Monday, 13 April 2015
Songkran 2015 on Koh Samui
Despite the recent bombing, it as time for Songkran 2015 on Koh Samui. It was good to be back on the island again for this big Thai festival, celebrating Thai New Year.
Busy Chaweng beach road
Early morning a family friend with her family came to our house and soon we were off to Chaweng to start to celebrate. As on cue, the first rain in about 10 weeks came down pretty soon after we arrived in Chaweng and at times it came down pretty hard. Nobody seemed to care though since everyone and everything was wet anyway.
Dancing in the street
We arrived at around 10am in Chaweng and left around 4pm, after almost non stop water fighting for 6 hours. When we left, the battle was going on full throttle and it seemed like it is going to be a long night in Chaweng and other places on the island.
A convenient way to get around during Songkran
Many Western and Asian tourists were enjoying the festivities, along with tons of Thais, celebrating their New Year.
Did I say skimpy?
Due to the rain, lots of people in their skimpy clothing could be seen clattering their teeth although nobody gave in and all partied on. Since ice water was forbidden this year, along with spicy powder mixed in the water, the ice cold water attacks were luckily a minority. Just like the sale of alcohol, which was officially illegal this year. Not that anybody cared too much since alcohol was widely available.
Six girls giving a show on Chaweng beach road, the police stopped traffic for a moment
Who said it was cold?
One of the foam parties going on
Hit the red button and the girl disappears in the water
Lost and found
Broken artillery during and after the battle
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