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    Songkran splash

    Guru, Published on 12/04/2019

    » While many of you are most likely out of the city for the New Year holidays, we cooked up a fun diversion that hopefully depicts the many situations of how you would be celebrating Songkran in the city with our somewhat linear mini Choose-Your-Own-Adventure-style game. Would you party at one of the many (and we mean many) festivals around or are you the type who will brave the crowds on the streets and spray water at passersby? Happy holidays!Rise and shine! Wannee pen wan Songkran! Things are about to get super soaked and you need to get ready. Do you have all the necessary equipment (sunglasses, phone bag, water gun, yadom, etc.) to start your wet n wild festivities?

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    Top 5 social media stories of the year

    News, Anucha Charoenpo, Published on 30/12/2017

    » The influence of social media on society today is of profound importance, and 2017 was no exception. This past year was one when netizens widely used social media platforms to scrutinise matters of public interest. Below are the top five news stories of the year that spread online mostly through social media initially in a much faster and wider manner before the mainstream media picked up and pursued them.

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    Understanding a country's grief

    Life, Published on 19/10/2016

    » Since the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej last Thursday, a shockwave of emotional distress has been felt across Thailand. As the country observes a period of mourning, emotions continue to resonate.

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    Push for legalisation reaches new highs

    Spectrum, Published on 08/05/2016

    » 'Can I hear it from the ganja lovers in the house?" yelled Sutipong "Junior" Tanakoset, lead singer of the underground reggae band Rastafah 4E. A roar of cheers from the crowd of more than 1,300 erupted in reply.

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    Songkran set to dry

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 10/04/2016

    » If you're one of the expected half a million foreign tourists arriving in Thailand this week, then here is a column especially for you.

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    China worries hit stocks as blast deepens set pain

    Business, Published on 24/08/2015

    » Recap: A fresh Chinese equity rout triggered by weak manufacturing data and accelerating outflows, plunging oil prices and sabre-rattling between North and South Korea roiled stock markets across the world last week. The deadly bombing at the Erawan shrine in Bangkok further rattled nerves in Thailand, where stocks plunged well below 1,400 points.

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    Water festival more important than water shortage

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 12/04/2013

    » 45 drought provinces declared disaster areas but Songkran is a time to travel back home & reunite with families, so the show must go on.

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    Wash your troubles away

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 14/04/2012

    » Thai people forgot their troubles and put aside their differences yesterday kicking off the Songkran festival with wet and wild water fights across the country. (Lots of photos)

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    Bangkok songkran agendas

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 12/04/2013

    » OMB! We have five days off in a row because the cabinet kindly declared that this year's "official" Songkran break starts from today until Tuesday. Say what you will about PM Poo, but she is so right in giving us a long holiday since we can't function properly during this kind of heat anyway. Anyhoo, that's over 7,000 minutes we're supposed to wisely spend relaxing before going back to the grind on Wednesday. And even though some shops and places in Bangkok may be shut during the Thai New Year, there are plenty more options for celebrating. Here's what we suggest you do and, hopefully, you may also find a deeper meaning of Songkran Festival (besides throwing water at strangers) along the way. Happy splashing, everyone.

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    Songkran 2013 in pictures

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 17/04/2013

    » During the Songkran period our Bangkok Post photographers have been out and about braving the man-made deluge to send back hundreds of high-quality photos of the festivities. Here are some of the most interesting.

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