If you’re a frequent traveler, then the Songkran festival that is held every year across Thailand should be something that you are well-acquainted with. With its popularity among tourists, given its fun, almost party-centric vibe, the festival which is usually held around mid-April is one of Thailand’s biggest tourist draws.
However, it has been reported by The Star and The Phuket News that this year’s Songkran festival might just be the quietest one in history, as major events that were scheduled for it will be cancelled due to fears of possible Covid-19 coronavirus outbreaks.
Saensuk municipality mayor Narongchai Khunpluem said that the annual Lai Bang Saen and sandcastle building festival, scheduled for April 16th and 17th after the Songkran holidays in the Chonburi Province, will be cancelled. This is on top of the cancellations of all Songkran events in Patong, Phuket, according to Patong Mayor Chalermluck.
“I am also urging people not to splash water on one another,” said mayor Narongchai, adding that lorries carrying water for Songkrang will be banned entirely in Saensuk.
Songkran celebrations in the north-eastern province of Khon Kaen are also being cancelled, according to Khon Kaen municipal mayor Thirasak Teekhayuphan. However, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) governor Yutthasak Supasorn has yet to come to a decision as to whether Songkran celebrations will be cancelled officially by the government.
So if you were planning to squeeze in some leisure time during the Songkran Festival, you might just be out of luck this year!
Klang Is A Red Zone But School Sessions Will Carry On, Says Education Dept
The Selangor State Education Department (JPNS) says that school sessions in Klang will still continue as usual even though the...
Police Arrest OKU Man With Pink Tag At A Supermarket In Melaka
Police have arrested a man with hearing disabilities who was wearing a pink tag. The man was arrested at a...
Kitchen Helper From Huckleberry Damansara Heights Tests Positive For Covid-19
Huckleberry Damansara Heights just reported that one of their own kitchen helpers tested positive for Covid-19. In a statement put...
PM: Interstate Travel Between East Malaysia To Semenanjung Temporarily Banned
It looks like Malaysia isn’t going into lockdown yet, but if they consider it, they’ll let us know earlier, at...
Health DG: Third Death Case Today Is 1-year-old Baby From Semporna, Sabah
Malaysia recorded an all-time high in the number of Covid-19 cases today, 691 positive cases with 688 local transmissions and...