Food, music showcased at 10th Naklua Walk & Eat

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Mayor Sonthaya Kunplome and a host of local and tourism officials, along with family and friends were on hand for the 10th Walk & Eat market in Naklua premier.
Mayor Sonthaya Kunplome and a host of local and tourism officials, along with family and friends were on hand for the 10th Walk & Eat market in Naklua premier.

There was music and food aplenty as the 10th Walk & Eat market opened in Naklua.

Mayor Sonthaya Kunplome and a host of local and tourism officials were on hand for the Jan. 5 kickoff.

Pop star Tu Pobthon Suntornyanakit performs at the opening.
Pop star Tu Pobthon Suntornyanakit performs at the opening.

The “walking street” promotes Naklua’s heritage as an old fishing village and showcases locally caught seafood and products made by locals. Officials called it an opportunity for residents to take charge of tourism in Naklua and make extra money.

Themed “See, Taste, Shop, Click, Share”, Walk & Eat runs weekends through Feb. 24 from 3:30-10 p.m. Traffic is closed from the Naklua police booth to the long bridge from 3-10:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Food vendors pledged this year not to use plastic bags or foam boxes.

In addition to food, music and cultural performances play out on three stages located in front of Government Savings Bank, at the 100 Years Naklua Old Market and at the Naklua Long Bridge.

Pop star Tu Pobthon Suntornyanakit performed at the opening. (PCPR)