm, there was a light and sound show (promoted as a “projection mapping show”) at the “Peranakannitat” Museum Phuket in Phuket Town.

Thanyapura

After the grand opening, all throughout this week, from July 3-9, colourful art installations were on display in the Phuket Old Town area and Patong Beach along with local food trucks and mini concerts 

Further art works and markets will be set up through the month of July at different locations across the island, as follows:

July 10-16: Surf and Sea-sport activities with colourful photogenic displays at Kata Beach. Sunset yoga at Promthep Cape.

July: 17-23: Digital Art installations and Street Music at Patong Beach.

July 24-31: Projection Mapping Art and Street Music at Phuket Old Town.

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.

CAPTCHA

Foot | 06 July 2021 - 21:31:40

A great time for all in the safe sandbox!!!   Even the Prime Minister's group is now under quarantine for catching COVID!!!  What a country!

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Python caught, No alcohol at Phuket restaurants, Insurgents attack in Deep South |:| August 3

Why bother reporting a story about a baby python, I keep bigger snakes than this at home and my kid...(Read More)


Phuket officials ban alcohol in restaurants, ‘social activities’ ‒ again

A 'competent official'? This is just the sort of Thaiglish that makes them appear anything...(Read More)


Man arrested for stealing food

Mr Fascinated, how do you know he paid for the fuel. Quite simply there are many in Thailand who hav...(Read More)


Phuket officials ban alcohol in restaurants, ‘social activities’ ‒ again

How can we be subtle? Made a complete meal out of Sandbox. If you had time an motion experts they...(Read More)


Phuket officials ban alcohol in restaurants, ‘social activities’ ‒ again

A lot of guys criticize Kurt but if you can set aside his broken English, he is speaking from the he...(Read More)


Man arrested for stealing food

He seemed to have money for fuel!...(Read More)


Phuket officials ban alcohol in restaurants, ‘social activities’ ‒ again

'Welcome to Guinea Pig Island. We welcome all to the litterbox but you can't do anything fun...(Read More)


Three metre python caught in Srisoonthorn

Big snake caught in Kamala last Friday night as well, on the main road. Unfortunately over-developme...(Read More)


Phuket officials ban alcohol in restaurants, ‘social activities’ ‒ again

Hahaha, this will be 'well received' by the bar owners in Rawai, who change from Bar to Rest...(Read More)