Posted by: dreymer | December 21, 2007

Bangkok 201: Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong is a festival celebrated annually throughout Thailand. It is held on the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai Lunar calendar, in the western calendar this usually falls into November

“Loi” means “to float”. “Krathong” is a raft about a handspan in diameter traditionally made from a section of banana tree trunk, decorated with elaborately-folded banana leaves, flowers, candles, incense sticks etc. During the night of the full moon, many people will release a small raft like this on a river.

Since most of us weren’t staying in Bangkok till Saturday – the day the festival falls on, our Thai colleagues invited us for a pre-loi krathong session at the hotel. Before we released the mini ‘raft’ into the hotel’s man-made water feature pond (no choice, there wasn’t a river in the city), all of us made a wish.

Bad photos taken with my phone. That’s my little floating raft. Hopefully it was cruising to the right channel to get my wish across.


Love without intervention. Why has it become so hard? :\

to be continued…



  1. Love without intervention has become hard? wot? Love in its purest form is HARD! cant live with it, and cant live without..argh!

  2. oops ignore the previous post. i wasnt talking about love, i was talking bout the hubby.

  3. HAHAHAHA.. THAT, I agree, may be very, very hard. Not married yet, therefore didn’t make such wish! 🙂

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