PHUKET TOWN: At the closing ceremony of the Seven Wonders of Phuket festival on Sunday evening, Deputy Prime Minister Pitak Intrawitayanun announced that Thalang Rd will continue to be a “walking street” every Sunday. He explained that Phuket Town Municipality will continue to stage events there for a further 17 weeks, under the slogan “Amazing Phuket”, and sponsored by the local office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to the tune of 100,000 baht a week. The events, from 3 pm to 9 pm, will include beauty pageants, eating competitions, parades, cheerleading contests, and a “Fittest Senior Citizen of Phuket” contest. One of the major highlights will be an attempt to get into the Guinness Book of World Records with the world’s longest lesson. Asst Prof Pranee Sakulpipatana, Director of the Arts and Culture Department at Rajabhat Institute, will lead a lesson on the history of Phuket, lasting 26 hours – one hour longer than the current record, set in the Netherlands. For more information about Thalang Rd events call Phuket Town Municipality at 076-212196.
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