On 16th October 2012, double Paralympics Boccia gold medal winner Mr.Patthaya Tatthong, came to Phuket to join the Phuket Vegetarian Festival and visit the Jeng Aong (Kathu) Shrine.
Mr.Patthaya said “I’m very pleased to have come and been able to join in with this 150 year old festival. I would like to invite all Thai people to join in with the festival in the future. I have a dream to build a Boccia stadium at my home town, and I hope that by taking part my dream will come true.”
After leaving Phuket Mr.Patthaya will travel to Bangkok to receive a Royal decoration, he will then travel to compete in the Chiang Mai Games.