Feast of fireworks ushers in 2021 at Iconsiam
The Iconsiam shopping complex in Bangkok’s Khlong San district, in cooperation with Tourism Authority of Thailand, organised the “Amazing Thailand Countdown 2021” at its premises by Chao Phraya River at the midnight hour on Thursday to usher in the New Year.
Under the theme "Celebrate the Shining Spirit of Thailand", the event featured 25,000 fireworks at midnight, which could be seen from over 1.4 kilometres of the Chao Phraya River bend. The fireworks show was divided into seven themes: Great Hopes, Believe in the Future, Brilliant Life, Beautiful World, Blossoming Prosperity, Be Together, and Best Beginning.
According to the event organisers, the fireworks were eco-friendly as they were made from sticky rice.
The event organisers said they had also complied with the Ministry of Public Health’s measures in preventing the spread of Covid-19 by skipping the annual concert and other stage performances this year to reduce crowding, while urging visitors to wear face masks and maintain social distancing.