Connect with us

Phuket

Phuket puts on spectacular Chinese New Year show

Published

 on 

PHUKET: Chinese New Year kicked off with a hail of fireworks and live performances by acrobats, dancers and some of Thailand’s top musical acts at Sanaam Chai field in Phuket Town yesterday evening.

The event, hosted by the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor), started at 4pm and saw thousands of people turn out for the food and entertainment.

“This event is a Chinese New Year gift for Phuket’s residents of Chinese descent, Thai residents and tourists alike,” said OrBorJor President Paiboon Upatising.

After the opening ceremony, led by Wichai Srikwan, the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Board Chairman, Chinese acrobats from Puyang City wowed the audience. Those who did not brave the throng of children near the stage watched the show on the jumbo video screen behind the performers.

The celebration continued with video presentations and dancers representing the 1,000-handed Chinese goddess Guan Yin.

Things heated up when fireworks launched into the sky from both sides of the audience.

After the smoke cleared, Ruth The Star, winner of reality TV show The Star, Beck Palitchoke and Thai pop band G20 took their turns pleasing the crowd.

— Pimwara Choksakulpan

 

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.

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

Follow Thaiger by email:

Guides7 hours ago

Foodie Zone: Where to get vegan desserts in Bangkok 2022

Thailand8 hours ago

Thailand News Today | 36 dead in a mass shooting at a nursery in northeast Thailand

Guides8 hours ago

5 best wine bars in Bangkok offering rich and quality wine

Sponsored14 hours ago

Segafredo Zanetti Coffee teamed up with Bangkok Airways and hosted “Bangkok Airways Surf Festival 2022”

North East9 hours ago

Hip businesses in northeast Thai province offer tasty food and fun experiences

Crime9 hours ago

British CEO arrested at Bangkok Airport over 40 million baht fraud accusations

Thailand9 hours ago

Thailand’s 5 national parks raise entry fees for foreigners by 100%

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Bangkok9 hours ago

Ari around invites Ari people to share good deeds through the app.

Press Room9 hours ago

Where to order cannabis/weed in Thailand

Chon Buri9 hours ago

Trouserless Chon Buri man crashes car into power pole

Entertainment10 hours ago

‘The Trapped 13’ lets Wild Boars speak for themselves

Thailand10 hours ago

Reported Bangkok VIP casino vanishes into thin air

World10 hours ago

Australia sets goal of preventing any more species from going extinct

Crime10 hours ago

Mass shooting in Thailand: 36 dead, including 24 children, 12 injured

Thailand10 hours ago

9 Thais arrested in South Korea for smuggling drugs

Drugs10 hours ago

Police snag 2.5 meth pills in checkpoint stings

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

Trending