Connect with us


Nation party in Phuket again



PHUKET: Nation VI, billed as Asia’s largest gay and lesbian party, will be held at the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa from October 20 to 22.

Held since 2001, the annual event has grown from a one-night party in a disused theme park in Singapore to an international multi-day festival of gay and lesbian pride.

Last year’s party, the first one to be held outside Singapore, was held in Kata-Karon and attracted 2,000-odd partygoers from Thailand and around the world.

Day 1 of Nation VI kicks off at 4 pm with a fundraising event in support of the Rainbow Sky Association of Thailand. This will be followed by an 11 pm to 6 am set called the “Military Ball” – not a reference to the coup in Thailand – by Argentinian-born tribal house DJ De León.

The headline party on Day 2 will be another all-nighter – the Danse Royale – this time by the legendary writer, producer and DJ Tony Moran from the USA.

As stated on his website – – Moran has written and remixed for Donna Summer, Becky Baeling, Britney Spears and Beyoncé Knowles, and “has turned out dance floors from Tel Aviv to Rio de Janeiro, New York to LA, and just about everywhere in between.”

Day 3 features the Pirates Paradise Pool Party by UK DJ Severino, from 4 pm to 8 pm, and Hot Couture by Taiwan’s David S and Victor Cheng from 11 pm to 4 am. The day ends with the farewell Feelin’ Good party, from 4 am to 8 am, by Australia’s Kate Monroe who played at last year’s event.

Running concurrently with Nation VI and also in Karon will be W@Nation, presented by the Two Queens Party, the monthly all-women’s party organizer in Singapore.

The organizers of the three-day W@Nation event say they are presenting the largest entertainment line-up ever assembled for any women’s program at Nation in its six-year history.

Dr Stuart Koe, CEO of, organizers of the Nation V party, said, “Since its inception, Fridae has empowered thousands of gays and lesbians to connect with one another, find information relevant to their lives, and meet others online and offline for friendship, networking and much more.”

Visit and for more information.


Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Cannabis News3 mins ago

9 year olds smoke cannabis on Pattaya Beach in Thailand

Education9 mins ago

A guide to the costs of international schools in Thailand

Thailand43 mins ago

Woman allegedly steals winning lottery ticket from friend

Sponsored46 mins ago

Where you can get cannabis in Bangkok

Thailand45 mins ago

Driving licence point deductions starting next year in Thailand | GMT

Board of Investment50 mins ago

Thailand’s Board of Investment unveils transformation plans

Hot News2 hours ago

Pattaya Walking Street gunman surrenders claiming it was ‘friendly fire’

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Cultural Activities2 hours ago

Part two: the most haunted places in Bangkok

China2 hours ago

China’s great firewall breached as zero-Covid policy protesters access Twitter, Telegram

Hot News3 hours ago

Driving licence point deductions starting next year in Thailand

Hot News4 hours ago

US singer Kanye West sparks outrage after saying he loves Nazis and admires Hitler

Video16 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Actress Forex 3D scammer released on bail after 3 months behind bars

Crime17 hours ago

Big Joke seizes Tuhao’s private jet in Hua Hin

Phuket17 hours ago

Phuket officials once again report finding no human trafficking on fishing boats

Thailand17 hours ago

South Korea increases quota of Thai workers next year

Tourism17 hours ago

Indian pervs arrested after harassing tourist in Mumbai

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11