W@Nation: Asia’s hottest 3-day lesbian event to be held in Phuket, Oct 20-22
4 Oct, 2006
To be held concurrently with Nation.VI from Oct 20-22, W@Nation is presented by Two Queens Party, the premier monthly women’s party organiser in Singapore since 2002.
The three-day event on Thailand’s paradise island of Phuket boasts the largest entertainment line-up ever assembled for any women’s programme at Nation in its six-year history.
The W@Nation weekend begins with a welcome seafood BBQ buffet dinner by the pool at the luxurious Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort followed by a girls party on Friday, 20 Oct; poolside party @ the Phuket Orchid Resort followed by Nation featuring New York-based Tony Moran on 21 Oct; on the final day, a poolside party, cabaret show and dinner followed by closing party Hot Couture. Hot Couture will feature hot favourite lesbian DJ Kate Monroe who is one of Australia’s best known names and aptly dubbed Australia's First Lady of House. The Sydney-based DJ won the hearts of many at Nation last year and will be back to leave many more spellbound and breathless.
Two Queen’s Party organiser Wendy Ng says: “W@Nation will be a groundbreaking weekend for Two Queens and Fridae partygoers in terms of its entertainment line-up, activities and intensity. The weekend is dedicated exclusively to making sure that the grrls have the time of their lives.
“Two Queens is no stranger to giving partygoers what they want, having organised the wildly popular monthly parties over the past three years in Singapore. We're more than pleased to work with Fridae as the production values of Nation are second to none in Asia."
Fridae, the largest Asia gay and lesbian website, will launch its new women’s portal W.Fridae at W@Nation to cater to a growing number of female users. According to the latest figures by Nielsen//Net Ratings, Fridae currently boasts over 20,000 female registered users accounting for some 30 per cent of close to 400,000 unique browsers per month.
“Since it's inception, Fridae has empowered thousands of gays and lesbians to connect with one another, find information relevant to their lives, and meet others online and offline for friendship, networking and much more." Says Fridae CEO, Dr Stuart Koe.
“Fridae recognises the needs of its growing number of female members; and with the long-awaited launch of W.Fridae, they will have access to Asia's largest and most comprehensive lesbian portal. Women can connect immediately with tens of thousands of others who have already made Fridae their home over the last six years, enjoying networking applications that are unparalleled on the Internet.”
The designated women’s hotel for W@Nation is the charming Phuket Orchid Resort, a beachfront property just a 10-minute walk away from party headquarters Hilton Phuket Arcadia. Designed to resemble a village amidst lush tropical settings, it provides guests with a sense of privacy and coziness for a home away from home.
The Party Queen package is at S$280 (USD175) or S$250.00 (USD156) for Two Queens / Fridae members. It includes entry to the Nation and Closing parties as well as exclusive womens’ events: Welcome Seafood BBQ Buffet Dinner at Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort, Two Queens welcome party, 2 (poolside) parties at the Phuket Orchid Resort and Two Queens Cabaret Show & International Buffet Dinner. The Absolute Queen package at S$480 (USD300) or S$448 (USD280) for Two Queens / Fridae members will include the above and 4 nights superior accommodation (20 to 24 Oct, twin occupancy) at the Phuket Orchid Resort with daily breakfast. Bookings for the women’s packages can be made online via Fridae or www.twoqueensparty.com. Earlybird discounts apply if purchased before 31st August). 4D3N packages are also available.
About Fridae Fridae is a diversified media and services company implementing an integrated strategy that covers the Internet, Publishing and Events. As the gay media leader in Asia, Fridae provides unparalleled reach to the valuable, yet diverse and hard to reach gay and lesbian communities in the region.
Fridae's innovative online portal (www.fridae.com) harnesses the distribution power and reach of the Internet to provide products and services to more than 250,000 unique visitors each month and more than 200,000 registered members. Fridae Events include parties held around Asia such as NATION (named one of the Top 10 Gay Events in the World by DNA Magazine), SNOWBALL and SQUIRT offering companies valuable offline exposure and marketing opportunities. Past and present advertisers include Air NewZealand, Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines, Ford Motors, Mini Cooper, Subaru, Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank, Biotherm Homme, Dolce & Gabbana, Conrad, InterContinental, IBM, Motorola, Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox and Visit Britain.