Amazing Thailand Countdown 2019 at Bangkok's Chao Phraya River

ICONSIAM Bangkok, New Year 2019 Countdown, New Year's Eve 2019 party

The Tourism Authority of Thailand will organize the longest fireworks display ever staged along Bangkok's Chao Phraya River as part of celebrations to mark the arrival of the New Year at midnight on 31st December 2018.The Tourism Authority of Thailand will organize the longest fireworks display ever staged along Bangkok's Chao Phraya River as part of celebrations to mark the arrival of the New Year at midnight on 31st December 2018.



Called the "Amazing Thailand Countdown 2019", the spectacular display will last a full five minutes and is expected to be witnessed by more than a million people in the proximity of the river and beyond.

The Countdown festivities are jointly organized by the largest coalition of public and private sector organizations which are collaborating to stage a single, synchronized show that can become a dazzling landmark celebration to mark Thailand's entry into the New Year.

The festivities will begin at 6 pm on 31st December 2018 and include various performances and other shows under the theme of 'The River of Prosperity' and run up to the fireworks display as the highlight at midnight.  

ICONSIAM Bangkok, New Year 2019 Countdown, New Year's Eve 2019 party

There will also be an extensive line-up of cultural performers and top ranked singers on stage to entertain revelers at ICONSIAM's riverside 'River Park' plaza which will be open to the public and can accommodate more than 4,000 people.




Sites with the best views of the displays include Mandarin Oriental Hotel, The Peninsula Hotel, Millennium Hilton Hotel, Shangri-La Hotel, Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel, Lhong 1919, and Chalermphrakiat Park, among many other riverside locations.

Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, said, "Every year we organise extraordinary events to mark the New Year and reinforce Thailand as a great destination for visitors, and this year's will be a particularly sensational one.  We invite visitors from around the world to witness what will be a truly spectacular show."

Together with the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the riverside 'River of Prosperity' Countdown is jointly organised by ICONSIAM, the Association of Chao Phraya Commerce, the Marine Department, Siam Commercial Bank, TRUE Corporation, Kasikorn Bank, the Thai Shipping Association, Bangkok River Partners, and Chao Phraya Riverside Communities.




The fireworks display consists of five 'Acts'.  The first, 'The River of Prosperity', will be in silver, gold, and bronze colours which symbolize prosperity in Thai culture.

The second Act, 'Siam Treasure', will be in various shapes and colours to symbolize the diversity of Thailand.

The third Act, 'Blossom of Joy', will build up excitement to the complement of Thai folk songs.  The fourth Act, 'One World', will represent the flags and colours of the nations of the world, symbolizing Thailand's welcome to the world.

And the fifth Act, 'Thailand', will be in the colours of Thailand's national flag, red, white, and blue, symbolizing the strength and solidarity of its people.


Inside the ICONSIAM, Bangkok
ICONSIAM Bangkok, New Year 2019 Countdown, New Year's Eve 2019 party
Bangkok is the most visited and favorite destination in Asia, with its good food, gorgeous island beaches and its majestic culture. But the city is more that an island of paradise – it is also growing as one of the center of commerce in Asia.




Last November 2018 was a glorious moment in Bangkok at they announced the opening of Thailand's most spectacular riverside landmark, ICONSIAM, with a dazzling programme that included the largest flying drone display ever organised in Southeast Asia with more than 1,500 drones, and attended by tens of thousands of well-wishers, celebrities and Thailand's 'Who's Who'.
ICONSIAM Bangkok, New Year 2019 Countdown, New Year's Eve 2019 party
The US$1.65 billion landmark is one of Asia's most exciting new developments and is billed as a 750,000 square metre mega-destination that "brings together, in a single destination, a great riverside location with art, culture, lifestyle pursuits, endless dining options, super-luxury residences, and shopping. It's a place to regenerate and refresh, to be inspired and seek new ideas, and a place to discover the best of Thailand and the best on offer from around the world," according to Mrs. Chadatip Chutrakul, Director, ICONSIAM Co., Ltd.

ICONSIAM Bangkok, New Year 2019 Countdown, New Year's Eve 2019 party




ICONSIAM Bangkok, New Year 2019 Countdown, New Year's Eve 2019 party
She said, "ICONSIAM is a destination - not a mall or a mixed-use development - and it is born of a joint creative effort that has united the hearts of Thai people from many different walks of life. They include experts from many disciplines and from many countries who love Thailand and want to contribute to a new symbol of Thailand, making Thais proud while also making visitors from around the world fall deeper in love with Thailand."

ICONSIAM Bangkok, New Year 2019 Countdown, New Year's Eve 2019 party

ICONSIAM Bangkok, New Year 2019 Countdown, New Year's Eve 2019 party
She said, "ICONSIAM was created by a collaboration of unprecedented scale between Thai artists and experts from around the world. As Thais, we are also proud that the world's leading fashion and luxury brands have trusted us and created an impressive presence at ICONSIAM. They collaborated with ICONSIAM by thinking outside of the box and also, in a rare first, collaborated with Thai artists, allowing them to create masterpieces that integrate Thai themes and materials such as using Thai silk to decorate their stores."



ICONSIAM Bangkok, New Year 2019 Countdown, New Year's Eve 2019 party
Among the outstanding features at ICONSIAM is the River Park - a 10,000 square metres riverside community space that is open to the public every day. There is also multimedia water feature, which is the longest in Southeast Asia, that is designed to be a global iconic attraction, "and do for Bangkok what the London Eye does for London and the Botanic Garden at the Marina Bay Sands does for Singapore," Mrs. Chutrakul said.

ICONSIAM Bangkok, New Year 2019 Countdown, New Year's Eve 2019 party
On the ground floor is a four-acre space called SookSiam where communities from Thailand's 77 provinces present their creative capabilities, whether it be in products or performances. SookSiam aims to be a platform where provincial products can benefit from professional merchandising and marketing to help them penetrate international markets.



There is also Thailand's most technologically advanced auditorium that aims to boost Thailand's international incentives and convention industry. It is scheduled to open in July 2019, at the same time as ICONSIAM's 'River Museum Bangkok' which will be the first world-class museum in Thailand and capable of hosting top world-touring exhibitions.
ICONSIAM Bangkok, New Year 2019 Countdown, New Year's Eve 2019 party
Mrs. Chutrakul said, "ICONSIAM is also the first commercial development in Thailand to ever sponsor large-scale public infrastructure including the Golden Line Skytrain mass transit line as well as the improvement of public piers along the river to ease potential traffic congestion created by our huge destination."



ICONSIAM Bangkok, New Year 2019 Countdown, New Year's Eve 2019 party
Supoj Chaiwatsirikul, Chief Executive Officer, ICONSIAM, said, "Our retail offerings are unmatched, with more than 7,000 Thai and international brands represented, many for the first time in Thailand and with new concepts and special products exclusively at ICONSIAM."

ICONSIAM Bangkok, New Year 2019 Countdown, New Year's Eve 2019 party
Among the 'first-ever' brands and stores is Takashimaya, Japan's legendary department store; the first flagship Apple Store in Thailand; Japan's most successful cosmetics specialty store @Cosme; H&M with first-ever triplex store; Urban Revivo; the first outlet in Thailand for multi-brand sports fashion chain JD Sports; the first Nike Kicks Lounge in Southeast Asia; Asia's largest Adidas Original Store; and an area of 2,500 square metres called ICONCRAFT that presents Thailand's creativity at its best by assembling a vast array of art pieces and contemporary craftwork by Thais.



ICONSIAM Bangkok, New Year 2019 Countdown, New Year's Eve 2019 party
ICONSIAM also houses luxury automotive brands including Rolls-Royce, Maserati, Mini, BMW Motorrad, Porsche, and Toyota, with BMW offering Virtual Reality (VR) experiences.


ICONSIAM Bangkok, New Year 2019 Countdown, New Year's Eve 2019 party
Magnolia Waterfront Residences

Mr. Visit Malaisirirat, Chief Executive Officer of Magnolia Quality Development Corporation (MQDC), developer of the two residential towers at ICONSIAM, said, "Magnolia Waterfront Residences are 379 luxurious condominiums located by the river in a 70-floor tower. There is also a 52-floor, super-luxury tower that is the first Mandarin Oriental-branded residential development in Southeast Asia, with 146 super-luxury homes. Residences in both towers have raised the bar on quality and luxury in residential development in Thailand and brought them on a par with the best anywhere in the world, helping them achieve record prices in the city with a two-bedroom condominium starting at US$2.58 million."



ICONSIAM Bangkok, New Year 2019 Countdown, New Year's Eve 2019 party

ICONSIAM Bangkok, New Year 2019 Countdown, New Year's Eve 2019 party
Even the powder room and comfort rooms are very elegant and luxurious, you can enjoy having your personal time like a queen!

If you love shopping, ICONSIAM is your next shopping haven!

ICONSIAM Bangkok, New Year 2019 Countdown, New Year's Eve 2019 party

ICONSIAM Bangkok, New Year 2019 Countdown, New Year's Eve 2019 party
ICONSIAM is being developed by three of Thailand's most successful businesses, including Siam Piwat, the owner and operator of prestige retail developments such as Siam Center, Siam Paragon, and Siam Discovery; Magnolia Quality Development Corporation (MQDC), the owner and developer of luxury quality residential and mixed-use projects; and multi-national conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group.



ICONSIAM Bangkok, New Year 2019 Countdown, New Year's Eve 2019 party


ICON SIAM, 299 Soi Charoen Nakhon 5, Charoen Nakhon Rd., Khlong Ton Sai, Khlong San, Bangkok, +662 495 7000, www.iconsiam.com. Open 10am-10pm.


If you are visiting Bangkok, don’t forget to add this to your travel itinerary!


xoxo, Blair



98 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. I have read so much about Thailand. Your post makes me want to pack my bags and go right now!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This new landmark development sounds amazing especially for shoppers. The fireworks display that will take place at the end of the year also sounds like a grand event.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As Thailand celebrate the coming of 2019, this occasion promises a glorious event and the fruitful future of Thailand and its people.

      Delete
  3. Wow this sounds like the place to see in 2019! It seems like there is so much going on and a place to really celebrate with others and great shows!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is true, and I hope you'll have a fantastic 2019!

      Delete
  4. The moment I saw your photos I thought of aaladin! This event looks and sounds incredibly fun and entertaining! Bangkok here I come...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh yeah you must visit Bangkok, it is a very modernized country.

      Delete
  5. The fireworks display sounds like it's going to be awesome.. can't wait to see the pics that you post

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow ICONSIAM looks like an amazing venue, I would really like to visit. The fireworks display sounds like a spectacle including all the entertainment and acts featured. I think watching all the drones in formation would be absolutely incredible.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Holy smokes!!! That looks amazing...did I see someone on a swing in between the fireworks in one of those pictures. That's going to be one epic New Years party!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow look at those powder rooms, looks way better than my house! Haha! Bangkok is becoming more of a bucket list tril

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh my God. This is so beautiful. This is seriously worth a visit.

    ReplyDelete
  10. That looks like so much fun! I would take a million pictures if I were there because there are so many beautiful details and colors everywhere!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Definitely! I will be back to Thailand this March :D

      Delete
  11. That sounds so cool! I bet it will be beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  12. WOW this mall is just crazy! I love how big and fancy it is! I bet that that's the ultimately shopping experience.
    Merry Christmas!

    XO
    Candace
    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. I've read and seen so much about Thailand. It looks like such a fun place to visit!

    ReplyDelete
  14. The ICONSIAM is so decadent and upscale. I'd love to visit with my husband one day soon. The large buildings and many things to do is fantastic.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wait for the museum to open and other attractions inside the mall!

      Delete
  15. I would love to see the longest fireworks display ever staged along Bangkok's Chao Phraya River as part of celebrations to mark the arrival of the New Year at midnight on 31st December 2018. Keshia Richmond

    ReplyDelete
  16. You just gave me serious travel goal, girl..

    Loved reading it

    ReplyDelete
  17. Fantastic! I would surely visit Thailand next year and see this for myself.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Wow that's so fascinating 😍 I love fireworks and I'm a total shopaholic ❤ and ICONSIAM really made me want to travel to Thailand asap 💖

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They will soon open a museum and many attractions!

      Delete
  19. Exciting news. I wish to witness a similar event here in the Philippines.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Wow! Looks like a fun and exciting happening I would like to attend. Been wanting to visit thailand and see the beauty of the country.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thailand have successfully integrate their old and new traditions, without erasing their genuine cultures like Japan.

      Delete
  21. I have been to Thailand and totally loved my visit. I can't wait to go back and explore more.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Same here! I would like to explore it coz it is quite similar to the Philippines.

      Delete
  22. So wish I could go and see this for myself

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah book your tickets! This March is a perfect time :D

      Delete
  23. Whoa! That is really fun and beautiful. If I have Thailand tour then definitely I will plan it during new year.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You will enjoy this place. I suggest you stay within this area near the river because there are many attractions available!

      Delete
  24. I haven't been to Bangkok in years and you make me want to go back! ICONSIAM looks incredible and a friend of mine was just there and she was telling me how cool it was. Just what Thailand needs.... more shopping! LOL. Heard the themed food court area though is awesome with so much food available. Did you go there?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes and it was fantastic! I kept holding my credit card soo tight because of too many temptation to shop!

      Delete
  25. Thanks so much for this sharing, I am now in bangkok & will be staying till new year, gonna enjoy this amazing countdown here, yeah!! :D
    Cheers, siennylovesdrawing

    ReplyDelete
  26. Bangkok is such an amazing city-
    Thailand is one of my favorite travel adventures I’ve ever had! This New Years celebration looks like a blast- I wish I could be there.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You can always visit Bangkok anytime! She will wait for you, Katie :D

      Delete
  27. Wow! This is a perfect event to celebrate new years's eve in Thailand! For sure shoppers will love this also! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is true! I love their local products much cheaper and lots of choices!

      Delete
  28. ICON SIAM looks very luxurious! I feel that I need to dress up when I visit it! I'll include this in my itinerary.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. well, dressing-up will add you more attraction and might give you more VIP service.

      Delete
  29. I visited thailand multiple times but I was never there for New Year. Well, I was there for the Buddhist New Year and it was crazy but the atmosphere for the western new year looks amazing too. I would love to try out this experience too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This New Year's countdown is expected to be one of the best of Bangkok.

      Delete
  30. This wants me to go out of the country next year for new year to get a fresh experience. I've spent to New Years and 3 Christmas away from home but in country with not much festivities like PHilippines and this Thailand!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well hope one of the properties in the Philippines will do their New Year Countdown like Bangkok.

      Delete
  31. Woah! This one looks like it's going to be an epic night. The fireworks display sounds like it's going to be a night to remember. Can't wait to see your future posts. Happy New Year@

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Happy New Year Archana, yeah I'll keep you posted!

      Delete
  32. Between IconSiam and the spectacular plans for welcoming the new year, I'm ready to book my flight to Thailand. I bet it would be a memorable experience.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ohh Eliz you will love the whole experience. You should spend at least a week in Bangkok!

      Delete
  33. Bangkok is one of my favorite cities. I visited in 2012. It seems like a lot has changed with this new development. And I love the story behind the fireworks. I like that ut won’t be random colors but will have a theme!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah you will find it very different since 2012. Its time to visit Bangkok again, Marcia :D

      Delete
  34. The mall looks awesome! I also thought that the countdown will be a great experience! I wish I can be there!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree! It will be a blast and one of the best in Asia. I am hoping it will surpass the Victoria Harbour famous fireworks.

      Delete
  35. So magical! I've always wanted to go out for a big New Year's celebration but I don't really like busy crowds. This place looks beautiful though!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think you should go out and enjoy the New Year celebration!

      Delete
  36. Thanks for sharing ICONSIAM! It looks posh inside with its elegant fixtures, lighting, and amenities. It could be an instant tourist attraction na din sa BKK.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is true! Okada Manila can also match this property.

      Delete
  37. OH I can't imagine the spectacle, I would be glad to see it, and the ICONSIAM looks amazing, I see what you mean, shops aren't everything, there is so much more there to do, you gave me something to work towards, and that is a trip to Thailand, keep up with the great posts girl, Happy new year to you :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for visiting Matija, and looking forward for your trip to Thailand!

      Delete
  38. Honestly I don't support fireworks in general be it for new year or Diwali. But i love the decorative lights all around. Thailand looks amazing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I like fireworks from afar, and makes me scared like a puppy when am near :D

      Delete
  39. I think I will go on an adventure I love what am seeing. Beatiful places and events.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Waoo Amazing.. I want to spend my New Year’s Eve in Thailand near the prosperity River 🤗

    ReplyDelete
  41. Thailand is amazing as always. I have visited the country twice and have a ton of beautiful memories.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh I agree with you! I can't wait to explore it more!

      Delete
  42. This looks incredibly grand! You must have had jolly time!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Now this is what we call a luxurious place!Oh my! I'm amazed and I'd love to be in Bangkok too. And the longest fireworks! Those would be such a site!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This is one of the great attraction and of course shopping destination!

      Delete
  44. My travel relationship with Thailand has been a love-hate relationship. I have been to this amazing country for about 8 or 9 times (I have lost track). I think I will never get tired of constantly visiting Thailand.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Same here. It is my 2nd country I love, 1st is my country.

      Delete
  45. Wow! I can't wait to go back to Thailand! I was there last 2011. Seems a long time! Thanks for giving me a good idea to go back.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You will enjoy it and a lot have changed since 2011.

      Delete
  46. Great Read! I get the chance to learn new things! I will definitely follow this blog so I get updated for new articles!

    ReplyDelete
  47. I live in Thailand, but I missed this one this time. I was in Berlin for the NYE. But I guess I have to visit ICONSIAM super soon. It looks magnificent. This has been opened recently, probably since November. This is surely worth a visit.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh I would love to know your thoughts about ICONSIAM :D

      Delete
  48. Make plans to go to one of the country's natural UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries (inscripted in 1991). http://eliburan.com/bangkok-ratchadamnoen-avenue/ According to the local legend, the rocks symbolize 2 star crossed lovers.

    ReplyDelete

Editorial Note: Opinions expressed here are author’s alone, not those of any partner brands/company(s), beauty & lifestyle brands, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities, unless specified.

MY LATEST VIDEOS

 
Email to forurbanwomen@gmail.com for advertising enquiries, invites to special events, reviews etc. and we will get back to you within 3 working days. Thanks!


SPONSORSHIP INTERESTS LUXURY
- Events
- Travels
- Concerts
- Fine Dining
- 5 Stars Hotels
- Aesthetic Clinics
- Beauty & Hair Spas

MESSAGE US

Name

Email *

Message *

WINE GUIDE FOR URBAN WOMEN

CLICK FOR MEDIA KIT