So far, I've not been out enough to get wet, nor am I interested in being the target of water/urine/motor oil/ice throwers. It sounds like it's pretty bad out there in places, especially Chonburi city (see quoted story below from PattayaOne).
Me and mine are happily hanging out at the house, swimming pool is well-used..4 young nieces and nephews are here for school vacation..nice to have children around (for a while! ).
Woke up today and the water tap was dry. It seems the city water stopped flowing into my village 2 days ago, and the tank just ran out. With Songkran traffic and many homes suffering from no water, Songkran looks like it's going to be dry for a while chez MM.
I'm catching up on lots of TV series watching, eating frozen meals prepared during the previous weeks for just this period, and blissfully distanced from the madness.
When I look at the traffic overlays for Google maps, it looks like most of the major roads are suffering from heavy traffic. I live in South Pattaya and both north and south look congested.
Well, it's not really Songkran if you don't participate, so this is more of a missive from a housebound expat.
Is anyone going out there into the melee? Tell us your tale(s).
Happy Songkran?? NOT as motorists covered in urine, motor oil and fish
Local police said Thursday they were searching for a group of youths who were ‘enjoying’ songkran by tossing bags filled with urine and other foul fluids at passing motorcycles and cars.
After a Facebook page posted photos of youths chucking bags of urine, rotten eggs, fish sauce, pla-raa and motor oil Thursday early morning, Chonburi motorists redirected their travel routes to avoid the Liap Chai Fung Bridge for fear of being soaked in grime.
“We’re trying to find the group involved right now. They’re not really a gang, per se,” Police Col. Somchoke Taphol said Thursday morning. The main problem for police seems to be that there was so many of them, so they took to social media and aksed for help from the local community:
“Social media users, help us find them. Why don’t you help us out, so society can improve?”
If anyone recognises any photos or knows any known trouble makers they were asked to report to police immediately.
Comments on the Facebook page claimed the trouble makers started tossing their filth Wednesday night as their way of getting the Songkran party started and were responsible for causing at least two motor accidents.
“I’ve lived in Chonburi for so long, but I’m too scared to party. If one of them hits me, I’m done for sure,” wrote Athit Tor Lekcharoen, a Facebook user.
Source: Khao Sod