How is one organisation attempting to make Songkran safer this year?
“For my next decree, all residents must travel by horse!”
A) By campaigning to ban the festival altogether.
B) By throwing ice-cold water on anyone caught drink-driving.
C) By forbidding women to wear white shirts.
D) By handing out sterilised clay powder. The Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (Tint) will distribute a safer version of chalk for revellers who like to apply the paste on themselves and others during the festival. Tint says that the regular white paste used in Songkran celebrations is made from clay, and they have found bacteria, viruses and yeast in samples they have tested, which could result in conditions such as blisters and blood infections. To combat this, the organisation will hand out sterilised chalk to the public at Sala Daeng BTS station on April 9-10, from 10am.
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