BMA inviting Bangkok residents to celebraye Chinese New Year at Yaowarat

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BANGKOK, 30 January 2013 The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is inviting Bangkok residents to visit the city’s China town to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2013 and learn about the history of Yaowarat road.

In the statement issued at a press conference at the River City Trading Center today, BMA Deputy Permanent Secretary Attaporn Suwattanadeja said the Chinese New Year celebration at Yaowarat will be held on February 10 and 11, 2013.

According to him, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will be presiding over the opening ceremony of the Chinese New Year celebration at 17.00 hrs. A special exhibition will also be held to display His Majesty the King’s philosophy and the history of the Yaowarat China town.

The Deputy Permanent Secretary also said it will be the first time in Thailand that a cultural show from Tibet will be performing at the event. The performance is made possible by the Chinese government as a gift for Thailand and a gesture honoring the long standing relationship between Thailand and China. There will also be a lion dance competition as well as 18 gold bars to give away and other prizes for celebrants throughout the 2-day event.

The Metropolitan Police Bureau will begin to close the road at Chalermprakiat Gate all the way to Chalermburi Intersection on February 9th until February 12 at 18.00 hrs. People are advised to use public transportation to visit the event.