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Models rocked and pop stars popped at Phuket City's Countdown to 2009

New Year 2009, Phuket City: Photo Special

Thursday, January 1, 2009
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THE 'Colorful Countdown to 2009' ended last night after 12 nights with a giant rock concert in the heart of Phuket City, with thousands of fans cheering some of Thailand's top pop artists.

Young fans lined the barricades early in the evening, looking out for their idols.

Some of the island's leading dignitaries, including the Governor, Dr Preecha Ruangjan, were fortunate enough to share the stage with the stars.

Local fashion designers and performers also strutted their wares and talents, as the giant countdown clock ticked on.

At midnight, there was a burst of fireworks, and the concert kicked on with the spectacle growing more exciting in 2009 than it had been in 2008.

Everyone voted the countdown, which closed the Surin Circle outside the Meropole Hotel to traffic, a huge success.

Organisers estimated the crowd in the streets at more than 5000 in what was a very different welcome to the New Year to the one on the other side of the island, in Patong.

The island, loved by many, seems to have something for everyone, especially on New Year's Eve.

What are your hopes for 2009? Please tell us. Add your Comment below


New Year 2009, Patong Beach: Photo Special
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Hundreds of sky lanterns floated into the black night over the sea last night before partygoers in Patong let loose last night with a celebration to see in the New Year.
New Year 2009, Patong Beach: Photo Special

Red Cross Fair, Phuket City, Dec 30-Jan 10
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A 12 day fair at Saphan Hin public park will boost the ability of the Red Cross/Red Crescent to supply blood as well as help with other regional health projects.
Red Cross Fair, Phuket City, Dec30--Jan 10

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Since a long time, I find the article from Chutima always one of the BEST + most interesting -- wish all of you at "PHUKETWAN NEWS" happy new year 2009 -- I look everyday to your website !!
Karl/Swiss
Editor: Thanks, Karl. Have a great New Year.

Posted by Karlu on January 1, 2009 08:42


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