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Chevy Phuket to hold ‘Family Rally’, marine life release

Legacy Phuket Gazette

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PHUKET: The Chevrolet dealership in Phuket is holding a “family car rally” and marine wildlife release ceremony on April 1 to help restore the ocean environment.

Organized by Chevrolet Phuket with support from Phuket Marine Biological Center and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) office in Phuket Town, this family event is limited to one hundred cars. Although the event is sponsored by Chevrolet, owners of cars of any make are invited to take part.

In addition to the family car rally around the island, organizers have planned a boat trip to release 185 breeding pairs of clown fish, 85 seahorses, 85 sea turtles, 8,500 sea perch and 850,000 sea prawns.

The figures used are in honor of HM The King, who turned 85 in December last year.

Chevrolet Phuket manager Kriengsak Jarunonwiwai said, “Right now there are 20 cars signed up for the rally, each with about four people in each car. Most are families.”

This event is open to Thais and foreigners. If they want to contribute more, VIP number costing 5,000 baht are available. Holders will be the first to cross the starting line, he said.

A standard ticket for two people in one car is 1,999 baht. Additional passengers, excluding children under 110 centimeters, pay 500 baht each.

The fee includes free T-shirts, lunch and the boat trip to Koh Mai Thon.

The itinerary for the day is as follows:

8am Cars depart from Saphan Hin and follow route around Phuket island.
2pm Lunch at Phuket Aquarium
1pm Boat leaves the pier at Phuket Aquarium for Koh Mai Thon.
1:30pm Boat arrives at Koh Mai Thon
2pm Release of marine wildlife around Koh Mai Thon and return trip.
4pm Dr Suchart Wongthong, well-known watercolor artist, will give an art lesson.
5pm Cocktail party
5:30pm Rally competition awards ceremony
6pm Closing ceremony.

Tickets are now available from the new Chevrolet Phuket showroom on the bypass road northbound in Rassada.

— Atchaa Khamlo

 

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