The Songkran edition of 2009 on Koh Samui was a fun affair, once more, just like last year! A good moment to forget about the more serious stuff happening in Bangkok!
In the morning we drove around a bit with our car and our children packed inside. This was around 11 am and it was slow goings at that time of the day. We went home and I enjoyed standing at the roadside with my children and throwing water at the occasional lost car or motorbike.
Chaweng was steaming by the time we hit town, around 3.30 pm. Long traffic jams leading into the one way system that is always installed for Songkran, but worthwhile the wait for the party revellers. In front of Soi Green mango was absolute party mayhem and loads of water and alcohol flowed freely, although the alcohol bit had to be paid for!
By 6 pm when I left, there was still a very long traffic jam leading into Chaweng, although the party by that time had subsided a bit already.
Baby powder fights, cold, iced down water fights (brrrr) and coloured baby powder were everywhere and an ambush was not unheard of.
All day long I saw one single , luckily minor incident, where a car driver lost his patience in front of Soi Green mango and accelerated, endangering party goers. His car was attacked by upset people and he barely escaped, hitting the side walk again a 100 meters further down the road.