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The Greenpeace flagship ‘Rainbow Warrior’ has arrived at the Phuket Deep Sea Port, where she will remain until Tuesday, with free tours on board the ship and a series of fun events and serious talks about critical issues affecting the environment in Thailand.
With a banner emblazoned “Break Free From Coal” hoisted between two masts, the ship will be the centre of activities for the next few days, with open tours of the boat from 9am to 5pm tomorrow (June 10).
At 4:30pm today will be a forum titled “Conservation of Marine Biodiversity in Phuket as a World Tourism City” that will continue until 6pm. Key panellists include Marine Biologist Dr Nalinee Thongtham from the Phuket Marine Biological Centre; Dr Arpa Wangkiat from Rangsit University; Phuket Civic Group member Chote Tangvinit; Ao Kung Bay Conservation Group leader Pradit Puangket and Phuket environmental activist Rattanaporn Jangjaidee.
From 6:30pm to 7:30pm will be a mini-concert by Job Bunjob, follows by Thai pop-rock band Tattoo Colour from 7:30pm to 9pm.
After the free open boat tours tomorrow, the fun continues on Monday (June 11) with a cooking competition conducted in Thai and English featuring elementary school students from Phuket and neighbouring provinces from 10:30am to midday, with Chef Pom Thanaruk Chuto and Rainbow Warrior Captain Hettie Geenen as the cooking-contest judges.
From 2pm to 4pm on Monday will be the “VEG TALK ‘Less Meat More Veggies’” event featuring a series of expert speakers, as follows: