Connect with us

Phuket

Phuket ready for ‘Battle of Thalang’ re-enactment tonight

Published

 on 

PHUKET: In the run-up to the highly-anticipated re-enactment of the Battle of Thalang tonight, Phuket students and local leaders yesterday made offerings to a shrine dedicated to Phuket’s two heroines: Thao Thepkrasattri and Thao Srisoonthorn.

Yesterday, members of the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) and Phuket Rajabhat University (PKRU) joined local residents at a special shrine set up in the main prayer hall at Wat Muang Komarapat.

The 15th annual ceremony was, for the first time, this year held at at Wat Muang Komarapat following a decision by the organizing committee. The event was in previous years held at the Heroines’ Monument roundabout, an area known for traffic congestion.

Ampol Sakulchan, Chairman of Thalang Culture Council, said that Wat Muang Komarapat is an old temple in a place of considerable historical interest. The site was also once home to a military barracks located near the homes of the beloved Phuket Heroines.

The ceremony was held yesterday in order for worshipers to pay respects and wish for luck before tonight’s re-enactment, which marks the date that Thao Thepkrasattri and Thao Srisoonthon rallied the locals to defeat an invading army from Burma in 1785.

Assistant Professor Sawit Pongwat, Director of the PKRU Arts and Culture Center, said almost a thousand local residents and students from Phuket and Phang Nga had been rehearsing for two months to put on a successful re-enactment tonight.

In tonight’s show Thao Thepkrasattri will be played by Suphangphun Korsantiwichai and Thao Srisoonthorn by Pornthip Wiwattikul.

Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha will play as King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I) and Phuket Vice Governor Chamroen Tipayapongtada will play his archenemy, the Burmese army commander.

— Orawin Narabal

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand4 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Storm Noru causing floods, death in northeast Thailand

Thailand4 hours ago

Airspace over Bangkok airport closed for airforce parade

Phuket4 hours ago

Four alleged investment scammers arrested in Phuket

Sponsored1 day ago

Segafredo Zanetti Coffee teamed up with Bangkok Airways and hosted “Bangkok Airways Surf Festival 2022”

Thailand4 hours ago

1 year old child allegedly snatched while parents slept

Air Pollution4 hours ago

For health reasons – Bangkok’s proposed congestion charge

Bangkok5 hours ago

As rain pours down on northern Thailand, Bangkok ups its canal drainage

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Cannabis5 hours ago

Traditional Thai medicine clinics offering cannabis treatments in Thailand

Health6 hours ago

Fizz buzz – Will kratom drinks ever hit the spot?

Patong6 hours ago

Four suspects admit they assaulted US tourist in Patong

Hot News6 hours ago

Doctor’s “sorry, not sorry” attitude after alleged hit-and-run of students lands him in hot water

Thailand6 hours ago

Police ignore cheating antics of drunk Bangkok cabbie

Pattaya6 hours ago

Third baby elephant of the year born at Pattaya garden

Thailand7 hours ago

Thai doctor warns against eating bats after ‘bat hunter’ sells for 100 baht per kilo

World7 hours ago

Kamala Harris visits South Korea a day after North Korea fires missiles

Events7 hours ago

Spartan Race to hit Phuket in November

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending