Toon Bodyslam’s super-marathon charity run was voted “the happiest event” of 2017 for the Thai people whereas the Royal Cremation of the late HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej was voted “the saddest event” of the year, according to Suan Dusit Poll which was released on Saturday(Dec 30).
The Suan Dusit Poll of Suan Dusit University conducted a random survey of 5,443 individuals from a wide range of occupations and professions during December 10-29. The followings are the results of the opinion survey.
64.63 voted the 55-day charity run from Betong district of Yala to Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai of the rocker-runner, Artiwara Kongmalai or Toon Bodyslam as an event which made Thai people feel most happy with. It was followed with 28.30 percent for New Year and Songkran festivals; 7.07 percent for the appointment of the new Supreme Patriarch.
The Royal Cremation ceremony topped the saddest event of the year for Thai people with 90 percent of the respondents, followed by 5.18 percent for the flooding in most parts of the country and 4.82 percent for crimes, road accidents and violence.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Ms Paveena Hongsakula topped the most popular persons in politics and social work while wellknown monk Phra Maha Vuthichai Vachiramethi or Wor Vachiramethi topped the most popular educator.
The most popular actor and actress of the year are Mr Jesadaporn “Tik” Poldee and Ms Patcharabha “Aum” Chaichua while the most popular rising stars are Mr Napat and Ms Ice Pratya. The most popular sportsman and sportswoman are boxer Buakhao Banchamek and Ploemchit Thinkhao respectively.
61.81 percent of the respondents wished the national economy to improve this year while 26.48 percent wished for national reconciliation and peace.