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Three-day food festival kicks off in Patong

Three-day food festival kicks off in Patong

PHUKET: Patong last night (Dec 17) kicked off a 3-day festival called “Roi Nhat Yod Dai” that is aimed to boost tourism and the local economy.

By The Phuket News

Saturday 18 December 2021, 11:00AM

The event was held at Bangla courtyard at Patong beach and is organised by Phuket Provincial Administrative Organization (PPAO, or OrBorJor) in collaboration with selected agencies. Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew presided over the opening ceremony and was joined by PPAO President Rewat Areerob and relevant officials.

The festival runs from Dec 17-19 and places an emphasis on food cleanliness and sustainability as no foam containers will be used to serve the food. The serving of alcohol is banned at the event.

There are around 120 food stalls along the beach side road specialising in fresh and tasty local and international dishes and there will be opportunity to enjoy free tastings of the giant wok speciality dish. Traditional Phuket cooking demonstrations, vegetable carvings and fresh local fruit will also be available. The courtyard area near Patong beach has a camping style barbecue offering and three stages will showcase live music and entertainment shows.

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The initiative will see two further events staged with the second event held between Jan 7-9, 2022 at the Victory Stadium near Phuket City Hall in Mueang district and the third edition between Feb 4-6, 2022 at Laguna Grove in Cherng Talay.

Mr Rewat said the three events were made possible due budget being allocated to projects to help the local economy so badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is hoped all three will attract tourists, create jobs, encourage entrepreneurs and boost the economy.

He concluded by saying that the three events can help promote Phuket to tourists and strengthen the identity of the province via its culinary and cultural offerings.

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DeKaaskopp | 19 December 2021 - 13:01:45

@CaptainJack69    Not sure what your remark about the survival of Rawai or Nai Harn through the pandemic got to do with the current tourist situation here. I responded to your wrong statement that only Patong has tourists right now. Come down here and take a look by yourself.

CaptainJack69 | 19 December 2021 - 10:50:37

Rawai and Nai Harn have survived through the pandemic with higher numbers of locally resident customers (you might call them 'expats').

christysweet | 19 December 2021 - 10:12:16

Thailand should  divest  from tourism or suffer  forever. It is a flailing industry that  will only get worse. British Airways just cancelled flights to Bkk until Oct 2022  

DeKaaskopp | 18 December 2021 - 18:05:05

@ Christy   Better keep hiding forever !
@ CaptainJack69   Wrong !  You can see an influx of tourists in many places already. Rawai and Nai Harn beach for example.Businesses here are doing quite well.
@Kurt  'Where is Bangla Courtyard ?" Actually you can find the answer to that question in the article ! Just try reading and understanding it or look at the pictures.

christysweet | 18 December 2021 - 14:10:45

AVOID AVOID AVOID like the plague. Hundreds of uncovered mouths  droplet spewing all over the food.  Nauseating. 

CaptainJack69 | 18 December 2021 - 11:18:29

That stretch of Patong Beach with Bangla Road just spitting distance away is the only place on Phuket that already has tourists. How about aiming to "boost tourism" literally anywhere else?

Kurt | 18 December 2021 - 11:18:17

Where is 'Bangla Courtyard'? Is that were the entertainment girls/boys work? So, this weekend 2 crowded festivals on Phuket, 1 in Patong, 1 at Karon/Kata beach (boat racing).  Photo's here show what Thai Social Distance means on Phuket. Who will stand next to you, shoulder at shoulder there this weekend? Hopeless to expect any Covid-19/Omicron blocking/fighting .


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