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Lisa a no-show for NYE countdown

BANGKOK: The invitation to bring K-pop sensation Lalisa “Lisa” Manoban to the New Year countdown in Phuket has been rejected by her agency, so the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) now plans to host events nationwide to mark the country’s reopening.

By Bangkok Post

Friday 29 October 2021, 08:19AM

Lisa: Agency rejects invite. Photo: Via Bangkok Post

Lisa: Agency rejects invite. Photo: Via Bangkok Post

In a brief statement yesterday (Oct 28) reacting to news that Lisa had confirmed she would join the countdown, YG Entertainment, the South Korean agency that represents Lisa, said the artist would be unable to attend, reports the Bangkok Post.

The erroneous confirmation had come from a hotel association chief defending the amount of money being spent on the event.

The TAT’s Seoul office received the statement from YG Entertainment, said TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn. He said the TAT respects the decision and hopes to work with Lisa in the future.

Thai Residential

The authority will instead organise events under the concept “Reopen Thailand: Culture and Tourism Festival” in pilot tourism areas or blue zone provinces and other potential provinces to kick off the country’s reopening.

The events will not only feature local artists from various types of music genres, but also help promote the tourism industry for both domestic and international markets.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday expressed disappointment at Lisa’s no-show.

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Kurt | 29 October 2021 - 17:12:23

A great example of their 'reality thinking'. These people here have no idea how thinking outside Thailand is. Probably, the commission they already took from the budget made that what Lisa suppose to earn was to little. Guess she was laughing. Thinking it was a joke.

Foot | 29 October 2021 - 11:13:59

Another example of how little knowledge possessed about their supposed field of expertise.

Fascinated | 29 October 2021 - 10:28:06

Ahahahahaha- lets see if the money still disappears. Foot in mouth srikes again.

JohnC | 29 October 2021 - 08:50:39

Best news reported in many weeks!!! Now that ridiculous amount of 100-200M Baht you wanted to spend on an overrated teenager can be put to good use at last to feed and help all the poor people without work or any semblance of government support. Hopefully this also means we won't have to listen to Italian opera either! Hooray!!


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