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Thai New Year Celebrations 2019

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Water Wars Warning!

Songkran 2019 - Thai New Year Celebrations 2019

 

The crazy water throwing festival Songkran is about to start. I want to remind you that traditional Thai New Year will be celebrated all across Thailand on April 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th. 

This year Thai New Year falls on a weekend, so the holiday has been extended. The Thais will take any excuse to take a holiday or party. 

Down in Sin City otherwise known as Pattaya the water wars last a whole week and there is no escaping it!

Despite the Thai authorities saying they will be clamping down, there will still be many road deaths and injuries, health risks from contaminated water, plus the potential of violence, when things get out of hand. Most people want to enjoy Songkran but be warned, there are always some people who go too far.

This is the time of year when there is a mass exodus from Bangkok of both Thais and expat residents. We do not expect this year to be any different. I hope you enjoy Songkran but stay safe! 

Below is a Songkran Survival Guide by The Thaiger…

Songkran Survival Guide – Top 10 Tips (2019) | The Thaiger

Songkran is a celebration of the Thai New Year on April 13 each year. What started as a respectful washing of Buddha images with water to welcome in the forthcoming wet season, has turned into a mega-water fight. No prisoners are taken in this annual water battle – if you head outside or drive along …

 

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Enjoy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Saint Patrick’s Day Parties

(Sunday, March 17, 2019)

 

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Shenanigans Saint Paddys - Enjoy Saint Patrick's Day!

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Bangkok Royal Funeral Reminder

Monday, October 23rd, 2017
Grand Palace Bangkok - Bangkok Royal Funeral Reminder

ROYAL GRAND PALACE BANGKOK THAILAND

THAILAND –  The Thai people have heavy hearts, as they prepare to say goodbye to their beloved King Rama 9. His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej is deemed by many people, as the King of all Kings.

It is with great sadness that we announce the Royal Funeral dates. Please note, the official days are as follows; October 25th, October 26th and October 27th, with October 26th being the day of the Royal Cremation.

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej is regarded by many, as one of the world’s greatest ever King’s in history. His Majesty King Bhumibol had a good working relationship with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It was reported that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth flew to Bangkok and personally signed the book of condolences.

Thailand and Britain still maintain a fairly close relationship, as they have for centuries. As historians will know, the Siamese Royal Princes were sent to study at England’s finest universities. How many countries have had that prestigious honour?

His Majesty King Bhumibil Adulyadej 1 - Bangkok Royal Funeral Reminder

Paying Respects! His Majesty King Bhumibol will be remembered for his tremendous kindness to the Thai people. May His Majesty Rest In Peace.

Daves Raves! Many bars will be CLOSED on October 25th to 27th.

Top Tip! It’s respectful to wear black and/or white clothing, from October 25th to October 27th. Of course, it’s not compulsory for foreigners, but it shows you’re respectful and it will be appreciated by the Thai people.

Heads Up! The “Old City” in Bangkok will be packed full of mourners. It’s estimated that at least 250,000 Thais will be attending the Royal Funeral.

RESPECTFULLY THERE WILL BE NO UPDATES OCTOBER 25-27 

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Top 25 Destinations In Asia

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

TripAdvisor Travel Awards 2017

thailand beach resorts - Top 25 Destinations In Asia

(1) Bali, Indonesia

(2) Siem Reap, Cambodia

(3) Phuket, Thailand

(4) Hoi An, Vietnam

(5) Kathmandu, Nepal

(6) Hanoi, Vietnam

(7) Koh Samui, Thailand

(8) Bangkok, Thailand

(9) Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara

(10) Tokyo, Japan

NB. A couple of honorable mentions are Chiang Mai (12) and Koh Tao (15). This means that Thailand made the Top 25 Destinations In Asia no less than 5 times.

Dave’s Raves – For those that doubt Thailand’s popularity, they can see for themselves in the article below compiled by Trip Advisor…

Best Destinations in Asia – Travelers’ Choice Awards – TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor – Travelers’ Choice Awards. Find out what the best destinations in Asia are as awarded by millions of real travelers.

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