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Issue No 3, 21st January 2010

This issue….

Phuket’s first waterpark, Splash Jungle will be open to the public on Saturday, 30th January. The waterpark is part of the West Sands Phuket Beach Club which is located on Mai Khao Beach Phuket.

The park is set on 3.5 acres and includes a 335 metre Lazy River, a Wave Pool, an Aqua Play Pool, the Super Bowl, and Boomerango ride as well as many other waterslides that vary in height and speed. There is also an Igloo sauna or hot spring for the parents to relax in.

The park is open daily from 10.00am to 6.00pm.

Shuttle buses are available, for details about the shuttle service call +66(0)76 372 111

Admission Fees

Published Rate THB 2000 ++

Introductory Rates valid from the 30 January until 30 April 2010

Two-way transfers available on a complimentary basis

Adults THB 1795++

Children 1050++ (Height 100-130cm/Complimentary under 100 cm)

Thai Residents THB 1500++

Rates are in Thai Baht and are subject to 10% service charge and 7% VAT. These rates are also subject to change.

What’s on in Phuket in February

During February there is lot’s to see and do in and around Phuket.

From the 3rd to the 7th boating enthusiast can enjoy the Phang Nga Bay Regatta. More than 50 yachts and over 300 local and international crews are expected to compete in this annual event, which is now in it’s 13th year.

For those heading north to Chang Mai, don’t miss the spectacular Chang Mai Flower Festival which is held from the 5th to the 7th. The north of Thailand is famous for it’s abundance of flowering plants. Chang Mai is the second largest City in Thailand and is also known as the “Rose of the North”.

The Chinese New Year is the biggest celebration in Asia and is celebrated by Chinese communities throughout the world. Chinese New year celebrations in Phuket include lively and multicoloured dragon processions, traditional music and dance and not to mention the Chinese food which is all part of the celebration. If you are in Phuket on the 14th of February head to Phuket Town and join in the celebration. 2010 is the year of the Tiger.

The Phuket Gay Festival is one of Phuket’s annual events, taking place in Patong from the 25th to the 28th of February. The festival is one of the biggest tourist events in Phuket. Some of the events include colourful parades, volleyball competitions, games and shows. If you are holidaying in Phuket around these dates make your way to Patong as everyone is welcome.

The International Blues Rock Festival is on in Phuket from the 26th to the 27th at the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort and spa at Karon Beach. Artists include Charlie Musselwhite, Rich Harper and one of Australia’s top rock’n’roll musicians from the 70’s, Richard Clapton along with many more bands. Tickets are available at the gate for 1500 baht for the two-day event or if you purchase in advance they are only 1000 baht. You can purchase tickets two weeks prior to the festival from the following locations:

SFX Cinema, Central Festival

Holiday Inn (Patong)

The Sandwich Shoppe (Patong)

The Sandwich Shoppe (Chalong)

The Sandwich Shoppe (Laguna)

The Phuket Gazette Offices

DaVinci Restaurant (Nai Harn)

Don's Café (Nai Harn)

Kata Beach Resort (Kata)

The Boat House (Kata)

The Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort and Spa

We hope that you have enjoyed this issue of Phuket Travel Secrets e-zine.

Enjoy

Jeff & Paula

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Phuket Travel Secrets



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