Posted 10th June 2013, by admin, and filed under Event & Calendar Phuket, Event Update, Hotel & Accommodation in Phuket, News Update, Phuket E-Magazine
Michael Page of theUKwon the eighth Laguna Phuket International Marathon (LPIM) as the annual running festival took to the island’s roads with more than 4,000 entrants of all ages and abilities from 45 countries competing on a variety of distance courses in an atmosphere of community fun and charity fund-raising.
Page finished the 42k marathon in a time of 02: 41:02, followed by Yasuhiro Saito ofJapanin 02:52:01and Panom Khansamol ofThailandin 02:58:23.
His winning LPIM trophy represented a partnership with a new sister race – the Italian 10k Igrani Run – in an initiative by Laguna sponsor the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), which also sponsors the Igrani Run. The trophy was presented by TAT Rome marketing director Sandro Botticelli.
The women’s 42k race was won by Naomi Ochai ofJapanin 03:19:38 with another Japanese, Fumie Terahata second in 03:27:24 and Ninik Sugawati ofIndonesiathird in 03:34:48.
In the half marathon, Thai TV star and aspiring marathoner Krittapas “Krit” Sakdidtanon – the event’s Charity Ambassador – took on the was accompanied by a fund-raising team in a “Charity Caravan” and delighted locals in villages and markets along the course by stopping to collect donations for the Laguna Phuket Foundation.
Funds raised went to LPIM’s “Run for Our Kids” drive, which aims to raise
THB 1million for the Foundation’s support of local schools and communities
Other personalities in LPIM – rounded out by a 10.5k run, the 91.5FM Community Walk and a 2k Kids’ Run – included Australian “Couple on the Run” Andrew and Sue O’Brien, who have run some 80,000 kilometres side-by-side at marathons and ultramarathons around the world; and 79 years-old British veteran Robin Wilson, LPIM’s oldest 42k runner and one of the last home in seven-and-a-half hours to chalk up the 400th marathon finish of his running career.
42k Full Marathon
1. Michael Page UK 02: 41:02
2. Yasuhiro Saito JPN 02:52:01
3. Panom Khansamol THA 02:58:23.
1. Naomi Ochai JPN 03:19:38
2. Fumie Terahata JPN 03:27:24
3. Ninik Sugawati INA 03:34:48.
21k Half Marathon
1. Jackson Kibet Kenei KEN 01:15:45
2. Jaray Jearanai THA 01:19:01
3. Asle Slettmoen NOR 01:20:51
1. VeroniqueMessina FRA 01:35:54
2. Laainam Chaipornkaew THA 01:36:33
3. Kathrin Puff GER 01:38:39
1. Giovanni Ruggiero ITA 00:34:24
2. Anan Pomseane THA 00: 37:48
3. Hiro Hirabayashi JPN 00:38:13
1. Anna Stroh GER 00:43:31
2. Helen Wright GBR 00:46:32
3. Sirapat Butjeen THA 00:47:41
HRH Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Siri Vadhana Phannavadi presided over Bangkok Airways’ 45th Anniversary Celebration at the fairground of Internationale Tourismus Boerse 2013 (ITB) currently held in Berlin, Germany. The princess’s presence was received by Bangkok Airways’ President – Capt. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth (2nd right) together with Mr. Peter Wiesner Senior Vice President – Network Management, M.L. Nandhika Varavarn, Vice President – Corporate Communications and Khun Ariya Prasarttong-Osoth, Vice President – Sales, and executives from Sales Department. The celebration was also joined by
Mr. Sorajak Kasemsuvan. President of Thai Airways International and Mr. Suraphon Svetasreni, Governor of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
ครบรอบ 45 ปี สายการบินบางกอกกอกแอร์เวย์ส ณ งานไอทีบี เบอร์ลิน
ทูลกระหม่อมหญิงอุบลรัตน์ราชกัญญา สิริวัฒนาพรรณวดี เสด็จเป็นองค์ประธานเปิดงานฉลองครบรอบ 45 ปีของสายการบินบางกอกแอร์เวย์ส ณ งานไอทีบี กรุงเบอร์ลิน สหพันธรัฐเยอรมันนี โดยมีนายพุฒิพงศ์ ปราสาททองโอสถ กรรมการผู้อำนวยการใหญ่ ของสายการบินฯ (ที่ 2 จากขวา) พร้อมทั้ง นายปีเตอร์ วิสเนอร์ รองผู้อำนวยการใหญ่อาวุโส ฝ่ายบริหารเครือข่ายการบินและผลิตภัณฑ์ (ที่ 2 ด้านซ้าย), ม.ล. นันทิกา วรวรรณ รองผู้อำนวยการใหญ่ฝ่ายโฆษณาและประชาสัมพันธ์ (ที่ 3 จากซ้าย), คุณอาริญา ปราสาททองโอสถ รองผู้อำนวยการใหญ่ฝ่ายโฆษณาและประชาสัมพันธ์ฝ่ายขาย (ที่ 2 จากซ้าย) และคณะ ทั้งนี้ บริษัทฯ ยังได้รับเกียรติจากคุณสรจักร เกษมสุวรรณ กรรมการผู้อำนวยการใหญ่ บริษัท การบินไทย จำกัด (มหาชน) และคุณสุรพล เศวตเศรนี ผู้ว่าการ การท่องเที่ยวแห่งประเทศไทยร่วมแสดงความยินดี
Mr. Sorajak Kasemsuvan. President of Thai Airways International (3rd left) congratulates Capt. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth (middle) President of Bangkok Airways
Mr. Suraphon Svetasreni, Governor of Tourism Authority of Thailand (middle) and and Khun Khun Jutaporn Roengronasa, TAT Deputy Governor of Europe, Africa, Middle East and America Markets (2nd left) toasts with M.L. Nandhika Varavarn, Vice President – Corporate Communications (2nd right) and Khun Ariya Prasarttong-Osoth, Vice President – Sales (3rd left).
Posted 13th September 2012, by admin, and filed under Activity & Game, Beaches & Islands in Phuket, Event Update, Hotel & Accommodation in Phang Nga, News Update, Phuket E-Magazine
27 – 29 Oct 2012
Tourism Authority of Thailand incorporates with Koh Yao Yai Village would like to invite all of you to get together and discover the beauty of nature and join us for the photo contest in the event of ”Sapai Klong Thong Koh Yao Season 2″
Follow the legendary of the Islander and help save the environment of Mangrove Forrest.
Posted 27th July 2012, by admin, and filed under Activity & Game, Event Update, News Update, Phuket E-Magazine
Sunday, 16th September 2012
Phuket is the province with natural surroundings where tourists both Thai and foreigners pay attention to. At present tourists are interested in traveling for learning, conserving environment, and solving global warming. Tourism by biking is therefore a favorite choice to allow tourists to get close to nature and better admire and learn about the attractions as they want. The traveling can cover all members in the family at all ages as well as help reduce global warming.
Phuket Province therefore joins hands with Phuket Provincial Administration Organization, Wichit Municipality, Tourism Authority of Thailand,Phuket Office, Track Zone Tourist Bike Club and various bike clubs in Phuket join n hands to organize athletic activity of tourist cycling at the Park Sripuwanat to promote and encourage both Thai and foreign tourists to travel to Phuket by biking as well as to cultivate people in the area to recognize the benefits of exercise and sense of taking care of health which helps promote good health, prevent diseases and disseminate the knowledge of good health to the public and youngsters
Schedule of Project “Tourist Bike Phuket MTB Jamboree 2012”
Saturday 15th September 2012
9.00 am -Tourist competitors arrive at the Phuket Merlin Hotel.
-Welcome tourist competitors and the accompanied with
jasmine garlands from Wichit Minicipality and Phuket Bike
Clubs. The tourist competitors register and get bike numbers
and souvenir shirts.
3.00 pm -Director of Phuket Tourism Authority welcomes tourist competitors
4.30 pm -Tourist competitors cycle to the Phuket Merlin Hotel and have a rest
Sunday 16th September 2012
6.00 am -Biking competitors get ready at The Park Sripuwanat
6.50 am – President of the Ceremony delivers Opening Speech.
7.00 am – Signal for the start.
11.00 pm – Sport tourists start to reach the finish line.
11.30 pm – Sports tourists and followers have lunch
12.30 pm -Performances by Phuket Provincial Administrative Organization.
-Giving trophies to the first 160.
13.30 pm -Lucky Draw and Entertainment.
14.00 pm -Closing Ceremony.
Note: The schedule is subject to change as appropriate
Posted 30th March 2012, by admin, and filed under Event Update, Hot Deals, News Update, Phuket E-Magazine
Asia’s leading consumer Boat Show, Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX), opened today with USD250 million (THB7.5 billion) of boats on display, ranging in price from USD80,000 (THB2.4 million) upto USD14 million (THB420 million), the largest being the 92 foot Pershing presented by Ferretti Group.
The ninth edition of PIMEX was officially opened by Phuket’s Vice Governor, Sommai Prijasilpa, together with PIMEX Show Director, Andy Dowden, and Bangonrat Shinaprayoon, Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand Phuket Office.
Attending PIMEX for the first time was Robert Braithwaite, Founder and President of Sunseeker, who opened the Sunseeker display together with local dealer Max Marine Asia presenting a trio of boats – the new Manhattan 53, together with the Manhattan 63 and Manhattan 73.
Following the opening, Braithwaite said “We are launching a number of new models in the near future including the smallest boat we’ve ever built, the Sunseeker 40, together with the largest at 48 metres.”
“Thailand has been full of opportunities for us and Sunseeker Thailand is an important part of the Sunseeker family,” Braithwaite added.
This year’s date move from January to late March has resulted in an increase in the quality of boats displayed at PIMEX.
“The quality of the boats in the water this year is the best yet. It is second to none in the region with a large choice of luxury power and sail boats, down to smaller day boats and dinghies,” commented Show Director, Andy Dowden.
An international mix of visitors turned out on the first day with a number of exhibitors commenting on the improved quality of visitors together with strong interest from Russians, with activity both in the Exhibition Hall and the marina, and rumours of several boat deals in process.
With a strong first day, exhibitors are hopeful for the rest of the Show. “We’ve had some good leads this morning,” commented Hakan Lange, Managing Director, Derani Yachts, adding “It’s looking good. I’m positive.”
PIMEX runs from 29th March through 1st April at Royal Phuket Marina on the island of Phuket, Thailand.
For more information, visit www.phuketboatshow.com.