Monday, 13 April 2009

13th April, 2009

Today's weather;

Sabai dee pee mai, krab or Happy New Year. Today is the third New Year in succession this year, it started off with our traditional New Year, than the Chinese New year followed and today's is Songkran or the Thai New Year.

The weather looks great today, a nice blue sky is shaping up and it looks like the right set up to a have a nice and wet Songkran. Current temp at 7 am is 27C.

Yesterday saw a dry and warm day with plenty of sunshine again. Max temp reached 31C.

In order to deal with emergencies, the Samui Rescue volunteers, together with the police have set up control points all over the island, just like the one pictured above. Songkran is a lot of fun, but each year a lot of accidents happen and unfortunately plenty of fatalities occur. These control points are set up for alcohol controls by breath analzying, which is done only twice per year , during Songkran and during our New Year.
Since they're located at various hot spots around the island they can be quickly at the scene and bring you to a hospital.
Nationwide this is a necessity, since 95 killed, 992 injured so far in Songkran road accidents and it's only day 2.

One of the cars used by the Samui Rescue volunteers.
Nonetheless, have a nice day and hope you enjoy your Songkran!

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