PHUKET TOWN: About 10,000 people packed the first night of the annual Old Phuket Festival last night, with Thalang Rd in Phuket Town converted to a walking street for the event. Organizers rated the night a big success, with a parade of students dressed in traditional clothing and local food, crafts, music and entertainment on show. The festival continues today and tomorrow. Sithi Tandavanitj, president of the Thai Hotels Association, opens the grounds of his family’s Krabi Rd home to the public tonight for a performance of Hai Leng’s Miracle: The Sea Dragon of the India Ocean. The show begins at 8 pm and will also be broadcast live on Channel 11.
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