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    4-day Songkran festival brought 500m Baht to Khaosan Road

    The 4-day festival, which is held from April 12 to 15, injected around 500m to 600m baht into circulation for businesses on Khaosan Road, according to Sanga Ruangwattanakul, president of the Khaosan Road Business Association.


    He said that this year’s revenue growth can be attributed to an increase in the number of international tourists and the fact that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) organised events in both on Khaosan Road and Sanam Luang.


    On Khaosan Road alone, there were 600 street vendors throughout the festival and the total number of visitors is estimated at 400,000 for the 4-day period, according to Sanga.


    Thousands of revellers on Khaosan Road and the surrounding areas send off the last night of Songkran festival with water fights, music and dancing.

    As Songkran celebration in Khaosan Road comes to a close at 24:00, a team of more than 30 cleaners from Phra Nakhon District Office were assembled to help clear the road off plastic bottles, packaging and rubbish.
    The road surface was later sprayed with water to wash off the white scented power used in the water fights.


    Accroding to Pol Maj Gen Atthaporn Wongsiripreeda, the number of party goers between 18:00 and 22:30 reached 90,000 on the police AI detection system and the number kept increasing as the night wore on.


    Pol Col Sanong Saengmanee of Chanasongkram police station said that no additional revellers are allowed to enter Khaosan Road from 24:00 onwards to avoid overcrowding. Those who are already in the area will be permitted to party on until pubs closing time.

    4-day Songkran festival brought 500m Baht to Khaosan Road | Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world

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    Songkran revellers left behind more than 100 tonnes of garbage on Silom and Khao San roads

    The three-day Songkran water splashing on Khao San road was over on Monday night and left behind about 116 tonnes of garbage, mostly drinking water bottles, plastic bags, water guns, plastic buckets and traces of white clay flour, to be collected by city collectors.


    Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt supervised about 250 city workers in the cleanup of Khao Sarn road this morning. About 200,000 Songkran revelers were estimated to visit the area yesterday and last night, which was the last day of the Songkran celebrations there.

    According to city officials, a total of 116 tonnes of garbage were collected from Khao San and its vicinity for the first three days from April 12. The amount of garbage left behind by the revellers last night was not estimated yet.


    For Silom road, about 33 tonnes of garbage were collected on April 13-14. The number of revellers there was estimated at about 58,000 and 79,000 respectively.


    As the celebrations were over in Bangkok and most of the country, the Lai Bang Saen, a unique Songkran celebration for the people in Bang Saen resort town of Chon Buri province kicked off today.

    The celebration is confined to the two-km Khao Lam road, the Bang Saen beach road and Bang Saen Soi 2 which were clogged with pick-up trucks, loaded with revellers and water drums.


    The Songkran celebration here will not be complete without the ritual to create sand castles on the Bang Saen beach today and tomorrow. Several cultural activities are held on the beach.

    Songkran revellers left behind more than 100 tonnes of garbage on Silom and Khao San roads | Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world

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