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Authorities gears up accident prevention measures for Loy Krathong

BANGKOK – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has unveiled accident prevention measures for the Loy Krathong Festival, with extensive cooperation with...

Coordination center to better assist public members during Loy Krathong

BANGKOK - The Royal Thai Police has established a mobile coordination center to provide immediate assistance to the public during the Loy Krathong Festival....

Parents reminded to watch over children during Loy Krathong

BANGKOK – The Ministry of Public Health has suggested parents to keep a close watch on their children while partaking in Loy Krathong festivities...

Chiang Mai Airport to deploy clean-up crews for floating lanterns

CHIANG MAI - Chiang Mai Airport has instructed its ground staff to be on the lookout for floating lanterns and remove any that have...

Nong Nooch celebrates Loy Krathong Nov. 24

Nong Nooch Garden Pattaya will organize its Loy Krathong celebration on Nov. 24, a day before Thailand’s official celebration. The “Magic of Water” festival...

Busy events calendar to power Pattaya high-season

Longboats this weekend, Loy Krathong next Wednesday Pattaya officials are banking on a packed calendar of events to get high-season tourism off to a...

Chiang Mai Airport adjusts flight schedules to avoid floating lanterns

CHIANG MAI - A total of 135 flights both to and from Chiang Mai province have either been cancelled or rescheduled from November 24...

Contests highlight Loy Krathong celebration Nov. 25

Students and the general public will compete to create the most-beautiful, natural floats for Pattaya’s annual Loy Krathong celebration Nov. 25. Considered Thailand’s traditional...

Sky lanterns discouraged during Loy Krathong

BANGKOK - The Airports of Thailand (AoT) has called on the public not to use sky lanterns during  festival this year. Those who need...

Unified Loy Krathong a success

Loy Krathong this year was as vibrant as ever, with throngs of people turning up at Pattaya Beach, Jomtien Beach, local temples and at...

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Elephants in tribute to late King at ancient capital

Ayutthaya, Thailand (AP) - Eleven Thai elephants, doused in powder to appear an auspicious white, stood at attention and trumpeted grandly at a ceremony...

Smoking ban on Pattaya-area beaches begins Nov. 1

PATTAYA - Not only can you no longer buy a beer on Pattaya’s beaches, you can’t light up either. Mayor Anan Charoenchasri announced Oct. 10 that...

Public to be allowed to take pictures of crematorium in Nov

Bangkok - The royal crematorium at Sanam Luang will be open to the general public throughout November. Deputy Prime Minister Gen Tanasak Patimapragorn said all...

Publications about HM late King among best-sellers at book fair

Bangkok - Books about His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej are proving to be the most popular at the 22nd National Book. Support Pattaya...

Khon Kaen evacuates villagers in face of flowing dam water

Khon Kaen - Villagers have been evacuated to safe areas in the face of flowing water from Ubol Ratana dam in a bid to...

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