Fun’s finished; time to clean up


BANGKOK, April 16 – Over 500 workers were dispatched to Silom Road, the capital’s prime business street, today to clean up a one kilometre stretch which was turned into a water-splashing waterworld festival for the last three days.

Bangrak district chief Suachana Sudcharoen said about 100,000 merry-makers swarmed Silom each day to celebrate the Thai traditional new year’s Songkran festival April 13-15 which contributed to an estimated Bt60 million in circulation.

The one-kilometre distance from Saladaeng to Nararom intersection has been closed for the last three days to facilitate the annual festival.

Mr Suachana said more plainclothes policemen will be assigned to provide security next year to prevent untoward incidents in light of a firecracker explosion which frightened Songkran revellers this year.

Business will resume as usual tomorrow.