KELANTAN, May 4, 2023 – Lose yourself amongst Thai food’s ambient and aromatic scents this May, as the “JOM MAKAN THAI FOOD” festival comes to MYDIN Tunjong, Kota Bharu from 4th to 7th May 2023. The event is the largest “Jom Makan Thai food” festival in Kelantan.
Jointly organized by the Royal Thai Consulate–General in Kota Bharu, the Department of International Trade Promotion, the Ministry of Commerce of Thailand (DITP Malaysia), and MYDIN, this exciting four-day festival will showcase the best of Thailand offering delicious and authentic Halal Thai food and beverages, Thai handicrafts and accessories, and magnificent Thai cultural performances on 4th, 6th and 7th May 2023.
More than 240 selections of newly launched Halal Thai food and beverages are specially brought in for this event. One of the goals of the “Jom Makan Thai Food” festival is to strengthen our customer base of Thai food and beverages, handicrafts, and accessories on the East Coast of Malaysia.
This event will be inaugurated by YB. Mejar (B) Dato’ Haji Md. Anizam Bin Abdul Rahman, Chairman of the Kelantan State Community Unity, Culture, Heritage and Tourism Committee.
Mrs. Marisa Indramangala, Acting Consul – General of Thailand to Kota Bahru, expressed her sincere appreciation to YAB Ustaz Dato’ Haji Ahmad bin Yakob, Chief Minister of Kelantan, and YB. Mejar (B) Dato’ Haji Md. Anizam Bin Abdul Rahman, Chairman of the Community Unity, Culture, Heritage and Tourism Committee, for supporting the Royal Thai Consulate-General in organizing this special event.
She is confident that the festival would not only bring flavours in Thai cuisine closer to people in Kelantan to taste, but also serve as a cultural bridge further bonding Thai and Malaysian peoples together.
According to the Director of DITP Malaysia, Worawan Wanwil, “This event is the largest “Jom Makan Thai Food ” festival in Kota Bharu. I am very happy to see the overwhelming acceptance of Thai Food, especially Halal Thai food, in Malaysia. More varieties will be imported from time to time, and DITP will provide all the support needed by Malaysian distributors. This collaboration between DITP and MYDIN, one of Malaysia’s largest retail chains, is indeed an honour.”
MYDIN Managing Director, Datuk Wira (Dr) Haji Ameer Ali Mydin said, “It is heartwarming for us to collaborate with DITP Malaysia, providing the public with various Halal Thai food choices through this unique festival at MYDIN. For Thai foodies, it’s time for you to enjoy the lavish selections of Halal Thai food all at one place.”
Strategically, Thai gastronomy has always been the attraction to pull the crowd. Through this collaboration, I hope we can collectively bring people from various races to a harmonic gathering while enjoying the authentic Thai cuisines. We hope this collaboration will lead to future collaborations on extending this festival to other MYDIN outlets”.
Date of Festival: 4th to 7th of May, 2023
MYDIN Tunjong business operation hours: 10am – 10pm
For more information regarding this festival, please contact: Royal Thai Consulate –
General, Kota Bharu, Tel. +609 744 5266, Email: [email protected] or
Department of International Trade and Promotions KL, Tel: 03-21424601,
Email: [email protected], contact Mydin Tunjong ,at +60 9747 7786