Life in Bangkok is almost back to normal!
After a big clean-up campaign to give back to the capital a more normal face, last weekend finally saw the curfew being lifted, public transport back to normal operation hours, and Bangkok’s Governor opening the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), the city’s latest public transport system, on Saturday morning.
Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva won the backing of lawmakers for his handling of an army operation to end two months of anti-government protests in Bangkok.
From last Friday to Sunday afternoon, Silom Road went into a festive mood with the street being turned into a giant pedestrian area filled with small traders, which have been affected by the casualties at Rachaprasong, Silom, and Pratunam and around Victory Monument. First estimations showed that over 400,000 visitors came to Silom Road around the weekend to buy discounted goods under a “Together We Can Grand Sale” campaign. “It is the best way to restore confidence among all Thais,” explained a Silom shop owner.
All around the city slogans such as, “Love Thai, Love Peace,” are flourishing – signs that Bangkok inhabitants, foreign travelers, and business owners feel relieved that the capital is back again to normalcy.
All major tours and travel services to Bangkok have been resumed. Britain, US and other major countries have eased their Travel Warnings to Thailand (with caution though).
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