Duanwu or the Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated as a public holiday in China, and unofficially is celebrated by the Chinese communities of Southeast Asia, including Singapore and Malaysia.
The overseas Chinese population is aprox. 50,000,000 (the 3.7% of the local population in 2012) in special holidays, as the Dragon Boat Festival the voice traffic increases as all the emigrants want to talk with their relatives.
Together with Chinese New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival, Dragon Boat Festival is one of the three major Chinese holidays. This year Dragon Boat Festival will fall on Monday, 2 June 2014, and in 3 days of celebrating the people will cook, eat and drink with their relatives and friends.
Other Asian countries will observe and celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival as well, that´s why shipping companies, factories or sellers alike will all be on holiday, stopping their services from 2 to 5 June 2014.
In the telecommunication industry it is possible to encounter situations such as busy phone or chat lines, and delayed replies to messages and emails.
At Cronos, with a direct interconnection to the local PTT in region, we are ready and prepared to support with top quality services and stable capacity.