Phuket named first creative city in gastronomy in ASEAN


PHUKET – UNESCO has selected Phuket as the first creative city in gastronomy of the ASEAN region, allowing the city to bear UNESCO’s logo to promote its gastronomic products.

The Mayor of Phuket City Municipality Somjai Suwansupana revealed that the UNESCO has approved the membership of Phuket City, which will be included in the creative city for gastronomy network. This membership will allow the city to use UNESCO’s logo to promote the city’s gastronomic products and related activities.

She said that UNESCO’s committee has acknowledged the city’s strengths, particularly the city’s multi-cultural food diversity, and the fact that foods is always an important element to the city’s traditions and festivals.

Phuket City has been promoting its strength in gastronomy with cooperation from the government, private sector, and academic institutes in the area, by providing opportunities for inventions in gastronomy within the concept “Good Food, Good Health, Good Phuket.”