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Loy Krathong, the festival of light, color and … garbage

The environmental damage done by one of Thailand’s most colorful festivals, Loy Krathong, has grown so high that many netizens want people to stop floating their krathong in natural waterways….

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Fireworks warehouse owners offer surrender to police

The couple who own the fireworks warehouse in Su-Ngai Kolok district of Narathiwat province, which exploded on July 29, have offered to surrender to police, according to Pol Gen Surachate…

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Water near fireworks explosion in Narathiwat contaminated

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry has warned against the use of water in the area around the fireworks warehouse explosion, in Sungai-Kolok district of Narathiwat province, after it was found to…

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Fireworks seized from shop houses linked to warehouse in Narathiwat

Authorities in Su-ngai Kolok district of Thailand’s Narathiwat province have seized about a ton of fireworks from shop houses, located about 150 metres from a fireworks warehouse at which there…

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Large quantity of fireworks seized near Thai-Malaysian border

Thai police, troops and local officials seized about 300 boxes containing firecrackers and fireworks today (Sunday), bound for Malaysia for Chinese New Year celebrations in the Sadao district of Songkhla…

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Light extravaganzas illuminate the Chao Phraya River to greet APEC delegates, promote tourism

As the host of the APEC 2022 (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation), the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has organised the “Vijit Chao Phraya” lighting event along the Chao Phraya River, the…

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Thailand celebrates the New Year amid Omicron fears

Fireworks burst across the skies of Thailand last night (Friday), as several provinces celebrated the arrival of the New Year, amid fears of the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant….

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Permissions sought for over 64,000 flying lanterns to be released on Loy Krathong night in Chiang Mai

Permissions have been sought with local authorities for the release of over 64,000 flying lanterns on the night of Loy Krathong on Thursday in the northern province of Chiang Mai…

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