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Loy Krathong comes to GIS

Students celebrated Loy Krathong at Garden International School (GIS) with an array of cultural activities. The school’s Thai department organised an afternoon show on...

Pattaya workers, vendors scurry to clean up Loy Krathong’s aftermath

All the twinkling lights on the water and in the sky look pretty on Loy Krathong, but the day after the festival Pattaya turns...

Sattahip Market raided for Loy Krathong lanterns, firecrackers

Working to make Loy Krathong a quieter festival, Sattahip officials outlawed firecrackers and the sale of hot-air lanterns. District Chief Phawat Lertmukda led a...

Chonburi students win cash prizes at Lions’ traditional pageant

Young Chonburi students competed for up to 5,000 in cash prizes at the Lions Club of Taksin Pattaya’s annual traditional children’s pageant. Eighteen boys...

Splendid royal krathongs floated on the Chao Phraya

BANGKOK, 7 November 2014 - Their Majesties the King and Queen yesterday joined the rest of the nation by sending royal krathongs for floating...

Regents International School Pattaya embrace Loy Krathong festival

Celebrated earlier than usual this year, students and teachers wore traditional Thai dress, floated krathongs in the school swimming pool and performed the Loy...

Transport Ministry asks NCPO ban sky lanterns for safety

BANGKOK, Nov 3 – The Transport Ministry will ask the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to ban the release of sky lanterns...

Bangkok Governor inspects piers and pontoons ahead of Loy Krathong Festival

BANGKOK, 30 October 2014 - Bangkok Governor M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra inspected landing piers and pontoons along the Chao Phraya River to ensure safety for...

Pattaya consolidates Loy Krathong celebrations at Lan Poh Park in Naklua

Pattaya has decided to consolidate its usual two Loy Krathong celebrations into one grand event at Lan Poh Park in Naklua Nov. 6. Deputy...

DCA issues control measures for sky lanterns during Loy Krathong festival

BANGKOK, 16 October 2014  The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has declared measures to control floating sky lanterns and rockets, to keep the airspace...

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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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