Pattaya’s Chinese New Year celebration will move from Bali Hai Pier to Naklua’s Lan Pho Park, where the city will again set up a “Pattaya Chinatown” for the Feb. 3-5 celebration.
City officials met Jan. 18 to vet two companies vying to organize the 2 million baht event with the nod going to Tenth Dec Co.
Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh chairs a meeting to plan this year’s Chinese New Year events.
Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh noted that Chinese New Year is always a popular holiday in Pattaya, due to the city’s large number of Chinese-Thai residents and Chinese visitors.
The move to Naklua came after a dictate from Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome that all traditional cultural events should be staged in Naklua, the first community founded in the Pattaya area.
Other “modern” events, such as rock concerts, fashion shows and the like, will continue to be staged at Bali Hai.