A light and sound show describing the history of Thalang was performed as part of the Heroines Festival organized by Phuket City Authority and PPAO last week. The opening ceremony was hosted by Governor Maitri Inthusut, with officials of PPAO, led by Chief Executive – Paiboon Upattising, and Rajabhat University’s Director of Art and Culture Office – Ass Prof Dr Sawit Pongwat also present. Phuket dignitaries, the media, and a large number of the public and tourists were also in attendance.
Governor Maitri said he was delighted to enjoy yet another annual show organized by PPAO to commemorate the heroism of the two ladies Thao Thep Kasattri and Thao Srisunthorn who saved Thalang from invading Burmese armies.
The festival, apart from highlighting Phuket’s heritage, also promotes tourism. Young people, he said, will be inspired by the brave deeds of the heroines. The two ladies, along with their troops’ leaders, will be remembered by the people of Phuket for generations to come.
The Governor, who fully supports the festival, thanked all responsible for the festival and the guests for taking part in the activities.
In his speech, Mr Paiboon said he believes that the festival, apart from celebrating the heroism of the Thalang people who sacrificed their lives to save the land for the next generations, also offers another dimension to Phuket visitors in addition to the island’s natural beauty.