96.69 percent of cases taken to court during Songkran involved drunk driving

8,575 drunk driving cases represented 96.69 percent of all motoring-related cases taken to court by the police during the seven days of Songkran celebrations, seeking to have the drivers be…

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TAT estimates 18.5 billion baht spent during Songkran festival

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has estimated that Songkran celebrations have seen about 18.5 billion baht in spending by revellers across the country. For this year, the TAT estimates…

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Thai PM celebrates Songkran on Khao San Road

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha surprised many Songkran revellers on Khao San Road this afternoon (Friday), sporting a colourful shirt and wielding a water gun. He told reporters that it was…

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Khao San Songkran celebrations to end at 10pm Friday night, not midnight

Bangkok police have imposed a 10pm deadline for Songkran celebrations on Khao San Road to end tonight (Friday), instead of midnight. Pol Gen Torsak Sukvimol, the deputy national police chief,…

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Songkran to be celebrated at 198 locations in Bangkok

Bangkok residents and tourists will be able to enjoy Songkran celebrations at 198 locations around the capital, with the main attractions being Khao San Road, Silom Road, Lan Khon Muang…

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Authorities stationed at Khaosan Road to enforce water splashing ban

Police, city officials and military personnel have been deployed at Khaosan Road in Bangkok today (Thursday) to enforce the water splashing restriction, imposed by the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration…

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Thai PM says everyone must strictly comply with water splashing restriction

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has warned everyone, including tourists and business operators, that they must strictly comply with the Songkran water splashing restriction, said Government Spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana today. His announcement…

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Foreign tourists and locals take part in water fights to celebrate Thai New Year, locally known as Songkran, at Khao San Road in Bangkok on April 13, 2022. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Tourists ignore Songkran water-fight ban on Bangkok’s Khaosan Road

A large number of locals and foreign tourists flocked to Bangkok’s Khaosan Road last night (Wednesday) to engage in Songkran water fights, despite the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s ban on the…

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Thais celebrate Songkran festival nationwide

Thais have braved surging COVID-19 infections to celebrate the annual Songkran festival, the traditional Thai New Year, in a joyful yet subdued manner and without the normal excited water splashing…

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July Songkran celebrations a possibility

Thai people may, belatedly, be able to celebrate the traditional Thai New Year, or Songkran, in July if the third phase of the easing of lockdown restrictions this month goes…

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Private sector asked to cancel Songkran events if virus status no better by end of March

Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports will seek cooperation from the private sector to cancel their Songkran celebrations if the rate of COVID-19 infections does not subside by the end…

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