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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...

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...

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Bangkok - The government has decided to extend the emergency decree in the violence-torn South for another three months.An emergency situation management meeting chaired...

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Bangkok - The National Legislative Assembly has postponed a review of the newly-elected Election Commission.The NLA had been scheduled to deliberate the nomination of...

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