Air Asia, Bangkok Hospital Pattaya and Central Festival Pattaya Beach donated a total 4,445 seven-meter-long beach chairs and benches. Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, Royal Garden Plaza, and Visa International contributed 5,090 umbrellas in several color combinations.
A group of tourism-related businesses have donated thousands of beach benches and umbrellas to Pattaya.
Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh thanked the companies for their contributions April 30, even through the mayor had previously announced a beautification program calling for all beachfront umbrellas to be the same color.
Itthiphol said the new umbrellas and benches would be a benefit to tourists and help give the city a fresher image.