Tourists flock into Chinatown and Phuket to celebrate Chinese New Year

Tourists, mostly Chinese, and locals have been flocking to Bangkok’s Chinatown yesterday and today to celebrate Chinese New Year while, in Phuket, tourists on the resort island have pushed hotel…

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Thai politicians express best wishes for Thais on Lunar New Year

This Lunar New Year, many high-profile politicians in Thailand are posting on social media to wish their followers a good and prosperous year of the Dragon. Thai PBS World compiles…

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Welcome to Bangkok Chinatown, a dazzling wonderland.//Photo: Prasert Thepsri

A Dragon Lights Up the Night in Yaowarat

As the sun sets over Bangkok, the vibrant lights of Yaowarat Road in the heart of the city’s Chinatown illuminate the bustling streets, marking the beginning of the Chinese New…

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File photo : Angpao

Scammers exploit Chinese New Year with deceptive promises of big Angpao : Cyber police

Scammers have seized the opportunity of the upcoming Chinese New Year by sending links via SMS, Line and Facebook, claiming that by simply clicking on the link, people can claim…

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A million foreign arrivals expected for Chinese New Year in February – TAT

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has predicted that almost a million foreign tourists will visit the kingdom during the Chinese New Year festival, which runs from February 8th to…

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The Lim Ko Niao figurine is transferred from the altar to the sacred palanquin after the Poe Divination. (Photo by Phoowadon Duangmee)

Enigma at the Chao Mae Lim Ko Niao Shrine

On the first full moon after the Chinese New Year, Chinese descendants in Pattani province, Thailand’s deep South, celebrate the sacred palanquin procession at the 16th-century Leng Chu Kiang Shrine….

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California shooting suspect kills himself after Lunar New Year massacre

A 72-year-old gunman killed himself when approached by police on Sunday, about 12 hours after he had carried out a Lunar New Year massacre at a dance club that left…

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Thai PM tours Bangkok’s Chinatown on Chinese New Year Day

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha led key members of the United Thai Nation Party (Ruam Thai Sang Chart) on a tour of Chinatown, to visit Thais of Chinese descent and to…

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People celebrate the lunar new year with fireworks in Wuhan, in China’s central Hubei province on January 22, 2023. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP)

Fireworks, flowers in Wuhan for Lunar New Year but grief lingers

Three years after a once-mysterious virus plunged the Chinese city of Wuhan into a terrifying lockdown, residents are celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Rabbit with fireworks, flowers…

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Govt. assures sufficient fruit and veg for Chinese New Year’s celebrations

There are sufficient fruit and vegetables in Bangkok’s markets to meet the demands of Thai-Chinese residents during the Chinese New Year celebrations next week, according to Udom Srisongkram, deputy director-general…

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Market-related COVID-19 infection clusters found in 21 Thai provinces

Clusters of infections related to market places have been reported in Bangkok and 20 other provinces, as the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) warns of a possible surge in…

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A child wearing a mask holds on to the ears of a Tiger sculpture on the first day of the Lunar Year of the Tiger in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

On Lunar New Year, Chinese offer prayers at temples

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese people rang in the Lunar New Year on Tuesday despite pandemic restrictions, as small crowds gathered at temples to offer traditional prayers for the Year of…

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The jelly shaped into miniature-sized typical offerings has gained the attention of the young generation. It’s fun and convenient and they could enjoy eating it too after worshipping. (Photo by Namjai dessert Facebook page)

Worship with a wobble: the new trend of offering jelly to your ancestors

As many Thai-Chinese are preparing food to worship Gods, their ancestors, and wandering spirits on Chinese New Year, there are questions as to whether “modern” food is suitable for being…

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Bangkok City Hall cancels Chinese New Year celebrations as Omicron spreads

Chinese New Year celebrations in Bangkok will be cancelled again this year to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, particularly the Omicron variant. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) say decorations…

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An apparently abandoned vintage Fiat in the alley of Talat Noi, Bangkok. (Photo by Phoowadon Duangmee)

Greeting the Ox in the quaintest of styles

Lost at not being able to celebrate in Chinatown? We offer an alternative that’s just as enjoyable, albeit in a very different way Like many other countries around the world,…

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