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Phuket environment day exhibitions abandoned, Saturday flower planting still on

PHUKET: Those planning to head to Queen's Park this afternoon to view some of the exhibitions that were set up for World Environment Day yesterday should make other plans, unless a quiet stroll through the city park will suffice.

By Steven Layne

Friday 6 June 2014, 02:22PM

Organizers had initially planned activities for three days to mark World Environment Day on June 5 (original story here).

However, “Due to the weather resulting in a low turnout this morning, all the exhibitors decided to pack up,” Siriporn Tonbooth of Regional Environmental Office told The Phuket News. 

“As for the judging of the photo and drawing competition planned for this afternoon, the winners could not be contacted, so that presentation will also not take place,” she added.

However, Ms Sirporn confirmed that tomorrow morning's planting of 500 Bougainvillea flower trees along the Bang Yai canal, will still take place.


The planting party, to comprise of local residents and government officials, will assemble at Phuket Vocational College at Saphan Hin by 9am and plant the trees along the waterway en route to Saphan Hin, with the activity to conclude by 10am.

The Bougainvillea flower, or Fueang Fa in Thai is Phuket's provincial flower.

To read about the interesting exhibitions on display at Queens Park yesterday, pick up a copy of the Phuket News next week (June 13) for an overview summary on the Environment page of the Life supplement, with follow-up features also planned for publication in the near future. 

Also, this Sunday is World Oceans Day. For more information, click here



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