October Phuket events: bike ride & comedy

29 Sep 2011

October events in Phuket include;

Vegetarian Festival – Chinese temples all over Phuket (27/09-5/10, all day);
Free Computer Clinic – Sandwich Shoppe Patong (02/10, 10:00-12noon);
Punchline Comedy Club – Holiday Inn Resort, Patong (19/10, 20:00-23:00);
Chulalongkorn Day – public holiday all over Phuket (23/10, all day);
Koh Yao Noi Charity Bike Ride – Koh Yao Noi (30/10, 08:30-17:00);

Sept 27 - Oct 05: Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Where: Chinese Temples all over Phuket
When: all day
This festival celebrates the Chinese community's belief that a strict diet of vegetable helps to purify body and mind. However, these days the festival is more famous or the bizarre acts of self-mutilation of devotees pierce their tongues, cheeks and other bodyparts with sharp implements.

October 02: Free Computer Clinic
Where: Sandwich Shoppe Patong
When: 10:00 - 12noon
Now in their fourth year, "For Dummies" book author Khun Woody Leonhard's FREE weekly Computer Clinics help you to find answers. From Internet connections to Google+, Windows, Office, iPads, 3G phones, TVs to buying new stuff and fixing broken stuff, we look at the good, the bad and the horrendously ugly, with special emphasis on solving problems here in Phuket.

October 19: Punchline Comedy Club
Where: Holiday Inn Resort, Patong
When: 20:00 - 23:00
Three gifted funnymen from Ireland, New Zealand and England currently ply their trade on the UK Comedy Circuit but are taking some time out to come and give the good people of Phuket a good chuckle.

October 23: Chulalongkorn Day
Where: all over Phuket
When: all day
Chulalongkorn Day commemorates the death of Chulalongkorn (Rama V), one of Thailand's monarchs, otherwise known as the boy king depicted in The King and I. Residents cover the statues with flower wreaths on this public holiday.

October 30: Koh Yao Noi Charity Bike Ride
Where: Koh Yao Noi
When: 08:30-17:00
Phuket's Amazing Bike Tours will be organizing a charity bike ride in Koh Yao Noi. The aim of this day will be to raise money for the Koh Yao Children’s Community Center. The ride is a gentle 30km cycling trip around the island and includes lunch at a beachside restaurant. A minimum 2,000 baht sponsorship must be raised to join in. Tel: 087 263 2031 for more information.

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