Connect with us


Royal Project outlet shop opens in Phuket City



PHUKET CITY: Phuket residents can help improve the lives of some of Thailand’s poorest citizens by purchasing products from ‘Thung Ngern Thung Thong’, a new store that opened in Phuket City on Saturday.

Thung Ngern Thung Thong, which translates as ‘bag of silver, bag of gold’, is the first-ever store in Phuket with permission from the Office of the Royal Household to sell products made by His Majesty The King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Royal Development Projects.

Products, including honey, canned and dried fruits, drinks and other snacks, are made by poor farmers and hilltribe people in the North of Thailand.

The produce comes from HM The King’s Royal Chitralada Agricultural Projects and Royal Projects in the North made under the Doi Kham brand.

Theerayuth Naveekarn, the store’s Phuket-born manager, said he was proud to be promoting products made by the Royal Project Foundation.

“Customers can be sure that if they purchase these products the money they spend will go to the foundation and to the farmers, especially the hilltribe people in the North,” he said.

Store assistants would be on hand to explain the background of the products, while leaflets providing the same information would also be available. Royal Projects currently produce more than 100 different high-quality products, he said.

The store will initially stock only processed products, but its product line will expand in the future, he said.

Rattanawut Watcharothai, Director of public relations and promotions at the Office of the Royal Household, was the guest of honor at the store’s opening ceremony.

“He suggested we stock smoked pork, which is HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s favorite,” Mr Teerayuth said.

“He was also concerned that the advertising wasn’t widespread enough,” he said. “I’m thinking of building a website for the store.”

The Royal Projects were established in 1966 following HM The King’s efforts to provide hilltribe people with alternative cash crops to opium, which was widely cultivated in Northern Thailand at the time.

The projects have four specific goals: to ‘offer a helping hand to all mankind’; to preserve watershed areas and forests; to eradicate opium cultivation and opium addiction problems; and to encourage appropriate utilization and conservation of land and forest resources.

His Serene Highness Prince Bhisatej Rajani serves as Chairman of the Royal Project Foundation.

Thung Ngern Thung Thong is located at 430-434 Phuket Road, about 50 meters from the Bang Niew Intersection.

Mr Teerayuth can be contacted on 083-644 9159 or by email at:

— Sitthipong Nongkaew


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.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

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

Follow Thaiger by email:

Environment4 hours ago

Sea turtle choked to death on plastic waste

Thailand4 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Big Feast For Monkeys At Lopburi Festival

South4 hours ago

Buddhists and Muslims rally for peace together in South Thailand

Sponsored12 hours ago

What makes Tops Fine Food the ideal place to shop for premium food in Bangkok

Thailand4 hours ago

Cowardly rapist arrested for a fifth time in Isaan

Songkhla5 hours ago

Russian crewman’s hand cut off in Songkhla ship accident

Transport6 hours ago

Cat out of the bag – Stowaway found in JFK passenger’s luggage

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand6 hours ago

Murderer offers 100,000 baht to netizens to cut off his EM ankle bracelet

World Cup6 hours ago

Football fans riot in Brussels after Belgium defeat

Tourism6 hours ago

TAT holds Amazing Thailand Fest 2022 in India

Phuket7 hours ago

Gus, 7, youngest Thai person to reach Everest Base Camp

Expats7 hours ago

New direct flight between Muscat and Bangkok

Bangkok7 hours ago

Elderly Australian amputee abandoned in a hostel receiving care

Crime7 hours ago

Man arrested in South Thailand for attempted murder in Phuket

Thailand8 hours ago

Pattaya motorcycle taxi rider arrested for sexually harassing Thai singer

Cosmetic Surgery8 hours ago

Boobs ban! Macro-textured implants outlawed in Thailand

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