Tag: Songkran 2019

Police officer rewarded after photo went viral online

Thai News Agency (@TNAMCOT) posted on their twitter account the photo of a police officer which went viral during the Songkran festivities. The twitter feed read: “A police officer in Lopburi province was given a certificate and some cash by his chief for his hard work during Songkran holiday after his photo, showing his face… Read more »

174 deaths, 1,728 injuries on first three days of Songkran

The first three days of the 7 most dangerous days in Thailand records 1,665 road incidents, of these, 174 died and 1,728 were hurt according to data from Road Safety Directing Center. This is however was lower compared to data from 2018. Traffic accidents went down by 9.71%, death counts fell 17.1% while injuries went… Read more »

Police warns public of social media posts with alcohol, nudity and indecent acts

The Royal Thai Police warned the public on Wednesday, April 10 to refrain from posting on social media platforms that contain lewd acts, nudity, and alcohol consumption during the Songkran holidays. According to Spokesman and deputy commander of the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) Siriwat Deepor, “those posting or sharing content showing those wearing sexually… Read more »

Transportation Department launches app to monitor realtime traffic during Songkran

Thailand’s Department of Transportation announced on their website yesterday, April 9 the launch of traffic maps that updates on real time which would prove very useful in monitoring the traffic during the Songkran break. Just scan the QR codes below: There are five different maps: (1) combined all four maps, (2)north, (3)northeast, (4)east, and (5)south.… Read more »