Khun La-on – the owner/manager of ‘The Firework Shop’ – was the first person to qualify for a government license for a fully-dedicated firework shop on Koh Samui, almost eight years ago. Since the opening of that original small firework shop in Maenam, ‘The Firework Shop’ has gone from strength to strength, and gained an enviable reputation on the island for its honesty, integrity, and professional, high quality service.
There are however three things that have remained the same since ‘day one’…
1: … the fact that ‘The Firework Shop’ has, and always will, base its business on three very important foundation stones – these being Safety, Quality, and Service.
These three basic principles have not only ensured a 100% safety record since the opening day of the first shop, but have also helped to generate a regular client base on Koh Samui for which The Firework Shop is justly proud.
2: … the fact that ‘The Firework Shop’ still remains the only fully-dedicated and licenced professional firework supplier on the island!
3: … whether your budget is 10,000 baht or 500,000 baht, you will always receive our 100% commitment to providing you with the best possible professional, quality service… guaranteed!
Fireworks – by their very nature – are potentially dangerous, and a professional ‘fail-to-safety’ mode of operation and ‘no risk’ attitude are absolutely crucial in even the most basic day-to-day operations. This is why – whenever possible – the safety guidelines laid down by the Pyrotechnic Guild International (P.G.I) are adhered to by every fully-trained and experienced member of every one of our shooting teams.
‘The Firework Shop’ are the only pyrotechnic suppliers in Thailand that are full members of the Pyrotechnics Guild Institute!
Simply put – we do not compromise on levels of safety. With this in mind, prior to every shoot, the potential shoot-site is inspected, and a safety/risk assessment made. Like-wise, the integrity of the shoot-site is maintained from the moment the shooting-team arrives to set-up the display, until the shoot is finished and the shoot-site cleared and cleaned.
The safety/risk assessment visit also gives us the opportunity to discuss with the client the most unobtrusive way of bringing the fireworks and ancillary equipment onto the shoot-site, without impinging on the areas occupied by guests. During this visit we may also organize the ‘signal’ to start the firework display on the actual night of the shoot.
After the firework display, the members of the shooting team will ensure that the shoot-site is cleared and cleaned; leaving no trace of the fact that there was ever a shoot at all!
The Firework Shop is the premier supplier of fireworks and professional firework displays on Koh Samui, and shoots regularly for numerous resorts and hotels around the island, as well as many events organizers and wedding planners. The Firework Shop is the preferred service provider for 12 major wedding planners on Koh Samui, shooting (apart from the ‘normal’ shoots for parties, resorts etc) up to 15 weddings each month… often more.
The Firework Shop also provides displays for private parties (birthdays, anniversaries, etc), and supplies services for Koh Samui’s local government sponsored events – for example; Mother’s Day, His Majesty the King’s birthday, ‘Kid’s Day’, and Koh Samui’s annual international fishing competition – to name but a few.
All of our firework displays are shot using professional pyrotechnic remote control firing systems, and we have a number of both ‘Wi-Fi’ powered systems (perfect for when the shoot-site is in a remote location) and ‘mains-powered’ systems (perfect when lots of power is needed – for example the bigger displays with larger numbers of fireworks).
Not being content with the safety levels of the mass-produced fibre-glass mortar casings imported from China (as used by other suppliers on the island), The Firework Shop has its fibre-glass mortar casings (firing tubes) custom-made to our very own (higher) safety specifications by an expert fibre-glass worker in the north-east of Thailand.
Apart from the professional remote control firing systems we use to shoot each firework display, we also have smaller ‘hand-held’ remote control systems available. These give the opportunity for the client/guest to actually shoot the first barrage of fireworks of their display themselves (the shoot team leader then continues the shoot on the bigger remote system).
The hand-held remote control is similar in size to a TV remote control, and is also ‘wireless’. It has an effective range of some 200 metres, making it entirely safe – and fun – to use… all it needs is the press of a button!
The Firework Shop has become quite well known over the last few years for its beautiful lance-work set-pieces.
The ‘lance-work’ itself consists of brightly burning ‘lances’ which have been placed on a framework in such a way as to produce basic shapes (Hearts, flowers, animal outlines, corporate logos etc) or letters (which can be made to produce any message or phrase.
Apart from the heart shapes and letters, we can create almost any basic shape to order… for instance we recently created 2 ‘Love Bears’ for a recent proposal evening (she said ‘Yes’- of course!)
We can provide any message in a basic upper case font, with ‘I LOVE YOU’ being one of the most popular… or the couple’s names… or – for a proposal – ‘WILL YOU MARRY ME?’
With letters starting at only 500 baht each (English alphabet, upper case, block font… c 60 cms tall, proportional width), your clients really can express their undying love for each other… without ‘breaking the bank’!
We can – to order – create any message in any language, or even approximate a specific style of letter or font. (Prices for ‘custom-made’ fonts/styles depend on complexity, but start from 700 baht per letter).
Lance-work set-pieces can be ordered with or without fireworks – perfect for those that don’t like or want fireworks, or simply wish for a quiet, romantic dinner on the beach with an added ‘special ingredient’ – such as a waterfall or romantic message.
Please Note: Our lance-work is not the same as the lower quality ‘fire writing’ offered by many other firework suppliers! Our lance-work is made-up from individually hand-cut letters/shapes and burning flares (lances), and, unlike the ‘fire writing’, our lance-work letters and shapes can be seen clearly from quite a distance.
Our lance-work does not involve petrol or other flammable liquids, and is therefore much safer than ‘fire writing’ (and doesn’t leave a petrol smell hanging around!).
• Full professional-level remote control firing systems are used by our pyrotechnics teams. We even have a small hand-held remote control – similar to a TV remote – so that the client can fire the first barrage of their firework display – or their lance-work – themselves! 100% safe, and can be used up to 100 metres away (discreetly supervised by a member of the pyrotechnics team).
• Our fully-trained and highly experienced, professional pyrotechnics teams ensure that you get the quality of service and high levels of safety that are necessary when shooting pyrotechnics displays. The Firework Shop is not a ‘One-man-band’!
• Custom-built fibre firing tubes made to our own ‘higher-than-normal’ safety specs by a fibre expert (NOT the cheaper Chinese ‘export quality’ tubes!).
• A professional and flexible approach to our work means that we fit in to suit you and your needs… if we have to wait because things are running late, then so be it. The team which will set-up and shoot for you (free of charge) is yours for the duration!
• Perfect firework displays! From planning through to shooting, you will have 100% commitment from us, with the aim of providing you with the most perfect firework display/fire show.
• Perfect display design! Every action-packed display is tailor-made to suit the occasion, with fireworks individually selected to provide fantastic aerial effects and colours, giving you a truly unique and unforgettable ‘firework experience’. (Attached photos are examples only).
• Whether it’s fireworks… lance-work… or an amazing 30 minute fire show, The Firework Shop is your ‘one-stop-shop’ for the safest, most exciting and best value firework displays on Koh Samui.
If you would like more information on The Firework Shop or the types of firework packages and lance-work we can provide, please do not hesitate to ask!
For a safer and more professional approach to fireworks, there is only one choice…
‘The Firework Shop’
Samui’s only Pyro-Professionals