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Get into spirit of Loy Krathong fest

Get into spirit of Loy Krathong fest

Floating lanterns, Thai avenue meals and conventional performances await guests at Puchong mall

WHEN requested on his ideas concerning the Loy Krathong pageant being held in Puchong, Keyu Chee Kong remarked that it was as if “one of the best of Thai avenue meals” had been dropped at his doorstep.

“It seems like being on the streets of Bangkok,” mentioned the Bandar Puchong Jaya resident.

For the Loy Krathong celebration at IOI Mall Puchong, all of the meals on sale are ready by Thai nationals.

Open every day till Nov 27, the occasion is held from midday to 11pm and options 24 stalls promoting quite a lot of Thai avenue meals.

To set the temper, there’s Thai pop music enjoying within the background.

Magnificence pageants and cooking competitions will probably be held all through the occasion.

The annual celebration includes the discharge of krathong (floating lanterns) in a big pool to symbolise the elimination of dangerous luck and negativity.

The occasion has the help of Tourism Malaysia and the worldwide commerce promotion division (DITP) which is a division underneath the Thailand commerce ministry.

It’s organised by EQ Options with IOI Mall Puchong as one of many fundamental sponsors.

More than 20 stalls selling authentic Thai street food have been set up as part of the Loy Krathong celebration at IOI Mall Puchong until Nov 27.Greater than 20 stalls promoting genuine Thai avenue meals have been arrange as a part of the Loy Krathong celebration at IOI Mall Puchong till Nov 27.

Current to launch the occasion was Senior Colonel Nikom Tonginkaew from the Royal Thai Embassy.

In his speech, he mentioned he was not shocked by the encouraging turnout of holiday makers on the occasion since Malaysia and Thailand had all the time maintained good relations.

“The inflow of Malaysian vacationers to Thailand has exceeded a million guests since mid-October,” he famous.

The 2 nations additionally take pleasure in an lively buying and selling partnership, mentioned DITP business counsellor Chaiyut Boonkong.

“Malaysia is one in all Thailand’s high 10 buying and selling companions.

“Within the final two years, commerce between the 2 nations totalled US$24bil (RM110bil).

“As much as 70% of commerce is on the Thai border involving industrial merchandise, electrical and electronics, oil in addition to agricultural merchandise like rice and rubber,” mentioned Chaiyut.

Additionally a part of Col. Nikom’s entourage was Brigadier-Common Naing Oo, the defence attache with the Myanmar Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

Col. Nikom, Chaiyut and Brig-Gen Naing, who introduced their households to the occasion, have been taken on a tour of the occasion space by IOI Mall Puchong assistant common supervisor Richard Lye.

The friends took half in a swish dance across the pool, led by conventional Thai dancers, earlier than releasing the krathong into the water.

EQ Options managing director Chuah Jo Vin mentioned judging from customer response to the occasion, it was clear that the shut ties with the Thai Embassy was one purpose for the occasion’s success.

“We want to organise extra culturally themed occasions with different South-East Asian nations,” he mentioned.

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