Photo Courtesy of Twitter @buddy_my dog
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Capital gain for those left behind

national April 12, 2019 11:20

By The Nation

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With hundreds of thousands of Bangkok workers having already headed back to their home provinces for Songkran, there is a silver lining for those who have opted to stay in the capital or are required to continue working through the holiday period.

Photo Courtesy of Koygusso Theppradit : Public transport services in Bangkok such as the Skytrain's Sukhumvit Road Route also visibly with less people around this Songkran.

The ones ‘left behind’ are enjoying the rare treat of almost-empty roads over the traditional Thai New Year, giving them ample opportunity to drive around at their leisure and explore new destinations.

There are visibly fewer vehicles and pedestrians on Bangkok’s main thoroughfares, including the section of Rajapreuk Road from Bangwa to Sathorn, Phetchaburi Road near the usually-gridlocked Pratunam Intersection and even the usually worst-jammed intersection at Lat Phrao.

Photo Courtesy of Twitter @buddy_my dog