Bangkok Big Cleaning to Restore Normalcy

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration organizes a Big Cleaning Day for the capital Bangkok. More than 2,000 people including foreigners volunteered to help restore normalcy in the tourism sector.
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May 26, 2010 - PRLog -- On Sunday, 23 May, The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) organized a Big Cleaning Day for Bangkok after the over-two-month long rally ended on May 19.

After a thorough safety check by the Center for the Resolution of Emergency Situation (CRES), several areas in central Bangkok were returned to the BMA for rehabilitation.

The cleaning was aimed to heal the public well-being and also bring the tourism sector back to normality.

Over 4,500 volunteers cooperated with the concerned authorities including staff of the Department of Environment, Department of Drainage and Sewerage and Department of Public Works to clean the areas on six main routes.

The BMA also hosted a merit-making ceremony for the city in the Ratchaprasong area at 06.00 hours on Wednesday 26 May.

As of Monday May 24, most of the business sectors, shopping areas and schools have re-opened as usual.

Mass transportation services have also resumed. Public bus services were back in operation on 21 May. The elevated BTS Skytrain and the MRT Subway system resumed service on Sunday 23 May.

With the exception of Zen, Central World, Isetan and Big C Rajdamri, all other department stores and shopping malls in Bangkok and around Thailand have not been affected.

Life in all other areas of Bangkok and in the provinces continues as normal with tourist attractions not affected in any way.

Considering the normalcy returning to Bangkok, tourists are once again most welcome to come and enjoy the delights of this exciting capital city.

Useful Contacts

TAT Hotline – 1672
Tourist Police – 1555
Ministry of Foreign Affairs - +662-575-1023, +662-981-7225, +66-88-022-1540 or +66-88-022-1541.

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Source:Tourism Authority of Thailand
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