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Can’t make it home for festival? At least reach out to a senior family member

Can’t make it home for festival? At least reach out to a senior family member

SOME elderly people are prone to developing sudden feelings of loneliness if left alone during the Songkran holidays, experts said while urging people to reach out to their ageing family…

Splish, splash – tourists and Thais get wet and wild

Splish, splash – tourists and Thais get wet and wild

The Songkran festival is under way, with foreign tourists joining Thai revellers for the Thai New Year water-splashing celebration. The festival runs from April 13-16 but in many places celebrations…

Central bank prepares 25 billion baht cash for banks to cope with holiday spending during Songkran

Central bank prepares 25 billion baht cash for banks to cope with holiday spending during Songkran

As holiday spending during the one week long Songkran festival is expected to rise, the Bank of Thailand (BoT) said it will put in circulation about 25 billion baht banknotes…

Police to ban heavy trucks running on three main highways to the Northeast during Songkran

Police to ban heavy trucks running on three main highways to the Northeast during Songkran

The Royal Thai Police has issued an order prohibiting heavy trucks to run on some sections of three main highways where traffic will be very congested during the upcoming Songkran…

TAT launches Amazing Songkran 2017

TAT launches Amazing Songkran 2017

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched the Amazing Songkran 2017 festival to preserve local traditions and generate income from tourism. Deputy Prime Minister Gen Tanasak Patimapragon has presided…

Thai Police postpones unpopular safety measures for Songkran

Thai Police postpones unpopular safety measures for Songkran

The Royal Thai Police has postponed safety regulations for the Songkran Water Festival following public outcry, but plans to revisit the measures at the holiday’s end. Deputy Commissioner-General of the…

Midweek rant: Prime Minister points his fingers at Thai’s Songkran driving behavior saying “if you want to die break the law”

Midweek rant: Prime Minister points his fingers at Thai’s Songkran driving behavior saying “if you want to die break the law”

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has made an exasperated rant against the Thai people for disobeying traffic rules. In a withering attack on his own people he said that the government and authorities…

Govt spokesman reassures of safety measures during Songkran holiday

Govt spokesman reassures of safety measures during Songkran holiday

Safety measures will be strictly enforced during Songkran festival, confirmed government spokesman Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd. He said the order No. 14/2560 issued under Article 44 of the interim constitution…

Khao Sarn Road Songkran latest: Water fights to go ahead as planned!

Khao Sarn Road Songkran latest: Water fights to go ahead as planned!

The head of business operators on Khao Sarn road has clarified the situation regarding Songkran celebrations on the tourist strip this year. Piyabutr Jiwaramonaikun said that while shows held in previous years were…

10% more flights to arrive in Thailand during Songkran Festival

10% more flights to arrive in Thailand during Songkran Festival

Aeronautical Radio of Thailand Ltd (AEROTHAI) has reported that 10% more flights will land in the kingdom this Songkran Festival. According to AEROTHAI, there will be a total of 38,000…

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