Phuket (23 Aug 2019) – Central Pattana plc (CPN), operator of Central Phuket, the world’s beach city lifestyle destination, has launched its latest world-class attraction known as ‘Aquaria Phuket’, Thailand’s largest and latest aquarium and ‘ANDASI’, the world’s largest underwater restaurant and the first underwater bar in Asia, which operates luxurious and stylish fine-dining. Andasi will become a new destination where tourists from around the world want to visit in order to fulfill unique travel experiences that cannot be found elsewhere. This will help to emphasize Central Phuket as the world’s beach city lifestyle destination. The official launch event of Aquaria Phuket and Andasi was held in a grand and beautiful underwater atmosphere surrounded by 51,000 aquatic animals from over 300 species with special highlights from the ‘Mermaid Show’ at Central Phuket Floresta.

Dr. Nattakit Tangpoonsinthana, Executive Vice President of Marketing of CPN, said: “We are very pleased that Central Phuket had the opportunity to celebrate its official launch of ‘Aquaria Phuket’, Thailand’s largest and latest aquarium along with ‘Andasi’, the world’s largest underwater restaurant and the first underwater bar in Asia that offers fine-dining. Both are now officially open. The two venues are comparable to the final two jigsaw pieces that complete Central Phuket’s world-class attractions and it is now fully ready to welcome tourists from around the world and accommodate a variety of travel purposes. We are confident that Aquaria Phuket will become a must-visit aquarium for tourists similar to the how they think of visiting S.E.A. Aquarium when they are in Singapore or Kaiyukan Aquarium when they are in Osaka, Japan. This latest world-class attraction will help to upgrade Phuket to be a true ‘Global Beach Lifestyle Destination’ in addition to helping push forward economic growth and the tourism industry of Phuket and Thailand.”

Datuk Simon Foong, Managing Director of Aquawalk Group, said: “Aquawalk Group is an edutainment company that has been well recognized and well-known for a long time. The opening of ‘Aquaria Phuket’ is a delightful moment for us and we are proud to be part of this edutainment attraction that will offer enjoyment along with knowledge in over 10,000 square meters of space within Central Phuket Floresta. We have joined hands with Phuket Province and Central Phuket to establish this world-class attraction to bring in tourists from around the world. We sincerely hope that we can help to contribute in promoting Phuket as a tourism destination of choice in Asia and help to attract tourists to downtown Phuket.”

‘Aquaria Phuket’, Thailand’s largest and latest model of aquarium, with over seven million liters of water capacity, is where you can encounter more than 51,000 aquatic animals from over 300 species. It was designed under the concept of “An Ocean of Myth and Legend”, inspired by Thailand’s mythology and legends such as the legendary Himmapan Forest and the underwater world. Aquaria Phuket is divided into several zones: Mystic Forest is where you can discover creatures from Thai folk legends; River Giants gathers the largest freshwater fish in the world such as Arapaima, Mekong freshwater stingray, and Mekong giant catfish etc.; River Caves will bring you playful otters; Coastal Haven allows you to get close to a colony of cute penguins; Station Aquarius is where you can enjoy interactive activities while being educated about many species of aquatic animals; and discover Trick Eye Museum, which is the world’s first ‘Augmented Reality Art Museum’, where you can be amazed by the latest forms of AR technology that will create spectacular visuals and arts.

Central Phuket is a world-class mega-project that can fulfill ‘Luxury and Leisure’ lifestyles, with a shopping center filled with leading global brands and one-and-only attractions such as ‘Tales of Thailand’, which replicates the Thai way of life of the four regions in Thailand within a shopping center, ‘Tribhum’ the world’s first fantasy 3D walkthrough adventure theme park and the newest ‘Aquaria Phuket’, Thailand’s latest aquarium, which lets you experience the magic of the ocean and the mystery of more than 51,000 aquatic animals in addition to Andasi, the world’s largest underwater restaurant and the first underwater bar in Asia, which is now officially open.