BANG Saen beach in Chonburi province, which is just an hour’s drive from Bangkok, is holding a special event to welcome the New Year on December 30 and 31, the Thai-language newspaper Thai Rath reported today (Dec. 21).
Called “Bang Saen Countdown Festival 2018” celebrators will entertained with a concert by famous Thai bands among which are Big Ass, Instinct, The Yers, Musketeers, The Richman Toy and Somkiat.
Aside from lots of food and drinks, there will also be Otop cultural products for sale in an atmosphere of years gone by.
On the night of December 31, a countdown to the New Year lasting 10 minutes takes place as 800 firecrackers are set off.
Mr Naronchai Khunpluem, tambon Saensuk municipality mayor, said he arranged this festival to help the local people earn more money from tourism and got good support from Chonburi Provincial Administrative Organization in doing so.
“This festival has been arranged in accordance with Chonburi’s tourism strategy with this also being in keeping with government policy for regional authorities to develop and build up tourism to international standard and quality.”
Top: A poster on the upcoming Bang Saen Countdown Festival 2018. Photo: Thai Rath
In-text: Tambon Saensuk municipality mayor Naronchai Khunpluem. Photo: Thai Rath