Hat Yai lively with foreign tourists during Chinese New Year

Monday, 11 February 2013 By  MCOT

SONGKHLA, Feb 10 - The Chinese New Year celebration in Hat Yai business district in this southern province has been lively, with throngs of Malaysian and Singaporean tourists shopping in the area, with around Bt300 million expected to circulate here.

Tourists Business Federation of Songkhla chairman Surapol Kampalanonwat said many tourists have flocked to Hat Yai during this festival because they were confident of security measures, and all hotel rooms were fully booked.

The God of Prosperity, or 'Cai Shen,' over 2.30m in height was also enshrined on Sanehanusorn Rd for people to pay homage to the deity in the heart of Hat Yai, amid tight security measures.

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