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Phuket sees in New Year with Bocelli, 20,000-firework spectacle

Phuket sees in New Year with Bocelli, 20,000-firework spectacle

PHUKET: People celebrating the New Year in Phuket Town were treated to a spectacle at midnight last night as 20,000 fireworks lit up the sky as part of the official government countdown event at Saphan Hin.


By Eakkapop Thongtub

Saturday 1 January 2022, 09:30AM


The event, called “Amazing Thailand Countdown 2022, Amazing New Chapters @Phuket”, saw world-renowned opera singer Andrea Bocelli perform on stage alongside his son, Matteo, along with a host of Thai performers.

Present of the occasion were Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Yuthasak Supasorn, and Tourism and Sports Permanent Secretary Choti Trachu, with Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew and Phuket Public Health Office (PPHO) Chief Dr Kusak Kukiattikoon representing Phuket.

Mr Phiphat pressed the button to launch the fireworks, which were made from sticky rice in order to produce less smoke. Even the fireworks display was treated to its own title: “The Miracle of Happiness of Andaman Pearls”.

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On stage entertainment included cultural performances from Korea and a performance of the Southern Thailand traditional ‘Nora’ dance, as well as performances by popular Thai artists Gam Wichayanee, Kit Kittinan, Ann Thitima, Pom Autobahn, Pu Anchalee, Pan Paiboonkiat, Kob Saowanit, Oui Rawiwan, Ae Na Nanthana, Ping Ping Golden Song and Tee Wiwit.

The event was held under strict COVID measures, with all attendees fully vaccinated and able to prove they had tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of attending the concert.

The Phuket News wishes one and all a happy, safe New Year.

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christysweet | 02 January 2022 - 09:30:03

Time for fireworks to go the way of asbestos-BANNED. Polluting, noxious gasses and bits of plastic debris everywhere  that ends up in the ocean. Make up  for your deficiencies in a more constructive manner, please. 

JohnC | 02 January 2022 - 09:16:06

Since PN weren't interested in running a poll I asked every Thai and foreigner I know over the last week and I couldn't find one person interested in listening to Italian opera singers on new year's eve in Thailand. All said if they were to go it would only be for the local bands and the fireworks. Before getting anymore bright ideas about what is good entertainment try asking the peop...

JohnC | 02 January 2022 - 09:08:10

What a waste of time and resources. And to top it off this could well turn out to be a covid super spreader type event. But we will never know because figures will be fudged to make it look like all is well.....

DeKaaskopp | 01 January 2022 - 23:08:03

Well done.Attending people did probably enjoy it.And probably a great firework.Should be more of them.I love firework.Should have every year a firework show like in Pattaya on Phuket.

lelecuneo | 01 January 2022 - 12:17:33

great waste of money...well done useless governor & co...

 

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