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Large water park to open in Phuket next year

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Large water park to open in Phuket next year
Tanyaluk Sakoot

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Some of the rides are now being erected on the 40-rai site.

PHUKET: -- By early next year the island will have a major new attraction for tourists and locals: Phuket Aquapark, a 40-rai water park near Bangwad Dam in Kathu.

The park’s Hungarian and Polish investors are aiming for 3,000 visitors a day to the 20-million-Euro (B800 million) project. The park will have pools and rides covering 6,000 square metres.

Certainly it will be open by next Songkran, says Levente Perjesi, the Hungarian director of Csenki Co, the Board of Investment-registered company behind the Aquapark project. “We would like Thai people to enjoy this Thai celebration [at the park].”

There were noises about the water park some years ago, then all went quiet.

Mr Perjesi told The Phuket News, “We started the idea in 2009 but we had to suspend it because of political and financial problems. We restarted in June this year.

“The project will offer a wide variety of attractions, with more than 20 ultimate water rides and six pools.”

Components of rides for the water park are piled all over the landscape waiting to be assembled. The slides are manufactured by Polin of Turkey, which has been involved in some 2,500 water parks in 90 countries.

The site for the park was chosen partly because of its proximity to the Bangwad reservoir. The park will need large amounts of water.

However, recycling will mean that Phuket Aquapark (a working name – by the time it opens the facility may have a different name) takes the least possible toll on water resources and the local environment, Mr Perjesi says.

“Our pool technology and waste water system are from Hungary and are environmentally friendly. These will be up and running by the end of this year.”

“Our main goal is to bring some new excitement to the island,” Mr Perjesi says, “because there is a huge demand from tourists and also from local residents.

“There is still room in the market to provide different kinds of recreational activities here.

“All of us who work on the project are very excited to be creating a new [attraction] for Phuket. And it will also create more than 150 job opportunities for Thai people.”

Source: http://www.thephuketnews.com/large-water-park-to-open-in-phuket-next-year-47985.php

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-- Phuket News 2014-08-22

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At least it's a more central location than that other water park. Sucess will depend of the ticket price they plan to charge.

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Oh Dear God, another bloody eyesore.

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Like Pattaya, cannot understand why you need a waterpark when you located near the ocean?

Could see the value of one in Bangkok.

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Like Pattaya, cannot understand why you need a waterpark when you located near the ocean?

Could see the value of one in Bangkok.

Completely different concept. You can't ride a loopy slidey thing into the sea, can you? It's a theme park, not a swimming pool.

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Is this on the road/soi going up to Bang Wad, or is it over by the golf course? Whatever happened to the water park that was supposed to go in next to the road going over the hill from Kathu to Patong?

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Like Pattaya, cannot understand why you need a waterpark when you located near the ocean?

Could see the value of one in Bangkok.

Completely different concept. You can't ride a loopy slidey thing into the sea, can you? It's a theme park, not a swimming pool.

I can appreciate that. Let's wait and see what the prices are to see if others can appreciate it or will it become a white elephant that uses up a bunch of resources.

Some will call it a tourist attraction I guess...

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Oh Dear God, another bloody eyesore.

Where are the eyesore protesters?

Arrest already?

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Is this on the road/soi going up to Bang Wad, or is it over by the golf course? Whatever happened to the water park that was supposed to go in next to the road going over the hill from Kathu to Patong?

Turn right up a narrow soi next to the concrete plant on the road to the dam.

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Like Pattaya, cannot understand why you need a waterpark when you located near the ocean?

Could see the value of one in Bangkok.

Completely different concept. You can't ride a loopy slidey thing into the sea, can you? It's a theme park, not a swimming pool.

Water parks are great fun and should be welcomed if done right.

Totally agree - i think its a fantastic idea and will draw a lot of people. Excellent location too.

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let me guess... thai price = x baht, farang = x * 3

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"Our pool technology and waste water system are from Hungary" Is Hungary some kind of technical country of excellence or something? It certainly wasn't when I was last there! I like the way it's used a selling point , "powered by Hungarian technology" wooo-hoooo! Let's form an orderly queue and get down there!

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Water parks are great fun for all ages, even some miserable old farts, Phuket being a tourist island makes it viable, especially if the jet ski's get axed, if every local and tourist went one time they are sure to make a lot of money, good luck to them.

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