1,000 police & volunteers on patrol for Songkran finale

Friday, 11 April 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 15 By  Warunya Thongrod

About 1,000 police officers and volunteers will slog through Pattaya April 19 to provide security for the city’s Songkran finale.

Beach Road from the Dolphin Roundabout to Walking Street and up to the intersection of South and Second Roads will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the water fight known as “Wan Lai.” Water supplies will be available at nine locations along the soggy strip.

About 1,000 police officers and volunteers will slog through Pattaya April 19, just like these men, to provide security for the city’s Songkran finale.About 1,000 police officers and volunteers will slog through Pattaya April 19, just like these men, to provide security for the city’s Songkran finale.

The main attraction will be at the Beach and Central roads intersection where there will be a fountain curtain installed for tourists to enjoy the beauty and capture images for memories. The fountain curtain will be more impressive this year with 12 spouts.

Pattaya has coordinated with Banglamung, Nongprue, Pattaya, Tourist and Highway police, using 425 cops to supervise traffic and safety with 575 Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan medics and civil defense volunteers bolstering their efforts. There will be checkpoints on main roads including officers on foot to monitor the safety during the day.

City officials are urging Thai New Year’s revelers to avoid using PVC water pipes, dress appropriately and take care when applying powder to others.

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