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“Factory’ funplex to open on Phuket’s Soi Bangla



PHUKET: Construction crews are working overtime to ensure the site of the old Bangla Boxing Stadium in Patong will be ready for a grand opening on November 13 as the Factory Bar nightclub.

Hailed as the largest capacity night entertainment venue in Phuket, able to accommodate nearly 1,000 party goers, the club will feature a 26-meter-long bar, dance floor and imported Scandinavian decor with a modern-industrial design.

The club will be operated by the Seduction Group Thailand, which established Seduction Beach Club & Disco on Soi Bangla four years ago.

A key feature of the new club will be panoramic views through floor-to-ceiling openings along the two street-side exteriors of the venue.

The design team, with about 50 successful Factory clubs in Scandinavia to their credit, has been flown in specially to oversee construction.

The redevelopment of the site at the top of Soi Bangla comes just weeks after the closure of Baan Sukhothai Hotel, one of the longest continually operating hotels in Patong.

The venue, located opposite Jungceylon shopping center, was once home to the famed Shark discotheque and then the short-lived Star Wars nightclub.

With the tourist high season approaching, the club’s management will be targeting foreign clientele.

“As Phuket continues to grow as an international tourist destination, we aim to cater to the increasing number of foreign visitors who demand a high standard of hassle-free entertainment at world-class venues,” said Seduction Group Thailand’s Managing Director Santeri Nurmi.

“The new Factory Bar will bring a much-needed contemporary addition to the Patong night entertainment scene, which we are confident will be a key factor in attracting more international tourists,” he said.


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