Loy Krathong Festival to be held in Phitsanulok Province from November 23rd to 27th, 2023
In the northern province of Phitsanulok, the Loy Krathong festival will be held from November 23 to 27, 2023.
Officials said the city's streets, especially near City Hall and tourist attractions, were decorated with lanterns, flowers and plants, and various exhibitions were held at the Mitrabhirom Pavilion and the King Rama I monument.
According to Phitsanulok Mayor Premrudee Champhunot, various cultural and musical performances will also be held, along with space for food stalls, for the enjoyment of both residents and tourists.
The main events are scheduled at Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat and the nearby Chom Nan Chaloem Phrakiat Park.
Thai housing giant Pruksa is running a campaign to win a Tesla car
Thai real estate developer Pruksa Real Estate is holding a campaign for its home buyers to win a total of three Model 3 electric vehicles (EVs) from the US company Tesla on November 16, 2023. , the first one was presented to the winning Thai woman. The remaining two winners will be announced in January 2024.
If you are interested, please check the official website of Pruksa Group for more details.
Thailand's Ministry of Public Health to strengthen regulations on Cannabis use
Thailand's Ministry of Public Health has completed the draft of the new Cannabis-Hemp Act, which aims to tighten regulations on the use of cannabis.
Under the new law, Cannabis will continue to be recognized as a regulated herb, and extracts containing more than 0.2% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) will continue to be classified as narcotics.
Although the use of Cannabis for medical purposes is still supported, recreational use is discouraged. Individuals wishing to grow cannabis will need a permit, even for personal use.
Previous legislation allowed households to grow up to 15 cannabis plants for personal medical purposes by simply notifying local authorities. However, the new law will require prior permission to be obtained. Licensed cannabis stores can remain open, but must follow stricter regulations, including a ban on smoking on the premises and the sale of dried cannabis buds.
The law would also designate venues where the sale or use of cannabis would be prohibited. The ministry is not aiming to shut down cannabis stores, but they are required to comply with the new law. The legality of smoking cannabis at home remains unclear and subject to further public feedback.
Thailand's Ministry of Public Health plans to open a public feedback window for this bill until mid-December 2023, during a two-week comment period before finalizing the bill and submitting it to the Cabinet.
Hua Hin and Cha Am beachfront areas in serious condition due to strong cold winds and high waves
According to a report from the Thailand Meteorological Department, the east coast of Thailand, especially the beachfront areas of Hua Hin and Cha-am, is experiencing strong cold winds and high waves due to the northeast monsoon.
Waves of 2 to 4 meters were observed along a 200-kilometre coastline from Hua Hin Beach in Prachuap Khiri Khan province to Bang Saphan Noi district, leading to seawater flooding and flooding of roads along the coast. The flooding has had a major impact on local businesses and restaurants, with many forced to temporarily close.
The Thai Meteorological Department has responded by placing sandbags along the coast to prevent further damage from flooding, but residents in coastal areas are warned to remain vigilant as the danger continues. .
Cha Am Beach in Phetchaburi is facing similar challenges, with waves up to 4 meters causing damage and tons of marine debris washing ashore.
If you are planning to visit the affected areas, please be careful of high waves and flooding.
Pink Line officially opens, free rides start from Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Free rides on the Bangkok Urban Railway Pink Line will start from November 21, 2023 (Tuesday).
Pink Line is an unmanned monorail with a total length of 34.5 km and 30 stations (Nonthaburi Civic Center Station to Minburi Station), and uses Bombardier INNOVIA monorail 300 vehicles.
Fares will be collected starting December 18, 2023 (Monday). Please try riding the Pink Line during the free ride period.