(16 April) As the chaos of Songkran is dying down, carwashers are raking in profits.
Many car owners are bringing their powder-splattered vehicles – works of Songkran water warriors – to the nearest carwash they can find on this last day of the long holiday season.
Our correspondent in the business district of Nakorn Ratchasrima province reported busy scenes of such carwashers handling the customers? dirtied cars.
Mr. Nattawit Pongsaktanathorn, owner of Ang Pao Car Care in downtown Nakorn Ratchasrima, said 80-90 cars are keeping all his employees busy today, whereas on usual days there would be only 40-50 cars to process. He expected to make 15,000 baht on this day alone.
Such an amount of work forced his shop to suspend all services other than carwashing, he said.
Mr. Nattawit also added a driving tip for Songkran next year: stay away from the waterfighters with "Dinsor Pong", powder made of calcium carbonate, as it will damage the color of your vehicle and will cost around 1,500-2,000 baht to fix it.