More than 300 employees volunteered for the Aug. 27 activity organized by the beachfront Pattaya shopping mall at Wat Phra Yai in South Pattaya. It was one of 10 projects targeting communities and religious institutions.
Central Department Stores Region 3 Director Saran Tantijumnan and helpers pause for a photo after working to renovate toilets and beautify landscapes at Big Buddha Temple.
Central Department Stores Region 3 Director Saran Tantijumnan led the employees from Central Festival and Central Center in repairing toilets and repainting restrooms.
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden donated plants and flowers to spruce up the temple grounds. Sponsors Lampton Lighting Technology Co., Holiday Inn Pattaya, and Hilton Pattaya also sponsored the event.
Saran said the renovations were one way Central can repay the public for its patronage and support.
“This event has been held in more than 20 temples all over Pattaya over the past two years,” Saran explained. “The activities had been well received and sponsored by private organizations and the public sector. Therefore, I would like to invite any agency that has the same visions of wanting to return profits to the society to join in the project since there are many more religious institutions and temples that still require doors, roofs, windows and light bulbs.”