These photos were taken this afternoon around the Kai Bae, Klong Prao and White Sand beach areas. The island is pretty packed but most of the Thai visitors aren’t out chucking water around. So whilst you will get soaked if you venture out in the busy areas, anyone staying, for example, on Pearl beach probably wouldn’t have realised it was Songkran as this afternoon there was just one solitary fat kid with a tub of water by the roadside. Whereas someone walking down the centre of Kai Bae would have found themselves in a water war zone before they had gone a few metres.
Two things I noticed when riding the scooter around today – 1) Iced water is again big this year. 2) It is especially popular with some Thai girls who, for their amusement, like to throw it in your crotch as you are going past.
Pics taken with my phone – a water resistant Sony Xperia Active – very handy to have on days like today as without it I’d have been left lurking in a restaurant, well away from the action, trying to keep my nice camera dry.