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Happy Songkran? Motorists pelted with urine, raw fish, motor oil

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21 hours ago, Mbaki said:


As a matter of fact I have, you mean you haven't seen teenage idiots in other countries doing stupid things at festivals?

Never had water thrown at me while riding a motorbike anywhere else in the world.

For such stupidity and dangerous actions, you need Thainess.

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On 13/04/2017 at 2:20 PM, webfact said:

 

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Motorcycle riders hit by a bag of what looks like motor oil Thursday early morning in Chonburi. Photo: Saha Group-Laem Chabang / Facebook

 

Where can I find this 4-legged pillion rider? I need some advice on lottery numbers. :coffee1:

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ID: 48   Posted (edited)

I am out of country and will never be during this time again.  Last year there were empty bottles of bleach in Pattaya along Beach Road as people thought it was funny to spray bleach from those water guns.  If you are there, be careful!  

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4 hours ago, jacko45k said:

Never had water thrown at me while riding a motorbike anywhere else in the world.

For such stupidity and dangerous actions, you need Thainess.

 

Lots of farang have Thainess then.

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On Friday, April 14, 2017 at 10:56 AM, tandor said:

...throwing anything at anytime at any persons on a motor cycle should be banned and treated as a serious offence...when are the legislators and reformists going to take the loss of life and injury serious !

I agree, but some on here will accuse you of being old and grumpy. Remember that for 10 consecutive days we are supposed to smile as we're being assaulted with water, ice and powder, often aggressively, often while riding motorbikes, and often when we're clearly trying to avoid it (sitting INSIDE bars rather than participating outside). Or, of course, we're told we must leave the city for 10 days, at great expense, to avoid it all.

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16 hours ago, jubkhun said:

I agree, but some on here will accuse you of being old and grumpy. Remember that for 10 consecutive days we are supposed to smile as we're being assaulted with water, ice and powder, often aggressively, often while riding motorbikes, and often when we're clearly trying to avoid it (sitting INSIDE bars rather than participating outside). Or, of course, we're told we must leave the city for 10 days, at great expense, to avoid it all.

...I didn't  reply to the OPs article fearing pathetic accusations from TV members!...I replied stating what i believe is the solution which would go a long way if the Government is serious about reducing the carnage on the roads.

Ive lived here for quite a long time...yes Im getting old...but not grumpy or senile...the sentiments i express are not just mine but those of many many Thai citizens who object but feel they cannot complain for fear of reprisal...meantime the road deaths/injuries keep mounting.

Let the revelers go to a designated area (in Chiang Mai the moat around the old city) and squirt to their hearts content; but ban the throwing of water at any motor cycle.

It really is time the Government, reformists and legislators stood up to be counted instead of hand-balling this issue and shrugging it off as 'Thai tradition'.

 

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On 14/4/2560 at 8:54 AM, Mbaki said:


Nothing to do with Thainess, what sort of ignorant comment is that?
Just stupid teenage idiots going overboard.

Yes 100% right Mbaki but you get that brainless comment on every little bit of negative news that appears----more of a reflection on the poster I think --shoot some old man on Face book, so all can see--- its  doesn't seem to be Americaness  ...........

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On ‎4‎/‎14‎/‎2017 at 9:04 AM, jesimps said:

"why are people only getting het up because dirty things are thrown?"

 

Precisely! Even when the water's clean it's normally mixed with blocks of ice. The whole celebration has become obnoxious and nothing like the gentle traditional festival it's meant to be. Here in Pattaya we've got about another eight days of the festering thing to look forward to. Wish I could go on holiday abroad like these rich smeggers.

 

 

 

I went abroad, on a nice road trip down to Malaysia. Arrived back on the Thai side on the second last day of the celebration and then the following day it was madness with an insane amount of traffic turning a normally 8-hour drive into a 14-hour zig-zag avoiding the main highway then coming back to the highway because there's no alternative (Thailand has too few roads - no wonder they're all jammed). However, apart from the holiday traffic I saw almost no evidence whatsoever of Songkran. Do southern Thais not celebrate it? Or is it because they're not allowed to throw water on the national highways? I saw but one location where a group of youths were throwing water near Bang Saphan just one location! Sounds like quite a contrast to Pattaya!

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On ‎4‎/‎18‎/‎2017 at 2:30 PM, jubkhun said:

I agree, but some on here will accuse you of being old and grumpy. Remember that for 10 consecutive days we are supposed to smile as we're being assaulted with water, ice and powder, often aggressively, often while riding motorbikes, and often when we're clearly trying to avoid it (sitting INSIDE bars rather than participating outside). Or, of course, we're told we must leave the city for 10 days, at great expense, to avoid it all.

10 days? Wonder where you live. Throughout all the years I've lived in Thailand, I've never seen anywhere where they celebrate Songkran for anything close to 10 days. Normally around the 11th or 12th kids start getting into the action (particularly up north) but by the 15th they're all exhausted and anything after that is usually only in special reveler zones such as Khao San road, Pattaya and central Chiang Mai (the moat area). In other cities activities are greatly wound down starting on the 16th as most people prepare to go back to work.

 

It is indeed true that many Thais do take an extended break, in some cases for up to 10 days (14 days for some people) during Songkran but not all that time is spent splashing water. 2 whole days are spent driving back and forth between Bangkok and their home province at the beginning and end of the festival and the last couple of days are just spent at home with family and relatives.

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