CentralWorld readies world-class countdown party

CentralWorld readies world-class countdown party

Deputy Minister of Public Health Sathit Pitutecha, sixth from left on the stage, attends an event announcing 'centralwOrld bangkOk cOuntdOwn 2022' at CentralWorld on Wednesday. (Photo: Varut Hiranyathep)
Deputy Minister of Public Health Sathit Pitutecha, sixth from left on the stage, attends an event announcing 'centralwOrld bangkOk cOuntdOwn 2022' at CentralWorld on Wednesday. (Photo: Varut Hiranyathep)

CentralWorld is preparing to throw a world-class end-of-year countdown and pin itself as the "Times Square of Asia".

The event will last for a week from Dec 25–31 at CentralWorld department store in Bangkok under the banner "centralwOrld bangkOk cOuntdOwn 2022", Central Pattana Public Co, which owns the venue, said on Wednesday.

It will run daily from 8pm to 12.15am.

Nattakit Tangpoonsinthana, the company's executive vice-president, said the huge mall will become a key landmark in Asia and this New Year's countdown party would reflect its grand ambitions.

"Furthermore, one of the highlights will be sending a 'Message to the World" event through the PanOramix@centralwOrld screen, as well a seven-minute 3D fireworks show," he said.

Due to concerns about the pandemic, despite Thailand meeting its target in terms of vaccinations to date, strict hygiene measures will be put in place for the safety of the public, officials said.

These will be enforced under the Safe Plus+ protocol, including mandatory mask wearing and tight screening of visitors before they enter the venue, Mr Nattakit said.

Those who wish to participate must register seven days in advance.

They will need to attach copies of their ID cards, provide their contact information, and show proof of double vaccination.

This could be done via the "Mor Prom" application or using documents from certified medical institutions.

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