I have never been to a Thailand motor show before, so you can imagine my excitement when Motor Image, the South East Asian official distributor of Subaru, flew us to witness the launch of the new Subaru XV, a three day trip to amazing Bangkok, Thailand.
I was always under the impression that the Philippines have a lot of things in common with Thailand, especially when it comes to the traffic condition around their urban areas. I have to agree that the traffic jams are indeed crazy, but still, for me, it pales in comparison with Manila’s humongous standstills.
I noticed right away that the people here are more disciplined when it comes to adhering to traffic rules; they follow the road markings, and they always give way to the overtaking car behind them.
It is comforting to know how hospitable the people here are, the politeness and good manners are deeply rooted in their culture. I think I should come back here soon to know more about what makes them so special.
The 32nd Thailand International Motor Expo was held at the IMPACT Arena Exhibition and Convention Centre. They told us they expected over a million visitors in this year's event judging from the turn out, it’s a hit!
Highlights of the event consisted of four concept/ prototype cars, plus more than 10 launches of new car models. The Motor Expo’s 100,000sqm was filled with 33 automotive brands, both located within and outside the halls.
According to the organisers, the main culprit of air pollution in Thailand are the exhaust fumes coming from the automobiles. With their concept “New Standards … Thai Vehicles Care about the Earth”, Thailand aims to have a cleaner atmosphere in response to the growing concerns over global warming.
Their main objective is to have environmentally friendly vehicles that are energy efficient, manufactured by clean production processes while meeting high standards of emission and of course without sacrificing safety features.
The show also featured cultural activities such as Thai Arts, Thai Dancing, and Thai classical music. This is to captivate visitors from around the globe and to educate them about what Thai’s culture is all about.