Religious and Cultural Preservation initiatives help to promote and preserve ancient traditions of various origins in local communities. In doing so, Laguna Phuket contributes to uplifting the spiritual well-being of associates, their families, and local community members, to ensure a balance between the influx of western influences brought by tourism and preservation of the local way of life.
In October, Laguna Phuket donated to local shrines and set up an offering shelter to worship Ma-Song, devotees through whom the gods are said to enter during the annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival. This festival is observed by Thais with Chinese ancestry and is believed to bring prosperity and purity.
More than 160 Laguna Phuket management and associates paraded on the 2km route to Som Phan Ngor Monastery, a local temple, in celebration of Buddhist Lent Day. The procession, with a float that showcased an elaborately carved Lent candle, wove through Cherngtalay community and collected 37,374 baht in donations for the temple. Laguna Phuket has been committed to celebrating Buddhist Lent for 15 years. This long-established tradition enforces a strong relationship with community members, and continues to raise awareness on cultural preservation among new generations.