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PHUKET: The Phuket Local Food Festival 2012 starts today at the central stage area at Saphan Hin Public Park in Phuket Town.

The event, funded and organized by the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (PPAO), runs through Sunday night with a wide variety of staged entertainment, games and shopping opportunities.

Most of the staged entertainment will be by children in schools administered under the PPAO umbrella, but there will also be musical performances and beauty contests, including one for ladyboys on the final night.

Other fun activities for tourists and residents in include the annual Chalong Temple Fair now underway in Chalong, and the Phuket Old Town Festival to take place on January 28-30 at Queen Sirikit Park.

The schedule of events for the this year’s Phuket Local Food Festival:

Today

4pm: Local food preparation demonstration
7pm: Opening ceremony by Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha
7:15pm: Governor Tri, PPAO president Paiboon and local government officers season the world’s largest batch of sweet-and-sour soup (Guiness book, take note)
8pm: Governor Tri and PPAO president Paiboon make somtum
Somtam competition and stage performance
9pm: Governor Tri and officers taste local dishes
OTOP products sales begins
Performance by Ko Kai, a famous local singer
Food preparation and ice carving showLocal play performance by PPAO school students
Clean Food Good Taste campaign by Phuket Provincial Health Office workers

January 26

4 pm: Food sales start and continue until 10pm
7 pm: Stage plays by PPAO school students
10 pm: Clean Food Good Taste campaign by Phuket Provincial Health officers

January 27

4 pm: Food sales start and continue until 10 pm
8 pm: PPAO Satit Ruam Pattana kindergarten students stage performance
PPAO ban Talad Nua school student on stage performance
Local play performance by PPAO students
10pm: Stage performance and Clean Food Good Taste campaign by PPHO officers

January 28

4 pm: Food sales start and continue until 10 pm
8 pm: PPAO Sathit Ruam Pattana School students stage performance
PPAO Ban Talad Nua School students stage performance
Local play performance by PPAO students
Stage performance by famous local singer Jeab Benjaporn
Miss Phuket beauty contest
10 pm: Clean Food Good Taste campaign by PPHO officers

January 29

4 pm: Food sales start until 10 pm
7 pm-8 pm: PPAO Muang Phuket School students stage performance
PPAO Ban Talad Nua School students stage performance
Local play performance by PPAO students
8 pm: Stage performance by famous singer Parn Thanaporn
Miss Ladyboy Phuket (transgender beauty contest)
10pm: Clean Food Good Taste campaign by PPHO officers

— Chutharat Plerin

 

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