On May 24th 2011, Mr.Wirawat Janpen, a Vice Governor of Phuket, presided over the MOU signing ceremony of the project promoting Phuket to be the UNESCO’s City of Gastronomy between Phuket City Municipality and the Contemporary Arts and Cultures Office.
Miss Somjai Suwansupana, Mayor of Phuket City Municipality, said “Every year, there are a lot of tourists coming to Phuket. The city has its unique cultures, traditions, and especially cuisines. The local dishes are made from local ingredients. They are the perfect blend between the eating cultures of the multinationals living together on the island. Moreover, the fresh seafood and friendly service from the locals are the highlight of Phuket cuisine as well. All of these are factors as to why Phuket should be proposed as the City of Gastronomy by UNESCO.
Meanwhile, Mrs.Prissana Pongtadsirikul, Director of the Contemporary Arts and Cultures Office said the office was ready to support Phuket to be the City of Gastronomy by UNESCO as the island has enough potential