Srirat Vathesatogkit – Royal Thai Consul-General to Penang yesterday met with Maître Inthusut – Phuket Governor to discuss signing an MOU with George Town. The Phuket Municipality Mayor, Director of Phuket passport Office and Peranakan Association Chairman were also in attendance at the meeting.
Mrs. Srirat said after the meeting “This is a wonderful chance for Phuket & George Town to exchange cooperation on tourism and history as they had a historical relationship, for example, Sino-Portuguese buildings, rubber trees, and mines. Phraya Ratsadanupradit Mahitsaraphakdi (Khaw Sim Bee), former Commissioner of Monthon Phuket had learned from Penang the governing of the island city. In addition, Phuket can also learn a lot from Penang as a World Heritage site and green city.”