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Sun Sea Sand Colour! Patong Parade kicks off the 2017 Festival.

Tim Newton

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The Patong Parade kicked off the Patong Festival for 2017 under the banner ‘Sea Sun Sand’. The annual parade has never looked better with local businesses going to a lot of trouble. And the crowds certainly reacted with record turn-out of both locals and tourists (who probably had little idea the event was on). There were the usual delays as the leaders were slowed down for photos but the spectators enjoyed the chance to get plenty of selfies with the costumed procession as they made their way along the beach road. The Patong Festival continues until Friday with concerts and restaurants lining the beaches – enjoy the eating on the sand while you can!

Here’s our Facebook Live coverage from the evening and plenty of pics to give you the atmosphere from the night.

Patong parade

Posted by The Thaiger on Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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Tim Newton has lived in Thailand since 2011. An Australian, he has worked in the media, principally radio and TV, for 42 years. He has won the Deutsche Welle Award for best radio talk program (public radio Australia), presented over 11,000 radio news bulletins, 3,950 in Thailand alone, hosted 1050 daily TV news programs and produced 2,100 videos, TV commercials and documentaries. He also reported for CNN, Deutsche Welle TV, CBC, Australia's ABC TV and Australian radio during the 2018 Cave Rescue and other major stories in Thailand. As founder of The Thaiger in 2016, Tim is the current English Content Manager for the company, based in their Bangkok HQ.

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