2 Mar 2006

The official grand opening of the Fairtex Sport Club and Muaythai training complex in Pattaya, Thailand, made news all over Asia with more than 100 media representatives covering event on 26 February 2006.
The Thailand Minister for Sport and Tourism, the Hon. Pracha Maleenont officially opened the Bt200, 000 million mega complex.
"This facility sets a new benchmark for international training in Muaythai, " Mr Pracha said.
WBC Muaythai Chairman Pol. General Kovid Bhukdibhumi told Star TV: "Fairtex are to be congratulated. They have given to the world a quality private sport club and first class Muaythai training."
Fairtex Chairman Philip Wong told a press conference that his vision of a high quality sports and leisure complex in the heart of booming Pattaya was now a reality.
"Fairtex now has two quality Muaythai training camps in Thailand �.in Bangplee (near Bangkok) and in the beach resort city of Pattaya. The Muaythai training is part of the exclusive Sport Club in a prime location within walking distance of Pattaya Beach."
The muaythai training includes accommodation rooms, 30 personal trainers and four full size professional boxing rings. The Sport Club's has tennis, squash and badminton courts, a large swimming pool and the most advanced gymnasium in Asia.

"What we are offering isn't available anywhere else. The Fairtex private membership club is really something very special and a haven for sports, leisure and health-minded people," said Mr Wong.
Executive General Manager Bart van der molen said: "We have the best gymnasium with personal trainers using the latest hi-tech equipment. We also have rock climbing with tuition from experienced climbers, one of the world's best tennis instructors as well as our five champions who teach at the famous Fairtex muaythai training camp."
The exclusive Sport Club Bar is now open with a theatrette and games room.
Thailand's superstar and pop icon Tata Young enthused "I love Muaythai and it's combined with an awesome sport club. I can come here and work out, take a tennis lesson, play some badminton, swim or just chill out with my friends.
The Fairtex Sport Club's official opening began in the morning and climaxed with a gala night show featuring the ancient fighting skills of Muay Boran, the tradition swordsmanship of Krabi-Krabong and first class muaythai contests featuring foreigners and Thais.
One of the highlight's of the opening night that attracted more than 100 photographers and television crews was the return to the ring of Nong Tum, the Beautiful Boxer, who won her contest with a masterly display of kicks and elbow weaponry.

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