Well...eventhough it is a good news for Thais, the khmer also celebrate Songkran as it is also Khamer new year 14th April which is also Tamil New year. Of course the Tamils will not splash water to celebrate as it is hot summer season and water scarcity is there in the region. Since UNESCO has declared Songkran as an Intangible Cultural Heritage, it can also be claimed by Cambodia to attract more tourists there. Hope the Thais and Khmer wont engage in an heated argument as to whom it really belongs to from its origin?
Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin verified yesterday that the Royal Thai Police (RTP) is probing a social media incident involving a Chinese tourist seen donning the Thai police uniform, complete with a nameplate, rank insignia, and decorations. The uniform was worn for amusement, an act which the Thai PM condemned. PM Srettha expressed his disapproval. … …
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I would say that it is essential to buy from a registered gold dealer, who is displaying the National Gold Price for that day and issues a receipt, having weighed the gold in accordance with the legislation. Stay away from any other supposed gold outlets or you will surely get ripped off.
Nevertheless, it wouldn't hurt to buy from a reputable gold dealer. I know the reputable dealer(s) in MY neighborhood, and I buy from (and sell back to) the same one all the time. There is a very small spread between the buying and selling prices, and they always stand ready to buy (and sell) at the actual official prices. Here's the one I use:
They conveniently have a shop in a big mall near my home. I don't know where you live, so I can't recommend a specific shop to you. You'll need to find the reputable dealer(s) in your neighborhood. Maybe you can ask some of your Thai neighbors this question?
At this moment's price, one baht of gold would cost just under 32,000 baht. And by the way, one baht of gold is not a very big "lump".