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Friday, April 20, 2018

Isaan-style Songkran in Bangkok? Here It Is. (Photos)

BANGKOK — After checking out a Mon-style Songkran on Friday, we didn’t think we could find another authentic Songkran experience closer to central Bangkok – until we did.

Songkran Goes Off Wet, Wild and Spirited in Bangkok (Photos)

BANGKOK — If revelers voted with their feet, the usual street scrum of water fighting on Khaosan Road proved a stronger draw than a government-sponsored cultural event nearby in Bangkok's old quarter.

Culture Clash and Chaos at Silom Songkran (Action Photos)

BANGKOK — Traditional garb and garlands brushed shoulders with tank tops and water guns Friday where Lumphini Park meets Silom Road.
Banglamphu vendor Orasa Sae Jong sells traditional attire Thursday in Bangkok.

Vendors Cash In Before Traditional Garb Fad Fades

BANGKOK — On the eve of the first day of Songkran, clothing sellers said the raging fad for traditional attire would likely fade with the popular soap opera that inspired it.

Outdoor Market Coming to Doomed Race Track’s Infield

BANGKOK — Get a first or final look at a century-old race track later this month when an open-air flea market takes it over for its fifth annual outing.

Watch ‘Apocalypse Now’ on Scala’s Big Screen

BANGKOK — Questions of whether Charlie does or does not surf and the nature of victory’s smell will boom again from the big screen when one of the most-quoted war films ever shows in Bangkok.

Gangsters to Run Amok in Bangkok Noir Series

BANGKOK — His moody, noirish gangster flicks have been cited by renowned filmmakers including Quentin Tarantino, Michael Mann, John Woo and even Thailand’s Pen-ek Ratanaruang.
Pawit holds up some cutouts of Vasin’s politically charged Facebook statuses that visitors can hold up and take photos with.

Take Risks, Include More: New Bangkok Art Center Head

BANGKOK — The new director of Bangkok’s largest downtown cultural venue slides by a flickering monochrome projection of a naked artist pointing out parts of his body.

King’s Splash-Free Songkran Party Begins Tomorrow (Photos)

BANGKOK — Palace attendants on Thursday were preparing the venue of a vintage Songkran party commissioned by King Rama X.

Spending Songkran in Bangkok? Here Are 10 Things to Do

BANGKOK — Friends off to an island retreat or road-trip? Not to fear, Songkran in the capital will be packed with events for everyone – and empty roads to get to them.

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