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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.

  • ‘Tara’ given a 50-50 chance of surviving

    ‘Tara’ given a 50-50 chance of surviving

    A 15 year old male elephant rescued from a muddy canal in Phitsanulok province yesterday was lifted using two big backhoes, placed in a truck and taken to an elephant hospital in Lampang province where it is now receiving treatment. A veterinarian said the elephant had a 50-50 chance of survival due to its broken legs. Teams of rescuers, villagers and civilians spent almost six hours moving the animal 300-metres from the bank of the Chompu canal into the truck.

  • DSI claim ‘powerful people’ interfering in Krabi land-deed corruption case

    DSI claim ‘powerful people’ interfering in Krabi land-deed corruption case

    Krabi Forest – File Photo The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has said local powerful people are behind a delay in revoking an illegal land deed involving forest lands in Krabi. Saengrawee Bongkotmas filed a complaint with DSI on Thursday calling on the body to investigate delays in revoking an illegal land-deed registration for a forested area

  • Chinese tourist drowns near Koh Racha whilst snorkelling

    Chinese tourist drowns near Koh Racha whilst snorkelling

    Yesterday afternoon (October 15), 26 years old He Sixiang drowned during a snorkelling tour near Racha Noi Island.

  • Dress code for local ceremonies on October 26

    Dress code for local ceremonies on October 26

    Many people have been asking for a guide to appropriate clothing if they wish to attend any of the ceremonies on October 26 around Thailand. Anyone will be welcome to attend the Cremation or Royal Flower ceremonies around Phuket on the day but will need to respect the dress code. The dress code for participating to King Bhumibol Adulyadej Rama IX Cremation ceremonies on October 26: Gentlemen Polite black shirt with collar and sleeves Polite back trousers (no jeans) Polite black shoes Ladies Polite whole black shirt with collar and sleeves (no gymslip, tights, tube top) Polite long black skirt (below the knees) Polite black shoes Students Student uniform / university student uniform *Information from www.kingrama9.th Most officials and some invited guests will be wearing white or white uniforms

  • Political activities may be allowed after October

    Political activities may be allowed after October

    The junta would discuss loosening its grip on political activities after this month, once the Royal Cremation had passed, said secretary-general of the National Council for Peace and Order General Chalermchai Sitthisart. Chalermchai, also the Army Chief, said the junta would discuss to what extent politicians would be allowed to carry out political activities, given that the political party law has already been passed.

  • Vegetable contamination check for the Vegetarian Festival

    Vegetable contamination check for the Vegetarian Festival

    Phuket’s Governor, together with the Phuket Mayor, visited Banzan fresh market in Patong today (October 11) to check for any contamination of fresh vegetable and fruits before this year’s Vegetarian Festival. “The Vegetarian Festival starts from October 20 – 28 and there will be a lot more people consuming vegetables and fruits during the festival. These products can be contaminated by herbicide and insecticide.

  • Banning the butt – cigarette ban on Phuket’s beaches

    Banning the butt – cigarette ban on Phuket’s beaches

    What is the most numerous item found at the many beach cleans organised by groups around the island?

  • Hundreds of share-bikes taken home by renters

    Hundreds of share-bikes taken home by renters

    Despite excellent feedback on the share-bike initiative and more than a thousand users per day, the share-bike project is suffering from renters who think that the bikes are “giveaways from the government”. Many users have taken the bike back home and using it as a personal belonging

  • New set of tsunami detectors being installed in the Indian Ocean

    New set of tsunami detectors being installed in the Indian Ocean

    The National Disaster Warning Center (NDWC) has sent a transport boat to pick up the existing Tsunami detectors and to deliver a new set to the middle of the Indian Ocean. The new set of tsunami detector systems have been installed on at the latitude 9 degrees North and longitude 89 degrees East position. The installation is taking place from yesterday, October  – October 18.