This shows the date of the Songkran festival this year in Penang. So you know. 13th April. Because I saw the poster when out for a morning walk today.
Forcing expats to leave? I came across this article today in Expatgo :
And this article refers to another article:
Being retired, this does not directly affect me. But if this indicates a change of attitude towards foreigners, it does not bode well for the future.
Global cooling – or at least local cooling is happening. Where I live it is getting cooler over the years. How can I tell – well, I have a thermometer.
The pattern when we arrived over 10 years ago was for a rainy season around April and May, or so, and then another rainy season in October, which was the coolest month. After that it got drier and hotter until Chinese New Year and after. What has happened more recently is that the October rainy season is starting earlier and earlier and lasting longer and longer – and it being cooler through all of this. So last year from around early September until late January this year it was rainy and cool.