iPad offering in Thailand


Uni Student Sends iPad “Offering” To Goddess, Breaks Internet For His Eco-Friendliness

Images adapted from: Pitch Kantapit

While Thai netizens were busy discussing whether to ban floating lanterns and krathong* during Loy Krathong festival due to wastage worries, this Thai university student broke the internet with his hilarious eco-friendly idea.

*A container made of banana leaves. It contains flowers, incense sticks, and a candle as an offering to the water goddess on Loy Krathong night.

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Made an online offering on his iPad


Uni Student Sends iPad “Offering” To Goddess, Breaks Internet For His Eco-Friendliness

He even makes a wish
Image credit: Pitch Kantapit

Pitch Kantapit shared a video of himself sending off his online “krathong” into a pool that was packed with other people’s offerings. 

Uni Student Sends iPad “Offering” To Goddess, Breaks Internet For His Eco-Friendliness

He “places” his krathong into the water
Images adapted from: Pitch Kantapit

His actions wouldn’t have become the talk of the town if he hadn’t decided to pay respects to Mae Kong Ka, a Thai water goddess, by using his iPad. He literally swiped his krathong after making a wish.

Uni Student Sends iPad “Offering” To Goddess, Breaks Internet For His Eco-Friendliness

Image credit: Pitch Kantapit


Thai netizens are loving his idea


The video has since been shared over 119K times and is flooded with more than 75K reactions – all under 24 hours.

A lot of commenters were expressing their admiration for his idea while many were just laughing so hard at the entire situation. Some even wanted to do the same for the next year’s Loy Krathong day. 

Uni Student Sends iPad “Offering” To Goddess, Breaks Internet For His Eco-Friendliness

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Translation: What an idea! LOL

Uni Student Sends iPad “Offering” To Goddess, Breaks Internet For His Eco-Friendliness

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Translation: Let’s do this next year

Uni Student Sends iPad “Offering” To Goddess, Breaks Internet For His Eco-Friendliness

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Translation: He had to swipe very gently, otherwise… *splash*

Uni Student Sends iPad “Offering” To Goddess, Breaks Internet For His Eco-Friendliness

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Translation: Next station, floating lanterns.


A possible solution for reducing waste


Mr. Kantapit’s video might look like a funny thing to do, but it actually says a lot about how we can use technology to reduce wastage caused by offerings. 

The overloading garbage in Bangkok is a serious issue and has been causing an apparent problem like flooding in the city because of sewer blockage. Smalls acts like not littering or picking up trash do help immensely.   

We hope that on the next Loy Krathong day, people would pick up on his idea and swipe to send off their blessings too. 


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