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Phuket Water Festival making a splash

PHUKET: Narong Woonciew, Governor of Phuket, officially inaugurated the “Phuket Water Festival 2023 Water Festival...Thai Way” yesterday (Apr 15) to welcome in the Thai New Year while promoting the province as a desirable tourists destination.

By The Phuket News

Sunday 16 April 2023, 12:01PM

The ceremony was held at the Standard Chartered building intersection in Phuket Town at 7pm yesterday, the 8th anniversary of the event which sees main sponsor Thai Beverage Public Company Limited align with a network of alliances in both the public and private sectors and local communities to increase local and international tourism by promoting Thai culture to the rest of the world.

Additionally it is an opportunity to further promote Phuket as a viable candidate to host the 2028 Specialised Expo, officials said.

The festival is being staged today and this evening in Phuket Town, where tourists can marvel at the beautiful local architecture, share photos with the world to help promote the province as a tourist destination and enjoy shopping the unique handicrafts and products from local shops and pop-up stalls.

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A siginifcant focus is being made on environmental sustainability and the use of recycled plastics to create an array of goods ad products that can be purchased at the event.

This includes the results of a project by students from Ban Mai Khao School who organised an environmental conservation activity titled ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Creative Waste’ where recyclyed plastic products have been turned into goods which can be purchased. Similar goods created by inmates from Phuket prison are also available at selected stalls.

The event started last night and runs through today, with similar festivities taking place around the country simultaneously, including in Bangkok. Further details can be accessed via the Water Festival Thailand Facebook page.

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Kurt | 18 April 2023 - 08:19:59

PWA successful? The PWA does nothing. It just let flow water through water pipes as long there is water in the reservoirs. In a few months time the 'water crying' starts due to El Nino. Today in BP--> "Heatwaves to worsen". Water wise not very promising for Thailand. Phuket Officialdom must start now to act in order to have enough water later this year.

Pooliekev | 16 April 2023 - 16:48:28

The provincial water authorities will easily cope with the successful tourist influx, despite your ill wishes. Come one, come all!

Old guy | 16 April 2023 - 16:18:26

Chang is the major beer for ThaiBev, but they own many other businesses. They made over a billion DOLLARS last year. 

Pascale | 16 April 2023 - 15:57:21

@Fascinated  Yes it is illegal to advertise alcohol, but ThaiBev doesn't produce /sell only alcohol. Therefore nothing wrong here.
@Kurt  Someone poses with a bottle of water and you start moaning again ? Should he pose with a bottle of your favorite wine instead? Having one of those days again Kurt?

Kurt | 16 April 2023 - 13:04:27

Smiling with bottle water. Water reservoirs Phuket in 2.5 months down from 100% to 50% now! No wonder with the enormous nummer of tourists + the enormous promoted Songkran water spill. And we are now in a El Nino Year!
For Phuket that means: Lesser rain this year. Safe/store that bottle water, Governor. Perhaps you need it later this year.

Fascinated | 16 April 2023 - 12:59:15

Main sponsor thai beverage? guess they must have forgotten its illegal for alcohol companies to advertise- unless you are big enough of course.


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