Phuket Carnival to be record-breaker

PATONG: This year’s Phuket Carnival, a celebration held to ring in the official start of the high season for tourism, is being touted to be the biggest ever with a record 3 million baht in funding provided by the Phuket Tourist Association.

This year’s activities will be centered along Thaweewong Rd, between Soi Bangla and the Holiday Inn on Soi Ruamjai, both of which will be closed to traffic from 5 pm to midnight during the three nights of celebration.

Two stages will be erected on the beach for the festival: the main stage will be near the Soi Bangla Intersection and the other near Holiday Inn (Stage 2).

Along Thaweeeong Rd will be One Tambon One Products (OTOP) products for sale, food-and-beverage booths set up by 20 hotels, spa services such as foot massage, and many other activities.

The highlight will be the opening parade at 5 pm November 1, which will start in front of the Graceland Resort and proceed to its finish near Holiday Inn.

Among the entertainment line-up is a concert of a fusion of Latin, jazz and traditional Thai music by by Thai star Boy Thai, a mini-concert by top Thai alternative rock band Modern Dog and a “Bikini Runway” by 100 Thai and foreign models, including Methinee Kingpayone.

For a full program of events, click here.

Phuket News

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