Dubbed as Asia’s Burning Man, Wonderfruit was founded by Pranitan Pete Phornprapha. He was working on his father’s environmental project, Think Earth in 2012 when inspiration came knocking.

“It struck me what a great medium a festival would be to promote social responsibility and sustainability because everyone can relate to arts, music and having fun,” he shares.

Pete’s hope is for Wonderfruit to encourage, develop, and innovate sustainable solutions that make a meaningful impact on the planet.

Wonderfruit Festival

Happening from today until 17 December, Wonderfruit is not your typical festival. Instead, it creates immersive experiences based on six unique pillars – Music, Arts, Farm to Feasts, Wellness & Adventures, Talks & Workshops, and Family.

Check out the video below to see some highlights.

Here are the three experiences that caught our attention from this edition of Wonderfruit.

About a Boy

The first-ever party specifically for LGBT people, “Adam and Steve” was an outrageous night hosted by Thailand’s finest drag queens in Forbidden Fruit, the alternative after-hours venue.

This time round, artist Tom Potisit is directing “About a Boy”, a drag show that tells the story of the struggles of people who are born different and their fight to find acceptance. It stars Thailand’s most acclaimed drag star, Pangina Heals and will be narrated by the inimitable Gene Kasidit.

The FARMacy

To celebrate the abundance of age-old knowledge about natural healthcare in Thailand, the farm will be converted into an on-site dispensary for natural and herbal remedies. Developed with Thailand Young Farmers, the FARMacy brings Wonderers on a botanical journey.

Wonderfruit

From tropical healthy greens and healing herbs, to the mysteries of sensory-altering plant properties – Learn all about herb inhalers, aromatic oil making, craft alcohol, fermentation and natural dyeing.

Also, if you get sunburnt or a cut while at Wonderfruit, you can go to FARMacy and get it treated naturally by the herb doctor stationed on-site.

Camps

Camps is a new concept that brings together like-minded people to form communities inside Wonderfruit. Wonderers can share and exchange their unique experiences, spanning from music, to food and drinks, to other activities.

Wonderfruit Festival

For instance, those looking for a place to relax and immerse themselves in Thai culture can do so at Neramit Camp.

In partnership with the Tourism Authority of Thailand, this cultural zone presents local delicacies from all over Thailand, while enjoying authentic Thai music from the Molam Bus.

Wonderfruit takes place at The Fields at Siam Country Club, Pattaya from now until to 17 December 2017. Four-day passes can currently be purchased at 6,000 baht.

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