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PHUKET: Kathu Municipality is hosting a street fair until tomorrow evening to boost the local Phuket economy, entertain tourists and showcase the area’s unique local history.

The event is taking place on Thung Thong Road, located off Wichit Songkram Road westbound between the entrances to Phuket Country Club and Bang Wad Reservoir.

Local food stalls, stage performances, handmade local products and many other activities will take place from 4:30pm to 10:30pm each day of the fair.

Not to be missed this evening will be a fire-walking ceremony starting at 8pm at Thung Thong Shrine.

Stepping on the hot coals will be mah song (Chinese Warrior God mediums), who have been little seen since the Vegetarian Festival last October.

“It is the first time we have held a street fair on this road,” said Kathu Mayor Chaianan Sutthikul.

“Vendors and fair-goers I have spoken to say they love it and would like to see it become an annual event.

“Visiting tourists can experience local lifestyles and traditions at the fair, which also gives members of the local community a chance to strengthen relationships,” he added.

The fair is also good for the local economy because it encourages spending in the aftermath of recent heavy rains, Mayor Chaianan said.

“I would like to welcome everyone to come and enjoy themselves here,” he added.

— Pimwara Choksakulpan

 

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