13 April – Revolution Update.
The police are nowhere in sight on Koh Chang and this afternoon armed possees were lining the island’s main street. Motorcyclists and drivers were forced to stop at impromptu checkpoints. Other, unluckier, passers by were fired upon without warning.
Some mobs are red shirts, some yellow shirts, and some favour a multicoloured Hawaiian floral design. But whilst they’re busy shooting each other with real guns in Bangkok, here on Koh Chang it’s water pistols only this Thai New Year.
Poor quality phonecam photos taken whilst on my way to pick up customers this afternoon. During Songkran I never leave home without one important accessory to protect me from the water – a 1 ton pickup truck.