Monday, April 16, 2012

Songkran Festival in Kuala Lumpur

Every year, I would happily remember my childhood days in Thailand on April 13th when the whole Kingdom Of Thailand would celebrate their annual water festival in a large scale pompous and joyous manner. The whole country would be in a holiday and jubilant mood getting soaked in water splashing on the streets across the country. Usually the tourists would flock to Bangkok, Chiengmai, Pattaya and Ha'adyai to join the merry making which is like their annual New Year ritual.


I am no more a kid but my heart still is. So my younger friends suggested that we met up at Wat Chetawan temple to let our hair down. Oh boy, I had so much fun and endless laughter the whole morning till afternoon. The crowd were singing and dancing everywhere!


After paying my respects to the Buddha statues to seek blessing for my career and family's good health, off I went to find my friends. All strangers loved to shoot me all over with their water pump guns!



There were many who often poured buckets of iced water on my back besides smearing powder pastes onto my cheek without warnings! That was fun and shocks! The teens even powdered and splashed water onto the police cars and Rela vounteers!


The crowd grew by noon with so many Thais and their families. That gave me a clearer picture that we have many Thais working and living in this capital city. They came in car loads and some set up stalls to sell pump guns and yummy Thai food!


This friend went nuts and excited to shoot pretty ladies and kids. He bought a water pump gun for a whopping RM40.00 and just played for 3 hours till it got jammed. Undeterred, he threw it aside like Rambo and bought another for RM20 to continue chasing his targets who were screaming and running like headless chickens!

Once more, I really felt so young again..! Join me next year?

28 comments:

  1. ANAY!! you naughty naughty!! threw Letchumi alone at home milking the cows and you went to Wat Chetawan playing water with young friends~~

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  2. no wonder everybody was asking Thambee where Anay has gone.. we thought Anay singing "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" running around coconut trees chasing Letchumi..

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  3. but Anay was running around singing Thai songs chasing around other Thai friends with water gun!!

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  4. oh, why didn't Anay go to Thailand to celebrate Songkran?? should be more fun over there than in KL..

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  5. Thambee didn't know this temple celebrates songkran too.. luckily Thambee didn't go there and pray last weekend, phew!!!

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  6. or else Thambee's white dothi sure all soacked wet and became translucent.. giving all people a good view of Thambee's gifted body~~ :D

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  7. I thought you would have went to Thailand

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  8. Who's the naughty friend shooting at everyone? You didn't join him, shooting away? I thought for this festival, you're all supposed to do that?

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  9. Tsk tsk tsk....
    Then again... I wanna join next year!!! Haha

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  10. Thought you went to Thailand shooting water at Thai girls, although title says KL.

    The background is very much like Thai-feel.

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  11. Reread the content and pretty much convinced it was held in KL.

    But hey, where's darling Letchumi? Tsk, tsk, went happy and jolly with Thai girls. Wait till Letchumi and Kamala pakat, murder you during your sleep and cut your 'brother' to feed the dogs, muahahaha!

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  12. No wonder you went MIA for several weeks, busy preparing for the festival. But then why you celebrated this day in Thailand during your childhood? You're a Thai or half-Thai or married to Malaysian? I remember you were raised in Penang, no?

    Hehehe, kay-poh a bit.

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  13. This friend of yours, in green shirt... he looks very familiar. I wonder where I've seen him before. Only shoot water to girls (and kids as distraction)? Tsk, tsk, perverted...

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  14. it's nice to join in the fun..

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  15. Let's hit bangkok next year for this festival... :)

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  16. wow.. seems great at Thailand.. =D

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  17. Hi There, We all need to 'let our hair down' at times --and just be a kid again!!!!! Love it!!!!!

    Great set of photos..
    Betsy

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  18. OMG..the water gun I bought it for RM6 for my girl..lOL!!

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  19. Wah! I want those water guns! LOL!

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  20. KL also celebrate this meh? Didn't know!

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  21. Why must put powder on face? : D

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  22. there's songkran here in penang too... at the sleeping buddha temple.. but i didn't get to join. in fact, i havent been to any songkran festivals b4. heard it's crazzzyyy! :D

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  23. Oh sounds so fun! I also wanna join :)

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  24. I thought that was Thailand !!!!

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  25. Never knew there is Songkran Festival in KL too!

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  26. eh I thought u become 10 times younger di lol

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