Friday, April 13, 2012
In stark contrast to the deserted scenes in Phuket’s fun town during yesterday’s tsunami alert, the streets this morning were packed with foreign and Thai tourists and local people making an early start to celebrations.
Police, who were yesterday the only people to be seen on the streets are now massively outnumbered by the crowds of revellers.
Songkran will be celebrated in Patong for two days, ending tomorrow. A parade along Taweewong Rd took place this afternoon and the official opening ceremony of the Songkran festival takes place this evening at 6pm, followed by a Miss Songkran contest.
Tomorrow (April 13), for the early morning from 7:30 am, locals and tourists are invited to join Buddhist ceremonies at Wat Suwankiriwong at the foot of Patong Hill. In the evening, beginning at 6pm, there will be various performances by Patong students in Soi Bangla.