Naklua ‘Walking Street’ opens

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Former Culture Minister Sonthaya Kunplome and top area politicians opened the sixth-annual Naklua “Walking Street” market harkening back to the community’s roots as a small fishing village.

Nuntiya Swangvudthitham, director-general of the Department of Cultural Promotion, joined Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome, Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho, TAT Pattaya Director Suladda Sarutilavan, city council members and community leaders at the Nov. 30 kickoff ceremony.

Former Culture Minister Sonthaya Kunplome, Nuntiya Swangvudthitham, director-general of the Department of Cultural Promotion, Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome, Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho, TAT Pattaya Director Suladda Sarutilavan, city council members and community leaders kick off the sixth-annual Naklua “Walking Street” market harkening back to the community’s roots as a small fishing village.Former Culture Minister Sonthaya Kunplome, Nuntiya Swangvudthitham, director-general of the Department of Cultural Promotion, Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome, Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho, TAT Pattaya Director Suladda Sarutilavan, city council members and community leaders kick off the sixth-annual Naklua “Walking Street” market harkening back to the community’s roots as a small fishing village.

Themed “Sunset at Baan Naklua,” the market’s 4-10 p.m. opening included a performance of “Amazing Suvarnabhumi,” based on the wonders of Thailand and society, plus a concert from Gybzy of Girly Berry and Film Rattaphum.

Naklua Walking Street will be open each Saturday and Sunday through Jan. 18 and each weekend will have cultural shows sponsored by the Ministry of Culture.

Concerts scheduled include Tai Orathai on Dec. 13, Fon Thanasunthorn on Dec. 20, Ying Thitikarn on Dec. 27, Takkatan Chonlada on Jan. 3, Leew Ajareeya on Jan. 10, Alice Rsiam on Jan. 17 and the Jan. 18 closing ceremony will feature Baitoey Rsiam.