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The moment draws near when the Phuket Games flame will be lit

Phuket Games Open, Now On With The Phuket Show: Photo Special

Saturday, May 26, 2012
Spectacular Photo Album Above

PHUKET: Phuket did itself proud tonight. The rain? Yes, there was a little. The mud? Yes, there was some of that too, around the outside of Surakul Stadium in Phuket City.

But the Phuket show for the Phuket Games 2012 was an impressive two-and-a-half-hour display of youth and energy, two things that are plentiful on Phuket.

Here's the view in our extensive photo album of the event from the ground and from the stadium, taken by two Phuketwan photographers.

They were among the thousands of spectators who enjoyed every minute of tonight's opening ceremony.

There was culture and pomp. Dancer danced, singers sang, leaders led, and there was even a special appearance by Phuket's heroines - or at least, a couple of actresses playing their parts.

Phuket singers from 'The Star,' Pavida ''Silvy'' Moriji and Juruwat ''Dom'' Cheriwaram, were there. So too were Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha and Phuket Provincial Administrative Organisation President Paiboon Upatising.

The athletes waved as they marched past, the crowds cheered. Drummers drummed. Torchers torched.

And now, it's Phuket's turn. Out to impress will be contestants from all 77 provinces, from Sunday until June 5, in 40 sports. On with the show.

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Wonderful photographs and looking at the smiling faces, a very good display it must have been. Well done to you all, may you all win.
Thank you Chutima Sidasathian.

Posted by DunB on May 26, 2012 22:26

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Great news that the opening was a success. Plain to see that everyone was enjoying themselves.

Congratulations Phuket Wan. First again with the real up to the minute news with wonderful supporting pictorial coverage whilst the other 'news' sites are reporting last weeks events leading you to believe "it just happened"

Posted by interested observer on May 26, 2012 22:47

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We happened to stumble on some of the rowing at Nai Harn lake today. Nice to stop and grab something to eat and watch the races. The sun even came out,.....before a massive downpour. The race callers get very excited.

Posted by carvets on May 26, 2012 23:13

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Good luck to all the young athletes !

Posted by Bjarne on May 27, 2012 05:59

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Good show. Fun times. Well done.

Posted by ssresident on May 27, 2012 10:14

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Good to hear, and best of luck to everyone. Has Phuketwan come across a schedule for the individual sports? I had a look at the website for the games, but it was kind of unclear as to when each sport would be taking place.

Posted by interested in karon on May 27, 2012 11:19

Editor Comment:

Changes were being made up to the last minute so some fixtures remain uncertain. Best check on the day.


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