Bangkok’s Red Cross Fair at Lumpini: Where the fun never ‘cross’-es the deadline

Photo courtesy of KhaoSod

The renowned Red Cross Fair, held at Lumpini Park, Bangkok, is still going strong after it kicked off on December 8. Don’t miss out on the fun and frolics before the fair ends on December 18.

A golden location within the event sees vendors bidding for the best spots. With a theme of Joyful Happiness at the Place of Giving, the event has attracted a significant number of interested individuals, just like the merchants eager to sell their goods at the fair.

The idea of transforming the Red Cross Fair into a festival, akin to those in the UK, has been suggested. The Soft Power Department Director proposed a debate with the Tourism Authority to promote the 100-year Red Cross Fair this year.

The main page of the Power Loaf Homemade Lava Cake, a retail and wholesale bakery in Nonthaburi, released the rental price for setting up a stall at the event. The store managed to secure a spot for a whopping 400,900 baht. However, it should be noted that this is the bid price, with the Thai Red Cross Society setting the initial cost at 290,000 baht, reported KhaoSod.

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Due to the interest of three companies in this particular location, a bidding war ensued. The store owner bid 400,900 baht, securing a prime location at entrance 1, opposite the police station. Upon entering and turning left, the store is immediately visible. The decision to bid 400,900 baht was driven by a desire to contribute to the Thai Red Cross Society’s charity efforts.

In related news, The Thai Red Cross Society’s National Blood Centre clarified that the blood donated and subsequently delivered across the nation’s hospitals is not up for sale. However, recipients are required to cover a service fee. Read more about this story HERE.

In other news, a fire broke out at Jodd Fairs Rama 9 market in Bangkok on December 13, resulting in a minor injury to a Thai woman. A total of 120 shops were obliterated, leading to financial losses of approximately 1.3 million baht for the vendors. Read more about this story HERE.

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