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    Songkran festival to be wet, yet dry

    Songkran festival to be wet, yet dry
    Published: 30/03/2012 at 10:13 AMOnline news: Local News

    An alcohol-free Songkran event is to be held in downtown Bangkok to promote another way of celebrating the water festival - an alternative to drunken madness.

    M2F Presents Bangkok Songkran Festival 2012@CentralWorld intends to be one of the biggest venues in the capital for Bangkokians and tourists to celebrate Songkran this year, rivalling the more traditional venues of Silom and Khao San roads, said Voravadhana Julajitvachara, senior vice-president for display advertising, Post Publishing Plc, yesterday.

    The event, which will be held from April 13 to 15 from noon to 10pm at CentralWorld's 4,000-square-metre outdoor area, is being co-organised by Post Publishing's M2F newspaper, Central Pattana Plc, and Thai Life Insurance.

    “The highlight of this event is that it will be alcohol-free,” Mr Voravadhana said.

    No alcoholic beverages will be sold, while drinking alcohol at the event will be prohibited as well, he said.

    “A celebration can still be fun without alcohol,” said Songkran Phakchokdee, director of the Stop Drink Network of the Thai Health Promotion Foundation.

    About 400 people died during last year's Songkran festival and half those deaths were alcohol-related, he said.

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    Re: Songkran festival to be wet, yet dry

    Quote Originally Posted by Khun Don View Post
    Songkran festival to be wet, yet dry
    Published: 30/03/2012 at 10:13 AMOnline news: Local News
    “A celebration can still be fun without alcohol,” said Songkran Phakchokdee, director of the Stop Drink Network of the Thai Health Promotion Foundation.

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