Songkran

Pick-up driver slams into roadside steel shop, injures three

A drunk driver bounced off the side of a road in Ubon Ratchathani and then skidded side-ways into a roadside…

2 months ago

Central Thailand hit by Songkran storms

Over 300 houses have been damaged after thunderstorms lashed seven districts of Kamphaeng Phet province, in central west Thailand, at…

2 months ago

Day Three: Songkran road deaths show a dramatic drop

There has been 1,665 traffic accidents, with 174 deaths and 1,728 people injured in the first three days of the…

2 months ago

The ‘Fun Police’ crackdown on posting ‘lewd’ Songkran pics and video

The Thai police have become Thailand's fun police today as they warn Songkran revellers against posting photos of scantily clad…

2 months ago

Patong transformer short-out escalates into massive shop fire – VIDEO

PHOTOS & VIDEO: Phuket Traffic Office People were hastily cleared from around Banana Walk and Patong's Beach Road was closed…

2 months ago

Princess celebrates Songkran at Laos mission in Bangkok

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn graciously attended a Songkran ceremony at the Lao Embassy in Bangkok yesterday. The…

2 months ago

Thailand swelters under the Songkran sun

Temperatures are soaring around the country, right on time, as the Songkran holiday kicks in. People are heading home for…

2 months ago

Passengers injured as bus overturns in Si Saket

PHOTOS: ร่วมด้วยช่วยกัน / ธนบุรี 12 No deaths have been reported following a bus overturning in Si Saket in eastern Thailand…

2 months ago

Thai authorities target 10% fewer Songkran accidents

PHOTO: Daily News The chief of the communications ministry says that the Thai authorities are aiming for a 10% reduction…

2 months ago

400,000 take to the skies during Songkran

The Airports Department expects over 400,000 passengers to pass through the nation's 25 airports during the Songkran holiday break. Ampawan…

2 months ago

Officials say Songkran can still go ahead on Khaosan Road this year

Today the Bangkok Post did a story headlined 'No Songkran on Khaosan Road this year'. What?! No Songkran at Thailand's…

2 months ago

No foam parties for Songkran

by Suriya Patathayo, Jessada Chantharak Songkran foam parties are being banned this year in the interest of public safety. The…

2 months ago

Cabinet waives tolls for 8 days over Songkran break

Thailand’s cabinet has decided to waive tolls on the Bangkok-Pattaya and Bangkok-Bang Pa-in-Bang Phli motorways starting April 10 until midnight…

3 months ago

Siam Songkran Festival lights up this year’s Songkran in Bangkok

Sick of running around Bangkok with your 200 baht Tesco water pistol? Combine the annual water festival with a world…

3 months ago

TAT expects 2.3 million tourists for this year’s Songkran

The Tourism Authority of Thailand is expecting more than 2.3 million local and foreign tourists will join the various Songkran…

3 months ago

Pre-Songkran inspections of public buses and their drivers

The Land Transport Department has started the inspection of drivers and mechanical condition of public transport vehicles at bus stations…

3 months ago

Government considers blanket alcohol bans on April 13

There's a 24 hour ban on alcohol on the weekend preceding AND the actual election weekend this month. And next…

3 months ago

Proposal to ban alcohol sales on Songkran day, April 13

Coming up with another blunt tool to help curb Thailand’s horrendous annual road toll during Songkran, the Alcohol Control Committee…

4 months ago

Songkran extended to a five day holiday this year

You have five full days to get soaked this year as the Cabinet has approved an extended public holiday for…

4 months ago