The weather does not change much in Phuket for the first few months of the year, so it came as a little but pleasnt surprise on Saturday it rained for 15 minutes or so. Even my motorbike was happy about that, as it's its first wash for a week.
Just the small amount of rain we had has added life to our garden too, the, for so long dried up plants have now sprung back to life.
Phuket is a fantastic Island, whether you live here or come on holiday or just come some fun in the sun, there is no doubt about it Phuket has it all and this week sees the start of the Talang festival
PHUKET: The annual Battle of Thalang festival begins at Victory Memorial Field tonight, marking Phuket’s stand against Burmese invaders at the site 229 years ago.
The Victory Memorial Field recently received a 26-million-baht makeover and welcomed the
Phuket is a fantastic Island whether you live here or come on holiday,addition of 2.5-meter-tall statues cast in bronze honoring the Nine Heroes (story here).
Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut this morning led a wreath-laying ceremony at the Heroines’ Monument (map here) to honor heroines Thao Thepkrasattri and Thao Srisoonthorn, and those who gave their lives in defence of the island.
The large-scale re-enactment of the battle, played out each night of the annual festival, will begin at 8:30pm.
“As always, the re-enactment will include impressive light and sound displays provided by the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization,” Governor Maiti said.
Stalls at the festival grounds will open at 5pm each day, offering amusement rides for children and local food, as well as a huge assortment of local produce and One Tambon One Product (OTOP) goods for sale.
Live entertainment scheduled for the festival is as follows:
March 16-17: Manorah, a form of folk-dance from the south of Thailand, performed by the Kluen Noi Dao Rung dance troupe
March 18: Live music by the Mai Lha band
March 19: Live music by the Boxer band and Pee Teng Srivichai
March 20: Live music by the Laem Sa-Rub-Lai band
March 21: Live music by the Chai-Lai band
March 22: Live music by Ao Veanlan, Wong Klom and the 9 Step bands
March 23: Nang Talung (shadow puppet) performances by Nong Deaw and live Thai country music by Sompong Wonglukklak
March 24-25: Miss Thao Thepkrasattri and Thao Srisoonthorn beauty pageant
Monday 10th March: Max Temp 36 - min Temp 25 degrees extremely hot with passing clouds and little breeze.
Tuesday11th March: Max Temp 35 – Min temp 27 degrees slight breezes, passing clouds hot very hot.
Wednesday 12th March: Top Temp 35 degrees down to 23 again very hot with scattered clouds cooling off a little in the evening.The beaches are very busy this week again.
Thursday 13th March: Max Temp 35 degrees down to 26 degrees. Phi Phi Island. Scattered clouds, very hot.
Friday 14th March Max Temp 35 degrees, again very hot it must rain a little soon surely of low 24.
Saturday 15th March: Max Temp 34 degrees started off a normal day with hot sun and scattered clouds passing, but then a most wonderful thing happened it rained for 30 minutes wahooo… with a low of 21.
So it finally rained in Phuket, you could hear the cheers all the way up to Bangkok. It has been getting hotter and hotter over the last few weeks so a spot of Rain was always inevitable I think.
Sunday 16th March: Max Temp 31 degrees down to a night time low of 27 degrees business as usual today although in the early evening it did look like it might rain, but nothing came. Tonight we are going to Naka Night Market again.
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