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  • Thailand News

    Kalasin villagers launch rockets in ceremony to predict rainfall

    Residents of Kalasin recently held a traditional ceremony to honour sacred spirits at the ancient site of Non Ban Kao, in Ban Tum Village, Yang Talat District. The event featured the launching of rockets to predict rainfall, a practice deeply rooted in the region’s cultural heritage. A member of the Bua Ban Subdistrict Municipality, Yada Phunasi, along with two village…

  • Thailand News

    Locals gather for Thao Wessuwan statues ceremony in Phetchabun

    Residents gathered to catch a glimpse of a crane’s registration number and firecracker tails during the eye-opening ceremony of Thao Wessuwan statues, standing 6 metres tall, at Wat Nam Lao Tai in the Ban Khok District of Mueang Phetchabun. The event is filled with anticipation for the upcoming lottery draw on June 1. The eye-opening ceremony of the 6-metre-high Thao…

  • Thailand News

    Royal splendour: King and Queen lead Visakha Bucha ceremony

    Their Majesties, King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida graced the Temple of the Emerald Buddha within Bangkok’s Grand Palace complex yesterday, presiding over a solemn religious ceremony to mark Visakha Bucha Day. A group of venerable senior monks orchestrated the spiritual proceedings, infusing the ancient halls with sacred reverence. As twilight descended, the king took the lead in the wian…

  • Thailand News

    Kalasin ceremony wax numbers spark lottery fever in community

    At a housewarming ceremony in Kalasin province, the mystical numbers generated from candle wax droplets have captivated the local community, with many lottery enthusiasts eager to see if the digits will bring them luck in the upcoming draw. In the district of Mueang, Kalasin, at the residence marked number 182 in village number 7, a significant Buddhist ceremony was held…

  • Thailand News

    Lucky in lottery: Religious ceremony in Udon Thani promises wealth

    At a revered ritual site in Udon Thani, a large crowd gathered for a ceremony believed to unlock wealth and prosperity. Participants fixated on numbers they hoped would bring luck in the next lottery draw on May 16. In the serene precincts of the Naga King’s land at Ban Non-Mueang in Udon Thani, a grand ceremony took place yesterday, invoking…

  • Thailand News

    Wedding guest scam ruins dream ceremony in Thailand

    A tale of deceit and dashed dreams emerged when a 41 year old British woman conned friends, including a bridesmaid, out of thousands for a Thailand wedding. The scandal unravelled just days before Elaine and Marc Walker’s nuptials, leaving the bride’s mother footing the bill for guests’ flights. In a twist of events, 41 year old Natalie Green was instructed…

  • Thailand News

    Monks’ brawl during ceremony sparks debate in Surat Thani (video)

    A fight broke out between two monks in Surat Thani during a religious ceremony at a family’s home, shocking the household and sparking widespread online debate. The incident, captured on video and shared on Facebook by a user named ซัน บุญเลี้ยง, shows the monks exchanging blows in an unexpected turn of events during what was supposed to be a peaceful…

  • Thailand News

    ‘Wai Khru’ ceremony proposed as cultural heritage

    To celebrate Thailand’s rich cultural heritage, Education Minister Permpoon Chidchob today announced plans to propose the inclusion of the Wai Khru ceremony in UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage. Taking approximately six months to meticulously craft the proposal, the ministry aims to showcase the profound tradition of students expressing gratitude and reverence towards their teachers, a practice deeply rooted in…

  • Thailand News

    Naga’s eyes open wide: Cave ceremony stuns Thailand devotees

    A ceremony to reveal the eyes of the Naga statues in the Ruesi Sombat Cave in the Phetchabun province caused astonishment among devotees. The event, led by the head monk of the Sombat Cave, Phra Ajarn Sakol Kosolo, and witnessed by over 300 participants, involved rituals to honour deities and sacred entities. The cave, with historical significance dating back to…

  • World News

    Groom honours late bride in solo Malaysian wedding ceremony (video)

    In a poignant ceremony that has resonated across social media, a groom proceeded with his wedding despite the absence of his bride, who had tragically passed away from lymphoma shortly before the event. The groom, identified as Daniel, had originally married his partner, Nofar, in Japan during the Covid-19 pandemic, with plans to hold a traditional ceremony in her native…

  • Road deaths

    Children’s Day ceremony in Satun turns tragic with rescue vehicle malfunction

    Satun witnessed an unfortunate turn of events yesterday, as a Children’s Day ceremony in the Kuan Don Subdistrict took a tragic turn. A rescue vehicle, intended to demonstrate natural disaster operations, malfunctioned during the show, resulting in injuries to 44 children. Local media outlets reported that the incident occurred when a steel sling on the bridge vehicle, used for natural…

  • Thailand News

    Century-old golden fig tree extracted from Thai canal after local ceremony

    A century-old golden fig tree was successfully lifted from the depths of the Lam Maat canal, Buriram province, after a two-day struggle, due to two broken slings. The ease of extraction only came after a local ceremony was conducted to appease the tree’s spirit. Yesterday (January 9), residents reported a surprising event where a backhoe attempted to lift a golden…

  • Thailand News

    New Year’s prayer ceremony attracts tourists at Khao Yai National Park

    Tourists gathered for a New Year’s prayer ceremony at a temporary tent area on Khao Yai National Park‘s Rong Mountain. Amid the chilly weather, with temperatures dropping to 11 degrees Celsius at midnight of January 1 numerous tourists participated in the Buddhist chanting and New Year’s prayers. Despite the cold weather, tourists flocked to join the New Year prayers, welcoming…

  • World News

    Bride’s wedding dress tears open, embarrassment ensues at South Korean ceremony

    A South Korean bride’s wedding day turned into a mortifying experience when her beautifully tailored wedding gown split open, exposing her derriere to the entire audience. The incident took place as she was walking down the aisle with her father. The wedding was proceeding smoothly, filled with joy and happiness, until everyone noticed something unusual about her lavish wedding dress.…

  • Thailand News

    Somrak Kamsing attends religious ceremony amid controversy

    Former Thai boxer Somrak Kamsing today attended a religious ceremony at Sirisuttho Temple in Ban Dung, Udon Thani where renowned teacher Pairoj, a famous Yant cloth writer, presided over the event. The ceremony included the consecration of the temple hall, the installation of a new Buddha statue, and the blessing of the Buddha statue. The 50 year old Somrak, who…

  • China News

    Viral video stirs debate: Bride’s post-ceremony behaviour in China scrutinised

    A viral video of a Chinese couple has become the talk of social media, as the bride’s casual demeanour post-wedding ceremony raised eyebrows. The video, believed to have been taken in Guizhou City, sparked widespread debate on social media about the appropriateness of the bride’s behaviour. After completing their wedding ceremony and bidding farewell to friends and relatives, the couple…

  • China News

    Wedding crasher: Ex-girlfriend storms wedding ceremony in Suzhou

    The online community in China was abuzz with a dramatic wedding in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. A viral social media clip revealed the source of the drama was not the bride or groom, but the groom’s ex-girlfriend who attempted to disrupt her old flame’s wedding. The groom and the young woman had been in a relationship for seven years before they…

  • Crime News

    Retired soldier fatally shot during temple ceremony in Nadi

    The tranquillity of a religious ceremony at the Burana Sattha Tham temple in Nadi, Prachinburi was abruptly shattered by gunfire at 12.20pm on November 11. The shocking incident, which took place in 2023, resulted in one fatality, a 63 year old retired soldier, identified as 2nd Lieutenant Natthakit Prasankok. Nadi police officers, swiftly dispatched to the scene, found the victim…

  • China News

    Jilted John: Taiwanese bride abruptly cancels wedding mid-ceremony

    A Taiwanese bride‘s wedding took an unexpected turn when she abruptly called off the ceremony mid-event, leaving the groom and guests stunned. The Taiwanese bride announced her decision on stage, before hastily leaving the venue, leaving behind a bewildered groom and shocked attendees. Weddings are considered a significant chapter in life, not only symbolising the culmination of a couple’s love…

  • Crime News

    Fatal stabbing during ceremony in Thai village leaves newlywed man dead

    A tragic fatal stabbing unfolded recently, resulting in the death of a newlywed man, stabbed by a former computer teacher during a traditional ceremony. The police have now issued a warrant for the assailant’s arrest and identified his escape route. The 44 year old man, Ratchaphon used a knife to attack 25 year old Danuporn in the chest, causing a…

  • Thailand News

    Naga worship ceremony draws crowds in Kamphaeng Phet

    The well-known Wang Nakarin Kamphaeng Phet, owned by 41 year old Kritsana Phong Naak Chan, hosted a grand Naga worship ceremony at the end of Buddhist Lent. The event attracted a large crowd of devotees and included a special lottery number prediction ritual today. Located at house number 26/3, Moo 2, Khlong Mae Lai Subdistrict, Mueang District, Kamphaeng Phet Province,…

  • Thailand News

    Mother Kali ceremony: Devotees flock to Kamphaeng Phet hoping for luck

    Hundreds of devotees today gathered at the residence of Mother Kali, a famous spiritual medium in Kamphaeng Phet, to participate in a sacred ceremony. Believers consider Mother Kali, a Hindu deity, as a transformation of the terrifying goddess Uma Devi. Despite her fearsome appearance, Kali is believed to be compassionate and benevolent, helping those who pray with sincerity to achieve…

  • Eastern Thailand News

    Thao Wessuwan spirit invocation ceremony in Rayong draws devout Buddhists and tourists

    Amidst a downpour, villagers assembled for a traditional ‘Thao Wessuwan’ spirit invocation ceremony at the Wat Noen Suk temple, also known as Wat Laok, in Rayong province yesterday. The event, led by Anan Nakniyom, the Deputy Governor of Rayong, saw participation from various government and private sector organisations, as well as devout local Buddhists. The temple area turned into a…

  • Central Thailand News

    Disputed land sells for 45 million baht after religious ceremony

    Land unsold for five years found a buyer after a religious ceremony, resulting in a 45 million baht (US$1.3 million) sale and a generous donation to the temple. Yesterday, Nittawat Sukprasert and his family from Pathum Thani province visited Wat Khao Mai Daeng temple in Chon Buri province to offer a donation to a monk named Phra Kru Wisit Dhammasophon,…

  • World News

    Malaysia’s King appoints 16 judges in ceremony at Istana Negara

    In a recent ceremony at Istana Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s King, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, granted an audience and presented the instruments of appointment to 16 judges. Queen Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah was also in attendance. The ceremony commenced with the presentation of the instruments of appointment to Federal Court judges…

  • Phuket News

    Patong Beach ceremony marks World Oceans Day, urges marine protection

    In honour of World Oceans Day (yesterday), a ceremony took place at Patong Beach, Phuket, with officials urging increased efforts to protect the marine environment. The event was presided over by Phuket Vice Governor Amnuay Pinsuwan and attended by Wissanu Jaengjai, Director of the Region 10 Office of Marine and Coastal Resources, Sanakorn Kisin, Deputy Mayor of Patong, and representatives…

  • World News

    Viral sensation: Vietnamese couple’s extravagant engagement ceremony leaves social media in awe

    A Vietnamese couple’s lavish engagement ceremony, involving extravagant gifts of cash and gold necklaces, gained a lot of attention on social media. The bride received more than 50 gold necklaces and 7.3 million baht (US$201,000) in cash, causing online users to express amazement and envy. Local media reports state that the engagement ceremony took place on Saturday, May 27, involving…

  • Chiang Mai News

    Miracle numbers appear at Chiang Mai temple during candlelit ceremony

    A Thai temple in Chiang Mai has revealed lottery numbers after a candlelit blessing ceremony. The numbers in the temple’s sacred water were previously linked to a million-baht winning ticket. The temple continues to host such ceremonies and supports around 30 monks. On May 28, a candlelit blessing ceremony was held at the San Ma Kiang Temple, Chiang Mai Province,…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Deadly intersection sparks ghostly fears, Thai villagers hold exorcism ceremony

    The deadly intersection known as the ‘100-corpse intersection’ in Thailand‘s northern Phayao province has locals on edge, with frequent accidents and fatalities causing ongoing fear. Residents in the Wat Pa Lan Kam community have sought the help of monks to perform an exorcism ceremony in an attempt to ward off evil spirits associated with the so-called ‘spirit of the deceased.’…

  • Thailand News

    Royal Ploughing Ceremony predicts plentiful harvests and thriving economy

    At 8.30am today, His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen arrived at the Royal Ploughing Ceremony area within the Sanam Luang ceremonial grounds by royal car to preside over the auspicious Royal Ploughing Ceremony for the Buddhist year 2566. This year, 58 year old Prayoon Inskul, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, served as the…