Grand Prix of Thailand 2013 - Talking with Mr. Wongsawan
Interview Wednesday 22th August 2012 By Geoff Meyer
We first asked Mr Wongsawan about how he got into Motocross and how his father grew as a promoter and he then turned his attention to the sport and promoting bigger events. The event will be held in the Si Racha area which is a tourist area and also an Industrial area.
Si Racha is a district in the province Chonburi, Thailand. Its center is the town of Si Racha, located at the Gulf of Thailand, about halfway between Chonburi and Pattaya. It is in a heavily industrial zone consisting of manufacturing and shipping industries, supported by the sprawling port of Laem Chabang (20th largest in the world, see List of world's busiest container ports).
With Chonburi city to the north and Pattaya, Bang Lamung township, Laem Chabang to the south, it forms the economic zone of the Eastern Seaboard of Thailand, a fast growing zone that is second to only Greater Bangkok in population and wealth.
Due to the strong infrastructure, Laem Chabang and the Eastern Seaboard in general is the major hub for international exports, which have become the underpinning of the Thai baht.
Information about Pattaya
Pattaya is a city in Thailand, a beach resort popular with tourists and expatriates. It is located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, about 165 km southeast of Bangkok within but not part of Amphoe Bang Lamung (Banglamung) in the province of Chonburi.
Pattaya City is a self governing municipal area which covers the whole tambon Nong Prue and Na Kluea and parts of Huai Yai and Nong Pla Lai. The City is situated in the heavily industrial Eastern Seaboard zone, along with Si Racha, Laem Chabang, and Chonburi. It has a population exceeding 100,000 (2007). Pattaya is also the center of the Pattaya-Chonburi Metropolitan Area, the conurbation in Chonburi Province, with a total population exceeding 1,000,000 (2010).