Pattaya Daily News

16 October 2006 :: 16:10:26 pm 26164

Pattaya Vegetarian Festival 2006 taste the world largest “fried rice” pan

For this year, Vegetarian Festival 2006, Pattaya City will organize an outstanding creation for the event which would be the world largest pan of fried rice. The event is supported by the Sawang Boriboon Foundation in Naklau and Tourism Authority of Thailand in Pattaya.
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Pattaya City Mayor Niran Wattanasasathorn presided over a press conference on 13 October at 13.30 p.m., joining him was Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand Region 3 Mr. Chaiyawat Jaroensook Second Lieutenant, Vice President of Sawangboriboon Foundation Mr. Banjong Kanawattankul, President of Pattaya Chef Association including regional mass media. The conference was to discuss the organization of Vegetarian Festival event in Pattaya.

Pattaya City in cooperation with Sawangboriboon Foundation organizes this year Vegetarian Festival with highlight of the event is the world largest pan of fried rice. This year the festival will be held from 21-31 October 2006. On the first day which is 21 October is the religious ceremony to welcome the Goddess, Seng Ti Tee with a spectacular dragon dance procession from Pak Nam Poh consisting of 200 performers.

Procession will start from Bali Hai and circle round Pattaya City till they come to Sawangboriboon Foundation in Naklua to invoke the God “Giew Guang Huk Joh” and Goddess to be present at the Foundation during this period to bless and bring luck.

Pattaya City has invited all those concerned for every sectors and divisions for this meeting to discuss and plan on organizing the event to make it great and interesting. It is expected that the event will be to draw more tourists both the local Thai and Foreigners than last year.

Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand Region 3 Mr. Chaiyawat Jaroensook Second Lieutenant said that this year the Tourism Authority of Thailand has placed this event on the yearly tourist calendar issued by Tourism Authority of Thailand. The event has also been publicizing in all sources of medias that TAT has contract with.

Mr. Suchat Denchuaychai, President of Pattaya Chef Association said that this year the Association has prepared the largest pan of fried rice with more than 60 chefs from various hotel in Pattaya will help to prepare this. The ingredients that will be included in the fried rice would be brown jasmine rice, mushroom, water chestnut, cashew nut, carrot, beans, yam, potato, soya sauce, salt, sugar, pepper etc. When added all the ingredients together the weight of the fried rice will be around 605.4 kilogram and about 2,000 servings.

Since ancient time The Vegetarian Festival is normally held on the 9th month of the year. Chinese migrates who lives in Pattaya has brought over this tradition and spread it around in the Kingdom till the Thai people have faith and followed the tradition ever since. As for the Vegetarian Festival in Pattaya is a yearly event organized by the Sawangboriboon Foundation. Not only does it conserve the culture and tradition for the Chinese descendant in Pattaya, it also promotes tourism for the city.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : PDN staff   Category : Tourism News

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