The lights from nine lanterns atop the symbolic Go Teng pole of Phuket’s Vegetarian Festival are going to shine again in the next few days. The biggest obstacle or some would say ‘challenge’ this year is the factored-in pandemic situation of COVID-19 which requires us to learn and adapt in many ways, including the ‘New Normal style’ of the Vegetarian Festival. In spite of the necessary changes this tradition is something that Phuket people still need to conserve and to carry on.
SUP Boards or Stand Up Paddle Boards are becoming very popular nowadays. They respond to the needs of people passionate about water activities but who don’t want to go to extremes such as on surfboards. You can still challenge your potential because you have to use your strength, the paddle, and the board to get you from A to B. Phuket is one of the most suitable locations for SUP boards because of its beautiful beaches, islands, and mangrove forests.