You may remember that in the days leading up to Songkran government agencies released “rules” on what you couldn’t do during Songkran (see here). There was immediate outrage on social media which resulted in a softening of these rules. But police said that they would be strict on issues such as alcohol and powder in designated waterfight zones. But, as you can see by this picture, it didn’t quite go to plan. No surprise there. Ban on sale of alcohol was also flouted as I saw beer on sale on Silom Road and Khao San Road. The only place that I saw no alcohol on sale was in front of CentralWorld and Siam Square. Another rule about no pick-up trucks taking part in waterfights was mainly only observed in Greater Bangkok. Certainly in my area there were far fewer than normal. In fact, this is the first Songkran that I haven’t needed to wash white paste off my car. As far as drinking in vehicles, I personally saw people drinking what was obviously whiskey in a bottle of Oishi tea.
How was it in your area?
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