‘Colors of the East’ brighten Beach Road

Friday, 04 April 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 14 By  Urasin Khantaraphan & Veechan Souksi

Public officials from four eastern provinces welcomed the coming of the “summer of love” with the 7th Colors of the East festival in Pattaya.

Chonburi Gov. Khomsan Ekachai, Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho, and Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh opened the four-day fair March 27 with officials from Rayong, Trat and Chantaburi at Central Festival Pattaya Beach.

The event featured acrobats, go karts, flash mobs, and a military band, which thrilled the many Thai and foreign tourists from across the country. More than 200 booths were erected along Beach Road, selling souvenirs and locally made food, all decorated under the concept “Summer of Love” for tourists to take photographs.

(Seated, L to R) Deputy Governor Pongsak Preechawit, Governor Khomsan Ekachai and Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho enjoy the entertainment.(Seated, L to R) Deputy Governor Pongsak Preechawit, Governor Khomsan Ekachai and Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho enjoy the entertainment.

“This year is different from last year’s event, as the concept of this year’s event is the Summer of Love,” Ekachai said. “The objective of the festival is mainly to enhance tourism as the low season has approached Pattaya. Looking at the crowd, we have no fewer here than last year and I think this will profit many shop owners, beach vendors and other local businesses.”

A traditional wedding ceremony broadens the concept of the “Summer of Love” festival.A traditional wedding ceremony broadens the concept of the “Summer of Love” festival.

Many local businesses joined the parade before the opening, including the Pattaya Floating Market, Easy Kart Pattaya, local schools, Mimosa Pattaya, and the Teddy Bear Museum. Others put on shows, which brightened up the atmosphere of the event.

Wedding organizers pareehut.com join the event.Wedding organizers pareehut.com join the event.

Ghostly dancers from Mimosa “scare” the crowd.Ghostly dancers from Mimosa “scare” the crowd.

Mimosa dancers put on a colorful show.Mimosa dancers put on a colorful show.

Cupid points his arrow at a loving couple to begin the “Summer of Love” festival.Cupid points his arrow at a loving couple to begin the “Summer of Love” festival.

The Hanuman battle thrills the audience.The Hanuman battle thrills the audience.

Members of Mimosa Pattaya show off their stunning outfits.Members of Mimosa Pattaya show off their stunning outfits.

Pattaya’s Easykart rumbles down Beach Road in the parade.Pattaya’s Easykart rumbles down Beach Road in the parade.

The Floating Market provides their beautiful float for the parade.The Floating Market provides their beautiful float for the parade.

A precision marching band from Pattaya’s local schools shows their talents.A precision marching band from Pattaya’s local schools shows their talents.

Pattaya’s Teddy Bear Museum shows their giant teddies in the parade.Pattaya’s Teddy Bear Museum shows their giant teddies in the parade.

Actors perform a romantically spectacular show during the opening ceremonies.Actors perform a romantically spectacular show during the opening ceremonies.

Supermodels provide eye candy for the festival.Supermodels provide eye candy for the festival.

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