This fun water splashing festival actually started around 2005 as many Malaysians would head across the border to participate and enjoy the Songkran Festival. For the Thai people, usually they would wrap up the fun just after dinner but the Malaysians would continue in celebrating this thus was born the Midnight Songkran in Hat Yai. These days, the soaking even starts in the morning on the eve of the festival. So, if you are headed here ahead, you would be in for a load of splashing fun in Hat Yai.
Below is a series of pictures taken by me during the Midnight Songkran 2012 in Hat Yai. I literally wrapped my DSLR camera with a plastic bag as I knew that I was bound to get soaked here. The trick is to be ready for splashes from all directions but the best tip is to bring a underwater casing for your camera if you have one. I managed to capture Songkran 2012 pictures in the day and also night therefore this article focuses on the night activity.
For those heading here this year, make sure you are well prepared and also very supportive in all ways. This means, all kinds of people are going to be splashing water at you. From normal water to ice cold freezing water. Below are various pictures taken throughout the town of Hat Yai during the midnight Songkran water festival. Click on them to see the full size.
Midnight Songkran Photos