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Kata Rocks launches new partnership with Singapore Yacht Show

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The Singapore Yacht Show 2019, was held between April 11 to 14 2019 for its 9th year, at the prestigious ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove.

This year, the Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous (KRSR) launched a marketing partnership with the SYS2019 giving the KRSR team a great opportunity to meet a full range of people. From existing partners to new ones, by connecting with superyacht builders, product manufacturers and leading lifestyle brand product innovation while observing the latest design concepts and product launches there is, the KRSR is now ready to elevate its event to the next level.

Here was a few of the events and activities the KRSR team had the chance to experience at this year’s Singapore Yacht Show 2019:

SYS2019 Gala Evening & Awards

The dazzling SYS2019 Gala Evening & Awards, a prestigious black-tie event that brought together some of the biggest names in the global yachting industry and special VIP guests to celebrate the glamour of the 1920s at the stunning Capitol Theatre. It was an ideal event to meet the who’s who of the yachting world.

SeaKeepers Annual Gala

The entire KRSR team, including CEO Richard Pope, Infinite Luxury Marketing Director Michael Nurbatian and Kata Rocks new Marketing Manager Marie Gonneville attended the International SeaKeepers Society’s held its fourth annual Asia Awards Dinner at One°15 Marina. The KRSR team thanks Julian Chang and is very proud partners of the SeaKeepers and looks forward to organising something very special during KRSR 2019.

Visiting Superyachts

Superyachts are definitely turning heads at SYS2019: The Seawolf, manufactured by Scheepswerf Smit, was the largest vessel at the show with 193 feet long and hosting four recreational decks. The Asia premiere of the Princess Y85, the latest addition to the Princess flybridge range and La Vie, a Tecnomar Evo 120 Ice White manufactured in 2018 that sleeps, 10 guests.

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iAqua & The Floating Leisure Hub

Adrenaline junkies made a beeline for the Floating Leisure Hub, located in the middle of ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove. There iAqua was making a splash, and the KRSR team meet with the owners to plan their next big event in Phuket.

Volocopter 2X

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Super tender SACS

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Networking and Meeting New Partners

The KRSR enjoyed access to the Captain’s Lounge, exclusive B2B networking events  and the show opening party as an SYS2019 partner, meeting many new (Pen Marine, Amels, Moana Yachts, The Luxury Network and The Elephant Parade) and existing contacts (Oceanco, Burgess, Princess Yachts, Benetti and many more).

Marquee Singapore opening

KRSR attended the opening of Marquee Singapore with fellow KRSR supporters and superyacht owners. It was a night to remember for the thousand or so distinguished partygoers who had travelled from near and far to experience the party of the year at Singapore’s newest nightclub sensation, Marquee Singapore. 

1880 Private Club’s Singapore Chic

It was a pleasure to visit the gorgeous member club 1880 at Robinson Quay that inspires conversations and connections to discuss potential partnership ideas with the KRSR’s new and existing contacts.

KRSR Ready to Rock the House!

Fresh off its success at the SYS2019, the KRSR team is poised to rock the house as preparations for the Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous are in full steam ahead. 

The KRSR will deliver a three-day celebration of the superyachting lifestyle, with a wide range of interactive activities, ‘live’ demonstrations, gala dinners and glamorous parties organized to maximise the experience for all who attend. There is a great vibrancy to the KRSR which promises a memorable experience to all who attend.

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Two charged with attacking an ambulance and driver in Phuket

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Two men were have been charged with attacking a moving ambulance and the volunteer ambulance driver along the ByPass Road in Phuket earlier this week.

The two assailants were easily identified as 22 year old Sagib Yomyai and 29 year old Sutthi Sripoon, both from Trang province, were arrested at a rented house in Tambon Wichit, Muang district, with an array of incriminating evidence that included a pistol, two bullets, a knife and an axe.

The pair were then taken for questioning in front of Phuket police chief Pol Maj General Wisan Panmanee.

The men were charged by police with damaging, or rendering useless, property belonged to another person, threatening another person and illegal possession of a gun.

The charges follow an attack on the ambulance with a knife and an axe as it was driving on Chalerm Phrakiat King Rama 9 road (ByPass Road) in Muang district on May 20.

The ambulance driver, 41 year old Detnarong Songsang, a lawyer by profession, told Wichit Police that the two men were on a Honda Wave motorcycle that chased after him after he beeped his horn at them for dangerously changing lanes near Siriroj Hospital at around 5pm on Monday.

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One of the men threw an object at the back of the ambulance and then tried several times to use a knife to pierce the ambulance’s hood cover. They kept up the chase and then attacked the rear again, this time with an axe.

Detnarong accelerated to escape and luckily for him, the men spotted police on the road ahead, so they gave up the pursuit. He went straight to the police station to report the incident.

Damage estimated at 50,000 baht was caused to the back windshield of the ambulance, its two side windows and the hood cover. As police were still hunting the suspects, Detnarong posted a four-minute video clip and photo on to his Facebook account to help spread the news.

One reporter asked the driver why he didn’t just drive them off the road, Detnarong said he was trained to save people and it was inappropriate to use an ambulance to cause harm.

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No injury as trailer truck loses control in Phuket Darasamut Underpass – VIDEO

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: Newshawk Phuket / อาสา ของ ประชาชน

A trailer has skidded and lost control, and then collided with concrete barriers at the southern entrance to the Darasamut Underpass this morning. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

Wichit Police were notified of the incident at 10am. Police and emergency responders arrived at the scene to find the damaged trailer truck and smashed barriers. Both lanes inside the underpass were blocked until the truck and debris could be removed.

Police checked CCTV footage showing that the truck was heading down into the underpass. The truck lost control after starting to skid sideways and smashed through the median barriers.

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What to do in Phuket – A Unique Guide

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A modern Holiday Membership Club with its flagship office at the luxurious Patong Bay Hill Resort on Hasibpee Hill, Club Unique offers members an endless choice of possibilities as well as an almost limitless array of luxuries across a global platform. While a stay with Club Unique is exceptional in itself, the staff are eager to offer members & guests insight into local experiences in order to take full advantage of all that Phuket truly offers. 

Here, we offer up a Unique Guide on What To Do in Phuket. Whether it be a local temple or a famous landmark, we urge you to get out and explore some of our favorite spots when staying with us at Club Unique in Phuket. 

A Visit to Phuket Old Town

Phuket Old Town is an interesting journey back in time to Phuket’s heritage of tin mining, away from the fast-paced lifestyles of today. It is worth taking a wander around the Old Town to admire the stunning Sino-Portuguese shophouses and architecture. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

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Phuket Thai Hua Museum

Originally the first Chinese language school on the island, Phuket Thai Hua Museum is located on Krabi Road. It is one of the most-preserved of all of the original colonial-style buildings in all of Phuket Old Town. The museum consists of 13 rooms that feature exhibitions in both English and Thai languages. All of the displays are a walk through history and connect the dots between the Phuket and China relationship that started in the tin mining days.

Big Buddha

Without a doubt Phuket’s shining star, the Big Buddha is Phuket’s ongoing man-made attraction. Also known as Ming Mongkol Buddha, the statue is perched atop a 380 metre hilltop in the Nakkerd Hills between the Chalong and Kata neighborhoods. 

This structure was dedicated to the late HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej in honor of his 80th birthday. There is also a smaller Brass Buddha that is 12 metres high and constructed of 22 tonnes of brass, which is dedicated to HM Queen Sirikit. 

Big Buddha offers stunning 360 views over Phuket and is a must-see while visiting the island. 

What to do in Phuket - A Unique Guide | News by The Thaiger

Karon Viewpoint

The winding coast road between Kata and Nai Harn has some lovely scenery. Just two kilometers along it from Kata is Karon Viewpoint. There is a small car park, a couple of shops and a pavilion from which to enjoy the view. 

If you climb the steps to the top of the pavilion, you have a wonderful view north across three of Phuket’s best beaches. 

The nearest beach you can see is Kata Noi,in the next bay is the sweeping Kata Beach. In the distance, you see the long stretch of Karon Beach, if you keep driving south on this road, you will pass Nai Harn Beach and then reach Promthep Cape. 

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Wat Chalong

Built at the beginning of the nineteenth century during the reign of King Rama II, Wat Chalong is the most important of the 29 Buddhist temples in Phuket. The temple contains several structures and halls. One of the halls features a gilt-covered statue of the famous and revered Luang Poh Cham statues of Luang Poh Chuang and Luang Poh Gleum, all ex-abbots of the temple. The Grand Pagoda is decorated with wall paintings depicting the Buddha’s life story and features various Buddha images. 

Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is an elephant retirement home set on 30 acres of stunning forest bordering the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park in north east Phuket. 

Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is the first elephant sanctuary on the island pioneering ethical elephant tourism. The sanctuary rescues sick, injured and old elephants who have spent their entire lives working long, exhausting hours in the logging or tourism industries. A visit offers a unique experience observing retired working elephants rehabilitate into forest life. To be in the presence of an elephant is simply breathtaking and a day at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary will leave you captivated by how incredible the largest land mammal on earth truly is. 

To learn more about unique things to do while holidaying in Phuket, visit Club Unique at our flagship office in Hasipbee Hill in Patong, just minutes away from fantastic Patong Beach.

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