Tag: Songkran

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 »

What is Songkran?

Songkran is considered as the most popular of the many festivals in Thailand. Songkran or the Thai New Year, in its purest form, is a religious festival steeped in Buddhist and Brahman traditions. Songkran (สงกรานต์ in Thai or संक्रांति in Sanskrit) is a Sanskrit word for ‘a move’ or ‘a change’  marking the end of… Read more »

WATCH: Foreign Diplomats greet Thais Happy Songkran

The Ministry of Culture and Embassies in Thailand posted a Youtube video of diplomats from different embassies in Thailand greeting Thais a HAPPY SONGKRAN. Among those included in the video are diplomats from United States of America, Australia, Bharain, Cambodia, Canada, China, Sweden, Finland, Indonesia, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Libya, Netherlands, Pakistan, Peru, Panama, Philippines,… 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 »

400,000 passengers expected at Thai airports for Songkran

Department of Airports Director General Ampawan Wannako 404,773 passengers to flock 25 airports around Thailand for the Songkran holidays on April 11-17. That is an estimated of 57,000 plus passengers a day. Domestic flights projections this year is at 365,891 up from last year’s 347,423 while an estimated of 38,882 international passengers are expected to… Read more »

No Songkran Festivities on Khao San Road this year

In a report by Thailand News Agency, Piyabut Jiwaramonaikul, President of the Khao San Road Business Association, said that business operators in Khao San Road agreed to the suspension of Songkran revelry in the area to pave way for the preparation of the coronation of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn. According to Piyabut, ” 2019… Read more »

Do’s and Don’ts for Songkran 2019

Police General Chalermkiat Srivorakan, Deputy Director General of the Royal Thai Police presided over a meeting through video teleconference with the top brass at the Royal Thai Police Operations Center on Tuesday April 2, 2019 to discuss Songkran 2019. The General stressed out the need to tighten security in Bangkok especially in areas where tourist… Read more »

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TAT releases traffic advisory for “Amazing Songkran Joyful Procession”

The post says that one lane will be closed along Bangkok Planetarium all the way to Sukhumvit 24 for a parade march from 5:00-6:30pm. Sukhumvit inbound lanes from Soi 24-22 will be totally closed from 6:00-8:30pm for the formal inauguration ceremony and performance. One lane will also be closed from Sukhumvit 22 through Asoke intersection, Ploenchit intersection, through Ratchaprasong intersection, passing through Siam Square and Patumwan intersection for another parade march from 8:00-9:30pm.