Phuket New Year 2012 has been plagued with problems which is dragging out till the last minutes of the end of the year. Literally.
This year it's had a fair share of issues like the Sydictive party shifting from Surin beach, announced by Paris Hilton months ago, to Patong beach. The issue about tickets sold, ban on alcohol at the venue by the Patong municipality, enforcing the rule that the party to be free as the law states that anything done on the free beach and must be so. Also, Akon confirming he wouldn't be appearing after not being paid according to the contract and his name being used for promotions and social media even before confirmation or payments done. Not forgetting the giant floating platform having plenty of technical issues on the sound, lights and display monitors all in tow. Plus the two VIP platforms hadn't even arrived but is said to be on it's way due to the tide not being suitable for moving them.
Plus, the yearly Patong beach party organizers upset that their party will be marginalized by patrons. However, they have no alcohol ban placed unlike the Syndictive party, so it becomes their advantage. Not forgetting the Bangla road party hype will be in full swing right in front of the beach party zone as they have been decorating the streets and most of the bars and clubs are ready for a good countdown. Even further down the beach area is another beach party zone towards the road leading to Kata.
Lastly, the weather has been bad with heavy downpours all over Phuket. Organizers are hoping it will clear so everyone can have a good time but the Thai Meteorological Department has indicated heavy downpour till Wednesday.
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Meanwhile in Phuket City, “Colorful Countdown Phuket” for 2013 kicks off with a 3 day event from 29th till 31st December held at the Chai field. Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut opened the event with birds being set free for the new year arrival.
Artist to appear at the event will include duo girl band Neko Jump plus others like rock singer Bao Wee, Thai folk band Sexy Girl, Wit Hyper, Samkong Super Dance troupe, rock band Am Fine and lots more.
Plus there will be singing contest, food galore, game booths and not forgetting beer bars set up so you don't go thirsty while having a good time. So the Phuket nightlife seems all ready for rolling in 2013 with a bang.