Annual Ploenchit Fair returns for 2012

The highly-anticipated Ploenchit Fair opens Saturday Nov. 24, at the Bangkok Pattana International School. Organized annually by the British Community in Thailand Foundation for the Needy (BCTFN), the fair supports diverse charity projects in all regions of the Kingdom, promoting self-sufficiency and improving the lives of the needy.

Since first being held at the British Embassy in 1956, the Ploenchit Fair has become one of the biggest annual events of the Bangkok social calendar. An array of outdoor attractions and entertainment for the family and friends includes a Ferris wheel, carousel, Transpo’s Giant Wave Slide, shooting gallery, king of the mountain, water roller ball and the bungy, as well as many game stalls all with kids in mind. There is also Bumrungrad’s Father Christmas for younger fair goers.

Adults will enjoy more than 60 shopping outlets at the Petticoat Lane with charity stalls selling  an assortment of treasures ranging from clothes, gifts, and cosmetic products to a variety of international cuisines such as Sunrise Tacos with frosty margaritas, Witch’s British Fish & Chips, Flavours of India, Masala Art and exotic Thai food. Various stalls will offer fun and interactive games for everyone, with a chance to win many of the thousands of prizes, including round-trip tickets to London, while knowing that every baht spent will go towards helping those in need.

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