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The cultural art of Thai cuisine

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With Ramadhan around the corner, the Thai community in the Sultanate of Oman introduced Thai cuisine last week at an event titled ‘Inspiring Thailand: Destination for savoury gastronomy and magic culture’.


The event aimed to promote Thai gastronomy and launch the Thai food campaign that continued from starting from March 10 to 18. Authentic Thai restaurants in Muscat city took part in the event, whereas some Omani entrepreneurs involved in procuring fresh fruits from Thailand displayed a variety of fruits that attracted the attention of a large number of visitors.


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The ‘Inspiring Thailand’ allows the guests to discover Thailand as “the destination of magic culture” and see different perspectives of Thai tradition through the degustation of various Thai cuisine and delicacies, cultural performances and many more. The event also highlighted the close connection between the Sultanate of Oman and Thailand via the new travel routes.


“With the support from Salam Air, Oman Air and Fly Dubai, travelling directly from Muscat to Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi and Pattaya and vice versa is just at the fingertips,” said a Thai resident who stays in Muscat.


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The event was supported by the Royal Thai Embassy in association with the Tourism Authority of Thailand.


During the food week, the participating Thai restaurants altogether will offer promotions specially designed for foodies and Thai food lovers. During the food week, the participating Thai restaurants altogether offered promotions specially designed for foodies and Thai food lovers. Among the participating Thai restaurants were Thai Corner, Mai Thai, Pad Thai and Tiptara.


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“Given Thailand is various award-winning destination for travel and tourism as well as her reputation for medical and wellness excellence and long-term vision towards sustainability, our food and culture campaign goes in pair with Thailand’s campaign for the Expo 2028 – Phuket under the theme ‘Future of Life: Living in Harmony, Sharing Prosperity’. The chosen theme is in line with the Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) agenda and Thailand’s development strategy to strengthen its positioning as a medical hub and become a top medical tourism destination as well as to address the current global challenges on health, reflecting Thailand’s firm commitment to the realisation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs),” said Suwat Kaewsook, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Sultanate of Oman.


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