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Phuket prepared for Chinese New Year

Legacy Phuket Gazette

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PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) has prepared an extravagant celebration to ring in the Year of the Water Snake with the arrival of the Chinese New Year tomorrow.

The celebration is slated to kick off at Sanam Chai (across from Phuket City Hall, map here) at 4pm.

“Acrobats from Henan, China will be performing as well as other splendid entertainers,” said Phuket OrBorJor President Paiboon “Pink Panther” Upatising.

“There will also be three sets of firework displays starting at 8:50pm,” he added.

After a variety acrobatic performances and firework displays, Jetrin “J” Wattanasin, a well-known Thai performer, will grace the stage.

“I’m sure this free event will be unforgettable for everyone who attends,” President Paiboon added.

Event Schedule:

  • 4 pm: Food stalls open
  • 6 pm: Six different Chinese-style stage performances, including a snake kung fu performance
  • 7:20pm: Speech by Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut
  • 7:30pm: Acrobats from Henan
  • 8:50pm: Firework displays
  • 9 pm: New Year gift giving
  • 9:15 pm: Jetrin “J” Wattanasin performance
  • 10pm: Singing of the royal anthem

— Chutharat Plerin

 

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