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Pattaya Police says no water throwing after 8pm

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PATTAYA:--Pol. Col. Apichai Kroppech, the chief of Pattaya told the media that they along with the officers from Banglamung had joined forces to ensure safety to the city during the water festival, they also wanted to declare that there will be no water throwing allowed after 8pm.

 

Pattaya authorities were notified and currently putting up signs as well as making announcements that residents and/or tourists are not allowed to throw water after the time concerned to avoid any violence and misunderstandings.

 

Apparently there have been many negative reports on the water throwing activities since a lot of people clearly don’t know when to stop. The police chief mentioned that everybody can join in on the festivities but that must be during appropriate times. Therefore he is requesting cooperation from residents, tourists and relevant sectors to help reinforce the policy so that people can dress up appropriately in the evening without having to worry about getting wet.

 

Apart from that, more restrictions apply for vendors selling alcohol in public areas. Vendors caught doing so will be arrested immediately.

 

Read more: http://www.pattayamail.com/news/pattaya-police-says-no-water-throwing-8pm-170918

 
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Praise God! Some sanity at last. It all used to shut down when the sun went down, but as the article says, some people just don't know when to stop.

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ID: 4   Posted (edited)

4 minutes ago, lovelomsak said:

A ;little late songkran finished last saturday  april  15 today is tuesday.april 18

  Nor knowing when to quit is appropriate .

Songkran in Pattaya (the main water throwing day) is the 19th, tomorrow.

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The entire country is finished with water throwing except Pattaya?

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Just now, Peterw42 said:

Songkran in Pattaya is the 19th, tomorrow.

All my calenders show 13,14 15 songkran. If Pattaya says something else then it really is a case of not knowing when to quit. 

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Just now, Lingba said:

The entire country is finished with water throwing except Pattaya?

Yes, thats right. Different areas have the main water throwing day on different days. If you are really keen you can do Bangkok early on, places like Bangsean  (halfway between Bkk and pattaya) on the 17th, then pattaya on the 19th.

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Wow, I forgot it's still going on down there, seems like it finished ages ago in Bangers. Brace yourselves, 19th is the worst day of the lot. 

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ID: 9   Posted (edited)

20 minutes ago, lovelomsak said:

All my calenders show 13,14 15 songkran. If Pattaya says something else then it really is a case of not knowing when to quit. 

 

Wan Lai Festival (19th April 2017)

Read more at: http://www.bangkok.com/pattaya/songkran-in-pattaya.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001

 

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4 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

I took this quote right out of the link you gave here and it just supports the reality  of not knowing when to quit. Songkran is over what Pattaya is doing is hooliganism. Sorry but true.

             this is the quote from your link.

    

    While the Songkran holiday only officially lasts for three days (11th – 13th April 2017), 

So is it over or is Pattaya special? No Pattaya is not. It is not knowing when to quit.

       

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ID: 11   Posted (edited)

9 minutes ago, lovelomsak said:

I took this quote right out of the link you gave here and it just supports the reality  of not knowing when to quit. Songkran is over what Pattaya is doing is hooliganism. Sorry but true.

             this is the quote from your link.

    

    While the Songkran holiday only officially lasts for three days (11th – 13th April 2017), 

So is it over or is Pattaya special? No Pattaya is not. It is not knowing when to quit.

       

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Wan Lai Festival (19th April 2017) Songkran officially lasts three days, but City Hall commonly extends it in Pattaya so that it lasts a full week, with the last day being the craziest day. This additional holiday is called “Wan Lai”, which means “day that flows”, but is generally lumped together with and commonly referred to as Songkran. Although Wan Lai is only one day – the last day – most people link it to the earlier holidays, creating an extra few unofficial days of Songkran. On Wan Lai Day, the water really does flow – practically continuously. Everybody is armed with a water dispenser of some description. Some favour the semi-traditional bucket, many go for a water gun and some use Heath Robinson high-pressure hoses made from a length of plastic plumbing pipe with a small hole at one and a plunger at the other. These are easily available but are considered too powerful and the police will confiscate them if they see you using them.

Im not condoning it just pointing out for those who dont know, the big day in Pattaya is 19th

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ID: 12   Posted (edited)

Well, this is something, if taken seriously.

 

I believe local Thais and businesses may be getting sick of the excesses of Pattaya's Songkran as well. They're the only ones that City Hall would pay attn to. And this partly accounts for the increasingly mild Songkrans the past couple of years. Not a lot of reports on the forum, but it appears that this year may be the mildest in recent memory.

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Wow... please raise your hand if you live in Pattaya and don't know when "Songkran" is.

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1 hour ago, JSixpack said:

Well, this is something, if taken seriously.

 

I believe local Thais and businesses may be getting sick of the excesses of Pattaya's Songkran as well. They're the only ones that City Hall would pay attn to. And this partly accounts for the increasingly mild Songkrans the past couple of years. Not a lot of reports on the forum, but it appears that this year may be the mildest in recent memory.

it's not only mild, but downright disappointing.

 

I went to soi 7 and 8 today for some action, but ...  maybe many businesspeople are still mourning and decided to not promote entertainment.

 

let's hope tomorrow will see the Songkran party in full swing

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