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The Road Toll

I try to shy away from contentious subjects in this column, as it was designed to be a lighthearted look at things motoring,...

Chinese New Year coming soon to Pattaya

At  6 pm on 16th January at Central Pattaya Beach, our beloved Mayor Ithipol Kunplume, presided over the press conference regarding the upcoming Chinese...

Songkran getaway suggestions

Where can I get away during the next Songkran Festival? This is a question many ask ourselves who are not willing to remain...

Nong Nooch elephants march into Thai New Year

Nong Nooch Tropical Garden celebrated Songkran with Buddhist offerings, a parade and a birthday party for one of its 4-ton water-shooting elephants. ...

Sunscreen market flourishing

The Sunscreen market is flourishing this Songkran Festival with a projected value of not less than 1.2 billion baht this year owing to...

Pattaya celebrates ‘Wan Lai’ Songkran Water Festival today, all day!

Pattaya’s traditional Songkran Festival known as ‘Wan Lai’ or the ‘Day that Flows’ falls on April 19 every year. Today tens of thousands of...

Buses, trains readied for bringing back Songkran revelers

BANGKOK, 15 April 2011 (NNT) – The Transport Co, Ltd and the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) have confirmed enough buses and trains...

148 lives lost on first 4 days of Songkran

BANGKOK, 15 April 2011 (NNT) – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has reported 2,141 road accidents with 148 fatalities during...

Splash! It’s that time of year again – Songkran is here

With the national Songkran festivities all but finished, expect an influx of tourists, both Thai and international, to “invade” Pattaya this weekend as we...

Chonburi celebrates Songkran April 9-15

Chonburi will officially celebrate the Thai New Year April 9-15 on the field in front of the Chonburi district office with a Songkran...

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