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    How to have a healthy and sustainable diet

    Did you know that what we eat won’t only affect our health, but also the planet we call home? Research shows that many of the foods that can harm our health are also bad for the environment, leading to issues like climate change and even the loss of animal and plant species. That’s why having a healthy and sustainable diet…

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    The rise of vegetarian food in Thailand

    In Thailand, particularly in the southern areas, there is a growing trend among individuals, from cooking enthusiasts to professional chefs, towards adopting vegetarian food. As the global advocacy for plant-based eating expands, these culinary professionals are increasingly using alternatives like tofu, seitan, and an assortment of fresh vegetables in place of meat. Impressively, they are managing to preserve the authentic…

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    Study validates that plant-based diets reduces risk of heart issues and cancer

    Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and cancer are the leading causes of death and disability worldwide, making the search for effective preventive measures a high priority. A growing body of research suggests that plant-based diets, which exclude or minimise animal products, may offer significant health benefits, particularly in reducing the risks associated with these diseases. This article delves into a comprehensive umbrella…

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    How to create your balanced mediterranean diet plan

    If you are seeking a dietary plan conducive to cardiovascular health, the Mediterranean diet could potentially be an appropriate selection. This diet merges essential elements of a healthy nutrition including the incorporation of olive oil and possibly even a glass of red wine. More significantly, its efficacy is substantiated by compelling scientific research. Evidence suggests that the Mediterranean diet not…

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    The 5 best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Phuket

    Phuket’s culinary scene is brimming with innovative chefs and restaurants that cater to plant-based palates, offering an incredible array of options that go beyond your typical tofu and veggies. So, whether you’re a dedicated vegan or just looking to try something new, you’re sure to find something you love on the island. And below, we’ve curated a list of the…

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    Vegetarian Festival 2023: Top 6 restaurants in Bangkok offering special menu

    The Vegetarian Festival 2023 is in full swing and Bangkok’s dining scene comes alive with a delectable array of vegetarian and vegan offerings! Also known as the Jay Festival, this annual event is held over nine days in the month of October. This year, it falls from 15 to 24 October. This festival is notable for its unique, and sometimes…

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    Celebrating the Vegetarian Festival 2023: Where to go and what to eat

    The annual Vegetarian Festival is one of the most popular festivals in Thailand. Also known as the Nine Emperor Gods Festival or Jay Festival, the celebration takes place on the 9th lunar month of the Chinese calendar. And this year, it falls on 15 – 24 October. During the festival, those who celebrate will observe a strict vegetarian diet. They…

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    Vegetarian festival expected to boost Thai economy with record high spending

    The annual vegetarian festival, set to take place from October 15 to 23, is predicted to spur a record 10-year high spending of 44.6 billion baht (US$ 1,207,363,478), marking a 5.5% growth compared to the previous year, as revealed by Thanavath Phonvichai, the President of the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC). The rise in expected expenditure is…

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    Bangkok’s best vegan and vegetarian restaurants

    Craving a scrumptious meal that’s kind to the planet and your taste buds? Known for its exotic flavors and drool-worthy dishes, Thailand boasts an array of innovative vegetarian and vegan eateries. These eateries not only offer a plethora of plant-based options but also cater to the specific needs of vegetarians and vegans alike, ensuring a delightful culinary experience. The rise…

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    Vegan and vegetarian options in Thai cuisine

    Thai cuisine is renowned for its rich, flavorful dishes. But did you know that it is also surprisingly abundant in vegan and vegetarian options? While many dishes are traditionally made with meat and fish, there are plenty of Thai vegan and vegetarian food available. From noodles to curries, there is something for everyone no matter what your dietary preference. Thai…

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    All you need to know about Thailand’s Vegetarian Festival

      The Vegetarian Festival in Thailand is the second largest Thai-Chinese festival of the year, after the Chinese New Year’s holiday of course. Thai-Chinese communities all over the kingdom come together to celebrate this unique festival every year for 9 days and 9 nights and it falls on different days every single year. But the term “Vegetarian Festival” is actually…

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    Vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Bangkok | VIDEO

    Even a few years ago, a list of the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Bangkok would have somewhat lacked. Now, more and more plant-based establishments are appearing in the city, with the vegan movement growing each year. Natty goes on a quick trip of some of her favourite vegan haunts. But there’s plenty of others around the city as…

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    Phuket Vegetarian Festival events 2019 – schedule and history

    The annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival, aka. ‘Nine Emperor Gods Festival’, always runs during the ninth lunar month. For expats and tourist ‘newbies’ the Vegetarian Festival is a lot to do with parades, firecrackers, bizarre ceremonies and spiritual mystiques piecing themselves, and little to do with vegetarian food. Whilst we’ve tried to provide a program here, any time schedule at individual…

  • Health

    Embrace ‘slow travel’ this Vegetarian Festival

    PHOTOS: Airbnb Airbnb’s tips to travelling well, eating clean and supporting local farming communities… Thailand’s Vegetarian Festival is one of the country’s largest and most colourful annual festivals attracting locals and international travellers each year. A festival about spirituality and food, at its core is the cleansing of mind and body – a common theme amongst travellers today. Travellers now…

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    Vegetarian Festival price gouging arrives ahead of tomorrow’s festival

    Vegetable prices have climbed up by a few baht per kilo ahead of the Chinese Vegetarian Festival, which will officially kick off tomorrow, principally in Phuket and Bangkok. Vendors at a fresh market in Bangkok believed vegetable prices would soar even higher during the festival, which runs up to October 17.The price of a kilo of celery, which cost around…

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    No vegetables are safe – Phuket Vegetarian Festival

    The most colourful and vibrant celebration of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, the Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2018, is held from October 9-17. It also coincides with the Nine Emperor Gods Festival. In accordance with tradition, many religious devotees will strictly adhere to a vegetarian diet to ensure purification of the mind and body. They also traditional abstain…

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    Thousands packed Phuket streets for final day of Vegetarian Festival

    PHUKET: Thousands of people celebrated the end of the Phuket Vegetarian Festival last night, packing the streets as processions from each of the island’s shrines made their way to Saphan Hin for the midnight finale. Each of the Chinese shrine processions carried images of the Jade Emperor and the Nine Emperor Gods on palanquins as firecrackers blazed a pathway for…

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    Phuket Vegetarian Festival takes to the streets

    PHUKET: Tourists and island motorists were treated to the first street procession of this year’s Phuket Vegetarian Festival when devotees from the Choor Su Gong Naka Shrine south of Phuket Town marched to Saphan Hin this morning. Scores of tourists and residents lined the streets, with many joining the procession along the way and motorists queuing up behind them waiting…

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    The Slaughter of the Veggies: A food guide for Phuket’s Vegetarian Festival [video]

    PHUKET: Phuket’s Vegetarian Festival is upon us again (story here). The unmistakable sound of popping firecrackers meant to drive away evil spirits can be heard in the distance, competing with eery Chinese prayers that play on repeat at all hours of the day. Inside the shrines, there is a quiet reverence as devotees of all ages and backgrounds make merit…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket first: Vegetarian Festival twice in one year

    PHUKET: For the first time in its history, the world famous Phuket Vegetarian Festival will occur twice in one year. This year will see twice the number of 9th lunar months in the Chinese lunar calendar and twice the number of visits from the gods. However, maybe not twice the amount of celebrating. “According to the Chinese lunar calendar there…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket Vegetarian Festival “ma song’ unruffled by media coverage

    PHUKET: Phuket native Peerapong Buapetch, 27, spends the majority of his year as a handyman for a local hotel. However, once a year he is called on to take part in one of the most important cultural events in Phuket – the Vegetarian Festival, which this year draws to a close on Tuesday. Chosen by the Chinese god Guan Yu…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket Vegetarian Festival starts with elbow grease

    PHUKET: Devotees at three shrines in Phuket began their preparation for the Vegetarian Festival with smiles and elbow grease as they gave the shrines a thorough cleaning yesterday. The cleaning started at 7am at Jui Tui Shrine, Pud Jor Shrine and Bang Neaw Shrine in Phuket Town. Students from Bang Neaw Municipality School joined other locals in cleaning the Bang…

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    Phuket prisoners to observe Vegetarian Festival

    PHUKET: About 200 inmates at Phuket Prison are taking part in this year’s Phuket Vegetarian Festival by observing a strict diet of ‘vegetarian only’ during the nine-day festival. Prison Director Rapin Nichanon said the effort is part of the facility’s on-going efforts to reform inmates so that they can become law-abiding and productive members of society. Taking part in the…

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    Vegetarian Festival begins

    PHUKET: Phuket’s Vegetarian Festival has begun with the raising of bamboo go teng poles at each participating temple. Gods are then invited down the poles to join in the celebrations. Shrines around the island performed the same ceremony at exactly 5:09 pm Sunday.Minister of Energy Viset Jupibal chaired the opening ceremony at Phuket City’s Jui Tui Shrine, with more than…

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    No sex, but lots of vegetables in Phuket next month

    PHUKET: Skewered and entranced maa song (‘spirit mediums’, or ‘devotees’) will again embody the gods for next month’s Vegetarian Festival in Phuket. For most local celebrants the festival means nine days of abstention from sex and alcohol, and rigid adherence to a vegetarian diet. Mind-blowing processions, ear-splitting firecrackers, traffic jams, peaceful chants and vegetarian food return to Phuket to reveal…

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    10 popular myths about nutrition in Thailand

    Have you ever contemplated the veracity of prevailing nutritional misconceptions in Thailand? You are certainly not alone. It can be remarkably straightforward to be influenced by vibrant food fallacies, particularly when they are ingrained in the tapestry of a culture as rich and varied as Thailand’s. Negotiating the labyrinth of nutritional guidance can be intimidating, with diverse sources ranging from…

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    Mangoes are beneficial for pregnant women and older individuals

    Known as “Mamuang” in Thai, the mango, revered as the king of fruits, is a staple in both sweet and savoury dishes in Thailand. Tourists flock to the streets of Bangkok or Phuket, eager to indulge in local delights like mango with sticky rice or crispy catfish with mango salad. This subtropical fruit, with its unique flavour, is not only…

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    Unlock healthy habits: Tips to add to your daily life

    Are you embarking upon a journey towards enhanced well-being in Thailand? You are not solitary. Recent insights from Mintel’s Healthy Lifestyle Reports illuminate a compelling discrepancy between the aspirations and the actual behaviours of Thai consumers concerning wellness and fitness. Despite an ardent desire to adopt a healthier lifestyle, more than one-third of individuals encounter difficulties in adhering to their…

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    The best bakeries in Bangkok

    There are endless bakeries in Bangkok, with more popping up every day. Thus, deliberating which bakery to visit can be a tiresome affair, especially with the abundance of choice. This is why we’ve created a list of the 5 best spots in Bangkok to help you in your search. From freshly baked bread, and artistic pastries, to sweet and savoury…

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    Foodie Zone: Where to find vegan cuisine in Bangkok 2023

    If you’re wondering where to find the best vegan food in Bangkok in 2023, this article is for you! With the popularity of veganism growing exponentially every year, more and more vegan restaurants are opening in Bangkok to meet the demand. These vibrant, plant-based restaurants are brimming with plant-based flavour to tantalize your taste buds. According to scientific research, vegan…