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2014 FIFA Football World Cup in Phuket

Edward Kennedy   |   April 21, 2014   |   Events & Celebrations   |   0 Comments

The Brazilian carnival atmosphere is coming to Phuket & to Serenity in June! Watch all the 2014 FIFA world cup football games live at our very own East 88 Beach lounge and Balu’s bar. Sit back, relax and enjoy all the action live with some very special food and drink offers throughout the 2014 Fifa world cup in Brazil, from 12 June – 13 July, 2014.
 
Here are just some of the reasons you should watch the Football world cup at the East 88 Beach Lounge:

  • All football matches shown LIVE with English commentary
  • Comfortable seating
  • Tempting food & drink offers
  • Big Screen High Definition TV & Surround sound

 
In the meantime, to get you in the mood, check out some of our team’s 2014 world cup predictions below….although i can’t help feeling that some of us are being a little biased!! :)
 

Urs – General Manager

GM world cup football predictions
Nationality: Swiss

  • Which Team will win the World Cup? Italy
  • Which Team will win be runner-up at the World Cup? Switzerland
  • Which player will win the golden boot? Eden Hazzard

 

Gee – Sales & Marketing Manager

Gee's 2014 football predictions
Nationality: Thai

  • Which Team will win the World Cup? Germany
  • Which Team will win be runner-up at the World Cup? Spain
  • Which player will win the golden boot? Thomas Muller

 

Max – Food & Beverage Manager

Maxime's 2014 football world cup predictions

Nationality: French

  • Which Team will win the World Cup? France
  • Which Team will win be runner-up at the World Cup? Brazil
  • Which player will win the golden boot? Frank Ribery

 

Yiew – Chief Engineer
Yiew's 2014 fifa football predictions

Nationality: Thai

  • Which Team will win the World Cup? Argentina
  • Which Team will win be runner-up at the World Cup? France
  • Which player will win the golden boot? Lionel Messi

 

Edward – E-Commerce & Revenue Manager

Edward's 2014 Fifa World cup predictions
Nationality: English

  • Which Team will win the World Cup? Brazil
  • Which Team will win be runner-up at the World Cup? England
  • Which player will win the golden boot? Neymar

 
Send us your 2014 Football world cup predictions to east88@serenityphuket.com for a chance to win a special prize!
 
Fifa 2014 Football world cup brazil phuket

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Kite Tour Asia (KTA) Special Christmas Race at Phuket’s Chalong Bay

Edward Kennedy   |   January 15, 2014   |   Events & Celebrations   |   0 Comments

KTA Phuket Kitesurfing Chalong

Kite Tour Asia (KTA) hosted it’s inaugural special Christmas Race Special at Phuket’s Chalong Bay, sponsored by the Rawai Nai-Harn Association, of which Serenity is a member. Featuring 3 days of close fought kite surfing competition, with numerous upsets, over the 5km square flat water Chalong bay course.

With sponsorship from many local businessess including the Rawai Nai Harn business association and 91.5FM, Serenity hosted a casual cocktail evening at our very own East 88 Beach Lounge. Cocktails and canapes were served beside the sea at Serenity Resort & Residences.

This Christmas Race Special was the first KTA event to be held in Phuket, acknowledging that Phuket is fast becoming one Asia’s best and most exciting Kite surfing and water sports locations. Chalong Bay is one of Phuket’s best kite surfing spots and contact our concierge if you wish to learn Kite surfing or do water sports at one of the local water sports centres, during your visit to Serenity.

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Serenity Celebrates Children’s Day

Edward Kennedy   |   January 15, 2014   |   Events & Celebrations   |   0 Comments

Thailand celebrated National Children’s day on 11th January and Serenity joined the celebrations. Children’s Day in Thailand or ‘Wan Dek’ is a magical day where families come together to spend time with children and do fun things.

Phuket’s Children can enjoy tours of official government buildings, military aircraft and ships, with many businesses providing fee entry to local attractions and places of interest.

To mark the occasion, the Serenity team took this opportunity to give something back to our local community:

Serenity donates Bicycles for local underprivileged children for Children’s Day

Children's Day gift Set

The Serenity team (above) led by our General Manager Urs Aebi (centre) with our Executive Housekeeper Ms. Ying (right) donated gift for underprivileged children of the local Rawai community. The donation was received by the local representative.

Serenity gives donation for Children’s Education at Watsawangarom School

Children's Day Watsawang Arom

Serenity made a donation to support the eduction of the local children from Watsawangarom School in Rawai for the occasion of the National children’s day.

Happy Children’s day to all!

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Wall Street – The 4th High Season Lift Off Party

Edward Kennedy   |   October 24, 2013   |   Events & Celebrations   |   0 Comments

It’s that time of the year again…It’s the 4th High Season Lift Off Party! To celebrate the start of Phuket’s high season, Serenity is launching the Wall Street Event. Starting from 19:00h with trading starting at 19:30h, on Friday 1st November 2013, hosted by one of Phuket’s 91.5fm DJ’s, celebrate the high season with us…happy trading!

wallstreet
The wall street event is an Invitation Only event and is not a public event. RSVP events@serenityphuket.com or call 076 371 900.

 

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The Serenity Team hit the Town!

Edward Kennedy   |   September 23, 2013   |   Events & Celebrations   |   0 Comments

Serenity 2013 Staff Party

It’s that time of year again…the Serenity Staff Party! To celebrate another successful year, the Serenity team hit the town (Phuket Town that is) and enjoyed a wonderful evening of live entertainment, delicious food and plenty of drinks!

There were some fantastic live dance shows from each department as well as a Thai rock n roll show by our GM and the expat team! Hosted by our IT manager (MC Chat) and Reservation Manager (MC Em-Orn), there were prizes, a live band, DJ and LOTS of dancing.

Visit our Facebook page here and check out our party photos. Last but not least, we would like to give a big heartfelt thank you to all our guests for another wonderful year and we look forward to welcoming you all back to Serenity soon!

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Celebrate Songkran 2013 at Serenity Phuket

Edward Kennedy   |   March 26, 2013   |   Events & Celebrations   |   0 Comments

‘Songkran’, which means “to pass/move into” in ancient Sanskrit, is the name given to the annual Thai festival, which celebrates the ‘Thai New Year’. Songkran is a nationwide holiday and is a time when younger generations pay respect to the elder generations by sprinkling their hands with water.

What is songkran

In recent years, Songkran has been adopted by the fun-loving younger generations as a great excuse for a nationwide water fight! Expect to see hundreds of people in the streets throwing water at each other, which is symbolises wishing someone ‘good luck’ for the coming year…during April, the hottest month of the year, you will be grateful for the splash! Songkran is a wonderful day for families and friends to get together and a truly memorable occasion for tourists.

When is Songkran

Celebrate the Songkran festival with us at Serenity & East 88 on Sunday 13th April 2013, where there will be food, drinks and some great entertainment. From just 880 Baht ++ for adults and 440 Baht ++ for Children, enjoy our wonderful Buffet dinner, DJ and Water entertainment by the sea at East 88 Beach Lounge. Don’t miss this magical event, contact us at east88@serenityphuket.com to make your reservation!

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The Top 10 Events & Festivals in Phuket

Edward Kennedy   |   March 15, 2013   |   Events & Celebrations   |   0 Comments

Top 10 Events in Phuket by GeeThinking about booking your next visit to Phuket? Not sure when to come? To help you decide, here is a mix of some of the coolest, most fun, most different and most interesting events and festivals coming up in 2013 in Phuket. Gee, our very own Events & Marketing Manager, is ‘in-the-know’ about all the best places to see and be seen in Phuket, from Traditional Thai festivals through to International shows and Charity Events. So, without further ado, here are Gee’s Top 10 Events & Festivities for the remainder of 2013 in chronological order:

1. Phuket International Marine Expo (PIMEX) 2013 / Phuket Boat Show

When: March 21 – 24, 2013
Time: 11.00 – 19.00h
Where: The Royal Phuket Marina (RPM), Kho Keaw

The Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX), this year celebrates it’s 10th anniversary. Located at The Royal Phuket Marina (RPM) in Koh Kaew, the boat show takes place in a purpose built exhibition area, overlooking the marina, with a selection of fine dining venues. PIMEX showcases a range of luxury yachts as well as marine accessories, equipment, yachting services and more.

2. Black is Back Fashion Event

When: March 24, 2013
Time: from 19.00h
Where: Da Vinci Restaurant, Nai Harn Beach

Black is back, perhaps the most fashionable happening this spring, is the 3rd charity fashion show at Da Vinci Restaurant, in Nai Harn, not far from Serenity. This glamorous fashion event features special collections from European and Thai designers and an excellent selection of Italian food. Designers, models, photographers, stylists and all the islands fashion followers will be there.

3. Songkran Festival

When: April 13 – 15, 2013

Songkran is a magical time of year, where Thailand celebrates the Thai New Year. Family and friends gather together to ‘liberally’ spray each other, and often passers-by, with water as an act of wishing good luck for the coming year. Songkran is a unique and wonderful festival and is great fun for families and friends alike. Don’t be surprised if you get embroiled in a water-fight though!

4. Phuket Bike Week

When: April 14 – 21, 2013
Where: Patong Beach

This year is the 19th Annual Phuket Bike Week, dubbed “ASEAN Ride Together” and is the biggest motorcycle event in Asia. Phuket Bike Week attracts more than 5,000 motorcycles of all shapes and sizes, with more than 30,000 visitors from 26 countries. Featuring Bike Exhibitions, live music, custom bike competitions, beauty competitions, motocross and more, Phuket Bike Week is a great event to see.

5. 2nd Rawai Nai Harn Health & Fitness Festival

When: 18-19 May 2013

Featuring activities, seminars, classes and a party, the 2nd Annual Rawai-Nai Harn Health & Fitness Festival kicks off on the 18th May. For the fitness enthusiasts amongst you, this is not to be missed.

6. Phuket Raceweek

When: July 17 – 21, 2013
Where: Cape Panwa Bay

The 10th Annual Phuket Race Week is a 4-day world class yachting regatta, with award ceremonies and parties after each day’s racing, with the races broadcasted to 140 million people worldwide. There are 7 racing divisions, with everything from small mono-hull yachts to large multi-hulls competing for honors.

7. Phuket Vegetarian Festival

When: October, 2013 (Date to be announced)
Where: Chinese Shrines on the Island

The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is a colourful and unique event, usually held over a 9 day period, celebrates the Chinese communities belief that abstinence from meat and other kinds of stimulant for that period, promotes good health and peace of mind.

8. Challenge Laguna Phuket Triathlon

When: November 24 – 1 December 2013
Where: Laguna Phuket

The Challenge Laguna Phuket Triathlon, is Asia’s number 1 destination triathlon, with a 12 kilometer Run, 1.8 kilometer swim and a 55 kilometer bike ride, through some of the world’s most spectacular tropical scenery. Entrants come from all over the world and are from all different age groups and is a fun day out watching and supporting.

9. Loy Krathong Festival

When: November 17, 2013

Loy Krathong is Thailands ‘festival of lights’ and is held on the evening of the full moon of the 12 month on the Lunar Calendar.”Loy” which means to float and “krathong” which means a leaf cup or bowl, is a must see event for Phuket’s visitors and is a great evening for for families and couples. Krathongs are released into the ocean or rivers, at sunset, with a prayer, to promote good luck for the coming year.

10. Phuket King’s Cup Regatta

When: 30 November to 7 December
Where: Kata Beach

The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, is Asia’s biggest and most popular Yacht racing event.Inaugurated in 1987 to celebrate the 60th Birthday of His Majesty the King of Thailand, the King’s Cup Regatta is more than just a boat racing regatta, with parties and events throughout the week.

 

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Celebrate Chinese New Year with East 88 at Serenity Phuket

Edward Kennedy   |   January 25, 2013   |   Events & Celebrations   |   0 Comments

In Phuket on Sunday 10th February 2013? Celebrate Chinese New Year and bring in the ‘Year of the Snake’ in style at the East 88 Beach Lounge at Serenity Resort & Residences Phuket! The East 88 2013 Chinese New Year Party features Asian style chillout, Chinese-Thai Drum show, flying lanterns and more. Enjoy our unique buffet with Asian delicacies as well as our tasty cocktails.

Chinese New Year

Here is some of the history about Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year is literally translated to ‘Spring Festival’ and is the start of the ancient Chinese calendar. Chinese New Year is by far the most important of all the Traditional Chinese holidays and marks the end of the winter season.

Chinese New Year, based on the lunar calendar, is celebrated by China and many Asian countries including Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and more. Chinese New Year is a family orientated festival, starting with a family feast, culminating with fireworks. Tradition says that Chinese New Year is a time to forget all grudges reconcile and wish those around you peace, happiness, health and prosperity for the coming year.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with us at Serenity & East 88 on Sunday 10th February, where there will be food, drinks and entertainment. From just THB 888++ for adults and THB 333++ for Children under 12. Don’t miss the magical evening, book early, contact us at east88@serenityphuket.com to make your reservation!

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Serenity Celebrate Childrens Day in Phuket!

Edward Kennedy   |   January 12, 2013   |   Events & Celebrations   |   0 Comments

The 2nd Saturday in January in Thailand…today…is national childrens day or ‘Wan Dek’. Childrens day is a wonderful time, where families and children get together to celebrate and give kids the opportunity to have fun. The streets are awash with local events and festivities for the kids, with many government offices open to families and their children.

Serenity Bicycle Donation

Children can enjoy tours of everything from official government buildings like Government house through to guided tours of military aircraft and ships, with many businesses providing free entry to attractions and more.

In keeping with Children’s day traditions, the Serenity team took this opportunity to give something back to the local community,  here are 2 of our Children’s day initiatives:

Serenity donates Bicycles for local underprivileged children

The team of Serenity (top) led by Financial Controller Ms. Tang (third from left) and Human Resources Manager Ms. Mook (far right) recently donated bicycles for underprivileged children of the local Rawai community. The donation was received by a local representative of the village.

Serenity donates gift sets for Children at Watsawangarom School

Serenity Childrens day donation

Serenity donated 100 gift sets for the children at Watsawangarom School in Rawai for the occasion of the National children’s day.

Happy Children’s day to all!

Find more information about the Serenity Community Social Responsibility scheme here.

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Loy Krathong at Serenity Phuket

Edward Kennedy   |   November 15, 2012   |   Events & Celebrations   |   0 Comments

Loy Krathong, Thailand’s ‘Festival of lights’, on 28th November 2012, is an annual event, held on the evening of the Full moon of the 12th month of the Thai Lunar Calendar. “Loy” which means ‘to float’ and ‘krathong’ which means ‘a leaf cup or bowl’, is a must see event for Phuket’s visitors and is a great evening for for families and couples.

Loy Krathong Festival Phuket

‘Krathongs’ are released into the ocean or rivers, at sunset, with a prayer, to promote good luck for the coming year. Some people even place personal items on their Krathongs, like strands of hair, to symbolise the washing away of their sins and misfortunes of the previous year. For the romantic amongst you, Loy Krathong is also the time for couples to wish for happiness and success in Love in the coming year.

Krathongs can be purchased from one of the many makeshift market stalls along the streets, and are made from Banana Leaves, flowers, leaving room for candles and incense sticks. Loy Krathong always falls on Thai school holidays, so during the day the whole family are often involved in making elaborately decorated Kratongs. Often, thousands of ‘Khom Loi’ or Chinese Lanterns are launched into the night sky, truly a sight to behold.

Loy Krathong 2012 at Serenity Phuket and East 88

Celebrate the Loy Krathong festival with us at Serenity & East 88 on 28th November, where there will be food, drinks and entertainment. From just 1,200++ for adults and 500++ for Children, enjoy our traditional Thai Buffet, welcome cocktail, Thai Dance Show, competitions and more. Don’t miss the magical evening, contact us at east88@serenityphuket.com to make your reservation!

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