Archive | January, 2012

Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Thailand 2012

The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta is Asia’s biggest and most popular regatta. More than a regatta, the week-long event consists of great parties, great sailing and lots of fun. Inaugurated in 1987 to celebrate the 60th birthday of His Majesty the King of Thailand, the event has been held every year since during the first […]

Laguna Phuket Triathlon Thailand 2012

Southeast Asia’s premier multi-sport event, the Laguna Phuket Triathlon, has been going on for almost two decades. The event comprises a 1.8km swim, 55km cycle and 12km run. Over the past seventeen years the popular race has attracted thousands of age group athletes as well as triathlon legends Mark Allen, Greg Welch, Craig Alexander, Paula […]

Loy Kratong Festival Phuket Thailand 2012

Thailand, is a spectacular place where magic and mystery can be found in many places. If you are here in November, this magic flourishes and there is one evening during the month that a truly mystical experience, can be had. On this particular night, on nearly every expanse of water, be it a river, lake […]

Phuket Vegetarian Festival Thailand 2012

A colourful event held over a nine day period in late September/early October, this celebrates the Chinese community’s belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind. Though the origins of the festival are unclear, it is […]

Por Tor Festival Phuket Thailand 2012

The ‘Hungry Ghost’ festival is an important merit-making event for the ethnic Chinese. Special food, flowers and candles are offered to ancestors on altars. Other offerings are made to ‘feed the ghosts without relatives’ that are said to have been released from hell for the month. Experience this beautiful event for yourself at any Chinese […]

Phuket Race Week Thailand 2012

A week of exciting, international-standard yacht racing off Phuket’s East Coast. Plenty of social activities throughout the week. Now in its ninth year, the regatta is run over six or seven classes, including cruising/bareboat/charter yachts. It’s competitive, high-octane racing for the serious boats and fun courses around the islands for the less serious racers. Phuket […]

Laguna Phuket International Marathon Thailand 2012

This year’s Laguna Phuket International Marathon, the seventh, is expected to attract more competitors. From its humble beginnings with less than 2,000 participants the event has grown to a size of more than 5,000 participants, with an average of 1,500 international participants from 43 countries. The event will again feature a Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 […]

Phuket Bike Week Thailand 2012

Now in its 18th year, the annual Phuket Bike Week is one of the biggest motorcycle events in Southeast Asia. Get to see an amazing collection of Harleys, Hondas and superbikes at this annual event. Music, contests, parties and charity rides around the island. Fun for bikers and hangers-on alike. Date: 6-8 April, 2012 Location: […]

Thao Thepkasattri Thao Sri Suntorn Festival Phuket Thailand2012

Thao Thepkasattri-Thao Sri Suntorn Festival is one of the island’s major festivals and covers many cultural and sporting activities in one go. The festival features bicycle racing, a takraw (volleyball played with the feet) tournament, tug-o’-war, a mini-marathon as well as an uppasombot moo (Buddhist ordination) ceremony. The highlight of the festival is a spectacular […]

Phuket International Boat Show Thailand 2012

The Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) must be one of the most interesting marine showcases in Asia. Last year it attracted 5,500 visitors over the four-days with record numbers on the opening day. It was reported that seven boats and numerous luxury cars sold had a collective estimated value of $17 million USD. The 2012 […]