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Songkran break grows to five days

NATIONWIDE: The cabinet decided on Tuesday (Feb 27) to approve an extension of the Songkran holiday period, which from this year will be a five-day break running from April 12-16.

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By Bangkok Post

Friday 2 March 2018, 03:14PM


Gen Prayut wants life made easier for those who are travelling home during the Songkran holiday. Photo: Patong Municipality

Gen Prayut wants life made easier for those who are travelling home during the Songkran holiday. Photo: Patong Municipality

Col Athisith Chainuvati, a government spokesman, said the extended holiday will boost economic activity and tourism.

He added that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has asked various agencies to make life easier for those who are travelling home during the long holiday by staying open longer to provide more convenient services.

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DeKaaskopp | 03 March 2018 - 16:06:22

PBW is held mostly around Songkran.If you go on 11th or 14th you should be safe.The dinner on 12th isn't worth the money anyway.

Foot | 03 March 2018 - 08:56:26

I planned on going to the Patong 2018 Phuket Bike Week April 11-14. Unfortunately, the Songkran celebration has been extended to April 12-16.
While I'm only traveling from Kamala, this would mean that there will be water thrown at me while I'm on my motorcycle during the event.  Could be dangerous.  I would probably get wet while riding to the VIP dinner.  Could also be many angry & w...

Foot | 02 March 2018 - 22:34:11

Oh oh.
Phuket Bike Week is in Patong from the 11th - 14th.
That could present some real safety and anger issues.

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