Fashion at Wonderfruit Festival in Pattaya
- SWATHI RAMASWAMY
- UPDATED May 09, 2018
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A fusion of Asian, Thai and Western cultures coupled with some really fine music and art is just what some of us need! Wonderfruit is a three-day festival that takes place at The Fields at Siam Country Club, outside Pattaya in Chonburi Province, Thailand which aims on uniting people from different cultures. The event was started by Pranitan “Pete” Phornprapha with Thai musician and co-founder Montonn “Jay” Jira in an attempt to celebrate the beauty of diversity by spreading sustainable awareness and evoking a sense of responsibility within individuals. Isn’t it a great opportunity to have fun and also make a difference? Here is a list of things that you should know about the festival
1. How It All Started
In 1987, a campaign called ‘Think Earth’ was started by Pete’s dad that involved raising awareness about environmental issues. Pete was very fond of the variety in music, food and culture and he was exposed to a lot of stuff at a young age. And although the campaign wasn’t very prominent back then, it inspired Pete later on to do something like this, only more impactful. After years of brainstorming, he asked himself a question “How can we make a sustainable movement based on sustainable issues and make it more fun and engaging?” That made all the difference. And that’s how the whole concept of Wonderfruit started.
2. Dive Into the Joy of Music and Art
The festival predominantly strives to unite people by exposing them to various genres of music, food, culture and ideas. A mix of jazz, pop, rock and EDM brings about an incredible amount of energy among the crowd.
Talking about the food, the different cuisines ranging from Thai to American, is one of the best things to experience at the festival. The menu includes exquisite beverages and eateries that will make your mouth water!
3. Discover The Hippie Within You
Wonderfruit is a feast for the ears, as well as the eyes. Keeping aside the music and art side of the festival, let’s talk about how exotic the women look in their hippie costumes. These outfits might be a little unusual, but it reinforces the cultural mix and ideas.
Stunning, isn’t it? The fashion game is indeed strong.
4. Experiences Can Change Your Life
Some of the engaging activities include storytelling, kite-making and disco dance that cater to the children. Other frivolous activities that adults can indulge in are swimming, human foosball, boot camps, etc.
This definitely has to be added to your bucket list, if you haven’t already!
5. Engage & Learn
Starting from yoga workshops to engaging activities like martial arts, Wonderfruit offers a variety of adventures that encourage the crowd to participate in. Apart from the fun activities, there are loads of productive areas where you can take part in such as arts & craft, pottery making etc.
6. Time To Give Back To The Society
This festival aims on building a more connected platform where environmental issues can be discussed whilst having fun at the same time. After all, isn’t that the whole motive of Wonderfruit? This involves the usage of biodegradable cups instead of plastic ones and thus, it promotes an environmental-friendly living.
To all those who want to get away from their mundane lives for a couple of days, this is the perfect break! Pack your bags and indulge yourself in some merriment; for there is no better place to be at than Wonderfruit.