LONG BOAT RACING
Category : Fairs & Festivals, Canoe/Sailing/Boating
Date 1 - 30 Sep 2016
Venue : Throughout Thailand
Long Boat Racing is one of Thailand’s oldest traditional sports. There are a good number of long boat races across Thailand, staged in the communities located by riverside where the river’s tide is the highest. The fun and joy of the race has contributed to the unity of the community. The event is also related to the Buddhist’s merit making. Moreover, it shows Thai’s unique lifestyle and cultures which help to promote tourism in the community as well.
Category : Fairs & Festivals, Food & Drink
Date 9 - 11 Sep 2016
Venue : Thalang Road (Northern side) and Chaloem Phra Kiat Public Park, Amphoe Mueang, Phuket.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) plans to organise a food festival under the theme of Phuket Tasty, which is to be held in Phuket for the second consecutive year. This year, the festival will offer a variety of food culture in Phuket, as the city is a main attraction that has a cultural combination of Thai, Baba Peranakan, Muslim, Hindu, and Christian. This combination has become its identity reflected through the way of life, architecture, costume, as well as cooking that is so unique and available only in Phuket. Furthermore, in December 2015, UNESCO announced Phuket to be part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the field of Gastronomy. This has made Phuket one of the world’s 18 cities and the first city in Thailand and ASEAN to have this title. As a result, it can help create value-addedness to Phuket’s food and raw materials as well as raise Thai food to be well-known at the global stage. It is a good opportunity for promotions and public relations to stimulate travel among Thai and foreign tourists as well.