Bangkok’s Khaosan Road businesses drop plans for Songkran celebrations

Business owners in the Khaosan area of Bangkok have decided to cancel plans for Songkran celebrations this year, citing the multiple restrictions with which they would have to comply. President…

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Thailand’s health minister disagrees with plan to reopen pubs on January 16

Thai Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has indicated that the reopening of pubs and bars, scheduled for January 16th, may have to be postponed indefinitely as, in several provinces, they…

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Fireworks explode over skyline building to celebrate New Year in Hong Kong, China, January 1, 2022. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Omicron dampens worldwide New Year celebrations, but London throws party on TV

Jan 1 (Reuters) – The Omicron coronavirus variant dampened New Year festivities around much of the world, as cities from Paris to Kuala Lumpur cancelled civic celebrations, but London threw…

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New Year’s Eve fireworks erupt over the Chao Phraya river during the fireworks show in Bangkok on January 1, 2021. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Bangkok city hall cancels its New Year countdown event, prayer ceremonies

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has decided to cancel the official New Year countdown event and prayer ceremony planned to be held at its Lan Khon Meaung town square and…

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Fireworks erupt over downtown Bangkok during New Year’s celebrations on January 1, 2020. – Some 100 000 people gathered to welcome the new decade. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Most Thais worried about Omicron during festive period, safety tips offered for celebrations

The Department of Health today (Wednesday) disclosed the result of an opinion survey, conducted by the department between December 1st and 20th, which shows 80% of the respondents are worried…

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Low key Songkran celebrations this year as coronavirus concerns grow

The annual Songkran water festival, in mid-April, has become the latest casualty of COVID-19, as organizers cancel several festive events.   Saensuk municipal mayor Narongchai Khunpluem said that the annual…

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