The upcoming 14th Shell Eating, Bird Watching and Squid Catching in Cha-Am is now ready with more special highlights on boat racing and fishing competition, confirmed the Cha-Am Municipality, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Singha Corporation. One of the biggest tourism promotion activities of Cha-Am, this annual event will take place at the Cha-Am lookout on the beach between 8 and 16 September 2012.
The Phetchaburi Governor will chair the opening ceremony, too.The Mayor of Cha-Am Mr. Nukul Pornsomboonsiri said that the organizers decided to hold this event earlier this year on the second Saturday of September and it would be like this in the years to come. Usual highlights include squid catching on open water with charge as cheap as 100 Baht per person. Most visitors who already join the activity will like it as squid catching is a fun experience.
Also, bird watching is much favored by tourists, especially bird lovers, because it is free and visitors can see rare winged creatures living in Thailand and migrating from other countries. Moreover, the venue at night has many fresh seafood on sale along with many stage performances.
On the first day of the event, the Cha-Am Municipality is organizing a boat racing that includes scooters and banana boats. Held from 9.30 a.m. to 3 p.m. next to the lookout in southern part of Cha-Am beach, the boat racing will coincide with the fishing competition at Saphan Hin, one of the most beautiful locations where tourists admire sunset in Cha-Am. The fishing competition will start at 6 p.m. on 8 September and finish at 7 a.m. on 9 September. Ms. Nongnit Tengmaneewan from TAT said that TAT had constantly supported the Shell Eating, Bird Watching and Squid Catching Festival to promote tourism during the rainy season in Cha-Am when few visitors come to the city.
During this period, however, many squids can be found and a lot of birds are migrating from cold weather in other places to stay here. So, it is a good occasion to launch this event. Mr. Wichai Phlailaharn from Singha Corporation was glad that his company had still ben selected as a main sponsor for the event since the first time.
He guaranteed that this year’s festival will be bigger and livelier than previous years’, especially artists invited for the evening performances. So, tourists and local people alike should not miss the event no matter what.For more information on this festival, please contact the Cha-Am Municipality at tel. 032 471 665 or TAT’s Phetchaburi Office at tel. 032 471 005-6.