Aug 19, 2009 – Phuket Vegetarian Festival was the topic of the meeting at City Hall in the afternoon. Chaired by Phuket Governor Wichai Praisa-Ngob, it was announced that this year the festival will be held from October 18 to 26, 2009. The meeting also appointed the operations committee and discussed about the planning involving traffic, security, ambulance, spirit medium, publicity, firecrackers, commodity prices, keeping clean, and information centre.
The governor said the festival has a long history over a hundred year and this year we put emphasis on preserving pristine traditions. Whether it be dressing either beautiful flag and light decoration in order to get Phuket prepared for coming high season. Number of tourists from Singapore and Malaysia are expected to join.