Shrimp Paste Making Activity
Our special recipe uses yellow shrimp instead of regular, smaller sized shrimp. This will allow the shrimp paste to taste sweeter than general shrimp pastes. We start by drying the yellow shrimps in the sun. The dried shrimps are and then mixed with a touch of salt with a pestle and mortar into it begins to form a softer consistency. The mixture is then preserved for two days. After that, the paste is pounded further until a delicious shrimp paste is obtained. The locals can use the shrimp paste in main dishes and desserts such as chili paste and Thai green mango with sweet shrimp paste. The Committee will apply this information to create a new brand and packaging design for the community.
Sweet Shrimp Paste Contest
The local experts will be on standby to teach the traditional cooking methods to the contestants. Each team will then be asked to cook among themselves using a traditional stone mortar. The cooking method is very simple and involves adding onions and peppers, then followed by the shrimp paste, coconut sugar, and dried shrimp. The team which can prepare the tastiest dish that earns praise from the locals will be the winner of the contest.
Treasure hunt cruising, conquer the Lee-Led Amazon forest
- Mission 1: Make Look Jark by dividing into teams of 5-6 people and take a cruise along the Poonpin River. Compete in collecting Look Jark. When all ingredients are collected, every team must use Look Jark to make a dessert. The team with the most delicious dessert is the winner.
- Mission 2: Kanom Jark wrapping competition. The local ‘philosopher’ will demonstrate how to make Kanom Jark, which main ingredients include coconut pieces, coconut scraping, coconut sugar, starch, and most important of all, pumpkin. Kanom Jark wrapping uses the second part of Jark leaves to wrap the dessert and heat until done.
- Mission 3: Divide into teams of 5-6 people and cruise along the Poonpin River. Find the rare trees in the quest from the local philosopher. The team must use their phones to take photos of the trees. Whoever can find the most correct trees in that team is the winner.
- Mission 4: “set up crab, fish, and shrimp trawls” activity
Send out representatives who will experience the lives of fishermen by boarding fishing boats to set up crab, fish, and shrimp trawls. They will then be able to bring back fresh shrimps, fish, crabs. The team with the most crabs, fish, and shrimps is the winner.
Motto Making Activities
Come up with your own inspirational words for this trip. Each team will be given 10 minutes to think of some attractive mottos, with the winner being decided by the Village Headman. The selected team will be allowed to write their motto on the signboards which are displayed in several places of the mangroves including the Walkway. Besides providing education to tourists, this will be a great addition for the future visitors to see, as well as the community leaders.