Polluted Bangkok’s Year of the Pig curbs on incense go up in smoke

A woman lights incense while praying in a Chinese temple ahead of Lunar New Year in Chinatown in Bangkok, Thailand February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thais of Chinese descent largely ignored Bangkok’s call for restraint in burning of incense and “spirit money” to mark the Lunar New Year as the city fights choking pollution. Most people celebrating the Year of the Pig, which began on Tuesday, shrugged off health concerns as they burnt offerings to ancestors at […]

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