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  • Late King’s granddaughter at final dress rehearsal

    Late King’s granddaughter at final dress rehearsal

    HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana, granddaughter of the late King and daughter of King Rama X, led the 77-horse cavalry in the sixth procession at the final dress rehearsal for enshrining the Royal Ashes in two temples last night. The final procession sees the Royal Ashes transferred in a royal car from the Phra Sri Rattana Chedi at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha to be enshrined at Wat Rajabopidh and Wat Bavoranives. The actual royal ceremony will take place on October 29 at 5.30pm.

  • Tour company van crashes into electric pole

    Tour company van crashes into electric pole

    A van from a tour company hit an electric pole on the Bypass Road, opposite McDonalds on the way to towards the Samkong Underpass intersection. The driver, who was only named “Pu” or “Fu” sustained injuries to his left leg and some scratches. He was stuck in the van before an ambulance from Siriroj Hospital was able to rescue him from the scene.

  • Top Ten movies made in Thailand and Phuket

    Top Ten movies made in Thailand and Phuket

    In no particular order…. The Railway Man (2013) Another Colin Firth movie made partly in Thailand (also ‘Bridget Jones – The Edge of Reason’, 2004) ‘The Railway Man’ is a 2013 British–Australian war film directed by Jonathan Teplitzky. The movie also starred Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Irvine, and Stellan Skarsgård.

  • Royal Cremation information for Phuket – things you need to know

    Royal Cremation information for Phuket – things you need to know

    This list will be added to in coming days as we receive more updated information… Dresscodes If you are attending any official Phuket services for the Royal Cremation or Funeral, this is what you will be required to wear. Women • Respectful black shirt with sleeves and collar.

  • Free share-bike extended to the end of the year

    Free share-bike extended to the end of the year

    The operators of the Ofo and Obike share-bike scheme have agreed to extend the free service from the end of this month to the end of the year to provide more time for Phuketians and tourists to get used to the share-bike system. The extension was announced during a press conference yesterday (October 20) to explain about the public share-bike system in Phuket, chaired by Governor Norapat Plodthong alongside the executives of PKCD (Phuket City Development), Ofo, Obike and police. The conference explained more about the system, cooperation, rules, and punishments and hosted a Q&A session to clarify the details of this new service.

  • HRH Princess Sirindhorn joins the final rehearsal

    HRH Princess Sirindhorn joins the final rehearsal

    A huge crowd turned out around Sanam Luang on Saturday to watch the final dress rehearsal of the historic Royal Cremation Ceremony for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Many of them had arrived at 9pm on Friday and camped out to reserve vantage viewing positions for the dress rehearsal of the royal processions for the Royal Cremation Ceremony. The Royal Cremation is scheduled on October 26 next week.

  • French man arrested in BKK after posting nude photos of ex-Thai girlfriend

    French man arrested in BKK after posting nude photos of ex-Thai girlfriend

    File Photo A French tourist was arrested in Bangkok on Friday for allegedly posting nude photos of his Thai girlfriend to her Facebook wall without her permission. Police said 34 year old Vincent Anthony Jean Marie LeGrand was arrested at 6.25 am on Thursday upon arrival at the Suvarnabhumi Airport on Flight QR826 of Qatar Airways.

  • Scandal over new toilets at the royal Rajabhakti Park in Hua Hin

    Scandal over new toilets at the royal Rajabhakti Park in Hua Hin

    The Army on Thursday is defending construction of 15 billion Baht toilets and shops in the royal Rajabhakti Park, claiming that it is worth the investment and the process was sufficiently transparent to stand up to close scrutiny.

  • Shooting at a Thalang rubber plantation

    Shooting at a Thalang rubber plantation

    40 year old Danudech Maliwan from Phang Nga, a worker at a rubber plantation in Thalang, has been shot on his left arm by an anonymous shooter driving a white car. Police found a .357 bullet left at the scene. The rubber plantation is located at the entrance of the Tonsai Waterfall in the Thepkasattri sub district

  • Colour returns to Thai TV screens

    Colour returns to Thai TV screens

    On October 1 all TV stations ‘toned down’ their programming under orders from the National Broadcasting Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). Programming was toned down both in content and the actual colours. The same was applied to most websites as the colour and saturation were ’toned down’ out of respect for the anniversary of the passing of King Bhumibol and the Royal Funeral and Cremation at the end of this month.