Fifth Miniature World fair hits Phuket

20 Jun 2011

The Amazing Thai Miniature World show has returned to Phuket for the fifth consecutive year. The expo, featuring intricate models and carvings depicting Thai life and art, opened on Friday at Patong’s Jungceylon Shopping Complex.

This unique exhibition offers tourists and locals a rare opportunity of viewing ancient pottery utensils, statues and long-grained rice size slivers of ivory carved with effigies of the Chinese Bodhisattva Guanyin and the Indian god Ganesha. Many of the items on display can only be truly appreciated with a magnifying glass or an extremely strong pair of reading glasses.

One miniature setting depicts the Phuket Vegetarian Festival, while several others offer different aspects of life on the Thai holiday isle. The artisans who have lovingly crafted many of the articles on display will be on hand to give tuition on how to create tiny figurines, crockery articles and houses.   

The show is being held on the bottom floor of Jungceylon’s Silang Boulevard building and will finish on Sunday 26 June. The first event of this kind was held on Phuket as an alternate happening and to raise international awareness of the beauty of working in miniature.  

Visitors will also be able to sample delicious juices and other soft drinks made with traditional recipes as well as purchase hand-crafted souvenirs that will not take up much luggage space.  

The Silang Boulevard building is at the front of the complex near Patong 2 Road. Event details can be found at http://www.jungceylon.com/index_en.  

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