Sep
20

Laguna Phuket Ironman news

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World Champion to Race Laguna Phuket

Welsh Superstar Cave’s entry sets up Thrilling Title Duel

In a major coup for Ironman 70.3 Laguna Phuket, recently-crowned 2012 Ironman 70.3 World Champion Leanda Cave has joined the ranks of top professional athletes set to appear at this year’s event.

Cave signed up for Laguna Phuket less than 24 hours after completing her epic World Championship victory in Las Vegas on 9 October – and before resuming training for her next title bid at the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii on 13 October.

Her Laguna confirmation has set up a thrilling duel with 2011 Ironman 70.3 World Champion and defending Laguna Phuket 70.3 Champion Melissa Hauschildt of Australia – beaten into fourth place in Las Vegas by Cave – who will be eager not to lose another title to the Welsh superstar.

“To have the brand new Ironman 70.3 World Champion immediately accept our invitation to race at Laguna Phuket is a testament to the drawing power and popularity which characterises our race on the pro circuit,” said Debbie Dionysius, Assistant Vice President of Destination Marketing, Laguna Phuket.

“Attracting such top talent is an indication of the international stature we’ve achieved and we’re looking forward to a fantastic display of world-class competition.”

The Laguna Phuket 2012 competitive mix is also fuelled by Czech Olympian Radka Vodickova and Australian veteran Belinda Granger – both vying to become the first women’s Triple Champion of Laguna Phuket Triathlon (LPT), a week earlier on 25 November – and also with points to prove in the 70.3.

Leanda Cave

Cave, an ITU World Long Distance Champion, is hitting peak form in the run-up to Kona and Laguna, despite an indifferent start to the year that followed a spectacular end to her 2011 season when she recorded a third-place finish at the Ironman World Championship, a win at Ironman 70.3 Miami, runner-up finish at the ITU World Long Distance Championship in Las Vegas and her first Ironman title in Arizona.

Born in the UK, Cave emigrated as a child to Australia, before moving back to the UK with her Welsh mother. She now lives and trains in Tucson, Arizona and races for both Wales and Great Britain.

Cave is no stranger to Phuket, having raced LPT in 2006 when she was second-placed behind Canadian Samantha McGlone, who then went on to become 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Champion.

Hauschildt, currently battling back from an injury-hit season, made a determined defence of her World 70.3 title in Las Vegas, but her fourth place was more than seven minutes behind Cave’s winning time of 4:28:05.

At Laguna Phuket she’ll be aiming to hold off the challenges of Cave, Rodickova, Granger and a field of other top pros to hold onto her 2011title, which she won with a course record of 4:17:01.

Apr
6

Songkran Festival

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Songkran festival

Songkran festival or Water festival is a traditional Thai New Year’s day, it’s celebrated everywhere around Thailand and it falls on 13-15 April every year. The most popular Songkran celebrations are in Chiangmai, Thailand, it continues for six days or longer.

The most obvious celebration of Songkran is throwing water, you will see water guns are selling everywhere in this period and a lot of water containers on the side of the street.

Buddhist people go to the temples to give food to the monks to bring their good luck for the New Year, They may clean Buddha images and pouring Buddha images with water mixed with Thai fragrance. People who works somewhere else will return to their hometown to celebrate Songkran festival with their families.

You can celebrate Songkran anywhere in Thailand.

 

 

 

 

Mar
26

Lights out Phuket 2012

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Switching off your lights for 60 minutes can help a lot to save the earth. We all need to help preserve this planet to be with us a long time. At present our world changes so fast. Caused by human activities including most people wasting  energy.

That is the reason that people do not care to pay attention to waste electricity consumption are some of the causes of global warming because of the electricity we use and waste every day and  the majority of energy is produced by burning  coal, oil and natural gas. Too much energy is wasted and contributes to greenhouse gases and air pollution.

We should save energy.

That will help reduce global warming. It also can help economically as well as help save our world. Please everyone including Celebrities, Actors and the Famous and YOU get together to invite people to help each other save the world with switching of your lights for Earth Hour this Saturday the 31st March. We can all bring the world together to pledge action towards a better environment.

It’s a necessity.

The slogan of Earth Hour this year is “I will if you will” which is a simple promise for everybody.

 

Feb
23

91.5 FM Presents

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The Phuket Blues Rock Festival

 

91.5 FM Phuket will broadcast LIVE on 25th February from 9pm to midnight @ Laguna Phuket.

 

 

Sep
29

Phuket Vegetarian Festival

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival : 27 September – 05 October 2011

  • Sunday September 29, 2011               Sapam Shrine
  • Monday September 30, 2011               Samkong Shrine
  • Tuesday October 01, 2011                   Ban Tha Rve Shrine
  • Wednesday October 02, 2011              Bang Neow Shrine Cherng Thalay Shrine
  • Thursday October 03, 2011                 Jui Tui Shrine
  • Friday October 04, 2011                      Kathu Shrine Yokkekeng Shrine
  • Saturday October 05, 2011                  Sui Boon Tong Shrine

Phuket Vegetarian

 

Sep
14

Chivas Regal Whisky Dinner

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EEST restaurant

EEST restaurant

The Chivas Regal Whisky dinner is priced at THB 2900++ per person and includes Chivas cocktails, 4 course set menu paired with Chivas Regal 12, 18 and 25 years old and live entertainment.

To book this exclusive whisky pairing dinner guests call 076 335 600 or email: kanokwan.thamakarn@westin.com

 

Aug
8

Mother’s day

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Traditionally, the mother of the nation was defined on 15th  April of each year, according to the resolution of the Cabinet announced the approval on February 23, 2493(1950), which considers that the Agency’s work. The National Cultural Council delegate to the event date from the 15th April 2493(1950) for the first time since then has been a great success. With public support, they can expand the scope of reaching out to them.

Buddhist ceremonies are held. Mother’s Day slogan contest. Mother of the national contest. To honor and recognize the importance of the mother. And to increase the importance of the mother and the other to this end, Mother’s Day is the annual national government under Prime Minister Field Marshal Pibulsonggram. It is generally known as the mother of the nation.

The governments are scheduled on August 12 of each year and are considered to be critical of the Thai people. The set is “jasmine” white as a symbol of goodness of the mother gave birth to us.

Jul
11

Changing How You Eat!!

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1.  Working out on an empty stomach.

If you hear a rumbling noise in your stomach, the rumbling is trying to tell you something.  Without listening to them, you are forcing your body to run without any fuel.  Before you exercise or do any physical activity, always eat a light snack such as an apple.

2.  Relying on energy bars and drinks.

Although they are fine every once in a while, they don’t deliver the antioxidants you need to prevent cancer.  Fruits and vegetables are your best bets, as they are loaded in vitamins, minerals, fluid, and fiber.

3.  Skipping breakfast.

Skipping breakfast is never a good idea, as breakfast starts the day.  Your body needs fuel as soon as possible, and without it, you’ll be hungry throughout the day.

4.  Low carb diets.

Your body needs carbohydrates for your muscles and the storing of energy.

 

Jun
16

91.5 FM Phuket “LIVE”

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at Laguna Phuket International Marathon 2011


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