Thai tourism authority welcomes Songkran in Singapore


BANGKOK, March 18 – The Tourism and Sports Ministry has no objection to a planned Songkran festival in Singapore on April 12-13.

Suwat Sidthilaw, Tourism and Sports Ministry permanent secretary, said Thailand could not prohibit Singapore from organising the Thai traditional water-splashing event.

He was referring to a report on website about the Songkran Festival at The Padang opposite the City Hall.

Having the festival outside Thailand will help promote Thai traditions, he said, adding that the Tourism Authority of Thailand will support the Songkran festival in several provinces including Chiang Mai, Sukhothai and Samut Prakarn.