• Mon, 16 Apr 2018 18:57
    Family Day for Krabi’s 111 year old granny
    The house of the oldest citizen in Krabi, 111-year-old Pliew Petchpuang, in Plaipraya district, was filled with the buzz of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as they gathered for Family Day and Thai New Year on Monday.
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  • Sat, 14 Apr 2018 14:52
    National treasures on special display at Samran Mukhamat Pavilion for Songkran
    The National Museum Bangkok celebrated the kick-off to Songkran or Thai New Year on Thursday with an opening ceremony for a temporary exhibition, “Relics and Navagrahas Puja in Traditional Thai New Year”.
  • Sat, 14 Apr 2018 13:49
    5,000 Myanmar migrants give New Year alms to 100 monks in Phetchaburi
    About 5,000 Myanmar migrants working in Phetchaburi gave alms to 100 Buddhist monks to celebrate their traditional New Year festival, the Thingyan celebration.
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  • Fri, 13 Apr 2018 16:17
    Visitors flock to North for its unique Songkran celebrations
    Thais and foreigners are flocking in large numbers to many northern provinces, including Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Nan, to celebrate the Thai New Year holiday.
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  • Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:55
    Thaksin hopes for new govt by next Songkran
    Fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra posted on Facebook on Friday for Thai New Year, wishing all Thais well and that the country will have an elected government by next Songkran.
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  • Thu, 12 Apr 2018 19:13
    Splish, splash – tourists and Thais get wet and wild
    The Songkran festival is under way, with foreign tourists joining Thai revellers for the Thai New Year water-splashing celebration.
  • Wed, 11 Apr 2018 18:47
    Relics and special prayers to mark traditional Thai New Year
    National Museum Bangkok is hosting the “Relics and Navagrahas Puja” in a traditional Thai New Year ceremony on Thursday.
  • Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:00
    Songkran celebrations on the river
    Celebrate Thai New Year at the newly opened Lhong 1919, which bills itself as the pier of Thai-Chinese cultural arts on the Chao Phraya river, as Kasikorn Bank and Thai Beverage put together the inaugural Songkran@Lhong 1919 from tomorrow April 11) through Sunday (April 15) from 10am to 10pm.
  • Tue, 03 Apr 2018 15:56
    Megabangna to celebrate Songkran in Lanna style
    To celebrate the Thai New Year during the upcoming Songkran festival, Megabangna, “the shopping centre for everybody in the family”, is inviting allcomers to experience a “Mega Songkran: Mega Splash…Mega Lanna New Year”.
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  • Mon, 02 Apr 2018 18:09
    Plans in place for a safe Songkran festival
    Authorities are preparing a “Safe Songkran” programme in an attempt to limit the number of casualties too often associated with the fun annual festival.
  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 01:00
    Top court sentences Santika pub owner linked to New Year’s fire for tax evasion
    WISUK “SIA KHAO” Setsawat, owner of Bangkok’s Santika pub, which is notorious for the 2008 New Year’s Eve inferno that killed 67 people and injured another 103, faces another seven-month prison term, which will not be suspended, for a charge of evading alcohol taxes.
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  • Tue, 13 Mar 2018 07:04
    Mahothorn Devi represents the mythological element of this year’s Songkran
    Songkran is not just a festival for splashing water at each other in the Kingdom, but also the astrological passage of traditional Thai New Year, with each year’s celebration having its own representative mythological goddess to give the general public an idea about the weather forecast for harvests in the year ahead.
  • Fri, 09 Mar 2018 01:00
    Rabies warning nationwide as infection rates ‘much worse’ than before
    THE RABIES situation is still considered severe, as 37 provinces have reported cases since the New Year, resulting in three human deaths.
  • Sun, 04 Mar 2018 16:11
    30 police officers in ‘ang pao’ scandal put on probation for ‘minor misconduct’
    Thirty Bangkok policemen who queued to collect ang pao, the traditional distribution of money in red envelopes during Chinese New Year, from another officer were reprimanded and placed on probation pending further punishment for “minor misconduct”, a senior police officer said on Sunday.
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  • Sun, 25 Feb 2018 01:00
    Health warning as rabies spreads rapidly
    RABIES has spread rapidly, albeit silently, in many provinces of Thailand, with 271 confirmed cases of infection in animals nationwide as of yesterday – just 55 days into the New Year.
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