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PHUKET: Phuket Boat Lagoon will launch a new weekend market catering to boat owners on the weekend starting Saturday, March 10.

The Weekend Boat Market is the brainchild of Boon Yongsakul, a member of the Phuket Boat Lagoon management team and a descendant of Phuket Boat Lagoon founder Kanit Yongsakul.

The main concept of the market is a new shopping and trade market focusing on boats and marine equipment, Mr Boon explained.

It will also hold garage sales and feature a garden food park.

Promoted as a highlight is an outdoor stage for presenting live entertainment.

Located on more than six rai of green lawn at the entrance to the Boat Lagoon, the market will be divided into four zones: boats, marine equipment, garage sale and the garden food park.

The market will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 10pm.

“We expect to have about 70 booths and right now we have about 50 operators who are interested in joining the project,” Mr Boon explained.

“We got the original idea from the market in Brisbane, Australia, but we will adjust the market to fit in with local culture. The potential consumers will be expats and foreigners.

“The market will have various products including secondhand items. Besides, things will be cheaper than the market price because this market will be a center for boat products. People can discuss the price and exchanging equipment,” said Mr Boon.

“We expect the market to generate about one million baht in trade, while the budget to set up the project is about five million baht.” he added.

For further information, contact BMS Event Organizer chompoo@bmsevent.com or call 088-7680471 or 089-4745253, Fax: 076-620516.

— Atchaa Khamlo

 

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