Pattaya Makes Preparations for New Year’s Countdown
BANGKOK (NNT) - Pattaya has hosted a meeting to discuss preparations for its upcoming three-day “Countdown Festival” at the end of the month.
Pattaya Mayor Poramese Ngampiches said the city has tasked all relevant local units with preparing equipment and personnel to prevent major roads from becoming congested while accommodating an influx of revelers taking part in New Year’s celebrations throughout the city. The move comes following a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
Pattaya had previously held a countdown celebration in 2021, although it was significantly scaled down from preceding years and was subject to a number of regulations that restricted crowd size. This year, such rules have been removed and the roster of musicians increased. As a result, officials said crowds are certain to return to Bali Hai Pier from December 29-31.
Pattaya officials have also announced they will be limiting the number of guests at each event to reduce the risk of a crowd crush similar to the recent Halloween celebration tragedy in South Korea.
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