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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