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BMA to unveil brand new Khao San Road on Oct 30

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is planning to “relaunch” Khao San Road on October 30 in an effort to stimulate the economy.

Sakoltee Phattiyakul, deputy Bangkok governor, said the street in the capital’s Bang Lamphu area was once a backpackers’ heaven, but has come to a standstill after the country shut its doors due to Covid-19.

Hence, he said, BMA needs to find a way to have the area buzzing again.

He said the relaunching ceremony will be family friendly and include art exhibitions, mini concerts, stalls and restaurants.

The event, which will kick off under the auspices of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, will run from 9am to midnight. The following day, the street will be transformed for Halloween.

“We are taking measures to curb the transmission of Covid-19 and will screen all visitors for fever and weapons. The traffic will also be well managed,” he said.

Published : October 08, 2020

By : The Nation