In Soi Ponsuk, the heart of Hua Hin’s ‘evening entertainment’ zone lies a beacon of hope for the enduring spirit of community and effort to earn a living, through honest hard work. Khun Darunee and members of the Ponsuk Women’s group craft and paint simple, wooden fans, which are on sale for Thai and international visitors in Hua Hin. The work is simple, but the fans certainly make a nice, small gift and support a good cause.
Contact: Darunee 086 314 0392
Family Tree will attend LIKHA ASYA Philippines Cultural Festival, celebrating the ingenuity of ASEAN arts and crafts.
The Family Tree have been invited to share our work at LIKHA ASYA, NCCA PHILIPPINE ARTS FESTIVAL, Bohol, Philippines, 27 February to 2nd March 2013.
LIKHA ASYA 1 is a cross-cultural exchange of experiences and expertise in the creative industries, community theater and arts, and community-based tourism between the LIHOK BISAYA and other Philippine groups, and similar groups in Asia striving for sustainable livelihoods through tourism.
Twenty tourism, arts, and heritage workers from Asian countries will be sharing insights and expertise in the creative ingenuity of the ASIAN peoples in the various aspects of eco-cultural tourism in Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand and the Philippines. Delegates are key personalities from both the civil society and governance sectors in the field of ecological-cultural tourism.
The LIKHA ASYA envisions to:
• Demonstrate the experience of the Asian countries in the field of community-based cultural tourism, community theater and the creative industries;
• Provide a venue for a dynamic sharing of ideas, insights, skills among the ASIAN region frontliners of the culture and tourism industry;
• Provide a forum for planning future collaboration and exchange.
Events include a conference; workshops on community and traditional theater, creative industries and community-based tourism; a festival of performances by community-based eco-cultural groups from Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand and the Philippines, an arts food fair and creative market!
Participants may avail themselves of a especially guided tour of the heritage sites of Bohol.
For more information, please contact Mr. Rogie Pantaleon, LIKHA ASYA Coordinator:
The Royal Project shop is a great spot to enjoy a fragrant cup of organic coffee, top quality Oolong and herbal teas, and healthy snacks. This homely shop also sells fresh fruits and vegetables, preserved foods from Royal Project centers in Chiang Mai, and some charming souvenirs including handmade cotton scarves, fresh and dried flowers.
For over twenty years, the Royal Project Foundation, initiated by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, has worked tirelessly to improve the livelihoods of remote, Thai highland communities. The Royal Project team has helped villagers to replace opium cultivation with chemical-safe agriculture, such as delicious, cool-climate fruits and vegetables. The Royal Project shops help to bring these products to the market.
Address: 214 Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin. (Next to Soi 84. )
Tel: 032-514 085
Head south down Phetchkasem Road, to Khao Takiab, and you will soon arrive at Cicada Market. The market has an innovative “open-mat, open mind, car-boot feel,” giving professional and amateur artisans a vibrant space to share and sell homemade arts and crafts, household ornaments, clothes and second hand goods. The Cicada team maintain a fresh and festive atmosphere by organizing regular workshops and stage shows by magicians, singers, orators, theatre troupes, dancers and photographers. An alfresco food garden completes the breezy ambiance. Friendly local youth also meet at Cicada to practice eye-catching dance routines.
Open: 16.00 – 22.00, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
More information: http://www.cicadamarket.com/
The Family Tree, for crafts, culture and community is a Fair Trade store, planted in Hua Hin, Thailand. Our blog will share our stories with you, as well as introduce inspiring places and people around Hua Hin, Thailand. Look here for a local insight.