Friday, 23 April 2010

The Water Festival at Bukit Batok - 2010

On Sunday April 18  The Water Festival was celebrated at Bukit Batok in the western part of Singapore .... and much fun was had by all as seen by the slide show - below.

The Songkran festival is celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year's Day from 13 to 15 April. It coincides with the New Year of many calendars of South and Southeast Asia.

The most obvious celebration of Songkran is the throwing of water. Thais roam the streets with containers of water or water guns (sometimes mixed with mentholated talc), or post themselves at the side of roads with a garden hose and drench each other and passersby. This, however, was not always the main activity of this festival. Songkran was traditionally a time to visit and pay respects to elders, including family members, friends and neighbors.

Here are a few images of the community of Bukit Batok and the Water Festival.

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