10 Loy Krathong revellers injured by fireworks in Nakhon Phanom

Ten people were injured when fireworks exploded at a Loy Krathong celebration by the Mekong River in Thailand’s north-eastern province of Nakhon Phanom Tuesday night. The incident took place behind…

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Police warn of Loy Krathong phishing scams

The current Loy Krathong Festival is giving rise to phishing scams that trick people into giving out personal information on-line, warned anti-cybercrime police. They said fake websites have been created…

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Heavy penalties for those who shoot guns into the air on Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong revellers are warned not to fire guns into the air, otherwise they could face heavy penalties, ranging from five years in prison and/or a fine of up to…

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Official Loy Krathong festivities to be held at Ong Ang Canal and across Bangkok

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will hold Loy Krathong festivities along the famous Ong Ang Canal from November 6th through 8th and at the foot of the Rama 8 Bridge…

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All lit up: how a hidden public space could give birth to more visual treats

The recently celebrated Loy Krathong festival provided the perfect opportunity for a group of designers to create an experimental lighting project that transformed an abandoned, neglected and inaccessible area in…

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403,235 krathong baskets collected from waterways across Bangkok

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) collected 403,235 krathong from canals, lakes and other waterways in the capital, following the annual Loy Krathong festival on Friday night. Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang…

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Over 77% people polled will not join Loy Krathong festival over COVID concerns

Over three quarters (77.3%) of people surveyed in a recent poll, conducted by Bangkok Poll, said that they will not take part the Loy Krathong festival today (Friday), citing COVID-19…

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DPM Prawit to join PM for Loy Krathong, while 66% of those polled will not take part this year

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan says he will join Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for the traditional Loy Krathong festival tomorrow night, at Phadung Krung Kasem canal, “to float away all…

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Negative COVID ATK test results, proof of 2 jabs required for Bangkok’s Loy Krathong

This year’s celebrations of the annual Loy Krathong festival, on Friday November 19th, will embrace the “new normal” lifestyle, as all visitors to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)’s approved venues…

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Bangkok prepares for Loy Krathong festival

Bangkok is preparing for the Loy Krathong festival, celebrated across the city on November 19th, with strict COVID-19 measures in place. Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang announced that this year’s Loy…

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A colourful Krathong procession at Santi Chaiprakarn Park on Phra Arthit Road on Monday night.

Thais celebrate Loy Krathong Festival

Thai people across the country and tourists last night took part in Loy Krathong Festival.  They flooded temples and spots around lakes, rivers and canals to float Krathong to pay…

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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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