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Phuket seafood festival to hit the road

Phuket seafood festival to hit the road

PHUKET: The annual “Phuket Seafood & Gastronomy Festival” will be held over five weekends from mid-August into September in the hope of bolstering confidence that Phuket is a safe location to hold such festivals.

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By The Phuket News

Saturday 18 July 2020, 12:13PM


Phuket Vice Governor Phichet Panaphong announced the festival yesterday (July 17). Photo: PR Phuket

Phuket Vice Governor Phichet Panaphong announced the festival yesterday (July 17). Photo: PR Phuket

Phuket Vice Governor Phichet Panaphong announced the news at a meeting of officials and local business owners at the Sino House Hotel in Phuket Town yesterday (July 17).

The festival is to be held with the hope of stimulating the local economy and generating income for local businesses under the theme “Think fresh seafood, think Phuket”, V/Gov Phichet explained.

The festival will be held at the following locations as follows:

  • Aug 15-16 at Saphan Hin park
  • Aug 22-23 in Rawai 
  • Aug 29-30 in Patong 
  • Sept 5-6 in Karon 
  • Sept 12-13 in the Phuket Old Town.

“The festival will be decorated to express the traditional lifestyle of local Phuket people as well as fishermen. Visitors can enjoy shopping for fresh seafood and ready-to-eat foods together with beautiful views of the sea,” V/Gov Phichet said.

“There will be exhibitions about food safety and entertainment,” he added. 

“The festival will be held to stimulate the economy, create confidence among tourists about their safety, and to encourage business owners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.

“The target market of this event is Thai tourists from around the country,” V/Gov Phichet said.

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Kurt | 18 July 2020 - 18:51:30

Please, Vice-Governor, come out with the Phuket Festival menu sea food prices to make sure Thai tourists are warned and bring enough money to eat. Why you, as Government, instead not buy a lot of seafood and hand it out to the jobless/starving Phuketians ? Talking about luxery food festival under present food circumstances among your people is quite insensitive.

 

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