Celebrating An Environment-Friendly Loy Krathong

Four years in and out of Bangkok.

Two years living in Bangkok.

Two years of celebration of Loy Krathong.

Hello pretty Krathong
Hello pretty Krathong

And I finally got my first Krathong.

Float away his krathong
Floating away his krathong
Loy, loy krathong …

Traditionally, Thais release their krathongs into rivers and canals. But modern days see anything-water is fine .. D brought me to Lumpini Park  and also Chao Phraya river the last time. I was horrified with the amount of pollution then (and now still).

 

Chatuchak Park for Loy Krathong festival

Kratong selleres everywhere in front of MRT Chatuchak Park
Krathong stall
Krathong stall
Krathong work in progress
Krathong work in progress

This year, we stopped by at Chatuchak Park, and I got a simple krathong at 30 baht. The elaborate krathongs can be as expensive as a hundred bath.

 

Krathong pond
A basin is okay for my krathong too

 

Yipee! A private krathong pool

As I refused to contribute to the pollution, I float mine at .. unconventional water-spots.

 

Happy Loy Krathong!

Happy Loy Krathong everyone … may all unhappiness, sorrow, anger, grudges, dissappointment float away to far, far away … down the plumbing pipes, perhaps.

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Travel opens up a whole new world, which is cliche but true. I am a strong advocate for independent and solo travel. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but now live in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted from a chance encounter in 2009 with my why-are-you-Thai bf. I am now split between two countries. One country for my bf, another for the family, for the occasional weekend together.

4 thoughts on “Celebrating An Environment-Friendly Loy Krathong

  • November 26, 2015 at 7:16 am
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    hahahaha! and you get to keep it!

    • November 26, 2015 at 8:21 am
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      Smart, right?

  • November 27, 2015 at 8:15 am
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    as always lah!

    • November 27, 2015 at 9:16 am
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      *shy haha

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