Phuket officials hold food festivals to boost the Phuket economy


  Over the past weekend, Mr. Rewat Areerob gave an opening speech for a food festival that will take place in three rounds over the year to boost the post-Covid economy.

The President of Phuket Provincial Administrative Organization (PPAO), Mr. Rewat Areerob, said during his speech that “The Phuket PPAO has been allocated a budget to hold this food festival in the hope of strengthening the economy after it was affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and establishing a good relation between locals and visitors by presenting our local food and clothing, thereby this food festival will occur three times and the schedule is as follows”.

The first round (already passed), 17th – 19th September 2021, at Patong Beach, Kathu district, Phuket. The second round was this past weekend, 18th – 20th March 2022, at Sanam Chai park. And lastly the last round, 25th – 27th March 2022 at Laguna Grove, Choeng Thale subdistrict, Thalang district, Phuket.

In the second round that took place over the past weekend, there were nearly 120 food vendors in the event who sold authentic indigenous dishes and seafood. Moreover, a special zone was set up for those interested in trying exclusive fusion foods made by professional chefs who specialize in Omakase cooking style. The participants also enjoyed a musical performance and many interesting activities such as the demonstration of the cooking of Hokkien Mee in a giant pan and fruit carving. Finally, to remedy those who financially suffer from Covid-19, there were 1-Baht-per-piece eggs for sale as well.

However, any intoxicants, including alcohol, and the use of foam containers for food are restricted during the events in line with the “CLEAN FOOD GOOD TASTE” regulation. It is highly expected that the event will help sustain people in this harsh period of time.


Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.