Pattaya Daily News

01 May 2014 :: 18:05:42 pm 85329

Thousands of Workers Down Tools in Pattaya on Labour Day

Thousands of workers have downed tools and spent the day on the beaches of Pattaya and Jomtien. Although the weather was hot the beaches were packed with thousands of people.
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PATTAYA- May 1, 2014[Pattaya Daily News];- at 13.00 pm. Jomtien beach was packed with the workers who came to Pattaya on Labour Day. The atmosphere on the beach was one of fun and excitement with old and young enjoying their day off. There was also a lot of traffic congestion due to the influx of people.

Mr.Sompong Aonkaew aged 34 an industrial worker said that he had come from Chacheongsao to visit Jomtien beach with his family and friends. He added that he likes to travel to the seaside when he gets time off from work and always goes to Bangsaen.

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Ms.Inthiporn Paitaisong an office employee said that she and her friend had come from Bangkok. She opted to visit Jomtien beach because she can cook on the beach. She added that she likes going the seaside and she and her friends always take vacations to the beach even though she needs to go back to work tomorrow.

Ms.Oraphan Kamtaisong aged 28 an office employee said that she and her family came from Samuthprakarn and she also has tomorrow off work to make it a longer vacation. She added that she rarely travelled but this time she is able to make it a longer vacation with Labour Day falling on a Thursday.

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However, with the political unrest still continuing, most workers commented that they aren’t affected from it but some said it had affected them but it was serious. Although the economy is not good at the moment people would travel rather than stay home.

Most who came to Pattaya had come from Bangkok and metropolitan because it’s easy to get to from Bangkok and they were accompanied with their family and friends. Most of them have only one day off and go back to work tomorrow however some have taken Friday off work to make it a long weekend. Most visitors said they came to Pattaya because they liked the sea.

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Reporter : Yanathip   Photo : PDN staff   Category : Community News

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