There have been many media reports recently relating to the government wanting to dramatically reduce the number of injuries and fatalities this coming Songkran, and Bangkok is not the only area to be implementing measures to assist with the task.
Phuket has already announced a ban on pickup trucks being allowed to drive around with beds full of people eager to drench even the most unsuspecting people, and now it has been announced that there are to be 6 designated alcohol free water fight zones, where those wanting to can be part of the action can do so mare safely.
If you’ve been here for any amount of time and you’ve witnessed how crazy and out of control Songkran can become, I’m sure you’ll agree that the police are not being killjoys but realise that some kind of action has to be taken to get what should be a fun event more under control, and the number of injuries and fatalities down.
The 6 designated alcohol free water fight zones are:
1. Sapan Hin Park
3. Bangla Patong
4. Kamala Park
5. Sirinart Nation Park, Mai Khaw
6. Surin Beach
If you are going out to take part in the year’s Songkran please take care of yourself and those who you are out with.