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However, as can be seen below, the date in Thailand is usually written by combining the Gregorian date and month with the Buddhist year. Registration opens until 17 November at www.lagunaphuettri.com Never miss out on future posts by following The Thaiger. This is a public holiday and the evening before is the scene of glittering New Year’s Eve festivities, just like Western countries. The 2016 Laguna Phuket Triathlon features prize money of US$ 20,000 (or 694,790 baht). The festivities culminate in the “lion dance”, involving 2 people in a large, colourful lion costume, performing dance moves. The world-famous Laguna Phuket Marathon is set to celebrate its 13th year with numbers expected to break 8,000 runners from over 50 countries. When she looked out the window, she saw Tossapon on fire and wrapped in a blanket. Pro Women. Your email address will not be published. Google has many special features to help you find exactly what you're looking for. The Thaiger Pte Ltd is registered in Singapore. Thai DJ Celebrity party is likely to be “super spreader” event, Thailand’s tourism targets film production to gain revenue during Covid-19 crisis, Thailand News Today | Thailand’s vaccination roll-out | January 26, Owners of vehicles emitting black smoke to be fined up to 5,000 baht, Moderna vaccine is proved ‘protective’ against Covid-19 variants, Florida is ready to host Olympics if Tokyo draws back, Thailand Retirement and Digital Nomads – Missed visa opportunities | VIDEO, 16 Thai Navy officials investigated for alleged involvement in drug trafficking, Massage workers in Pattaya call for reopening of spas and massages shops, CCSA Update: 959 new Covid-19 cases, most detected in proactive case finding. By the way, Happy New Year! Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2015 The Laguna Phuket Triathlon is Asia’s premier destination triathlon featuring a unique 1.8K swim, 55K bike and 12K run through spectacular tropical scenery. To facilitate the travel for athletes and their followers, the 7 hotels in the Laguna Phuket group have joined forces to offer competitive rates. Although the water throwing only lasts a day in most places, it can continue for several days in some, even up to a week in places like Chiang Mai. 1. Following the success of the award-winning Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2020, Asia’s finest integrated destination “Laguna Phuket” has announced the schedule for the 28th Laguna Phuket Triathlon, to be held on Sunday 21 November 2021. Simmonds will race neck and neck with Emma Pallent (UK) and Yvonne van Vlerken (Netherlands) aka. Full results of the 2010 Laguna Phuket Triathlon can be found at www.lagunaphukettriathlon.com. The Marathon (in its 6 th year) offers no prize money, just simple mementoes for the winners. Held across the famous Laguna Phuket destination race course, athletes enjoy the unique swim taking in both the Andaman Sea and fresh water lagoon. Daily news is short, to the point, sourced originally and easy to find and read. Tel: +662-236-2931-2 (Mon-Fri from 09:00 – 17:30h). As everyone who lives here knows, Thailand uses the Buddhist calendar, as well as the Western, or Gregorian, calendar, adding to our eternal confusion when wading through Thai documentation. They also found burnt pants and a pillow. From each Laguna Phuket hotel, guests can walk or enjoy free shuttle buses and boats to the Laguna Grove race venue. 60 year old Pen, the auntie of the man, who is only identified as Tossapon, says she was having breakfast when she heard an argument. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga also says he’s keeping to the plan. Following the success of the award-winning Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2020, Asia’s finest integrated destination “Laguna Phuket” has announced the schedule for the 28th Laguna Phuket Triathlon, to be held on Sunday 21 November 2021. The Western New Year In Thailand, despite the Buddhist New Year being marked in April, the official start of the year, particularly for international businesses, is still January 1. The quickest way to work out what the year equates to in the Gregorian calendar, is to subtract 543 from the Thai year. If you have story ideas, a restaurant to review, an event to cover or an issue to discuss, contact The Thaiger editorial staff. Beth McKenzie (USA) will also be there. The calendar is less frequently used by the younger generation, who tend to rely more on the Gregorian one. For approximately 100 participants, the race was just a tune up for this coming Sunday’s Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship and its $70 000 US prize purse. It’s a bit of a mega-party that, in pre-Covid times, was a huge tourist draw. While the Gregorian calendar, also sometimes called the Christian calendar, is based around the birth of Jesus, the Buddhist one begins with the birth of Buddha, currently 2563 years ago. Applicants will receive a special discount for Super Early Bird application fee (until 31 January 2021 only). She says his addiction left him with long-term damages and says her son often falsely believes his mother won the lottery, to which she tells him she lost the lottery ticket. The Thaiger is a deep resource for people looking for news, information, properties, lifestyle and travel articles about Thailand and our nearby region. Traditionally, Buddhists celebrate Songkran by performing a ceremony in which they pour water over statues of Buddha, as well as on each other. The sold-out sprint triathlon race comprises a 0.5 kilometre swim, 18.5 kilometre bike and 6 kilometre run. The event will feature the best international pro triathletes including world champions vying for the USD 20,000 prize money purse. A woman’s 32 year old son, in northern Thailand’s Phrae Province, is in critical condition from lighting himself on fire after falsely believing that his mother had won the lottery and would not share her winnings with him. Southeast Asia’s longest running and most successful triathlon event, the Laguna Phuket Triathlon was listed as Top 8 of The World’s Greatest Tri Swims by 220 Triathlon Magazine (UK) in 2020. Challenge Laguna Phuket will be the culmination point of the 10-day Challenge Tri-Fest that also features the the Laguna Phuket Triathlon on … Even when to buy a car or to propose marriage. The 2016 Laguna Phuket Triathlon features total prize money of USD 20,000 (or THB 694,790). With a fairly unpredictable future, Tokyo could back out of its plan to host the Olympics. Police at Denchai Police Station were alerted of a man who burned himself in Ban Mai Jua, Denchai District and notified a rescue team at Somdej Phra Yupparat Hospital.