Love in air, feet on floor for Valentine’s Day

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Love is in the air even more than usual in Pattaya as the city prepares for Valentine’s Day.

City hall turned Sukhumvit Road into a Valentine’s card, set up a photo booth on Pattaya Beach for couples to take romantic snapshots and decorated hearts and flowers around the city. Department stores and bars also have gotten into the spirit, preparing promotions and decorations for Feb. 14.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! this year continues its unique couples’ events for Valentine’s, eschewing the “World’s Longest Kiss” competition of recent years for a new attempt at a Guinness Book of World Records mark: The world’s longest dance marathon.

City hall has set up a Valentine’s Day photo booth on Pattaya Beach.City hall has set up a Valentine’s Day photo booth on Pattaya Beach.

Couples will have to dance together for at least 35 hours and one second to get into the book. The contest will run Feb. 13-14 at Royal Garden Plaza and organizers believe it will draw dance fans from around the globe for a piece of the 200,000-baht prize purse.

“Each year during Valentine’s Day, Ripley’s holds unique activities for couples to welcome the love festival,” said deputy managing director Somporn Naksuetrong. “The participants will have to move their feet at all times according to the music beats and winners dancing the longest will win more than 200,000 baht.”

Those interested in participating can call Studio Mango’s Atcharee Kraiphet at 086-785-9678 or Jiraphan Homsanit at 085-796-0976 or e-mail [email protected]