The world's most powerful earthquake in more than 40 years
triggered massive tsunami waves in more than 10 countries. But that will not stop the biggest creative awards show in Asia, the 8th Asia Pacific Advertising Festival.
The show will go on as Pattaya is gearing up to welcome delegates at the festival.
The organizing committee of the 8th Asia Pacific Advertising Festival has extended its sympathies to the friends and families of those people who lost their lives as a result of the tidal waves that hit some coastal regions in several countries of Asia, including the island of Phuket, located in the southern part of Thailand.
Fortunately, while some very minor tremors were felt in Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, the earthquake and the resulting tidal waves did not have any effect on Pattaya or any other cities and resorts, situated around the Gulf of Siam.
This, according to a press note by the festival's organisers, was due to the city's geographical location and the nature of the mountainous terrain that surrounds Pattaya from several sides. Both the sea and the waves have been very calm and the skies have been clear and sunny in Pattaya, the note adds.
© 2005 agencyfaqs!First Published : January 16, 2005