The Cha-Am’s 13th Shellfish Eating, Bird Watching and Squid Fishing is scheduled for 9 days from 24 September to 2 October, announced Mr. Nukul Pornsomboonsiri, the Mayor of Cha-Am.
The date for this festive event was mutually agreed by the concerned organizing committee at its preparatory meeting on 11 July at the Cha-Am Municipality. The committee members come from governmental and private organizations in Cha-Am, namely the Cha-Am district chief, the superintendent of Cha-Am Police Office, the director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in Cha-Am, the chairperson of Petchaburi Tourism Business Association, the chairperson of the Bird Watching Club of Pertchaburi, a representative from providers of small boats and jet skis in Cha-Am and the chief officer of the Cha-Am Municipality.
The committee also resolved to hold the event at the Cha-Am lookout on the beach. The festival will provide cheap fresh sea food sold by shops specially selected by the Division of Public Health, Cha-
Am Municipality, many stage performances and squid fishing at night. Bird watching will be organized at the Thung Takad Phli field and the Phan Thu Rat National Park.
Since the Cha-Am’s Shell Eating, Bird Watching and Squid Fishing is much favored by tourists, the organizing committee resolved to internationalize it with a big full-colored LED screen installed on stage so that visitors can watch the show conveniently. All food sellers are also advised to use recyclable products to save environment. And the fee for squid fishing will be only 100 Baht a person at this time, said Mr. Nukul.
The upcoming festival still retains both international and traditional image of Cha- Am as a unique beachfront city of upper southern Thailand. University students are invited to give unique cultural performances. The opening ceremony and stage decoration will certainly be more beautiful and different from last year’s.