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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.

Jun
16

91.5 FM Phuket “LIVE”

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at Laguna Phuket International Marathon 2011

May
17

Phuket Tasar Champion Crowned at Bel Air Panwa Tasar Series

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The Bel Air Panwa Tasar Series recently finished in Phuket, Thailand with some close racing from this growing one-design fleet. Phuket is famed for its ‘big boat’ regattas with the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, Phuket Raceweek, Bay Regatta and the SEA Property International Phuket Multihull Challenge, however, a recent resurgence in dinghy sailing and junior sailing is seeing a diversification in the Island’s sailing choices.

In 2007 the Tasar Worlds were held on Phuket, off Cape Panwa in the southeast of the Island, providing the initial impetus to Tasar sailing on Phuket. Four boats were bought by Phuket sailors to compete in the Worlds and since then the fleet has grown to eight, all based at the Phuket Yacht Club in Ao Yon on Phuket’s East Coast.

The Bel Air Panwa Tasar Series was organised by the Phuket Yacht Club and consisted of three events over two months, sailed off Ao Yon. Close racing throughout the nine-race series meant it was very easy to go from hero to zero in this one-design fleet. The title fight went to the wire at the last event of the series. Two drops were allowed and after a flat calm and rain greeted the sailors at the final event, racing finally got underway with good breeze.

Hot favourites, G-String – skippered by Phil Lawson when winner of the Tasar Class at the 2009 Phuket King’s Cup Regatta – was skippered by Leslie Hand in the Bel Air Panwa Tasar Series and after finishing fourth in the final, finished fourth overall.

In third place overall was Dragonfly, skippered by Liam Kealy from Seakitt Casschris, skippered by Muzza Nordstrand in second, who after a great start to the series with a 1,1,2, fell off the pace later in the series. Winner of the Bel Air Panwa Tasar Series was Slipstream, skippered by Andrew de Bruin. A number of firsts and consistent high placings saw them take the series by three points.

Club racing is seeing a resurgence on the Island with a regular big boat program offered by the Ao Chalong Yacht Club, junior sailing and Optimist events offered by the newly formed Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron, and one-design racing and junior sailing programmes offered by the Phuket Yacht Club – Phuket’s oldest Yacht Club.

Preparations are underway for the next Tasar series and there are still opportunities for more teams to enter. If interested, contact class captain, Andrew de Bruin on andrew@leemarine.net. The Phuket Yacht Club are looking to host a weekend Thailand Nationals for the Tasar class in the near future.

For information on Phuket Yacht Club, email phuketyachtclub@gmail.com or visit www.phuketyachtclub.info.



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