Stars align for locals, underprivileged at Fortune Teller Festival

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The stars aligned for area residents and tourists, and underprivileged rural children, when Central Center Pattaya and the Amari Orchid Resort & Tower opened the Fortune Teller Festival in North Pattaya.

Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh, Central Center Pattaya General Manager Saiyan Nakboon and Amari General Manager Brendan Daly hosted the Oct. 4 fair featuring popular soothsayer Pornsouk Pengmanee, president of the Institute of Multi-Approach in Astrology.

Eak Ariyatach reads his tarot cards for tourists at the festival.Eak Ariyatach reads his tarot cards for tourists at the festival.

In all, 6 prominent fortune tellers were on hand, reading palms, choosing lucky numbers, reading tarot cards and analyzing star charts for believers.

Profits from the 500 baht service fee went to help children in remote areas and Chonburi’s schools.

On the roster were Pornsouk Pengmanee for palm reading, Eak Ariyatach for tarot cards, Wisan Sanguandeekul to read horoscopes, Wilawan Hawiboonwat to read stars and leaves, Phutaporn Wiwassamrankul of the Japanese Astrology Institute and Pawarin Sithipridakul, a traditional arts expert.