Kathu holds seafood festival to showcase the traditional style of Phuket– PHOTO TOUR

Kathu, Phuket –

  The Kathu Municipality held the ‘Suk Jai Naithu’ (Happy Naithu) seafood festival this past weekend in a traditional local style to reflect the original look and feel of Phuket.

The festival was held for two days from Friday (April 29th) until last night (April 30th). Phuket Vice Governor Amnuay Pitsuwan and Kathu Mayor Chaianan Sutthikun officially launched the festival last night.

The festival started with a beautiful parade on the afternoon of April 29th. The parade aimed to present the traditional ways of the original Phuket people which started from the ‘Naithu’ community.

Naithu was the previous name of Kathu but is now still well-known locally as ‘Naithu’, notes The Phuket Express.

The festival had many seafood stalls and local shows on five stages. The festival was aimed to support locals way of life and to boost local tourism.


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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.