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From the O2 beach club online site: a 120 million baht Phuket spend

Phuket Gains 120 Million Baht O2 Beach Club

Thursday, September 27, 2012
PHUKET: The O2 chain, which already has beach clubs in Samui and Phi Phi, is opening a 120 million baht beach club at Chalong, on Phuket's east coast.

The soft opening of the Phuket version of O2 comes tomorrow night with the grand opening scheduled for the lucky number 12.12.12 later in the year.

The new beach club will be alongside the long-established Kan Eang at Pier restaurant and have a larger frontage to the sea than its neighbor.

O2 events coordiator Pramook Tiprimalmas told Phuketwan today that while the other O2 beach clubs were linked to resorts, the new Phuket beach club will be independent.

''We have invested 120 million baht in the Phuket outlet,'' Khun Pramook said.

''Beach clubs seem to be growing in popularity on Phuket. We've been planning this move for several years.''

The chain's online site says: ''Ao Chalong the beautiful and romantic place. Where you can relax, have fun and enjoy the party day and night.

''Lots of beach activities for everyone and kid's corner for children. Only one best place to chill out your self with an ocean breath in spectacular view of Chalong Bay. Offer outstanding excursion with an exotic environment for your relaxation.''

Beach clubs in less accessible parts of Phuket are expected to suffer as more clubs open and flourish in places close to where Phuket's tourists already hang out.

Environmentalists are concerned that the perception that Phuket is the party capital of the Andaman region will hasten the disappearance of the island's beaches under commercial enterprises. Noise has become an increasing concern.

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There goes the neighbourhood!

Posted by Sam W on September 27, 2012 10:39

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120 million baht sounds like a lot, but it's less than 4 million dollars. Not much at all by the standards of a property development. Still, unattractive chubby girls seems to like it, if the photo's anything to go by.

Posted by Nick Jackalson on September 27, 2012 11:33

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No mention of the 02 Beach Club in Khao Lak which opened in late 2010, struggled through to end of April 2011 and was largely devastated during the following Wet Season. It didn't re-open during 2011-12. Rather out of keeping both in terms of location and target market for customers. No opposition to it but more importantly no demand for it.

Posted by Alan on September 27, 2012 13:49

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@Nick: Chubby? They look all right to me.

Posted by Buster on September 27, 2012 14:34

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Sitting here at the moment and it is great. Not many people as its obviously new but it is a great place. Definitely check it out.

Posted by Darren on October 10, 2012 18:12


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