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Singing and Dancing in the Rain

September 27, 2011

It was raining, but still 100 or so people went to see the first performance by Phuket’s newest attraction, the dancing fountain in Saphan Hin Park.

Costing some B60 million, the project involved renovating the old pool in front of the SIPA building at Saphan Hin, then installing more than 100 water nozzles.

Paiboon Upatising, President of the Phuket Provincial Administration Organisation (OrBorJor), which paid for the nighttime attraction, said that the fountain was built to celebrate the life of HM the King.

The fountain, covering 1,000 square metres, is the largest of its kind in Thailand, and took 10 months to complete. The water pressure in each nozzle, along with lighting and sound, is all controlled by computer.

Phuket Governor Tri Augaradacha said Phuket people could be proud that the fountain will be another attraction of the island.

“Phuket has beautiful natural attractions, most of which are outside urban areas, and the town has been short of sights to attract tourists,” he said. The only other musical fountain is at Jungceylon in Patong.

The plan is for there to be a different theme for the water show each month – for example, Loy Kratong in November, and New Year’s Eve at the end of the year. The inaugural water show has, naturally, a Vegetarian Festival theme.

 

Source : The Phuket News

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